Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pillow Talk - You Requests

My bed is covered in pillows and little decorative cushions. I'm a lover of oriental and Moroccan decors and cushions and these style tend to involve a lot of textured and sometimes very bright colored pillows that are used wherever is appropriate ( floors, sofas, beds, chairs etc).

So How many is too many question is really a matter of the decorative style you are going for and personal preferences of course. Don't forget to keep in mind your floor and wall colours, current furniture style and overall look of the current décor and interior of your place. Here’s a tip for choosing the right number of solid coloured versus patterned pillows. For solid pillows, go with an even number – 2 or 4 for example. For patterned pillows, choose an odd number – 1 or 3. Nobody knows why this works, but it does.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Style Sunday - Bohemian Chic

Bohemian is often described as “A person, possibly an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices”. Accessories in bohemian rooms should tell the story of the people who live there. Ornate boxes, vintage bottles, maps, and mismatched china – you name it. Bohemians travel so the items in a bohemian room should look like they've been collected from the world over.
This particular style is very close to my heart as my mum is an artist, if all things artistic and creative touches your soul this style is for you.
Bohemian interiors are eclectic with no specific rules. They are artistic, playful, colourful, with vintage elements and care free feel. The most common type of furniture you'll find in bohemian rooms is Victorian in nature.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wallpapers and Textiles by Matthew Williamson

British designer Matthew Williamson has turned his panache for prints into a collection of wallpapers and fabrics for luxe upholstery label Osborne & Little.

"Having my own interior design collection has long been an ambition of mine and I'm thrilled to finally see that ambition start to come to life," notes Matthew Williamson of his collaboration with Osborne & Little.

Williamson tells Vogue : "For me it was incredibly interesting to explore prints and textures which are so much a part of my brand DNA and translate them into interiors."

Williamson has gone to town on a diverse set of interior prints. Although this comes as no surprise from the designer who cites both India and the stalls of Manchester's Afflecks Palace as inspiration for his previous clothing.