Images: (left) House Edit, (right) Dulux – Dream Palette
When choosing colour consider the atmosphere you want to create and what activity happens in the space. Neutrals create the perfect soothing space for relaxation, where bright vibrants create a playful environment, and deep dark shades create a sophisticated cosy feel.
We’ve long felt the demise of magnolia but now we are also saying goodbye to white, and dare we say it, grey too. Hello to warm earthy hues such as rust, burnt orange and terracotta, paired with muted pastels.
Of course one of the easiest ways to introduce a new colour is with accessories. This way you can gently get used to a new hue and see if it grows on you to the extent of wanting to use more of it. Neutrals or dark tones are the perfect backdrop to offset your artwork and make your accessories shine.
2. Future Proof
Images: (left) Lamb Design_Oyoy Head Board, (right) DFS_Zania Coty Sofa featuring Dulux Colour of the Year ‘spiced honey’
We all invest a lot of time and money in our homes so we should choose our furniture and homewares wisely. Multi-use, flexible pieces will not only stand the test of time but can have several functions…think stools used as side tables, window seats incorporating storage, rugs used as wall art, etc… Modular furniture such as the DFS Zania sofa (pictured) can have multiple configurations; complementing our open-plan lifestyle. Lamb Design’s strapped head board (pictured) can also be cleverly used in a dining space as bench back cushions. In fashion we think of the #30wears rule, why shouldn’t we reuse – rethink our homewares too?!
3. Look & Feel
Images: (left) Lamb Design Oyoy HipRugRunner, (middle) DFS Cambridge Sofabed
A key ingredient to a successful space is the use of bold patterns and tactile textures. Spring has finally sprung, and it’s time to embrace its beauteous botanical patterns and textures. Incorporate real / faux plants, who doesn’t want a cosy corner filled with lush greenery? In your cushions or rugs don’t be afraid to mix multiple pattern motifs to create gorgeous variety… from geometric print, abstract patterns, stripes, herringbone, chevron, animal print. You can’t go wrong with some gorgeous botanical and floral prints that are bang on trend for 2019!
Mix multiple fabrics for a plush feel, you will achieve a designer look by layering gorgeous textures, from velvets, boucle knits, faux furs, cottons, damask, linen, to satin. Mix and match hard & soft / shiny & matte finishes to create a more tactile and luxurious environment.
4. Does It Spark Joy
Images: (left) House Edit, (right) DFS Cambridge sofa
When it comes to styling your space now’s the time to tell your story. A home should be bursting with personality and showcasing life experiences to date, a testament to a life lived with a collection of your favourite pieces of art, sculptures, collectables and furniture. A home is never complete as it’s a life long journey of adding to the compilation. Create a vision for each space, and be selective in what you showcase. As Marie Kondo would say ‘does it spark joy?’ Mix and match collectables to create a personalised, eclectic home full of character.
CREATE YOUR OWN DREAM INTERIOR
House Edit x Dulux – One Day Workshop Masterclass –secure your place HERE
Join House Edit’s Interiors Insiders, Claire Price & Elaine Regan, alongside Dulux Colour Heros for a Masterclass on all things Interiors: Galway 23.Mar.19, Dublin 30.Mar.19, Cork 06.Apr.19
Walk away with a design scheme for one room in your home!
In an intimate group setting of no more than 25 people, this fun hands-on workshop will guide you through the process of creating your very own dream interior.
You will be expertly guided through creating a dream design scheme for a room in your home. By the end of the day you will have your very own mood board, colour scheme, design board and shopping list to take home, along with exclusive homeware discounts and tips from industry experts ready to implement your scheme with confidence.
Limited spaces, tickets €149 –secure your place HERE