Nailing a decorative scheme is about both the big picture and the small details. You must first decide what look you are trying to achieve and choose suitable features and furnishings but the look is never complete without the right finishing touches. The devil can certainly be in the detail both in trying to complement the room concerned and in creating a look which is unique to you and your home. Continue reading Beautiful Lene Bjerre
The word vintage is perhaps one which is somewhat overused. The term originates from the Old English word vendage which is itself an alteration of Old French vendange from Latin vindemia, meaning to remove wine. Vintage became a reference to the year or place that a wine was produced and then a more general term denoting something from the past which is of high quality or the best of its kind. Continue reading What is a Vintage Interior?
Home décor is very much a matter of personal taste. It is all too easy to feel high and mighty and to accuse others of having no taste at all, personal or otherwise, but who decides what’s hot and what’s not? I recall the occasion on which I entered a friend’s newly decorated living room and struggled to find an appropriate comment to make about her “interesting” colour choice for the walls. I found the expanse of raspberry overbearing but she clearly loved it. Continue reading In the Best Possible taste?
Every era produces new ideas in interior décor and in modern times our tastes have begun to change more and more rapidly. Little longer than a decade can pass and suddenly we are all wincing at our homes and wondering what on earth we were thinking of. Even so many trends resurface years later and are in vogue again but few styles have remained so seemingly timeless and consistently in favour as Art Deco. Certainly not coloured bathroom suits or textured ceilings! Continue reading The Timeless Elegance of the Art Deco Style
A Friend of mine recently travelled extensively in North Africa. She returned with several beautiful home accessories garnered from traders in Morocco and Egypt and she resolved to redecorate her living room to incorporate her new found treasures. Not for the first time, I was roped in to assist with the project and had great fun throwing myself into a search for the furnishings and accessories that would complement the wonderful cushions and throws that had inspired the revamp. Continue reading A Flavour of North Africa