Multicolour + white in Contemporary Interiors

Contemporary style is often daring with furniture and built-ins colours and surprisingly conservative with window treatments. The stripes and patchwork for instance are used everywhere from rugs to furniture, to upholstery.   Saturated tones of red, blue even purple and are accepted and part of the contemporary aesthetic.   This kitchen borrows the baroque blue and…

2015 – my favourite hues of Blue

With 2016 coming just around the corner, it is a good time to look at one of my favourite colours and how it is used in 2015. Fascinatingly flexible, blue is unlike other colours. It can look as good in a light, breezy hue with greenish or purplish tones, or paired with a right grey, like…

Trends, 2013

To state the obvious, colour trends in interior design do follow the lead of high fashion. Add to that your preferred tastes, the mix of furniture and colour you already own, and you are sure to find yourself quickly stunned by the overwhelming dissonance of them all. Next month’s post will feature the few steps…

Decorating treats

Some planning never hurts; sizing what fits or not will save you a mistake or two. This is a sample from our design consults but even if not that detailed, basic measuring and sketching goes a long way. While shopping around….casual, comfy and very Continental, in many colours at Crate and Barrel West Elm is…

Chic pillows for the Spring

Always on the lookout for great accent cushions, here are some of my latest finds: To spice it up, use a bold text cotton print and pair it up with black and white graphics.   From Ralph Lauren we have off-the runway cuts: fringes, embossed leathers,  woven patterns and snake skin prints for your cosmopolitan family room. This Multicoloured…