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Minimum Space, Maximum Style: Adding Depth To Small Rooms

Decorating the house of your dreams can be a tad challenging when you don’t have enough space to work with. Without the luxury of extra square footage, tasks such as layout planning, furniture organization, accent shopping and colour pairings, all graduate to new levels of complexity. In the process, you may be left with little to no room for your personal aesthetic preferences, and end up without that all-important sense of ‘home’ in your décor.…

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Bedroom Bliss – Trending Tones For Your Boudoir

As spaces that must support a good night’s sleep, and start each morning on the right note, bedrooms don’t have the easiest job in the world. For the same reason, the matter of choosing the right colours for your bedroom tends to open a Pandora’s box of dilemmas. However, the past couple of years have witnessed a variety of interesting explorations in tones and textures, and the bedroom palette of 2019 is set to get…

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Lounge-Worthy And Luxe: 5 Tips For Creating The Perfect Living Room

It is one thing to want the perfect living room, and another to actually create it. Definitions of perfection in the context of home décor are always dicey to work with, and particularly so in the case of living rooms. Being the primary “public” area of a house requires a certain level of luxury and sophistication. At the same time, hosting informal gatherings demands welcoming vibes and comfortable appointments. Plus, with modern homes rapidly shrinking…

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Balancing The Pastel Trend In 2019

The bold hues that brightened our homes a few years back, and the quiet neutrals that have been ruling the palette more recently, have found a way to work together. Pastel shades are poised to serve as the defining colour trend of 2019. Pairing the simple beauty of primary colours with the softening touches of white and cream, these light, fresh hues find a subtle way to exude energy and positivity. A journey towards balance…

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Living Coral: What Pantone’s Colour Of 2019 Can Do For Your Home

The world is set to welcome optimistic, life-affirming energies in 2019, and Pantone has just made it official by announcing ‘living coral’ as the colour of the year. A buoyant shade found in the magnificent marine world, living coral carries notes of peach and orange, washed by a near-golden glow. It invokes images of blissful days at the beach, and harks of all that is inviting and inspiring about the earth. It plays with natural…

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Lagom Interiors: Living Spaces That Feel “Just Right”

Few will be surprised by the fact that 2018’s most notable interior design trend has its roots in Scandinavia. The region has a reputation for shaping global aesthetic preferences, introducing the world to clutter-free functionality in the mid-20th century, and unabashed cosiness during last year’s hygge trend. But lagom, Scandinavia’s newest offering, is a concept that extends to realms beyond décor. The word “lagom” is Swedish for “not too much and not too little”. An…

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The Sofa Situation: Choosing The Right Colour For Your New Couch

Most home décor dilemmas have at least a little to do with sofa selection. As the most prominent and most used piece of living room furniture, your sofa will contribute heavily to the overall ambiance of your home. Unlike smaller objects, accents and furnishings that follow in the footsteps of a room’s overall layout or colour palette, a sofa tends to set the rules and act as the focus of an interior scheme. As such,…

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Trend Watch: Jewel Tones in Interiors

Rich and sumptuous with a touch of luxe living, jewel tones are back although they rarely if ever, fall completely out of favour. Our love affair with the deeper side of the spectrum is growing, with darker colours in interiors prevailing and a requirement to play off those palettes with powerful shades that create a spell-binding look that few can resist. Matthew Williamson Inspired by history, folklore and myths alike, jewel colours can create an…

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How to Work the Metallics Trend

The trend for using a metallic finish in our homes has been growing steadily over the last few years. Of course we’ve been in love with silver accessories for some time now, but the boom really happened when copper was introduced into interiors. Since then, we’ve seen the rise of rose gold, burnished gold, bronze and a whole new look for mixing up your metals. So if you love this trend, how to do you…

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