We have decided to do our bit to change because we want our homes to be as joyful as they are responsible, as elegant as they are committed, as modern as they are sustainable, and because we love our planet as much as its inhabitants.
So I am back in the room pondering “slow living” and comfort zones and peace and harmony in my life, and Worldwide eventually , and have noticed of late the influence on the clothes in store as well as fabrics in the home. For my home I prefer only accents of colour in the main living space, I like to keep that area without mental distractions and drama, unless it is art, depending the season I will enhance with the festivity ie Christmas and my mood, but daily dressing is another arena to consider,
During the lock down period, I did not once have a pyjama day, well maybe one , but I duly wore my trusty black leggings ( weather permitting) and tops and jumpers taken from the back of the wardrobe, getting the wear out of the usually overlooked items and ” shopping my wardrobe” as my Youtubers…
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Mixing the right accessories can make a room more cosy and inviting. When it comes to accessorising odd numbers are preferable, especially three, rather than lining up a trio of accessories in a row, imagine a triangle and place one object at each point. The scale is important, too, so in your group of three it is more complimentary to vary height and width, with the largest item at the back and the smallest in front. For a creative effect, group accessories by the colour, shape or texture, find a unifying element to bring the overall look together.
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When it comes time to decide whether you want your custom window treatments with a motorized operating system, convenience is a key consideration–but it is not the only one. Enhanced safety is another benefit. As is greater energy efficiency.
Virtually every Hunter Douglas product can be outfitted with a motorized system–we offer the most innovative technology in the industry. The system appropriate for your custom window coverings depends mostly on the type of product you purchase. Some systems raise and lower window treatments and adjust slats, vanes and louvers, while others move the window covering from side to side, rotating vanes and louvers.
Our PowerRise motorized lifting system allows you to easily raise or lower individual window shadings. To use, point the remote at the receiver eye (either built into the headrail or on a satellite eye) and press the UP or DOWN button to…
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It is everywhere you look now, ” 50 shades of grey ” with a huge amount of intimate detail ( and soon to be chick flick ) and then we had ” 50 shades darker”, ah I admit to hearing about it but confess I did not read any of it ( well a smidge ) …….then I penned my “50 shades of fabric”, now that is a passion of mine, which is my version for the newest line of economic fabrics to arrive from company Froca and Rioma, with a rather nice looking chap in the ad I must add, could he be a Mr Gray???, so what are we doing for the Autumn with fashion and the home in the colour arena ? do we have 50 shades for home and fashion???
The quirky color combinations of early ‘60s interior decorations — think Olive refrigerator and Pink walls
We are using two color stories that use bold contrast colors to really make our prints pop: Tangerine Pink and Black Polka dots on a Midnight Slate background or Citron Lime and Aqua dots on a Light Rust background
We are using bright accent colors, such as Tangerine Pink, in prints as well as color blocking details to add pops of color while keeping the palette warm and dark for fall
A ‘60s inspired wool swing coat in an unexpected color such as Light Rust
Bright lips in Berry Citrus colors complement the accent colors sprinkled throughout the collection
I love looking at interiors for fabric and color inspiration: I have a picture on my mood board of a room with Mint Green walls, Antique Gold accents and a very cool Bright Orange velvet chair; I also have an amazing picture of Helena Rubinstein’s bedroom — the walls are Bright Orange, the bedcover is Purple-ish Blue and the headboard is Gothic Black — love it!
Sour Citrus Yellow paired with Rich Jade Green and Fiery Red Orange — these bright tones are the perfect foil for the Medium Heather Gray and Camel neutral tones we are showing for fall; I am also pairing Fiery Orange with a Luminous Violet — it’s very baroque
Fiery Orange! — it is lively and delicious and brightens everything it touches
A printed pencil skirt — I am loving this skirt right now and I want to wear colored and patterned bottoms
I will keep the cosmetics pretty neutral this season to play off the bright colored clothing; the fingernails will be metallic!
The Oba print slip dress — it’s influenced by geometric tribal patterns and features our most important color, Deep Emerald Green, with highlights of Cool Gray,
Sandy Camel and Insignia Blue
— Charlotte Ronson