Interiors with impact.
With the seasons changing, as slate grey skies are kissed with the first warmth of summer does anyone else start getting the restless desire to breathe new life into your home? To dust away the cobwebs and bring bold colours back. You may be wanting to update your lounge or bedroom with the latest seasonal trends or buy a couple of statement interior pieces.
My personal style? Haphazard. I like a neutral canvas to build upon. Rooms are a mixture of reclaimed furniture, minimal, pale Scandi wood and funky homeware. I love combining a contemporary mix of vintage pieces with more modern decorations to create a unique and exciting look.
Home accessories you need in your life.
Decorative accessories tell the story about you and allow you to really express yourself. Buying decorative cushions and throws can add an instant update without burning a hole in your pocket. Do you wish to instantly change a look a quick, inexpensive and easy way to refresh your décor? We selected five fabulous picks from Red Candy, a wild and bright boutique website with all things bold, kitsch and wonderful.
Flowers. Flowers & more flowers.
Plants are an easy way to bring brightness to your home, they also reduce stress and increase air quality. Vases and planters are no longer floral patterned monstrosities but chic, stylish and unique. It’s all about bringing the outside in. Botanicals are visually suited to every style home.
Would you start a retro revolution? The perfect conversation piece these bold phones bring the past up to date. Reminiscent of my grandmothers, the replica maintains the bold curves of the original icon but for modern convenience, the dial has been replaced by push buttons but the original style mechanical bell ringer has been retained. Both myself and my little man love our Petrol Blue model, the perfect finishing touch to any office. Arriving quickly and perfectly packaged, the sound is clear, tone adjustable and the phone is very reasonably priced. With mobiles offering freedom to roam then why not pick one of these wired phones for your home.
Having an open plan living and dining room, or kitchen diner is a common feature of most homes. Our table is the heart of our home, we eat there, do homework and throw piles of laundry on top. Don’t pander to your little ones’ picky eating, distract them by dressing the table with condiment shakers, place settings or funky plates.
An impending house move brings me the exciting opportunity to redesign my homestead. Children’s rooms always leave us pondering do we go for subtle walls, or lashings of colorful tones? Picking character themes is design suicide as you can be assured they will bore of things quickly. Case in point was nine year old me and the Spice Girls Wallpaper. It lasted 22 days. Rather than an all over colour scheme Red Candy offers some wondrous designer paper to introduce a touch of personality. Check out these imaginative and detailed designs, the perfect fit for feature wall ideas.
Mirrors and wall objects.
Light enhances the colour of elements in a bathroom, bedroom or hallway. A well-placed mirror makes the most of a room’s natural light, enhances views and opens up space. They add so much detail, decoration and function. Red Candy has some beautiful prints but also some stylish hanging products such as boards and wire organizers, perfect for offices and busy family kitchen walls.
What are your favourite homeware pieces that you wish for or have purchased for your home? Is your style minimal and modern or bright and full of prints?