Interior design

The Love List: 2015 colour trends

New Year, New you, New home, right?

Well maybe that’s a bit far but why not spruce up your “so 2014″ decor and jump on the 2015 trend wagon. I came across a delightful article by housebeautiful.com about their predictions of the must have colour schemes this year and below I have put together my top 3 loves.

1. Mediterranean Blue

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Blue tends to be a very calming, tranquile colour and surely that is exactly how everyone wants to start off their new year. This particular Mediterranean shade is a gorgeous splash of bold colour that looks fresh and exciting in any room. Blue 2066-10 Benjamin Moore is a great paint for this scheme.

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2. Neutral Grey

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Neutral Grey

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Neutral and soft greys have been popular for a couple of years now and I really believe that they are here for the long haul. It’s a great base colour that so many other colours, patterns and textures work beautifully with. Pairing it with other neutrals like creams, whites or even varying shades of grey gives a scheme a soft and fresh feel. This French Grey Mid (162) from Little Greene is the perfect neutral grey.

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3. Olive Green

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Olive Green

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I would most definitely never class myself as a green fan. I try to use it as little as possible, I’m not too sure why I dislike it so much but I just know that it doesn’t tend to work for me. This shade however is very easy on the eye, organic and rich and I am totally in love with it. Farrow & Ball’s Olive No. 13 would work wonderfully.

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What do you think will be trending in 2015? Why not have a look at what House Beautiful predict here. We’ve put some more ideas on Pinterest.

Happy New Year guys!

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Dining in style

This dining room is so sleek. It was that fabulous light fitting that drew me to it originally but once I looked closer at it I completely fell in love with it.

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Whether it is the combination of shapes or the elegance of the leathers soft colour palette against that rich wood, it’s just beautiful. Although one has to question just how practical a bench at a dining table can be, particularly if it was a full table (I can just picture the shuffling back in unison at a dinner party), I do love how there is a single chair along side the benches. It really separates it from other bench dining sets. And finally that soft roll edge of the table with the subtle curve of the top of the chairs works wonderfully.

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The Perfect Annex

Don’t we all dream of a little annex we can transform into a wardrobe? Oh, well I do.

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This is divine. I love the dark wood floor with the white wood clad walls, the beams over head and the rug on the floor make it feel much warmer and cozier. And do I even need to mention how snug that chair is? Oh and that shelf running above- Fab. Great for displaying things such as picture frames or simply using it as a bookshelf. A collection of old books on there would be a great touch. What would you do with the space?

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Dazzling in the Kitchen

If there is one look within a home that I do love it’s a fabulous kitchen splash back. And oh my is this fab-u-lous.

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This adds that extra special touch to a plain old monochrome kitchen whilst also drawing so much light in and reflecting it off around the room. That light fitting just completes the whole look, taking away from the cliche it could have been by adding such a beautiful industrial feature. Love, love, love.

Image from Pinterest.

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The Love List: Brown Design Group

Brown Design Group are a Los Angeles based interior design firm and their work is nothing short of fabulous. They create contemporary spaces but incorporate a rustic touch, in keeping with that classic Californian style. Here’s our Top Ten of their work, loving how crisp yet homely they are (if that makes sense… we know what we mean).

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To see more of their work check out their website.

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Blush & Copper

We’re totally loving the blush and copper combo at the moment.

The blush pink gives a room a warm and demure feel, but adding copper spices things up and can make any old room look edgy and interesting. And the two together- well it’s divine. It’s so easy to bring these accents into your home and with a bit of looking around it’s definitely not going to break the bank either. Here’s some gorgeous must haves we found which would look great within this chic colour scheme.

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Blush & Copper must haves

1. Copper Davey Lighting Factory Ceiling Light, £385, John Lewis | 2. Koppel Copper Large Wall Clock, £260, Mulberry Hall | 3. Alegre Rose Beverage Glass, £8, Crate & Barrel | 4. Cameo Champagne Glass, £12, Crate & Barrel | 5. Russet Measuring Cups, £24, Anthropologie | 6.Fragrance Collection Candle, £38, Tory Burch | 7. Wispy Pink paint, Benjamin Moore | 8. Loretta Caponi Flamingo Embroidered Linen Pillow, £202, Luisaviaroma

Get more inspiration here.

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L.A. loving

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How gorgeous is this Bel Air house?! I’ve completely fallen in love with it, all of that natural light just flooding through combined with that incredible view over the canyon- Oh my it’s to die for. ISd40jmwmbyqbb1000000000

I’m such a sucker for quirky details like that little circular window that really has no practicalities but looks so cute. And the corner fireplace adds character to the room but doesn’t take the eye from that beautiful view and doesn’t throw the symmetry of the room off.

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Combining an open living space with access to a surrounding outside area always makes a home feel light, spacious and cool. The neutral colour scheme adds to that fresh look. but keeping the original ceiling beams ensures there is still a cosy feel to this home.

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Look at that window! It’s set back into the view which makes the room feel even more at one with the exterior scenery. Personally, I think that dining set is an eyesore and completely out of sync with the feel of the rest of the living area but the kitchen furniture totally makes up for it. So spacious and traditional to fit in with the structure of the room, yet still has a clean contemporary edge. Washing up really wouldn’t be all too bad gazing out of that window.

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I do love these little wall details and the alternative serving hatch really ties the rooms in together, making the space feel bigger, yet still providing some privacy between the living and separate kitchen/ dining area. The best of both.

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And now to leave you with the pièce de résistance. The main outdoor area is a fabulous suntrap and the style is totally in keeping with that of the living room. From the neutral colour scheme, to the wood deck and furniture- you just feel at one with nature. This house just “flows”, it’s a blank canvas with bags of potential and I’m totally in love with it. Now I’ve just got to get together that $2,000,000 I have lying around…

Check the rest out here.

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