• Friday's Fetish: Breaking the rules!

    by  • January 7, 2011 • Beautiful boudoirs, Best of the rest, Desirable dining, Stylish living • 0 Comments

    If like me, you’re already fed up with new year resolutions and good intentions, then a little chic rule breaking is in order…

    I can’t be bothered to detox – I don’t like the headaches – and forget all that clearing out the clutter, this year, I’m embracing it! You see, chucking out the rulebook and going against the grain is liberating. Which is why I HAVE to share with you these little gems of inspiration I saw in the January edition of Livingetc.

    Bedroom with bright pinks, oranges and yellow | Bedroom decorating ideas | Room Envy

    Never clash bright colours? No-way!

    Bring on the brights! Sunshine shades of yellow, orange and fuchsia sings when used in blocks – not patterned – and is calmed with pale grey flooring, the odd black accent and natural wood and stone accessories.

    Kitchen-diner with blue walls | Blue and green kitchen-diner | Kitchen decorating ideas | Room Envy

    Brilliant blue and gorgeous green

    Hmm, blue and green should never be seen, goes the maxim, but check out this picture! Drama, style and the perfect mix of contemporary traditional accessories make this dining room so inviting – anyone for a cuppa?

    Lounge with dark grey paint and bold Toile-print wallpaper | Living room with workspace | Room Envy

    Line drawing

    Who says a fireplace defines a room? It doesn’t have to be the focal point – so passé! And zoning doesn’t have to be ordered either. I love the way this room is broken up with an off-centre charcoal grey – to define a work zone – and a totally contrasting bold Toile print for relaxing.

    And what’s more, all this rule breaking is soooo on-trend for S/S 2011: bright blues and greens on eyes were all over the catwalk and clashing colour-block patterns and designs were also a major feature of all the big runway shows.

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