• Posts Tagged ‘colour’

    Don’t forget 14th Feb

    by  • February 14, 2017 • Great outdoors • 0 Comments

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    It’s the 14th February today – and we all know what that means. Yes, it’s the day we start sprinkling slug pellets on our flower beds, to prevent the little critters from eating all our plants. Which hopefully means our gardens will look like this, come summer.

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    About time

    by  • October 27, 2016 • Beautiful boudoirs • 0 Comments


    Don’t forget the clocks go back this weekend. So we can enjoy an extra hour in bed on sunday morning and this bedroom looks like the perfect place to do that.

    With its simple mismatched bedding, layered with cosy blankets, giving it a soft, understated charm.

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    It’s not all black and white

    by  • September 2, 2016 • Cool kitchens • 0 Comments


    One big trend in kitchens that shows no sign of waning in popularity is the industrial look. We can all conjure up an image of this style: metro wall tiles, utilitarian wood or metal shelving and worktops, reclaimed enamel pendant lights, and functional pieces. Another strong element of the industrial look is a largely white/grey palette – but what if the mono look isn’t your thing?

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    Making the most of a mini garden

    by  • June 13, 2016 • Great outdoors • 0 Comments


    If you’re not blessed with a rolling, green garden, it can be easy to let what outdoor space you do have become an afterthought, or a dumping ground. But with some clever styling ideas, even a small terrace or patio can become a vibrant and welcoming spot to enjoy the summer (now we just need the weather to cooperate!)

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    Sweet dreams

    by  • June 25, 2015 • Beautiful boudoirs • 0 Comments


    My idea of the perfect summery bedroom scheme would involve lots of white; cool, crisp white bedlinen, simple white painted furniture and walls and barely there floaty white curtains. So the polar opposite to this bold and bright scheme, then.

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    What would the neighbours say…

    by  • June 24, 2015 • Stylish living • 0 Comments


    It’s in the order of their hedgerows
    It’s in the way their curtains open and close
    It’s in the look they give you down their nose
    All part of decency’s jigsaw I suppose

    These lyrics, from Respectable Street by XTC, sum up perfectly how we’re all slaves to appearances. When you decorate and furnish your home are you doing it to reflect your own tastes or to create the right impression on those who might visit? It may well be unconscious but who hasn’t thought ‘Those new curtains will impress so-and-so’ or ‘I’d love to paint the walls that colour but what will friends think?’. Which is why I admire schemes that are daring, like this one. What would the neighbours say about this one: ‘It’s dark’? ‘It’s gloomy’? ‘It’s lacking variety of colour’? ‘It’s outrageous!’ But I’d say: ‘It’s immaterial!” It may set tongues wagging but this room puts up two fingers to Respectable Street.

    To take a peek inside more homes (respectable or not) visit Housetohome.co.uk

    Seán O

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    Pick ‘n’ mix

    by  • October 21, 2014 • Stylish living • 0 Comments


     Say it, loud and proud…

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (and again…) but there’s a time and a place for being coordinated. Like when you’re walking (otherwise you’d fall over), doing Zumba, flying in formationfor the

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