The Blues…

After my collection of inspiration last week featuring pink as an accent colour for my newly decorated grey rooms, I also wanted to explore blue. I already have a bit of blue, albeit subtle, in the aforementioned rooms and I find it a calming colour. I also love flashes of unexpectedly bold or bright turquoise, sea and peacock blues but find it can be a bit cold when used en masse.

It was hard to find images that weren’t of blue rooms or walls, (although a few have sneaked in here,) but where blue was the accent, be that with soft or hard furnishings, art work, flooring or accessories, but I’ve gathered a collection that I love and am slowly honing my vision for the two rooms.

Let us begin the tour…

I love this bright turquoise chair in an otherwise neutral room. And who doesn’t want one of these gorgeous SMEG retro fridges? I love the pop of blue against this elegantly rustic kitchen.

Clearly, most of us don’t have artfully distressed walls, but the subdued blue upholstered bed frame is easily reproducible, or perhaps you like your blues soft – perfect for a classic bedroom in duck egg and dove grey.

I’m looking for accents and am completely in love with this pair of lamps against the dark backdrop and warm natural woods. Or how about a vibrant silk cushion – super cheap and striking against this shades-of-grey high design living space

It’s all about the dining chairs again with these velvet upholstered numbers looking very elegant. I wish I had a dining room this chic…

How about accenting the walls like in this simple bathroom with grey-brown walls and a band of turquoise above picture rail level? And I love how the print in this image stands out against the walls of a similar shade.

I wish I had the confidence to use a rug with a pattern like this one, (or just be lucky enough to find one!) or maybe artwork is the answer like these graphic prints.

Or for a bit of rustic chic, if that’s more your thing, I love the pop of this bright blue shelf laden with finds, or the coloured glass of these old blue bottles filled with toning blooms.

Now it’s time to hear your thoughts. Is blue a better accent for you?


Spotted… Caitlin Wilson Textiles

Well hello there readers! And what treat I have for you today 🙂

My recent decor dilemmas have been leading me to some serious research in the name of trying to make my dreams and designs come to life. We’ve got the blank canvas, it’s just about how we add the finishing touches to the rooms to convey some real style and gloss.

However, my problem is that the trend I’m most in love with – which encompasses bold geometric designs, sophisticated trellis patterns and bright colour palettes just doesn’t seem to exist in the UK. So when I stumbled across Caitlin Wilson Textiles (via Oh Happy Day!) I was thrilled to spot that she ships to the UK.

Recently launched in October, Caitlin Wilson Textiles is the eponymous project by Caitlin Wilson, a San Fancisco based interior designer. With a love of colour and pattern, (snap!) I was instantly drawn to her range of bold but seriously sophisticated prints.

Because I’m generous like that, I just had to share the find with Florence’s friends. (Even though I’d secretly like to keep it all to myself!) Now you can add some chevron style to your home with cushions or I’m thinking Peking-ese prints for curtains in my particular project. Although I’m already mentally adding an accent of pattern to every room in the house!

Do you like?


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