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Colour Trend: Purple Reign. Pantone’s announcement that Ultra Violet would be the colour of 2018 did not come as a total shock to me. Whilst I personally find this shade is a little brash and gaudy, purple has been gaining popularity for some time now. Unashamedly ‘70s – Prince would be proud - Pantone’s select hue also has a space-age, futuristic feel which seems totally relevant at this juncture. Whilst our sustained love of personalisation confirms our nostalgia, the growth of crypto-currency and technological advances highlights our embrace of the future. Ultra Violet ticks all the boxes as the next big colour trend.

11 COLOUR TREND PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

29th January 2018 , 2 Comments

RESOLUTIONS, GOALS & NEW COLOUR TRENDS It can’t still be January, can it?! Almost a full month in and it continues to feel very much like December’s hangover – that morning after the night before. Apologies for the extended silence. I’ve not only been detoxing from all the glitter but I have been really busy, beavering away […]

FESTIVE ENTERTAINING: YOUR STYLE GUIDE

18th December 2017 , 2 Comments

Festivities are well underway. We’ve enjoyed (and quickly tired of) heavy snow, indulged in Christmas Jumper Day and shamelessly eaten our body weight in Celebrations (or at least I have)! The tunes are playing on repeat in every department store, on every school run and every office party playlist. Lights are up. ‘Out of office’ notifications […]

White decor - To achieve a Hygge-inspired Scandinavian space - the ultimate winter retreat - champion white and work texture. It can be daunting but don't be afraid to forgo colour, instead layering shades of white on white. If you wish to expand the palette, introduce soft greys, muted taupe or desaturated blues for a sense of tranquillity. Complement gentle hues with whitewashed wood, raw birch or greyed-oak and embrace natural materials wholeheartedly.

DREAMING OF WHITE DECOR

7th December 2017 , 17 Comments

WHITE DECOR We’re talking white – crisp, chic and elegantly timeless. Casually understated; when it comes to decorating white is our faithful ally. The ideal non-colour, perfect for a fuss-free interior reboot. Reflecting light beautifully, it is incredibly versatile and works with just about anything! After all the excitement and sparkle of the festive gift […]

Festive Gift Guide - I LOVE this time of year. Who doesn't?! Chunky knits and cashmere socks; the coats, the boots, those crisp sunny mornings. The sequins, the sparkle, Red-Apple nails, chai lattes served in festive cups, scented candles and Christmas windows...

THE FESTIVE GIFT GUIDE

26th November 2017 , 5 Comments

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS… I LOVE this time of year. Who doesn’t?! Chunky knits and cashmere socks: the coats, the boots, those crisp sunny mornings. The sequins, the sparkle, Big Apple Red nails, Chai lattes served in festive cups, scented candles and Christmas windows… work parties, extra fizz, Secret Santa, the […]

Holiday House London - Following the beautiful runner up the stairs, Fiona Barratt Interiors's 'Curated Design' living room caught my eye immediately. A generous, light-filled space with a great sense of flow, it was finished to the highest of standards. The sculptural light, curving downwards above the coffee table, was a stunning focal point with its undulations emulated in the art relief hung on the back wall. This was a scheme with space to breathe - to step back and admire all the wonderful pieces within it - and a place where every vista was curated to perfection.

HOLIDAY HOUSE LONDON – YOUR PERSONAL TOUR

18th November 2017 , 2 Comments

Why Holiday House? ‘Because every day is a holiday when you’ve survived cancer’  – Iris Dankner, Holiday House founder   ** Extra long post ahead but absurdly gorgeous interiors -‘inspo’ throughout (and all for a great cause)**   HOLIDAY HOUSE LONDON Kitchen of dreams. Image source: Iggi Interior Design official Instagram On Wednesday 8th November, […]

The Amara Interior Blog Awards '17 winners' photo. It was a total honour to attend such a prestigious and glamorous industry event. I am so delighted to have won 'Best Newcomer Blog' and thank you for all the support! #iba17

THE AMARA INTERIOR BLOG AWARDS 2017: ABOUT THAT NIGHT

28th October 2017 , 20 Comments

**SPOILER: You may sense total excitement in this post from the outset and throughout**. THE 2017 AMARA INTERIOR BLOG AWARDS It was an unseasonably balmy Wednesday evening in London. Feeling suitably pampered and preened, I arrived at the iconic Design Museum in Kensington. This was no ordinary Wednesday evening though. It was Amara Interior Blog […]

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