Archive for the ‘Autumn/Winter look’ Category

Be bold with colours!

June 19, 2012

At the Dulux Winter 12/13 event recently, I learnt that there’s a move towards bolder colours – ones that reflect our everyday existence. In the words of Creative Director Marianne Shillingford: ‘The style of an interior should be a reflection of how you occupy it. Bold dark statement wall colours fill the space but they need contrast to show them off properly, so add elements against the surface that pop and snap against it.’ Couldn’t have put it better myself. I think the room below demonstrates what she means – but are most of us this brave?

Seán O

Definitely not for the faint-hearted…

Manly pursuits…

May 22, 2012

Certain things bring out the male in me – and it’s not always the things you’d expect. At the recent House of Fraser Autumn/Winter ’12 show I drooled at the rather masculine Kenneth Cole display with a black leather ‘Lincoln’ sofa at it’s heart. I’m not usually so man-ish in my tastes but in such a setting, this furniture is perfect. And when I see this picture I fantasise about having my own loft-style apartment at the core of the Big Apple. As a second home, you understand – just as a slight contrast to my ’70s pad in Tunbridge Wells…
Seán O

Rough edges and clean lines

Back in the habit(at)

May 11, 2012

I’m still mourning the closing down of our local Habitat store a few years back, but good news – this famous brand is going to have a presence in Homebase from mid-July. And judging by the furniture on display at last night’s Autumn/Winter ’12 press show, strong design is top of the list. Watch out for the mix-and-match wood modular units (seen in this snapshot).

Modular mix and match…

Sneak autumn/winter preview…

April 20, 2012

The Autumn/Winter ’12 shows are kicking off and yesterday was the Bhs collection. Trends include East Village, Graffiti, and Illuminate but I was most impressed with the Skandi-themed stuff – it’s simply styled but distinctive in looks. And you can rely on good old Bhs to have an original array of lighting, too.

Distinctly Skandi...

Rest awhile, Skandi style

Dining stuff that’s good enough to eat