Posts Tagged ‘floral fabric’

Fresh take on scenic toiles

May 5, 2011

I’m not an overly traditional gal but I can really get into this quirky toile decorating scheme.

scenic-toile

Citrus brights keep this toile scheme current

By breaking a few decorating rules and mixing up toile patterns in both neutrals and zesty brights, this bedroom has been elevated from stuffy and ‘blah’, to fresh and ‘tres-chic’! Florals and toiles are in vogue for spring, so why not be brave and try something similar at home?

Lunchtime lust: Scandi chic

November 16, 2010

Cool in summer, cooler still in winter, Scandi chic (and it’s closest pal, ski-chalet style) appeal to our classic home instints. Sometimes embracing the less-is-more mantra, with simplistic pared-back design and at others going all-out on striking pattern from wallpapers to soft furnishings, you can never accuse the Scandinavians of being boring. Quirky, yes (see the crazy winter advertising campaigns from Ikea) but dull, never.

Lusting this lunchtime comes courtesy of Ideal Home, and starts with a POW-factor moment…

Scandi chic - Ideal Home - roomenvy

Scandi chic - Ideal Home - roomenvy

You say pattern, I say wow! Pattern! Wow! Enough of that… A bold blue-based floral wallpaper adds depth to this space, while the lively mix-n-match printed cushions lift the inky-blue mood.

Scandi chic - Ideal Home - roomenvy

Scandi chic - Ideal Home - roomenvy

Bleached wooden floorboards, metal Tolix chairs updated with graphic-print seat pads, ice-white gloss kitchen… one wintry wonderland. I think I have created a kitchen shopping list, in a picture.

Scandi chic - Ideal Home - roomenvy

Scandi chic - Ideal Home - roomenvy

Looking for fun and functional hallway decorating ideas? A sky-blue cabinet by the front door hides shoes, while a full-length modern floral curtain keeps draughts at bay.

Scandi chic - Ideal Home - roomenvy

Scandi chic - Ideal Home - roomenvy

Clean up a bathroom with water-inspired painted surfaces, plain-white tiling and a countertop ceramic sink. Enamel details and a painted wooden stool (for child-friendly sink access) are the perfect finishing touches.

If you want to transform your house into a modern winter palace, like this, find more inspiration at Housetohome.co.uk.

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Bank holiday lust: Ditsy florals

August 26, 2010

Thinking about redecorating over the bank holiday? Sweet small-scale flower designs are huge this season, so why not create a country look with pretty chintzy patterns?

All you need is a little imagination (courtesy of Country Homes & Interiors), a sprinkling of 1950s florals and a hint of nostalgia…

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

Mini-prints, pink 1950s florals and bright graphics on cushions make for a homely corner when piled on a daybed.

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

Working from home over the bank holiday? Create a cheerful workstation with a collection of floral box files and notebooks.

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

A tied headboard and layers of cushions, pillows and quilts create the perfect look in the bedroom.

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

Ditsy florals - Country Homes & Interiors - Roomenvy

Cute, cute, cute! I love this cottage-style curtain. Simply tie in place with ribbon for an informal way to hide clutter. Complete the look with a bunch of fresh flowers.

So there you have it – ditzy florals in a nutshell. For more inspirational country schemes check out Housetohome.co.uk.

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