Posts Tagged ‘flower’

Wall of fame

December 12, 2011

Wallpaper has never been so popular. From stripes and metallics to bold damasks and florals, there’s been a real surge in sales and, it seems, creativeness, as more and more innovative designs hit the shops. If you’re not a wallpaper fan and don’t like the idea of one feature wall, let alone covering all four, why not try using wallpaper in a different way? You could, for example, display paper within a frame, or cover a canvas or three to hang on the walls? Or, why not paper above a picture rail, or the back of a bookshelf? The options are endless.

Here are three unique looks, all of which appeal to me for different reasons…

You only need a small panel of this Marilyn paper (£19.95 a roll, Galerie Wallcoverings) to make a statement and add a hit of pure Hollywood glamour. I love the black-and-white print, and teamed with grey walls and bright yellow accessories, it certainly stands out.

This wallpaper (the Camilla collection, from £20.95 a roll, Grandeco Wallcoverings) has a dramatic red floral print that adds colour and depth to a large expanse of wall and works beautifully in this traditional setting. What better way to make a high-ceilinged room feel more cosy?

This Scandi-style room uses textured-look wallpaper  (Livingstones Collection, from £25.95 a roll, Grandeco Wallcoverings) that instead of catching the eye, works well to blend in with the neutral colour scheme.

Which of the three looks would you go for?  Let us know…


Friday’s Fetish: fresh spring florals

March 12, 2010

Im saying goodbye to winter, and I don’t care how frosty my fingers are, or how I appreciate even a second-long glimspe of sunshine, it’s time to start a new season afresh!

Spring florals look just as good indoors as out, and are really easy to live with. Don’t go too crazy though. Decide on a feature wallpaper, a window treatment or furniture fabric, then pick out one or two colours from the pattern and use these as accents in your room. Hey presto!

roomenvy - lemon and plum living room

roomenvy - lemon and plum living room

This fruity living room is certainly eye-popping. I love how the blooms climb up the walls and how the key colours stand out.

Roomenvy - green and blue kitchen-diner

Roomenvy - green and blue kitchen-diner

This is a softer look, and perhaps a bit easier to live with, the washed-out blue and green floral fabrics give this kitchen-diner a really fresh feel.

SNEAK PEAK!! Marks & Spencer’s new collection

November 10, 2009

Just when I had allowed myself to get excited about Christmas decorating (however premature that might be) I was invited to see get a sneak peak at Marks & Spencer’s spring/summer 2010 homeware collection – and it would be rude to keep it to myself!

However frightening it was to think about summer in the garden at the same time as I was thinking about all those mince pies, I was so excited to see their gorgeous new patterned cushions and tropically bright tableware.

You’ll have to wait til next year to get your hands on these beauties but prepare yourself for florals, florals and … more florals.

roomenvy - bedroom in bloom

roomenvy - bedroom in bloom

roomenvy - dining table flower power

roomenvy - dining table flower power

I thought I’d spare you the alfresco dining shots – in a season of darkness at 5pm, that’s just cruel!