Amazing colours that continue to surface in design, decor and amongst colour professionals…. there is something most compelling about these hues….. you can almost feel the grass under your feet…. soft essence of spruce in the fresh air…. birds chirping…. escape for a just a moment….
The Green freshness of fruits and veggies found in the produce isle, seasonal and tropical plants or simply a walk on the dewy grass refreshes us, and gives us a Green Break in the day!
When designing spaces of almost any variety, plants are always included as a design element, for me- it seems that spaces need plants to breath life into it!
Similarly when staging a home for sale, plants are an essential!… plants can easily give the impression of an inhabited healthy home.
Helpful DesignTips: Designing your space with Plants….
Creates a feeling of Eco Modern Mindfulness
Gives a fresh feeling (good green energy) and some plants improve the air quality in your space creating a healthier environment to live/ work in. Green is said to enhance focus, create a feeling of growth
Earth bound colours in design are proven to be calming and grounding feeling, lowering stress levels as we reconnect with green
Fear not- neutral decor lovers- shades of green can appear as a neutral colour in a room palette. (Ex.”Green Peace” Colour of the Year by Beauti-Tone)
With respect to Chakras, the colour green represents the ‘Heart Chakra’…. perhaps, green is at the heart of all us!
Enjoy a healing regenerative walk in the green park to clear your mind and lower stress.
‘Earthing’ is a technique which is said to reconnect/ ground us with nature, thus promoting healing.
I love to bring my patio or living spaces to life with container gardens, terrariums, himmelis (Swedish plant decor item). Gorgeous green crisp leafy or citrus zest in foods to savour, a refreshing glass of Limeade (maybe with something special added!!), enhance your window with a mini herb garden resonating freshness in the air, cushions and painted accents can brighten up, renew and refresh your space…. creating a feelings of fresh focus for your mind, body & spirit!
As Global Trending information reveals for 2019/ 2020, the busier and crazier life is all around us, the more we retreat to eco, promoting green/ clean energy, positive growth, health and the comforting balance of Spring Green hues…. change is on the way!
PS…. the Queen of England wore an exuberant hue of bright spring green, the bride & bridal party carried green bouquets at the recent royal wedding of two global figureheads for change. Inspired by the freshness of Green.
Here is a fun little ‘green friendly’ project for your kids play table…..
…. and best of all just repaint over when you need a new look!
Experience Colour Everyday…. the Sun is Always Shining in My Studio!
You are Invited to join this Colourful Adventure!
Purposefully discovering the pure essence of colour inspirations for design…. decor…. or wherever colour takes you! We discover colour in the world around us each day… it can be subtle or it can be dynamic.
Colour is SUCH a powerful element to create with. We all experience colour uniquely, so be sure to enjoy the world in living colour!
The Power Colour: YELLOW
Yellow is full of energy, vitality and a hit of freshness! A powerful burst of sunshine, a ray of light or a hopeful yellow ribbon tied to a tree!
Wearing yellow is empowering! In a sea of grey or black clothes, which are great background colours, you will not stand out. Each time I wear yellow to an event or meeting, someone invariably comments “I love the freshness yellow brings to your look!”
Yellow is said to stimulate intellect and creativity, filling your mind with positive energy. It is always seen as a happy colour!…remember, Smileys are yellow!
George Harrison wrote the famed Beatles song “Here Comes the Sun” as a relief to the long grey winter, getting outside to finally enjoy some spring sunlight, from the dull winter 1969 England.
What’s the sense of yellow anyway?
Yellow in Nature:Bananas (a source of Vitamin D), canaries, honeybees, daffodils, buttercups, day lilies, lemons, etc.
Scent:Citrus, uplifting, zippy, fresh.
Taste: Straight lemons make your mouth pucker, but lemon tea is refreshing.
Yellow in Design: Welcoming, warmth and cheery atmosphere is created. If someone is unwell, try bringing yellow into their space through flowers or accessories to lift the spirit and reflect light.
Soft yellows (think butter) are stunning on walls in children’s rooms, just be sure to temper the shades, as saturated tones can create excitement making bedtimes a challenge!
Bright pops of canary or sunshine yellow lend themselves well to modern design, whereas more toned ochre, gold or mustard are often seen in traditional or heritage designs.
Yellow is the perfect antidote to a dull day—have yourself a sunshine of a day filled with bright ideas!
Writing & creating in a space with lots of warm natural sunlight (Vitamin D), fresh air, & plant life is essential to my style! Not only your atmosphere becomes more organic, but so do your content and creative pieces!
Colours, materials and finishes inspired by nature are almost essential to recreate this atmosphere if you cannot have your office in a Tree House!
How do we Select Colours & Finishes to tell the story?
Colours & Finishes create our atmospheres, that we can feel thru nostalgia and our 5 senses.
Some favourite wood finishes are oil on mahogany and/ or oil on walnut wood!
Espresso colour reminds me of coffee in the morning when you are at your best!
The walls appear as ‘carte blanche’ grey-ish white carrara marble inspired hue, which can seem like the blank page of an ancient hand made book waiting for history to unfold before us!
Shades of white can clear your mind, having slight undertones (ex. warm or cool) can define architectural details in a space differently.
The Fresh Exciting Modern Green infuses new signs of life, sprouting new leaves of inspiration!
Creatively refreshed, inspired and energized this space makes anyone feel!
Pull up a chair and create your perfect inspired space!
Inspiration Design Board for Dining Space Colours & FinishesHow to Set the Stage for a Dining Space you ask?
Drama- Is the name of the game for Dining Rooms for colour & lighting!
Let’s take the Myth right out of; only pale shades on the walls make a space feel GRAND!
Actually depending on your dining room space, this is the room where you can go a little wild with!
Saturated deep hues add dramatic, elegant evening tones, which create visual focus in a well planned space.
This dining room was colour balanced by adding a rich accent wall, layering contrasting finishes in furniture, metallic silver, pewter and don’t forget the mirror to further enhance depth and reflection of lighting! Lighting is a key component, layering lighting types and dimmers on your switch plate! – Your guests almost expect a little excitement here as your dining space sets the stage for a little entertainment!
The Dining room Designer stage is set, your dinner party conversations will never be the same with these curated Designer Trade Secret Hues!
Continuously, I am inspired by colour & finishes found in nature when designing spaces and this dining room is inspired by the illusiveness of the magical midnight sparkly sky, finishes of a dragonfly wing, crisp, fresh natural green fruit & foliage.
One Dynamic deep tinted accent wall is all it takes to create this look, and when you bored of it- Change it up- it is only One Wall!
Colour Inspiration is all around us, drink it in, snap a shot, experiment with it- ‘Colour is Pure Luxury!
In 2018, I find myself cleaning, purging, and minimizing items at home, and yet still finding I need proper storage space!
Deep in a dark basement full of stuff, I took measurements, drew up a plan—as I am on a mission to find space—and did just that! After stripping some old paneling and framing in this basement, we uncovered an old cantina from the 1940’s hidden behind a wall. What a treasure!
Yessss! We scored some awesome cold storage, since I don’t have a second refrigerator, and we love to entertain.