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Monday, 28 June 2010

Latest loves:

 the blocks of colour vs geometric pattern - faultless room!

 the antique mirrored glass in this image - UK supplier details below

clean lines (with fantastic light!) vs the lived-in leather and antique Persian rug...

...looking onto this striking kitchen -WOW! 

it's the choice of art that really makes this space

clean, grey lines and great natural light = BLISS

Is this a new colour trend?

I've noticed a colour trend developing - a lot of bloggers seem to be posting images of interiors where lavenders, violets and aubergines are being used. Here, they've tempered the palette with black & gold. I feel it's the use of black that gives this room a certain amount of gravitas - along with the art, of course. Wouldn't you agree?

Most of these images have been lovingly lifted from my all time favourite blog (and blogger - Jules): The Diversion Project. Pop over to hear her mighty roar!

Antique mirrored glass suppliers: Saligo Design (owner, James Stait is really helpful. I received samples within hours of ordering them and just in time for my presentation - thank you, James!)

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  1. I must admit I'm diggin' the purple chairs in the last pic. I've been seeing lots of lavender too. I think its one of those colours that is really easy to get wrong but is wonderful when done right.

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  2. Actually, come to think of it, did you not have something lavender-ish in your home that you blogged about? this would have been sometime ago, now, but I'm sure because I then told you about a colour palette that I was working on where the base colour (walls) were a grey toned lavender (client's choice) and I tempered it with deep aubergine and slices of vibrant orange.

    Yes, Lavender has a bad reputation (it does have convincing provincial connotations), but with the right colours it can look quite cool, actually. I'm coming over to your blog, now, to see what's new...

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  3. Ah heather, you're too cool! thanks for the shout out.

    and man that second image is a killer, love it heaps! give me a bit of mirror and i'm on board!

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  4. Gorgeous rooms! I am all about the pops of orange in the first one, reminds me of Hermes. And it is my prediction that purple/aubergine is going to be Pantone's color of the year this year, mark my words, I can feel it! XO!

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  5. Can your 'latest loves' be mine also .. especially no 1, 3, 4 + 6 .. ppppllleease (-: (oh, and love the little lamps with glass base in pic 1) (-:

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  6. Shari - I think you may be right...

    Linda - yes, I LOVE those glass base lamps in pic. 1, too! Does anyone have any idea where I can buy them from? Are they Australian?

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  7. Hi Heather, had to pop on over from Jules' place. Love what you're doing here, and I completely agree that Jules is the absolute best. Her images are almost always in my weekly top ten. Heaven forbid she ever takes a holiday...I'd be lost!

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