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Ultra Violet

Pantone Ultra Violet

Have you heard the news? PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet is colour of the year for 2018! This is big news and you will soon see it popping up in the shops on clothes and home decor items, and in the design magazines. “Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.” So here’s my take how you can introduce Ultra Violet into your interiors (and this is from someone who doesn’t like purple!). So to translate the PANTONE colour into paint, I started with the PANTONE reference: 18-3838 (HEX 645394 which translates to RAL 4005 Blue lilac – if you’re looking for some matching spray paint use this reference). The nearest match in the paint world is Dulux Purple Pout. Here I’ve pulled together a Dulux colour palette which you don’t need to be an interior designer to use. With Purple Pout at the centre, I’ve added a light green Fresh Sage and a dark green Buckingham. I’ve also added in some neutrals: my favourite grey Night Jewel 5 and my favourite pink Pink Nevada 6. If you love upcycling like me, I’ve added two Annie Sloan chalk paints to the palette: Emile and Henrietta. I came across […]

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Woodland party presents

Woodland party presents

So I recently organised my daughter’s woodland Birthday party so I thought I would share with you some of the gorgeous woodland kids’ items I came across. From presents, party fashion to party bag items. Starting with presents. I love giving books, whether activity, drawing or reading books. Usborne Illustrated Book of Nature. You can’t really beat an Usbourne book for kids. Usborne First Sticker Book Nature. My tip for the sticker books is that you can peal the white background sticker off, leaving it easier for little fingers to get the stickers off the page independently. RSPB Wild Nature Colouring Book. My mum got this for my daughter with a pen set and she loves it. It Starts With a Seed. Shhhh this is one of my daughter’s Christmas presents. Crafts are another favourite of mine. Obviously! Woodland Animals Paper Mask Craft Kit Woodland Stencils. I had these saved on my amazon wish list and was going to get them as a stocking filler but clearly great minds think alike and my mother in law gave them to my daughter as part of her Birthday present. Mila and Pheebs wonderful woodland box. I can’t remember how I discovered Mila […]

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casa

Casa

casa is a great affordable French interior shop. I discovered it as a student living in Avignon. Like a lot of affordable shops, it was worth a regular visit to search out the gems… and gems you do find! I’m very lucky as my family now gets to spend our summers in France, staying with my mum, so yesterday I couldn’t resist a visit to casa. I’m helping my mum redesign and stage a flat for sale – I’ve done a scandi hygge design for it – and we found lots of casa gems to meet the brief. So I thought I would share my top casa gems with you. Starting with this scandi chair. It is gorgeous (we got 2 for the flat as they are completely on brief and budget friendly) and very sturdy. Also available in black. They have a similar one with thinner legs and a transparent seat. You get a discount if you buy 2 or 3. These yummy rattan items are very on trend. I love the stool. If you prefer the industrial style they have a great mini collection. The price here is for the large shelving unit back left. I love the wall […]

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