Category Archives: Interior Design

Country accessories… gilded Lilly

As discussed in a previous blog, an English country house interior can be recreated today with all the benefits of the modern age, but without the fear of looking too chintzy or too….Miss Marple. 

With the basic colour palette in place, like many interior design schemes, it is the furnishings and accessories that can lift this look from adequate to outstanding. 

When it comes to country homes, it is the furniture, soft furnishings, accessories, souvenirs and general stuff of life that make the scheme. These items can look beautiful in their own right, but for an authentic feel, they also need to tell a story. 

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Coral and how to use it

Coral and its close relation, orange, is often seen as a hue that offers emotional strength in difficult times, an optimistic and uplifting colour that can rejuvenate our spirit and mood. 

Sandwiched between vibrancy and pastel shades, its enthusiasm for life relates to physical confidence, competition and independence. In its strongest form coral is seen as an extrovert shade, but knowing how to use it successfully is a skill a top interior designer will have mastered.

The beauty of coral is that it is a surprisingly versatile hue when it comes to pairing it with other shades and materials. It’s not as strong as an obvious orange or as pale as a pretty pink, but somewhere in between.

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