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Colourful Cabinets

Launched at London Design Week as part of Tent, I saw this piece from Yorkshire-based designer Anthony Hartley. Using oak, he creates these colourful cabinets by hand laminating each ply drawer, spraying and lacquering. The bright range of colours cry out to be touched, with their smooth wave like texture.

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Colour Blocks in a Kitchen

The 727 Forest Street Residence was designed by studio 3BY Architecture and is located in Denver, Colorado, USA. A key principle in in interior design is ‘White is Bright’. Many believe that if you wash all areas in white it will open up the room and make it seem bigger. The fatal flaw many people fall into is to make everything white, all you need is to add a splash of colour. Love the way these designers have added the red into the kitchen area. Using glossy surfaces also helps in the overall opening up of a room, allowing light to bounce off all the surfaces.

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Interiors UK Show – Day 1

I went for a prelim scout today around a few of the halls at the NEC Show. LOVING what I saw!

A little advice for any designer wanting to take a look for ideas: When signing up do not put designer on your badge! The amount of stall holders who gave me a dirty look like I was going to steal their ideas! Better to say your from an interiors shop that supplies furniture etc, they think they might be able to make some money out of you so will be more co-operative!

Unfortunately all the halls have a no photography rule, but you may ask stall holders if you may take them.

Mainly looked at the lighting area today, some really beautiful designs being showcased. Have to say that massive chandeliers with thousands of small crystals seem to be ‘in’ at the moment. Some gorgeous ideas from about 100 stands – here’s the pick of the best (in my opinion)

Colours within a clear shell – Colors by Copenhagen

Rustic Candle Lanterns from Hill Interiors

Lighting inspired by a swan – Illuminati

Block colours from Endon

Thousands of crystals by First Class Lighting

Cage Pendant from Mullan Lighting

Double shades by Paulo Coelho

Medieval style lighting from Tuscanor Lighting

And many many more! Take a look at the Interiors UK 2012 Website to view more companies to have exhibited!

Colour offsets in a Small Loft

This small loft has been transformed into a unique and characteristic home. The white and grey walls act as a plain canvas to offset colour and style into every corner of this apartment. The spiral staircase allows natural light to fill the lower floor and flood through to the kitchen. This designer has used a small colour palette range of orange and burnt reds to add colour to their home. Using glossy coloured kitchen units, an orange furry rug underneath the dining table, and a swirl pattern with drops of tangerine in the coffee table rug add depth to the lower floor. Also using small dabs of colour on the furnishings – cushions, throws etc – accentuate the block colours of the kitchen and rugs.

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