Get yourself some Radiant Orchid

Colour, Concept/Mood/Colour Board, Interior trends

 

Radiant Orchid has been named Pantone’s Colour of 2014.  I think this is a fabulous, vibrant, fun yet captivating colour that can definitely be introduced to our interiors.  Lets explore some ways to do this.

  1. Use Radiant Orchid for upholstery on your accent chairs and for scatter cushions.
  2. Yellow or Gold compliments Radiant Orchid but don’t over do it.  Less is more.
  3. Radiant Orchid walls in the right room could work a treat.  
  4. Not wanting to change your whole interior? Buy some radiant orchid toned flowers to bring your room up to date.
  5. Play with the varying tones of Radiant Orchid, along with the shades and tints surrounding it using them for for a variety of elements in your room.  This will add depth and interest.
  6. Pair Radiant Orchid with white if you are wanting a subtler look, grey/brown for drama and yellow for a bold effect.
  7. Finally add some quirk to your room (i.e. an animal coffee table perhaps?) to make it more eye catching and memory making.

I’d love to hear how you use Radiant Orchid, feel free to comment below.

Below are some more ideas of ways to use Radiant Orchid in your home:

 

Lace inspired interiors

DIY, Fabric, Furniture, Inspiration, Interior trends
Lace is trending in a big way in fashion and I’m curious to see if this trend has translated yet to interiors and in what way.  I’m looking for more than the obvious lace curtains too…
Take a look below to see what I’ve come up with and if you feel like doing some D.I.Y. there is a great piece of furniture that has tastefully been transformed for you to try your hand at.

White lacework wallpaper.

Lace cut storage unit

Cute dresser, it looks as though a stencil has been used to create this look.  Nice idea, it  would also look fabulous with a beautiful white framed mirror too.

Concrete Lace – http://zainteriora.net/2010/01/26/concrete-lace/

Lace fence designed by Dutch Design House

I really like the two examples above of how lace, which is a traditional weave and antique or vintage style has been given a modern twist!

If you want to do some D.I.Y. lace creating check this gorgeous dresser out (see below) that Kara from Kara Paslay designs resurrected with a lace stencil.  http://karapaslaydesigns.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/mini-makeover-lackluster-to-lacy-looker.html

Lace make over - wow!