Get yourself some Radiant Orchid

Interior Design and Decorator Tips


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:


Go dottie!

Interior Design and Decorator Tips

Who said interiors had to be serious?  Lately I’ve been into dots.  Coloured, polka dot, large dots, all dots.

I think adding some dot accents to your home can bring some fun, dots are fresh, bright and cheery!

We all know that dots have been around forever but I’ve noticed that fashion has   recently gone a tad dottie, see here:

Celebrities wearing polka dots

Celebrities wearing polka dots

So be inspired and add some dottie quirkiness to your interior today for an instant summer hit.


Shop dots

Below are some dots in action with the occasional quirky pattern thrown in for good measure.  I like to use dots in accents for the interiors I design, such as cushions, pictures etc… that way when you tire of them you can easily replace them with another plain or pattern print.

Contemporary Entry - Grace Home Design contemporary-entry
Lounge Bittersweet Rug contemporary-living-room
This Old House - Cambridge scandinavian-family-room
American Dream contemporary-bedroom
Playroom eclectic-living-room
Meriden modern-powder-room
Master Bedroom eclectic-bedroom
Sarah's House's Photos - Sarah's House: Season 3 | Facebook
Breakfast Nook with WallPops Zoe Dots kitchen
Multicolor Rainbow Felt Disc Pillow by DeDe eclectic-kids-bedding
Bedroom contemporary-bedroom
Contemporary Dining Room contemporary-dining-room
Drew McGukin Interiors - Chelsea Apartment contemporary-living-room
Big Round Pizza Box Office eclectic
DuChateau Floors - Terra Collection in Zimbabwe / Horwitz Residence by Minarc modern-living-room
Eclectic Living Room eclectic-living-room
Turquoise LA Interior Design - Venice contemporary-living-room
The Kitchen contemporary-kitchen
FAMILY ROOM beach-style-family-room
Eclectic Living Room with Pops of Color eclectic-living-room
Charmean Neithart Interiors for Teen Project modern-dining-room