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Blue and turquoise

why is it when I mention blue to my clients they retreat in horror and say “oh its so cold”.  Yes its a cool colour I agree but right at the moment with Christmas acoming its a real antidote to all the red and green that you see around this time of the year.    But lets look at blue, its a strong confident colour, its the colour of the skies, the deepest oceans, the azure blue of the mediterranean, for this reason it brings about a calmness and tranquility  and in a bedroom can aid sleep. However it can be strong and powerful, think of the crashing waves, deep thunderous moody skies.    Blue mixed with red gives you a rich warmth and produces many shades to the depth of rich purple and mauve, a very spiritual colour.

These are some of the rooms that have inspired me decorate in various shades of blue

 

favorite chair of the moment

And of course it had to be yellow !!  However they look good in almost any colour, I have seen them in bright green, orange, black and a rainbow of colours. Faux Bamboo, chippendale style

lets have some sunshine

shivering here in Tunbridge Wells………..  lovely snow but the sky is gloomy and grey, we need a little warm golden sunshine to bring a smile to our interior design.  Trawled through some images I liked that include that lovely shade of yellow………………….  keep warm everyone !!    e

Edward’s Parrots

Parrots, dont you love them.  There vibrant colours……….  In a recent project we wanted to use them, we had found an amazing box of prints, a collection by Edward Lear and just new they would figure in our designs.  Our brief was to give the restaurant a more up to date contemporary feel but maintaining the elegance of  its classical heritage.  We were delighted with the results, as were our clients.

Bar Bistro

Traditional Victorian building.  Bistro Bar area designed with a classical approach and a contemporary edge.

Completed October 2010

Cell work

Always on the look out for something interesting and with integrity, just love these cushions, sure you will agree the ethos behind these gems puts them into a class of their own.

http://www.finecellwork.co.uk

grey and a dash of vibrant colour

This image sums up for me what I excited me the most at the moment.  i have actually just decorated my huge sitting room grey, with a painted floor boards in black.  When colour is introduced it takes on a vibrancy that you just don’t get with any other colour.  Sure you will see what I mean.

Photo courtesy of Simon Bevan