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FABULOUS MIRROR IDEAS TO INSPIRE YOU

Enter a successfully designed room and you will always find a mirror, either a bold statement piece, doubling the depth of the room or simply cleverly positioned to bounce and reflect light around.

One large wall which needs to be filled ? What about a gallery of mirrors in unusual frame shapes and finishes. This could easily replace picture frames and cleverly add light and sparkle to a room.

In a small room it is always best to go large. One large mirror will open up a room.#

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Simply Stunning – no simples involved !

Ever flicked through an interiors magazine and thought – it’s so simple – why do I never achieve this look ?

I can guarantee that the homes which achieve this look you aspire to were not “simply” thrown together but each room compliments the other because “colour flow” has been very carefully thought through.

Not sure where to begin?  Do you have a painting, print, scarf which you feel is a favourite?  Take a good look at it and it is probably the combination of colour within that item which draws you to it.  If colours work well on something which you can see then it is a fair assumption that these colour combinations will work well within your room.

Choose between 3 and 5 colours changing between primary, secondary and accent colours in each room.

One room may be predominantly in the main colour, in the next room more neutral tones are used on the walls but the predominant colour is now only used as an accent colour in either lampshades or an accessory.  A third room can be linked by painting one wall only in this colour or skirtings and you will already see a “colour flow” emerging.

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Get in touch and let us know your favourite colour and how did you use it in your home or e mail and send images of a room and ask our advice !!

 

4 ways to create curtain envy

Popular heading styles are eyelet – which come in a wide range of metal and wooden eyelets.  Wave heading – gives the look of an eyelet curtain but can be hung from a pole or a track.  Double pleat and Triple pleat are very classic finishes which do not date and give a very elegant look to your window treatment.  Contemporary twists to curtains are to hang a voile in front of a textured fabric or create a deep border at the top or bottom of your curtain using a contrast colour or fabric.

Use a leading edge – Create eye catching windows by introducing a contrasting edge.  Make sure it is deep enough to allow more to be shown when tiebacks are used to keep the curtains open.  Create more attention to a plain edge by using a sateen or silk finish to add shimmer.

Use a pelmet – From upholstered, plain or shaped to hand stitched buckram or box pleats – a pelmet can add real impact to a window treatment and cover unsightly rails and window vents. Swags and tails are a traditional choice but a more modern twist would be some tasselled shields and tails.

Trimmings –  Choose from a wide range of fabulous trimmings now on the market – they can bring a personalised touch to curtains and blinds.   Coloured glass beading can add shimmer to the plainest of blinds.  Tasselled fringing is a more traditional trim but in the latest colour trends can suit any contemporary dressing.  Add that finishing touch by incorporating a pair of tiebacks from single or double tassel, rope, mirror to bespoke glass – the possibilities are endless.

Use sliding panels – Where a tailored look is required or a panoramic window, hang sliding panels from a suspended track.  Panels can be stacked back to each side or to the left or right.  This treatment will give an uninterrupted view during the day. Alternate patterned and plain panels for a more imaginative look.