Looking for Colour??

  I was out and about yesterday looking for lamps for a client and spotted  a great display of Colour and Retro Kick Knacks in Harvey Normans, If you read my blog on the 27th of March, Harvey Normans seems to have all the answers:

Add Accent for Contrast~ A pop of colour will lift this seasons sophisticated mushroom, grey and white palette.

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Pattern adds Personality ~ Create contrast with pattern in your cushions and accessories. Use a simple colour palette to tie the look together.

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Colour code~ Grouping different shades of the same colour create a vibrant visual display.

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Tick Tock A single clock is the perfect finishing touch to any scheme, but for visual impact, use multiples. Set at different time according to where far – flung friend and family might be living.

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Some Simple Ideas to Jazz up your Home

Colour code http://www.housetohome.co.uk/dining-room/picture/lemon-and-dove-grey-dining-roomhttp://www.housetohome.co.uk/dining-room/picture/lemon-and-dove-grey-dining-room Casually grouping different shades of the same colour create a vibrant visual display. Such as the yellow, gray and white crockery in this  dresser.Add Accent for Contrast A pop of colour will lift this seasons sophisticated mushroom, grey and white palette. Such as the polka dot table cloth or quirky lights here does the trick.

Space for everything storage The trick for successful storage is having more than you need. Quirky shelving, box, old suitcase, and other small storage solutions will add decorative appeal.

 

 

 

Pattern adds Personality Pattern The subtle luxury of plain upholstery is best expressedby contrasting with patterned cushions, blinds and curtains. Use a simple colour palette to tie the look together.

 

 

Who can resist the Temptation of a Window Seat?window seat Have you got a sunny spot that could be transformed into a window seat? Create a cosy nook with coordinating cushions and blinds. You can keep the look fresh by updating the scatter cushions with the season’s hot trend!!!

 

 

 

Tick Tock Tick Tock A single clock is the perfect finishing touch to any scheme, but for visual impact, use multiples. Set at different time according to where far – flung friend and family might be living.

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Boring Flooring!!! My tips on Selecting the Right Flooring for your Home

flooring samplesChoosing a new floor is very exciting, but also a little bewildering. What type of flooring should you buy? What’s going to look best in your house? Should you use a variety of materials, or just one? The following advice will help you select the floor which will look best in your home.

 

Flooring 2Consider Form and Function ~ When selecting anything for your home, from flooring to furniture, consider how you need that product to function for you. It’s important to get the look you want, but even more important that it function the way you need it to. You may love the look of plush white carpeting, but it definitely won’t function in your family room with sippy cups and sticky fingers!

www.rightmove.co.uk/Maximum of Three ~ When considering how many different flooring materials to have in your home, this is a rule-of-thumb to remember: While standing in any one place in your home, it’s best to not see more than two different flooring materials within your view. More than two, and it’s too busy. That said, I believe less-is-more, and less than three is even better! Whether it’s wood, tile, or carpet, try and keep your flooring materials consistent.

flooring tips, flooring adviceGo with the Flow ~ Think of your floors as the “backdrop” of your home. Ideally, it’s good to have a seamless flow from room-to-room, and having the same flooring throughout the common areas of your home provides that flow. Common areas would be your main living areas, such as the living room, family room, dining room and hallway. And, even better if you can include the kitchen.

How to Break it Up ~ If you do want to change flooring from room-to-room, the bedrooms and bathrooms are the best choices for mixing things up but try and keep the tone of the floor similar in order to create flow and continuity.

Jane

Jane Dennehy, owner of Jane Dennehy Interiors

From single room makeovers to major refurbishments, to newly built homes or commercial properties, Jane Dennehy Interiors offers vibrant and professional interior design service. She offers down-to-earth advice while guiding you through the design or re-modelling process. Consultations available for €250.

Turn your Home from Drab to Fab! My Simple Tips

Sometimes simple changes might be enough to give your home a new lease of life. So if you’re keen to freshen your home for the new season without breaking the budget see below for a few simple ways to take your home from cosy winter into lively spring. Brighten up with a lick of paint…. For a fresh and clean change to any room, paint makes the biggest impact for the least amount of money. Whether your style is classical, contemporary or vintage, with the extensive colour palettes available it is easy to change your space

Artwork… Move around your artwork – it is easy to get used to a certain look but just by moving around your artwork and pictures you can create a whole new feel costing you nothing at all.

-       Group your artwork/ photography together; -       Use similar frames or display all colour or all black & white photos; -       Vary the frame sizes and introduce a focal point; -       Before putting nails into the wall, layout all your pictures on the floor and move things around until your arrangement is exactly how you want it! Then hang them one by one onto the wall; -       Display photos as well as signs and other unique wall décor;

Furniture… If you aren’t inclined to move your artwork, look at how you can reposition your room layout. Firstly take out most of the pieces in the room and start again, bringing back a major piece (like a sofa) and then some accessories like a rug or lamp and then slowly bring back the rest of the furniture. You might like the new feeling of space. If so keep it like this for a week and see if you like the change and adjust as you please. Use angles with your sofas and chairs, take away an end table, coffee table and bulky lamps for a lighter look. Add a tall bookcase for storage; replace a coffee table with an ottoman etc. Try something different and you may love it as we can get stuck in a rut.

Accessories… Add a pop of the seasons trend colour with new accessories such as cushions on a sofa in various shapes, sizes, styles. Hang a new print, add new towels, bed linen or curtains. Then simply try filling a white container with fresh fruit and flowers as a centerpiece. Lighting can be easily updated without breaking the bank. Add new lamps that visually take up less space with a spring colour introduced into the lampshade as the accent colour of the room.

Jane Dennehy, owner of Jane Dennehy Interiors

From single room makeovers to major refurbishments, to newly built homes or commercial properties, Jane Dennehy Interiors offers vibrant and professional interior design service. She offers down-to-earth advice while guiding you through the design or re-modelling process. Consultations available for €250.

Spring is here!!

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The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, well sometimes!! All signs that spring is finally here. With Easter, Holy Communions, Confirmations all just around the corner or whether you just want to bring a touch of springtime colour into your home, paint makes the biggest impact for the least amount of money. However with the vast number of colours available, it can be very overwhelming on which colour to use. If you are finding it hard to choose your colours, here are my tips on how to do just that.

  • Check your surroundings Wall paints are inexpensive and can be created in any colour and in any hue. It’s best to start with harder to find items such as curtains, furniture rugs and carpets. Once you’ve selected your furnishings you can then move on to wall colour. Check your curtains, rugs, carpets, paintings etc. and select a neutral colour that would coordinated with these existing items. However if your accessories are all neutral you my prefer a bold and powerful walls.
  • Create continuity. Plan your colour scheme in relation to how much of each room is visible from another room. This way, you will be able to create flow and continuity.  For example if you paint your kitchen, dining and family room all the same colour, link the space with accessories just as coordinating blinds, curtains, cushions, rugs, artwork etc.
  • Pick the colours you like best. Do you tend to prefer blues, yellows, and greens? Start with a colour that best suits you. Then take that colour and look at it several shades and hues lighter and several shades and hues darker. Pick up a Dulux Signature or Colour Trend Colour cards they offer a variety of different tones and hues. For example if have selected two shades, one has more of a grey undertone (Dulux: Mid Shadow) and the other more of a blue undertone (Dulux: Mid Cloud). Perhaps select one hue for the dining room and the other for the living room. To make them work together select brilliant white for the ceiling, skirting boards, & architrave etc. as will create a good contrast and again connect the two rooms with coordinating accessories.
  • Choosing  colours for the right room. Light reflects and deflects colour, changing it constantly, throughout the day. A room’s truest colours are those found in the daylight hours and the hues will alter throughout the day and the seasons as the lighting changes. So it’s always best to get samples. Once you have a few colours on the wall leave them up for a few days and see which one you would live with best.  Best of luck and Happy Painting !!

Jane

Jane Dennehy, owner of Jane Dennehy Interiors

From single room makeovers to major refurbishments, to newly built homes or commercial properties, Jane Dennehy Interiors offers vibrant and professional interior design service. She offers down-to-earth advice while guiding you through the design or re-modelling process. Consultations available for €250.