50 Shades of…….White?!?
Finally we had our first real glimpse of the summer this week, the sun came out albeit it briefly and in true Brit style the first sign of summer time and I’m unpacking the paddling pool, sunglasses on, sun cream at the ready, Pimms in the fridge and a smile on my face. By the time Tuesday and Wednesday came I found myself longingly peering out of the showroom window with my nose firmly pushed up against the glass, I could smell summer time and it filled my belly with excitement because that means one thing and one thing only…… time for a make over Hunters style!
I’ve spoken before on one of my other ramblings about making small changes around a room to suit the seasons, having elements of wool and plaids are more appropriate for winter time and using light fabrics such linen, fresh flowers and hints of colour can transform your space and inject a subtle hint of spring/summer.
Using bright and bold colours is not for everyone and it’s not the only way to achieve a summer vibe around your home. This year is all about white, neutral and chalky tones.
I love the simplicity of this room, it feels fresh, cool and tranquil and it’s so simple to achieve, the use of large plant pot and natural light provide a seamless transition from inside to outside.
Neutral chalky tones can be used in a sophisticated interior to evoke a spirit of faded grandeur – add pastel shades to your scheme for a contemporary twist.
Chalky shades are a key trend for 2015 and there are some great home accessories and furniture out there to complement your interior scheme, if you need help sourcing any items contact Hunters Interiors we are able to get our hands on most items through our huge supplier list so if you’re looking for something a little bit different or you have an ‘unusual’ request (believe me we’ve had some interesting ones) then finding that perfect addition just got easier.
Violet is the coolest colour of all summer pastels, I love this chalky violet palette it gives a feeling of purity and tranquility perfect for those occasional summer nights we might get if we’re lucky.
Neutral tones, big windows with lots of natural light and lightweight curtain fabric make this room feel much bigger than it actually is, if you don’t have the biggest space to work with stick to chalky colours to ensure you make the room feel as spacious as possible and don’t overcrowd a room with too much furniture or clutter.
These chabby chic shutter doors are a really interesting and unusual focal point to the room – they work really well with the linen armchairs and create a perfect relaxing atmosphere that work for all seasons.
So brace yourselves for the Great British Summer is fast approaching (as Candy perfectly displays). Get your homes ready for the impromptu BBQ’s, long warm summer evenings and at long last some glorious sunshine.
I hope you’ve found my tips interesting – feel free to ask me any questions my love for beautiful interiors means I want everyone to love their homes and I’m happy to help them create it.