We’ve really enjoyed doing these series of Top 5 Blogs, and now we’re back to our first (and favourite) lifestyle topic, Interior Design. This week Theo, our Social Media intern, tells us about the blog posts that really caught his eye in July. With the summer sun out to play, his picks have lots of colour and joie de vivre…
1) Fabric of my life – L’apartment
This post looks at a Danish concept space, which fuses together colourful patterned furniture and tranquil white walls. This celestial room works well, and instantly engages without removing the element of calmness. A lovely post.
2) Dear Designer’s Blog – Art in the Kitchen
Does an oil painting belong in the kitchen? Carole King thinks, and shows us, exactly why it does. The kitchen is perhaps the perfect place for paintings because cooking, like art, is very personal and we need that inspiration when preparing an exquisite dish. This post gives ideas on where to place a canvas within the kitchen and will get you thinking on whether art next to stove can work for you.
3) Bright Bazaar – Scion: Colour & Pattern Ideas
This post introduces the fantastic colour-rich Melinki collection from Scion. Will from Bright Bazaar gives a brilliant analysis on what makes the collection so great, and delves into detail about the different range of designs. Some of the blue used in the imagery is simply divine.
4) Conversation Pieces – A tiger print + polka dots = happy hall
Hallways, although the first thing someone sees when they enter a home, generally don’t get the attention they deserve. In this post, Zoe at Conversation Pieces beautifully decorates her hallway using a colourful polka dot style and an impressive tiger print. Without adding much, Zoe has created an enviable hallway.
5) A Rowan Tree – Em Design Interiors
A nice image-based post that takes you back a few years. Described as ‘any teen’s dream room’, the colour patterns in this room also make it ideal for anyone who enjoys that retro look. A really vibrant post, which will leave you dying to find the tone of the pink paint.
Daniel Nelson is mydeco.com's Social Media Manager and the art editor for Heart Home magazine. Having worked in design for the past decade, he also started ateliertally.com as a discussion of timeless, modernist product design. You can follow him on Twitter @mydeco and @ateliertally. Read more posts by Daniel.