Put the intrigue into interiors!

July 17, 2013

Getting In to my spinning now, new spin studio opened which is down the road from me, so a super hard spin class on Monday and maybe one today?, might be able to get 4 exercise sessions in this week. God it’s hard trying not to put weight on!  Been exercising regularly for over a year and still not at my ideal weight!! Too much food and wine springs to mind!! Ha ha

Anyway down to business! Designing interiors with intrigue. If u don’t add an element of surprise you end up with a snoring interior, aren’t we all bored of the beige tone interiors out there!!! To make it more interesting add a little intrigue! Now this could be simply by adding an unusual object! Or just doing something which throws it of course!! So if u already have a neutral scheme and don’t want to paint try adding a large scale graphic rug or a mixture of art which could be vintage posters, cheap as chips!! One of the coolest ways is a large scale lamp and even cooler try an Abigail Ahern dog lamp that will totally through the scheme off a little. Pics below show some great interiors, I know not everyone’s cup of tea but break it down and it starts with quite a classic look, use this style of furniture! Then start adding the objects and this creates the interest a bit like adding accessories to an outfit (if your a lady). Get the basics right then it’s up to you how far you want to push the boundaries, this look has no rules so push as much as you want, even if you add a few objects of intrigue it will change the overall look, budget depending of course!! A cheap way is to paint the walls, u can be brave and go a full on colour, harder to pull off or just go that bit darker and this will show off the objects to another dimension!!

ImagePics above are similar in regards to items but wall colours are totally different and shows you that having some interesting objects can work in both settings, the colour on the walls totally changes the look and is more individual to the person living there. I think both work well, strip out the interesting objects and the furniture is quite classic…. no!!

ImageLove this one, I know not everyones taste but I think the use of colour is great, and the zebra rug is what throws it of course as is has a traditional rug underneath!

ImageOne of my favourite American designers Kelly Wearstler is a maestro at adding intrigue to interiors, love her objects, especially the gold hands in the table setting!

ImageMy favourite British designer Abigail Ahern and her famous  dog lamps! Might get some of these in the shop!!

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And even if it’s a small item like this elephant book holder, it still does the job perfectly, much better with a dark background!!

Sorry guys lots of pictures today! Pics courtesy of lonny Mag and Abigail Ahern Pinterest!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

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