Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Reader dilemma: study makeover

Am thinking these colours would work well in a study

A reader, Nicky, asked for some help coming up with a colour scheme for her study makeover. She has one feature wall in Dulux suede effect latte and was wondering what colours would look best with it? The furniture will be all white but she's wondering what other colour to add to make it pop. I automatically thought of this room from an old issue of Real Living - it's one of my faves. I think hits of turquoises and blues will really stand out against a neutral background.

Nicky's feature wall is the Latte - some lighter beige pieces would work well with turquoise, white and mustards.

Love these pinboards. You can buy this here or make yourself with some corkboard and a cross-stitch hoop. Pic from Little Pretty Studio

She could go a turquoise fabric pinboard (like above), aqua vases to hold pens and leave on display, maybe a fabric-covered lampshade in blues, oranges and mustards with light wood or white base and go for light-brown storage items like those found at Kikki-K and Ikea (mag holders, boxes etc) with a few boxes covered in pretty coloured paper or fabric to break up the beige. Anyone got any other ideas for her?

In other news, I HAVE CARPET! It got put in this morning and as soon as I can lift my aching body out of my chair, vacuum the rooms and take a picture, I'll show you what it looks like. Can't tell you how glad I am I'm neither a painter nor removalist. Have spent the past four days doing both jobs - not so much fun!


Danielle Melnyczenko said...

loving the colours :)
Thank goodness for carpet... I noticed you slipped off the radar there for awhile. can't wait to see the pics of all your hard work and effort.

Chantal Butcher said...

Hi i dont how much help this is but here goes

Blue thru to teal or hot pink thru to dusky pink as accents.

Look the fabric below for colour inspiration
All the rhapsody fabrics in the bohemia collection from warwick are fabulous
As are the Filippo fabrics in the filippo collection
And the entire range in the lavish collection

Also orange produces an invigorating effect and stimulates mental activity. But also stimulates appetite.

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