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Jotun’s Most Beautiful Paint Ever

Jotun, the region’s leading paint manufacturer, has unveiled their most beautiful paint innovation ever. Jotun knows that beautiful colours make beautiful homes and their latest innovation, Fenomastic My Home, features three new themes with an array of colours that are sure to take interior style and decor to a whole new level.

The all-new Fenomastic My Home Rich Matt give walls a spruced up personality based on international trends. Rich Matt offers the best colour experience, providing the most accurate colours making strong colours look soft, deep colours look rich, underlining it as the perfect choice for creating beautiful homes and professional interior design projects. The rich matt finish is a trend that is on the rise in terms of popularity, especially in the design industry.

Three new themes with handpicked Colour Trends 2015 colours included in all-new Fenomastic MY HOME innovation

A Place of Essence

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Serenity is key in this range and each shade transports customers to new places. A Place of Essence features relaxing shades of grey that are inspired by the fashion world’s daring colour pairings. It sees a timid black mixed with luminous yellow hues. The colour scale varies offering designers and homeowners alike the chance to experiment and take risks.

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A Place of Harmony

A place of harmony

This range introduces a fresh and uplifting take on monochromatic greens. The set features a distinctive palette made with soft neutral shades of sky blue and crisp white, floating into more coloured nuances, and leading up to dark watercolour hues of blue and teal.

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A Place of Beauty

A place of beauty

For those seeking a warm and comforting space, A Place of Beauty is the perfect choice. It features blush and rose tones that are inviting and ensure homeowners feel cosy within the walls of their home. A Place of Beauty keeps the atmosphere elevated and captures the luxury and comfort customers seek to come home to.

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Jotun 2024 Senses

Jotun 2856 Warm Blush  jotun 2859 Whispering Red

For more information on Jotun’s Fenomastic My Home paint innovation please click here.

 

Useful Tips to Table Setting

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Having people over for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner?

Many books were written to establish the perfect rules of table setting. However, there are different cultures, habits, and each style of setting could have its own guideline. In all cases, always have fun with your table setting, remember we eat with our eyes! Which means the way the table is set can really add/take from an entire experience.

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Here’s some helpful tips to get the basics look right:

1. Silverware:  Place it adjacent to the Dinner plate with a knife tight on the right (blade inwards) and the main fork on the left. If you use salad or appetizer forks, they go on the outside of the main fork further left. The spoon goes on the right adjacent to the knife.

2. Glasses/Glassware: In all cases drink glasses are placed up above the knife and to the right of the dinner plate.

3. Place-mats: Are not required in a formal setting, however it could add a little fun to your table. If you plan on using place-mats, place them around an inch from the end of your table.

Other things to know:

  • Knife blades always face the plate
  • The napkin goes to the left of the fork, or on the plate
  • The bread and butter knife are optional

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Napkins:

Nothing wrong with opting for paper napkins, as nowadays Ikea has them in various colors and patterns. Others prefer cloth napkins as they are inexpensive as well as reusable. Napkins can be placed at the center of the dinner plate, or even to the left of the silverware.
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Check out cool paper napkins here!

4 Mistakes You’re Making When Hanging a Gallery Wall

How do you get the perfect Gallery wall? Here’s a few tips to get it right:

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1. Few Artwork sizes

Designer Scot Meacham Wood formerly of Ralph Lauren quotes: I usually vary the sizes of the artwork, especially on a large wall, but I like having two or three large, important pieces to help focus the eye – and they usually tend to hover towards the middle of the gallery space.”  So use different Artwork sizes, some larger ones to create a focal point.

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2. Not Having a Layout in mind

One of the most important things is how you lay out your gallery. You could either sketch it out, or even layout your art work on the floor to find your most desired arrangement. Another idea is to tape locations onto the wall, and then go ahead and nail each artwork over the paper. The final step would be to remove the tape and paper.

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3. The Color of your frames does matter:

Have you forgotten to select a color palette for your frames? This is important if you are going after a cohesive look, and more of a uniform frame appeal. However if you are looking for mixing and matching frame styles, decide on a neutral palette, and then mix up the style of the frames.

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4. Spacing matters

This is according to preference however consistent spacing between your frames always gives a better visual appeal.

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5 Steps to making your own Vertical Gardens

Ever heard of vertical Gardens? Nothing new, just that gardens can actually grow vertically.. with support lots of it that is. Famous french botanist Patrick Blanc, have been known for his famous portfolio of beautiful gardens.

He quotes : “Instead of there being nothing or maybe a scrawl of graffiti, a simple wall can become something poetic”

 

Vertical Garden. By Patrick Blanc in Madrid, Spain.

Vertical Garden. By Patrick Blanc in Madrid, Spain.

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Icon Hotel, Hong Kong

Icon Hotel, Hong Kong

Ion Hotel, Hong Kong

Ion Hotel, Hong Kong

Make Your Own

Patrick Blanc’s DIY guide to building your own vertical garden, up to 5 meters high:

Step 1: To begin with, you need a metal frame which you attach to your wall. The frame should be 4 cm thick.

Step 2: On top of the frame you need to rivet an expanded-PVC sheet which is 1 cm thick. It’s important that it is expanded so you can staple things without causing cracks.

Step 3: Staple a 3-mm layer of polyamide felt to the PVC sheet to support the roots of the plants. There is no need for any soil.

Step 4: For watering your plants—along the top of your wall, run a length of hose-pipe with holes every 10 cm and also install a small irrigation emitter. Water three times a day for two or three minutes in winter, and up to six times a day in summer.

Step 5: For more practical information and details about how to assemble striking combinations of plants, Mr. Blanc recommends Noémie Vialard’s book “Gardening Vertically: 24 Ideas for Creating Your Own Green Walls”.

Visit Patrick Blanc for more of his beautiful work!

 

Charming Chic Interiors!

Whether your going for Shabby chic or modern chic! Both could work..  transform your living rooms, dinning areas, and bedrooms into that vintage chic style. Large chandeliers, light colored walls, and rustic elements. Some prefer modern elements, however mixing and matching  is what we Like!

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Lela Rose Skirt we love!

Lela Rose Skirt we love!

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3 Interior Design Trends to Look Out For in 2014

1) Honey toned wood

Its been known for many years that dark woods and mahogany dominated the furniture industry, but  a new softer and less fussy trend is emerging. Honey toned wood, also considered light wood is quickly stealing the spotlight. Walnut, light cherry, and oak are so fresh, and can add so much to your living space. Check out these pictures below to inspire you to think in the tone of honey!

Honey toned

Honey toned

Sun- Kissed Wood

Sun- Kissed Wood

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light cherry wood

2) Rich fabrics

in 2014, look for softer, cleaner, and more sophisticated fabrics.  They give your space a classier look and an elegant appeal. Whether you are the typical minimalist or favour the more classic look, it works for all spaces.

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3) Good-bye matchy matchy

A recent trend of 2014 is to simply say good bye to overly matched rooms. We love patterns, colors, and textures so lets use them all. However some like to use this trend in a modernised approach, here is how:

Love this idea!

Love this idea!

still a bit monochromatic, yet its a mixture of different objects and fixtures

Still a bit monochromatic, yet its a mixture of different objects and fixtures

Too Loud for my liking!

Too loud for my liking!

The Jet-Away!

Back from a long a break full of festivities and a 2 week honeymoon! Here’s a few inspirations! Hope you enjoy them! Town, Safari, and a lots of Beach!

 

Lovely view of Bo kaap - cape town, Table mountain in the background

Lovely view of Bo kaap – cape town, Table mountain in the background

Beautiful Green mosque at Bo Kaap- Cape town

Beautiful Green mosque at Bo Kaap- Cape town

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Bo Kaap- Cape Town

Dulini Lodge pool

Dulini Lodge pool

Main Living room- Dulini Lodge- South Africa

Main Living room- Dulini Lodge- South Africa

Lunch in the garden

Lunch in the garden

Bathroom!

Bathroom!

Game Drive

Game Drive

Dulini Bush Dinner setting

Dulini Bush Dinner setting

Mauritius Island

Mauritius Island

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Mauritius- villas stylia

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Mauritius- Stylia villas

Perfectly imperfect

Fell in love with Sara and Julius’ 18th century flat in sweden. Everything about it is beautiful, a simple feeling that defines this space.. perfectly imperfect.. limited to a few hues  and matching modern and vintage elements in the space.

Daylight is a strong factor in this apartment, makes it more appealing, and gives so much positive energy.

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We like Moroccan accents!

Have you ever looked at different accents such as mirrors.. Lanterns? Accessories ? Here’s a tip! Moroccan accents are so beautiful and adds a touch of culture into any home! It simply creates texture and lots of colors. Here’s my gallery of inspiration:

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The new-chic!

  Mix it up, but stick to classy.

Whether your into contemporary elements or classic, there is a way to mix them up. Here are a few inspiration pictures to see how it could be done!

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T- bar pumps Valentino

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