The Essentials of Lighting and Colour

So you fell in love with that dramatic, velvety teal your friends had on an accent wall, but when you used a similarly dramatic shade in your own shabby chic furniture-inspired living room, the place felt like a cave. We’ve recently discussed the difference between ambient, task, and detail lighting, but the colour of your lighting is just as important as its purpose. Lighting can profoundly affect how colour is perceived, so if you’re in the process of selecting paint, don’t neglect to test its appearance with a variety of... Read More

Lighting Up Your Space

Lighting Up Your Space There are three basic types of lighting to choose from and this decision should not be taken…. lightly. The lighting in your room sets the mood and tone and may even determine the function of the space. Do you want the ambiance to be warm and comfortable? Or does it need to be bright and purposeful? A good lighting plan combines all three types of lighting to illuminate an area according to style and function. The first type of lighting is general lighting or otherwise known... Read More

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French Furniture Styles For This Summer!

French Furniture Styles For This Summer!   Choosing the right style of furniture for your home this summer can be a challenge for many people. Do you stick to what’s in fashion, opt for classic style, keep things contemporary or simply choose something that suits your personal tastes? It’s a good idea to keep on top of the trends for seasonal interior décor, as this can help to inspire you. With that in mind, here are four furniture styles that your home needs this summer! French furniture Shabby chic or... Read More

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French Bedroom Furniture: Fresh and Stylish for 2015

French Bedroom Furniture: Fresh and Stylish for 2015 What’s the best way to beat the January blues? Well, how about updating your house and creating the elegant and stylish bedroom you have always dreamed of. When the weathers cold outside, there’s no greater indulgence than relaxing in a beautiful and comfortable bedroom. A room that reflects your personality. A room that you can get ready in and enjoy. A room that will withstand design whims and fads. A room filled with high quality, stunning furniture. And a room that’s as... Read More


Chandeliers The word ‘chandelier’ is instantly synonymous with class, elegance and style. Ornate historic hanging lights that are as much about aesthetics as they are practicality. Originating in France, the word chandelier is derived from “chandelle” simply meaning candle holder, which prior to the 16th century was simply a wooden cross consisting of a small spike at the end containing candles as the only form of light. During the 16th century and onwards, chandeliers gradually become a status decoration, generally appearing in the more wealthier households. As time progressed in... Read More

Stay Bright

Fantastic lighting ideas for you! It’s safe to say that we will all miss those long hot sunny days, humid nights and the picturesque view of nature in it’s fullest glowing form. So as summer draws to an end, those dark nights and short days slowly creep upon us. It seems hard to think that before Thomas Edison’s invention of the first incandescent light we where all reliant on candle, gas and oil to bring light in our homes. From the incandescent light came the invention and patent of the... Read More

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Creating the perfect Lounge space…

The lounge is for entertaining and relaxation – and if you want yours to be perfect for both, you need to decorate with care… French Rouen Bookcase When it comes to versatile rooms in the home, the lounge is one of those at the top. The lounge can function as both a room for rest and respite after a hard day at work, and also as a room in which you entertain guests and enjoy a lively evening of talk, games and wine – which brings to mind two very different decoration styles.... Read More