Summer Colors by Zara Homes

Here comes the sun !  Great color combinations by Zara Homes.

Browse the complete Lookbook page to see more lovely trends.


Home decoration colour predictions 2014

Interview by Editor At Large host Kelly Edwards at the Spring 2013 High Point Market.


Graphic Geometric Black and White ?

When we speak of 'graphic' or 'geometric' in interior design we automatically assume these designs to be black and white.
However when talking to people (= the buyers of your products) many find this combination too 'dominant' and even 'unlivable'.
Follow these simple tips to get the right look:

- Using a supporting colour increases the human comfort zone. For example the pink on picture 1 and the extra gold from picture 2.

- Balance the size of the pattern against the object or room size it will be used for. See pictures 2+3 and 4+7 for examples: the same pattern, different scale!

- Find the correct balance between the pattern colors themselves and the thickness of the lines. For example the helmet from picture 5 and the ceramics from picture 7.

- Divide the space that needs decorating in percentages. For example 50% plain colour, 30% accent colour and 20% patterned surface. As seen on picture 6: patterned carpets and cushions, grey-brown-charcoal accents from the painting and the sofa, all set against a plain coloured wall and ceiling.

1  ::  House to Home

2  ::  Homes and Gardens

3  ::  Ferm Living Danmark

4  ::  House to Home

5  :: Les Ateliers Ruby - Jemmapes

6 :: Living Etc. -  photo by Paul Raeside

sema france
7  ::  Sema France

8  ::  House To Home


FERM Living - design from Denmark

Simple, elegant, functional, ... that's Ferm Living. They have an adorable Kids Collection with a mid-century feel about it. Lovely colours and quality materials.
They've just published a new catalogue. Enjoy browsing!


Blue and White comes in many shades

A neverending story, the combination of blue and white. And it's so much more than 'beach style' !

marimekko, woven ground, john lewis, benchmark

borastapeter at cole & son
my living space
valentino autumn 2013

country homes & interiors - house to home.co.uk

vintage fabric samples

bodie & fou

brunschwig & fils

country homes & interiors - house to home.co.uk


Surface pattern design applications : chintz

We all know the white paper oriental inspired lampshades. But how about these ones? Made from chintz fabric with floral or paisley decor from SEMA design.

More info on chintz patterns can be found on our Dictionary page. To download chintz patterns, visit the e-repeats.com pattern database!