A can of paint

Time for a late night post! A bit like a Nightcall by Kavinsky! At night we are truly and totally ourselves. Late night activity/creativity, whatever that is, shows the way we feel, it’s genuine and super emotional! But this is how we feel and should feel about interiors, EMOTIONAL, and personal, so here we go.

Colours. They transform interiors, they change everything, and they do it in an easy and rather cheap way.  So if you’re looking for a change of vibe of your room, change the colour and you won’t believe what effect it will have. Colours give our interiors depth and intimacy like nothing else. But only if you go for right hues. So forget about white walls. I’m sorry, but I don’t get the Scandic style in its purest form. I think it makes interiors flat and we want them to be Tantalising, we want them to draw us in, we want to go down the rabbit hole when we come back home after a long day, plonk down on a sofa with a glass of wine, wrapped by the squishiness of the living-room, while listening to … in my case Chopin.

Sooo, if you want to avoid one-dimensional spaces, play with colours, shades and hues. No rules here, except of one, which I will mention in one sec. Look around you for inspiration. What sort of colours will you find in your wardrobe or on your bedside? This is where your personal style lies. Gather a palette of your personal colours and then mix them. Try to mix neutral colours, such as beige, greish or even white with something strong and dazzling, like electric blue or intense pink. You will be literally bedazzled by the effect.

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Calm apple & rich raspberry

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Beige mixed with mature yellow & turquoise blue

Another advice is to go for unconventional, yet almost magical, in my humble opinion, hues, like the ones below from Abigail Ahern’s paint range. Simply COOL. They bring unbelievable luxury to every pad.

Ohh, I almost forgot about the one and only rule when it comes to mixing colours. That is limit yourself to a few, for example 4. If you overdose, you will lose the effect, if you’re too restrained, it will be flat.

Good night all the interior lovers! Sweet dreams.

camY

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dispel and ditch Scandic

Quite brave as for the very first post, but here I am, challenging the unquestionable, the most popular and glorifed by everyone and everywhere interior style – Scandinavian style. At this moment, probably even my dearest friends will decide to unfriend me, as they are also under the spell.

Scandic is commonly described as minimalist and functional. I would say simple bright formal and … cold. Fine for an office, less for a living space.

After all what is it about these white soulless walls, white gloss kitchen, white rugs on the floor, white chairs and tables etc.? Add a bit of wood and there you go with a bright clean sterile perfect Scandic interior. BUT do you really want to live in a spotless cold and uptight, as I believe it is, space? Would you call it your home, so a WARM inviting cosy and chilled-out place where you are supposed to get your little escape from the outside hassle?

I don’t even mention the fact that we are all creative individuals and creativity lies where our imagination can go wild instead of following everyone else. I’m not sure where room for imagination in a Scandic room is…

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Look at these two. I have little problem choosing my home;).

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Speak later,

camY