Our Kings Road showroom has a regularly changing display of furniture, including white furniture, plus modern art. The art is beautifully curated by our friends at Tag Fine Arts and one current piece sums up winter. It’s called ‘Balloon’ by Dede Johnston and is over a meter wide, one of five signed editions. The image is from a series entitled ‘The New Wilderness’, a C-type print of a scene from Courcheval, France. It captures the perfect stillness of snow and is wonderfully ethereal. Look carefully. A tiny hot air balloon floats above the clouds, highlighting the scale and beauty of our natural world.
We’re tickled pink (ahem) that the main Pantone Colour of 2016 is… Rose Quartz. So, basically pink… but there are so many variations on this shade that it’s easy to get it seriously wrong in an interior.
Rose Quartz, according to the experts over at colour specialists Pantone, is “a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower, Rose Quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months”. So, there you have it. Hard to imagine the spring/summer months with our rotten weather at the moment but hopefully they’re just round the corner. Continue reading “2016 colours: Rose Quartz and Cherished Gold”
It’s nearly time for that annual ritual in the UK, and some countries around the world, of ‘changing the clocks’. We confess to vaguely knowing which months this happens in, followed by then trying to remember which way the clocks should go. ‘Spring Forward‘ and ‘Fall Back’ is the old adage so it shouldn’t be too hard to remember. We also confess to feeling a little euphoric when it’s the ‘Fall Back’ one … as it means an extra hour in bed (unless you have babies/young children/animals… in which case the whole thing is meaningless anyway!).
So, from this weekend it’s going to be a little darker in the morning folks and a little lighter for longer in the evenings .. is that right? Anyway and either way… stylish lighting, of which we have many pieces, is the way to cope with it.