Posts by housebvi

Blue and Green – A colour story for September

“Blue and green should never be seen without a colour in-between”. This is an old fashioned saying and one with which I totally disagree. I think that these two cool colours that sit together in the colour wheel (an analogous colour scheme) work fabulously together and we frequently use these colours together in our design…

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August Aquas

This month I want to talk about the colour aqua, both used as a back drop and an accent. Aqua is described as refreshing and uplifting. It is considered a colour of creativity, light hearted but tranquil. It inspires, calms, balances both the mind and emotion and is said to promote inner peace and serenity.…

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Beachy Beiges and Warm Whites.

This months colour story for the shop and blog is the return of beige. I first wrote about this last year and as predicted, the trend continues to gain momentum both in hard finishes, soft furnishings and decorative accessories. We are now well into the first few years of what is likely to be a…

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Lush Greenery

This months colour story is all about green and how we can use it in our decorating and how to style it into schemes. Green symbolises growth, harmony and freshness. It has strong connections with safety, eco friendly, money and healing. All good reasons to incorporate this colour into our decorating world. There are so…

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Tropical Blues and Coastal hues….. the colour story for May.

This months colour story is about mixing tropical blues with soft coastal neutral tones. It’s about how to incorporate vibrant statement blues with the less noticeable calmer softer tones expected from a beach type palette. The images below are some examples of how so many different blues with a tropical feel can be used either…

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Boys rooms update

It takes time, but both the boys rooms are finally finished.  The wall art arrived and we finally decided on the lamps for Sams room.  Josh is back for the summer.  His comments  were that he “likes the bed cushions and the chest of drawers” !  Sam is yet to see the finished product but…

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And now for the Master Bedroom!l

Its over six and a half months now since hurricane Irma.  I would definitely say that there is different energy on the island.  Insurance payouts are beginning and more and more you can see scaffolding surrounding houses and repairs taking place.  It is a good feeling. After the boys bedrooms and finishing off the laundry…

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How to hang curtains

It may seem like a simple thing, but there are a few rules for hanging curtains correctly. As new window treatments are installed and curtains re hung, we thought it would be a good time to review how to place drapes to show them and the window behind off to its best advantage. DO… :Hang…

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Bedrooms: Tips for creating a harmonious space.

 We spend on average a third of our lives in bed so why not make the effort to create a welcoming comfortable space for ourselves.  There  are many new trends in decorating and layering beds, furniture and decorative accessories. Below are a couple of useful hints and tricks if you are re-decoratin. g or moving to…

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