Posts by housebvi

Colour Stories and how we interpret them in our interiors.

Pantone is the standardized colour matching system for identifying colours.  For over ten years, The Pantone Colour Institute has issued “The Colour of the Year” as a trendsetting concept for branding, marketing and the creative society as a whole. Hundreds of brands, then take on the task of designing products using the same colour which…

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50 Shades of White

What is White? If you research the meanings and explanations for white the lists and representations that are available are numerous. White is said to symbolize positivity. It is associated with purity, innocence, light, goodness, safety, brilliance, illumination, understanding, cleanliness, beginnings, spirituality, possibility, humility, sincerity, and protection! The list is long. I personally feel that…

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Why to use Orange.

This months homage to colour celebrates the vibrancy of orange. Its not an obviousl colour to decorate with but used carefully and stylishly, it is beautiful and bold, warming and welcoming. I find it sneaking into my schemes all the time and when you are in the shop, you will notice it too. The colour…

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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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