House BVI Design By Fran Morrell

A blog about Elegant Island Interior Design. Turning your house into a home

How to decorate in 2022

Feb 1, 2022

Benjamin Moore Paints have announced their colour of the year for 2022. Earlier House blogs explain how yearly trend colours are chosen. (Read here) Due to pandemic restrictions over recent years, travel became difficult, therefore virtual pin boards were used more than physical mood boards with online colour consults…

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New items arriving early February 2022

Jan 27, 2022

New finds arriving in store for February

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Colour Stories and how we interpret them in our interiors.

Feb 28, 2021

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…

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50 Shades of White

Nov 15, 2020

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…

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Why to use Orange.

Oct 4, 2020

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…

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Blue and Green – A colour story for September

Sep 13, 2020

“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…

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August Aquas

Aug 16, 2020

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…

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Beachy Beiges and Warm Whites.

Jul 4, 2020

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…

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Lush Greenery

Jun 1, 2020

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…

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