How to decorate in 2022

February 1, 2022 / Comments Off on How to decorate in 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) https://housebvi.com/colour-stories-and-how-we-interpret-them-in-our-interiors/ 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 between decision makers. The colour…

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August Aquas

August 16, 2020 / Comments Off on 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.

July 4, 2020 / Comments Off on 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

June 1, 2020 / Comments Off on 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.

May 3, 2020 / Comments Off on 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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Bedrooms: Tips for creating a harmonious space.

March 9, 2018 / Comments Off on 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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Kitchen Trends: Black is this years grey.

February 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Kitchen Trends: Black is this years grey.

How to incorporate the black kitchen trend and make it work with a classic white scheme.

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New Bedroom for a New Year

January 4, 2018 /

After Irma, I am in the process of updating each room of the house. It’s therapeutic and practical after the damage sustained, Septe

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Sam's Bedroom Update

November 19, 2017 /

After a frantic couple of weeks and pulling out the stops from both painters and the wonderful Dorca who had to pull together Roman blinds without all the necessary tools, the room was ready for Sams return! We managed to get the blinds on the wall and am really pleased with the way the cupboards…

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Renovation post Irma – Sams Bedroom

October 26, 2017 /

Post Hurricane renovation at our house is starting with a downstairs bedroom for Sam who is returning home for a couple of months before starting Boston University in January. We moved into the new house over 5 years ago and the room was painted in a soft turquoise blue with matching blue curtains over the…

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