A Transporting and Transformative Canvas, ” Colours this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves” . said Leatrice Eiseman executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute. “With our culture still surrounded by so much uncertainty, we are continuing to yearn for those softer shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation.”
Influenced by the world of art, new global doors opening and the desire to disconnect from technology and unwind, designers this season have gravitated toward a palette that is first and foremost calming. Paying homage to the beauty of natural resources, colours emerging in the Spring collections serve as vehicles that transport wearers to more tranquil, mindful environs which encourage relaxation first, followed by curiosity and exploration.
Designers were also inspired by the contrast of urban design and lush vegetation, leading to unexpected colour combinations and…
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A streamlined canopy of Jim Thompson silk accentuates the lofty proportions of a guest room.
Headboard and side tables, Jan Showers Collection. Walls, Benjamin Moore Regal Select in Inukshuk.
A guest room’s array of patterns is unified by a cohesive palette.
Bedcovering and wallpaper, Pierre Frey. Antique bench in Scalamandré velvet. Antique French armchair in Clarence House fabric. Lamps, Robert Kime. Carpet, Stark. Art (left), Jim Dine.
Charles Stewart chair in Brunschwig & Fils toile. Antique saddle as stool. Rusticks four-posters. Léron linens. Bed skirts and draperies in Jane Shelton stripe. Holland & Company lamp. Rug from Stark.
Colorful Turkish textiles brighten a guest bedroom. Bed curtain and pillow, C&C Milano fabrics. Bed linens, Ann Gish. Hanging light fixture, Flos. Antique Turkish rug, Timothy Paul Carpets + Textiles
In the art studio and guest house of designer Juan Montoya’s weekend house, a custom metal canopy bed is surrounded by objects of inspiration. Linens, Casa del Bianco. Armchairs, James Mont.
Not everyone can bring in an architect when they’re remodelling their home, so Livingetc asked Mike Stiff, of leading UK architects Stiff + Trevillion, to give us five, easy-to-follow tips as to how to give a property a thoroughly modern edge.
1. Create a clear line of sight
‘We tend to use concealed storage in the more classically minimal projects,’ says Mike. ‘The “industrial chic” look works well with open shelves and suspended features, while in more rural projects, we might use materials such as timber and wicker. Storage needs to sit well in the background rather than draw attention to itself. Space is at a premium more than ever, so looking at the Japanese style of living is a good starting point. Read Marie Kondo‘s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.’
4. Your choice of materials matters
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