Archive for February, 2014

2014 Colour of the Year

By SIRC

Pantone Inc. is the authority on colour and every year they choose a colour of the year. Radiant Orchid is the 2014 colour of the year. According to Pantone, Radiant Orchid is an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, it inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.

This is a colour that works beautifully to perk up neutrals so it is relatively easy to incorporate to any room. We love the idea of painting a dining room ceiling!

Here are some ideas on how to incorporate Radiant Orchid into your home:

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How to Style: Bathroom

By SIRC

Bathrooms and washrooms are usually the smallest rooms in a home. Often times, we want to make them feel larger and more open so it is very typical to paint them white and keep the styling minimal. However, bathrooms that are designed and styled often make a strong impact because it is unexpected.

Here are some ideas on how to style a bathroom:

Niches

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Striped Walls

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Antiques

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2014 Design Trends

By SIRC

At the start of every year, the best of the best in the interior design world set the tone for what we can expect to be popular in the year to come. In 2014, a few classic trends have returned to the “what’s hot” list. This means that you likely already own pieces that are on trend and can simply reintegrate them into your decor while storing items that were previously stylish. Fashion and interior design trends are very cyclical, so it’s best to purchase smaller items and accent pieces to bring your home up-to-date so that you can store …read more

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How to Style: Art

By SIRC

Selecting and displaying art is an art in itself. It takes a lot of trial and error to find a piece that truly works for a home, but finding the perfect one to finish a room can be incredibly rewarding.

If you have fallen in love with a specific piece of artwork, your approach should be to uncover the best placement for it within your home and to then style that room to complement it. To find the perfect placement, try it in various rooms and on different walls. It may make the biggest statement somewhere least expected. If necessary, make …read more

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