18 January 2016

Cherished Gold Interiors

Hello hello Blue Monday! Apparently today is the most depressing day of the year, because of the bad weather, everybody desperately awaiting payday after Christmas, our lack of motivation and us already failing (albeit not admitting to) our new resolutions. Although I can definitely say I've experienced these bad feelings over the last couple of days, I say we ditch the blue Monday rubbish! Why does it have to be a blue Monday just because others tell us it is? We're in control of our experiences and emotions - so I'm spending mine getting inspired by the Dulux Colour of the Year - Cherished Gold. Now gold is something that isn't quite for me, but I do appreciate a little metallic accent - especially when paired with greys, whites (and my new favourite colour of the year) Pantone's Rose Quartz. If, like me, you enjoy a fleck of gold, take a look at my favourite pieces...
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* All images found via Pinterest
I think that gold, or any metallics for that matter, are really easy to style and introduce into any space - they tend to fit nicely in any interior and sit comfortably in all styles. For example, if you're going for a girly and on-trend space, mix with white and accents of pink, or for a more rustic/traditional look style with a mixture of blue hues, from mint to navy. How would you, or do you, style gold? I love how gold accents look in a monochrome or very simple room! murrayandolive
1. Hexagonal Gold Magnetic Blackboard, from Holly's House | 2. Crosley X UO Record Player, from Urban Outfitters | 3. Regency Side Table, from Urban Outfitters | 4. Brass 'Hello', from West Elm | 5. Gold Metal Lounge Chair, from Holly's House | 6. Bristol Table Lamp, from Heal's | 7. White Marble and Brass Shelf, from Holly's House | 8. Kolam Braided Round Rug, from Urban Outfitters

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12 January 2016

Dreamy Rose Quartz Interiors


2016 is the year for retro pastels, mixtures of rich metals and stone textures, and dreamy interiors worthy of a Wes Anderson film, and I'm very happy about it - all thanks to Pantone's Colour of the Year, Rose Quartz. If you told me a year ago that in 2016 I would be daydreaming about pastel pink walls and a velvet pink sofa I would have definitely laughed. Now it's quickly becoming my favourite trend for the year and I'm really excited to see it being celebrated across furniture, interiors, fashion and stationery (hello pink everything!). If you're looking for some Rose Quartz inspo, you've come to the right place...murrayandolive murrayandolive murrayandolive
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I don't think I'm quite ready to jump straight into clashing pastel walls, even if I've always wanted to live on a Wes Anderson set, but I wouldn't think twice about filling my room with pink accessories and stationery. Below are some of my favourite pink and copper pieces at the moment - what do you think about the trend? Thoughts on a postcard!
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1. Ambit pendant lamp by TAF Architects for Muuto | 2. Pale pink Kelim rug from Holly's House | 3. Aurora round chair from Mia Fleur | 4. Dusky pink jungle leaf cushion from Holly's House | 5. City Toile wrapping paper from Holly's House | 6. Patina antiqued copper tea lights from Mink Interiors

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7 January 2016

H&M Home Spring 2016 Collection

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The start of a new year not only brings long lists of goals and resolutions but welcomes exciting new collections. And H&M Home is one that I'm sure you've been looking forward to just as much as I have. Making a name for themselves as every flat-lay lovers dream, H&M Home's new spring collection looks just as promising and swoon-worthy as we all hoped. Last year's highly covetable trends have been given a little update, with the title of 'must-have metal' now sitting comfortably with brass instead of copper, and uber-tropical patterns now taking a more natural stance with ferns and muted greens. 
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H&M Home's spring collection is all about the urban jungle; house plants sit pride of place in every room, whether they're featured on bedding, cushions, plates or just sitting pretty in a rustic wooden pot. As I expected, I really love the collection, especially the mix of warm golds and feminine pinks with the cooler hues of green. It all just makes me wish I was living in a cool warehouse apartment in LA - anyone else?murrayandolive
The collection houses a wide range of colours and tropical inspired patterns, from dominating leaves to simple geometric repeats. I love how lots of different types of materials are celebrated, with metals, rustic woods, wool and even jute. Below are just a few of my favourites pieces - what do you think of the collection?murrayandolive
*All images via H&M
H&M Home's Spring 2016 collection is now available online and in stores. Anyone fancy popping to one with me? 
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