25 September 2008

All Things... Colourful?


When i picture in my mind a shabby chic home, it's automatic i think of 'antique white' & 'powder blue', with the occasional 'french grey'.  And what lovely colour combinations as well.  They give your living space a calm and light atmosphere.  
But with the dark winter nights coming and the lack of sunshine through-out the day, i think it's an exciting oppourtunity to inject some colour into our home.


I love how old fashioned this is, but how much of an impact it gives. Our bathroom right now is so plain and boring, with it's all white suite and white and blue tiled walls. It's clinical and lacks warmth.



The bright colours on this chandelier gives off enough colour to bring a focal point in your living space. Matched with coloured cushions and white walls, you instantlly injected colour into your shabby chic home.



Using these bright damask quilts and cushions, you can give your bedrooms a burst of colour


Perfect finishing touches for any room.


Next time you find amazing furniture at a junk shop or carboot just waiting to be painted a delicate white, opt for bright pink instead to create a stunning feature in your home.



Absolutely adorable kitchen/dining areas... It really kicks off the vintage vibe!


Colourful damask feature walls are really popular at the moment. It's a quick an cost effective way to give your rooms personality and lot's of colour!!




All these colours, patterns and texture gives you a sense of luxury... Just like a hotel suite... There are plenty of places to get fabrics like this at real low prices... Dunelm is perfect for bargain interiors like these above.


Ridiculously shabby... But oh so chic!! I've seen several sofas like this recently in magazines and online and just can't get enough of them. They are so bright and loud, but would fit perfectly into any shabby chic scheme.





And finally, these 3 living rooms are just perfect inspiration to achieve a colourful shabby chic home. Intense with colour, but still tranquil and calm like the traditional whites and blues.

6 comments:

MelMel said...

Fantastic.....love the kitchen with the pink aga and the dining room scene...i have the teacup cushion.....i love it!
I really like all the hot pinks, and other strong colours.....just my kind of thing!
xxxx

MelMel said...

Oh poor you...its just a horrid thing to have done....i havn't eaten all day...feel dreadful...but my mouth is kiliing me.....just been sipping cup a soups...not very keen on them...
So glad its friday tomorrow...
Wanted to ask...i thought i read on here that you were going to do a teaching assistant course?
I'm interested in doing that...i'm a NVQ level 3...NNEB....how will i get info on that?
Nursery jobs are not offering me what i need...and i would like more time off..ie school hols...
Any help would be great!
xxxx

The Vintage Kitten said...

You are too stylish for words, you have a great eye for detail. You should definately do interior design as a paid job. The next Linda Barker methinks!

Kitschen Pink said...

Love that chandelier and thinking of attacking the Aga with a can of pink spray paint! HA! as if hubby would ever cook me breakfast if I did that!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. (About halfway between you and Norwich) t.x

Rebecca said...

Hey! I know this is an older post, but do you know where the damask quilts (that are stacked in different pastel colors) are sold at? A local shop here had them last year and I regret not buying one while they had them and have been trying to find them since. :)

Rebecca said...

Hey! I know this is an older post, but do you know where the damask quilts (that are stacked in different pastel colors) are sold at? A local shop here had them last year and I regret not buying one while they had them and have been trying to find them since. :)