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A touch of neon…

This Post is dedicated to the neon interior design trend. The most sucessful inspiration images I have uncovered use the trend sparingly, using small accessories or artwork to add an injection of colour into an otherwise neutral scheme. Of course there are exceptions, for example the  eccentric home of Australian artist Damien Downey — reflective of his artwork, his interior design scheme pairs bold neons with softer pastels to great effect.

 

Here are a selection of inspiration images, some favourite neon products & “mood boards” to illustrate ways of creating the look @ home.

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A collage of the artist Damien Downeys home along with an example of his artwork.

(Images from Home Life , collage by Tatty Lace)

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Taxidermy Fox carrying pheasant


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Antique Scouting: Tetbury, England

Today has been a lovely day spent antique hunting with my parents. My first time to the idyllic Gloucestershire town of Tetbury was certainly no disappointment, with a fab stock of antique shops, most of which had migrated from the beautiful georgian town of Bath, as the shop rental prices rocketed. Purchases today included three beautiful oversized glass jars filled with a wonderful selection of shells, a set of french blue glass tumblers & and a a small impressionist painting.

For Lunch we stopped at The Chefs Table, a beautiful bistro specialising in simple, rustic French dishes. We then drove home to Oxfordshire through the snow, just in time for my dad to watch the England V France rugby match.. and to do some online fantasy house hunting in the Tetbury area!

I would recommend a day trip to tetbury to everyone, particularly Antiques enthusiasts.. My fav antiques shop of the day were Brownrigg interiors & Brown and White & Lorfords (Photos below).

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Interior Design Trend : Leopard Accents

One Interior Design trend I simply can’t get enough of is leopard print. There are certain conditions or rules though…

1. Less is more – Leopard overload is a one way ticket from tasteful to tacky.

2. Subtle tone – a garish print or the wrong shade is a NO. My favourites tend to be muted and skewed towards brown and neutral tones (not orange and certainly not any brightly coloured variations)

3. Furry? – If your going for the faux fur look it has to be high quality, cheap faux fur is just wrong

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Interior design trend: Crazy About Copper…

My latest Fixation has got to be copper home accessories. I Also have a new found cause of sorrow- my bedroom ceiling is too low for one of Tom Dixon’s beautiful spherical copper light fixtures.

Here are some of my favourite pinterest pics, along with a selection of copper products I wish I could afford.

Bonne Chance!

Tatty Lace

Copper Light & Horns

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Copper home Accessories
 1. Chair, Anthropologie £178 2. Frama Kit Cable and Lamp Socket, Madeindesign £32 3. Innermost Octo Pendant, Madeindesign £1701 4.Copper Tray, Ferm Living £37.70 5.CopperPaperclips .. google it! 6.Pan set, Anthropologie £698 7. Hex Cooper Champagne Bucket, Selfridges £175 8. Copper Sink, The French House  9. Deer Coat Hook, DutchbyDesign £25

 


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My Home design picks from november, clockwise from the top 1. Reindeer skin, Ham interiors 2. Faux box leaf topiary pyramid, OKA 3.Victorian wooden faux bamboo painted coat hooks, 4. Vintage framed strand poster, 5. Victorian taxidermy game hen in glazed wooden case, all available at The Vintage Wall 6. Glitzy Gold Garden Stool, Furbish 7.Aesthetic movement faux earthenware pot, The Vintage Wall 8. You Rock My Boat Cushion, Graham & Green.

Apologies for the delay in posting, I’ve been busy celebrating my 22nd birthday & writing assignments for my final year at Cardiff Business school in Wales. Todays post has been inspired by the dire aesthetic surroundings I find myself in and is thanks to another days dreaming about moving to my own home and escaping the ghastly student lifestyle I have become accustomed to.

All the Best, TATTY LACE