Stiffkey Blue

Stiffkey Blue is one of the paintcolors by Farrow & Ball, the sophisticated British paint brand famous for its eco-friendly water-based paints and artisanal hand-printed wallpapers. I have chosen it to be the Color of the Month for February 2016. Stiffkey Blue (created in 2014) is named after the north Norfolk beach where the mud, along with the cockles, is this particular blue hue. It is a moody blue which works in both classic and contemporary interiors. This beautiful color has hints of green and lots of grey which tones down the depth of this deep color. It works well with coral red, soft mustardy yellows and bronze or copper metals.

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Design Icon Hans Wegner

Design Icon Hans Wegner is of course not to be missed in my Design Icons series. He was the driving force behind the “Danish Modern” movement and helped change the general public view of furniture during the 1950’s and 60’s. During his  lifetime he designed more than 500 chairs, which earned him the title “Master of the Chair”. A few of his most well-known designs are, amongst others,  the Wishbone Chair, the Bear Chair and the Ox Chair.

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Wood decor works for most interior styles. And with wood decor I mean the little things, such as cutting boards, serving trays, pretty toys, ethnic bowls and so on. The earthy characteristic of wood adds warmth and texture to an interior, and each piece is unique. Who wouldn’t like those supersized wooden cuttingboards with loads of French cheeses, nuts and grapes?

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Classy Candleholders

Classy candleholders come in all sorts of forms. Personally, I like the minimal ones, done in precious materials such as marble, bronze and other precious metals. Even without sporting a candle they are objets d’art on their own. On the other hand, I like the brass antique ones as well, especially a whole bunch together set on an old farmer’s table. Which style of classy candleholders do you like best?

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Mid Century sideboards are one of my things these days. Those high-quality sleek, minimal cupboards made of precious woods like walnut, rosewood or teak are not only aesthetic to the eye, but so handy and practical as well. Great for creating a vignette of your current favourite things, practical for storing your mess out of sight.

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Brass Decor

Bbrass decor is the logical follow-up on yesterday’s post about the Color of the Month: Aubergine. As I already mentioned there, the combination brass or gold and aubergine is just great. The color and the material both have a “royal” vibe, adding instant class to your Autumn interior.

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Aubergine Interiors

Aaubergine interiors feel just right for this time of year. Summer is definitely over and we find ourselves in the middle of the Indian Summer (did you know this name comes from the fact that in the olden days this was the time when the native Indians reaped in their harvest?).

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Lee Broom

Lee Broom is one designer that cannot be omitted from my Designer Star list (although still short, but soon to be expanded). He is one of the UK’s leading product and interior-designers. Cool and glamorous, his designs are considered to be to furniture what Marc Jacobs or Tom Ford are to fashion. In fact, Broom has a background in fashion, with a degree in fashion design from Central St Martin college in London.

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monochrome interiors

Mmonochrome interiors are a trend that has been going strong for a while now. As a 3D Artist I am using this style more and more for interior visualisations. Monochrome, or black and white, is so easy on the eye and a great base to add some splashes of color here and there. In the real world this applies too.

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Tthe Panton Chair, also known as the S-chair, has been around since the 1960’s. It is a creation of the Danish multi-talent Vernon Panton. Panton is considered to be one of Denmark’s influential 20th Century furniture and interior designers. He worked mostly with plastics in bright and exotic colors.

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