Averyl Dufour Bedroom, October 31st , 2017. Brilliant blooms, hydrangeas are such beautiful flowers and have long been favourites of the print team at Cath Kidston,’ says Christine Hafsten, Design Director,Cath Kidston. ‘It’s exciting to launch this brand new print for the Spring/Summer season. The hydrangea print includes delicate, spring-like blossoms in pretty pastels and the larger bunches featured have been designed with plenty of space to breathe, so that they’ll contribute to a relaxed layout, perfect for a light, Spring look in the bedroom.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, October 31st , 2017. Soft touch, our En Fleur collection is printed on cotton sateen with 300 threads perinch,’ says Prune Allain des Beauvais, Head of Marketing, Yves Delorme UK. ‘The way in which the fabric is woven has an effect on its feel. A satin weave has more warp threads on the top surface, resulting in a silk-like touch and appealing lustre. The quality of the cotton and the way a sheet feels against the skin is what matters most for a good night’s sleep.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, October 31st , 2017. Explore the dark side, don’t shy away from using a dark wall colour in a bedroom; it can instantly make a space feel more intimate and cosy. Dark walls are also great for showing off a display of favourite objects – try a deep shade of blue as a backdrop to vintage lighting, antique prints and bric-a-brac.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, October 31st , 2017. Light it right, your bedroom needs to be perfectly functional too. Install more than one lighting circuit so that you can switch out the lights at the bedside without the need to cross the room. A dimmer will help create a serene evening ambience while dimmable downlighters work well when task lighting is needed. If space is limited, opt for a wall mounted lamp with an elegant shade like this one, freeing up space on the bedside table. Opt for a warm yellow quality of light, rather than a cool, blue light. ‘Make sure lighting helps to visually maximise the space too,’ advises Mary Barber-Fray of Mary Barber-Fray Interior Design. ‘For example, try lighting the narrower sides of the space to provide a sense of width, whether with wall lights or tiltable recessed spotlights. Choose lampshades that allow light to reflect upwards if you need to give some height to a low ceiling too.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, October 31st , 2017. Light it up. Swap table lamps for hanging pendants to free up valuable bedside space. Opt for fabric shades to minimize glare and choose a lively accent colour that ties in with your bedding. Make pattern a feature, break away from safe neutrals and upholster the bed in a bright, playful fabric that will make it the star attraction. For added impact, paint the wall behind in a bold co-ordinating shade.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, October 31st , 2017. An extendable round dining table is a space saver for quiet days but can accommodate several more hungry mouths when entertaining. Both Loaf and Laura Ashley have classical looking round tables that add enduring elegance to a dining room. Square tables with dropped leaves are suitable for smaller dining rooms and serve as good desks. If you have a larger space Loaf’s Homer dining table extends from 180cm to a roomy 240cm with its hidden extendable leaf.
Averyl Dufour Dining Room, October 31st , 2017. Lighting is a key element too, so make the most of natural light where you can, framing a window or French doors with floor length curtains, which can also add a warming feel in the colder months. A decorative chandelier or statement pendant lights directly above the table create a wonderful focal point, but add a selection of candles and lamps to create a relaxing ambience for evening entertaining.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, October 31st , 2017. Feminine florals, finding a bedlinen design that works in tandem with country furnishings is key to the design of a relaxing room. Distressed paint finishes, weatheredwood and limed floorboards can benefit from a change of pace. ‘This is a really striking floral that works well in a rustic setting,’ says Lucy Ackroyd, Bedlinen Design Manager, Christy. ‘The sharpness of the pink flowerscontrasts beautifully with the calming green tones and simplicity of the surroundings, creating a homely and inviting feel.
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, October 31st , 2017. Alpine lodge, après-ski anyone? Well, who wouldn’t if you had a place like this to come back to after a day on the slopes. Materials matter most here, with reclaimed wood, a concrete console and that fab faux-fur throw. When it gets too hot, just slide open those doors and chill. Princess in the tower, remodelling a loft space is commonplace, but this attic conversion takes the design to new heights. No plaster ceiling boards here – the living space stretches up to the eaves. And, to add an offbeat element to the contemporary interior, the Gothic-style screen is perfect for hiding behind before your prince turns up for his kiss. Mwahh!
Averyl Dufour Bedroom, October 31st , 2017. A functional bedside table, your nightstand should be a hard-working multitasker with space for everything you need to make the night go smoothly – think a good book, notepad and glass of water. And as many clocks as it takes to get you out of bed in the morning! Who wants to be jumping out of bed every five minutes because there isn’t space for everything you need?
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