Thursday, 9 January 2014



After Christmas when all the decorations have been taken down things can look a little dull and a simple way to freshen the home is to change soft furnishings, add ornaments and new artworks. Two or three key pieces can be all it takes to completely change the look of a room. Here are a few of my favourites. 

INSPIRATION: Scandinavian Chic; Mid Century design classics; geometric patterns; clean contemporary and modern  

KEY ELEMENTS: Soft chalky pastels particularly dusty rose, turquoise and soft grey; origami; smokey coloured glass; typeface; copper; black; geometric; marble; wire; felt and blonde wood

Above image: a selection from the Bloomingville Spring Summer 2014 range
Above images: 1.print In Love with Typography1 - A7 by Playtype 2.grey and ash Tripod lamp by Habitat 3.Dot cushion Divina in Rose by Hay 4.grey felt Restore Basket by Muuto 5.Origami ceramic vase by Bloomingville
Above image: the gorgeous living room from the blogg Valkoinen Harmja in soft shades of white, grey black and dusty rose pink. Fabulous 'Tray' tables from Hay in the foreground (available in the UK from Nest interiors 
Above image: the gorgeous living room of Ale from Ale Besso Bloggrey knitted pouf (similar in Pigeon Pink from Habitat); Karlsson Flip Clock;  grey Dot cushion Divina from Hay 
Above images: 1.Knot print by Kristina Krogh 2.grey Dot cushion Divina from Hay 3.Heima 4 armed candlestick from Normann Copenhagen 4.Tablo coffee table large grey and ash from Normann Copenhagen 5.Claritas Art Piece in sand by Iittala
Above image: the impeccable styling and stunning home of Nina Holst - Stylizimo blog: Verner Panton Panthella floor lamp; Kubus 8 candle holder by Lassens in black; grey felt Restore Basket by Muuto
Above images: 1.walls painted in ombre shades of grey (from top to bottom): Perennial Grey 245, Dolphin 246, Knightsbridge 215 from the Little Greene Paint company: Eames House Bird ornament on shelves from Vitra 2.Small Talk print by One Must Dash 3.Naoko footstool in charcoal by Habitat 4.concrete and glass Leimu table lamp in copper by Magnus Pettersen from Iittala 5.Meno grey felt Home Bag from Iittala
Above images: fabulous entrance hall display shelving and storage from the lovely home of Elisabeth Heier: similar black shelf Ekby Jarpen/Valter in black from Ikea; white shoe cabinet (just seen in second picture)  Stall in white from Ikea; Yes, yes, yes print from Therese Sennerholt

Click the above images to go through to each post or board

For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. I create my mood boards/colour palettes with a computer programme called Photoshop by Adobe which is available for both Apple Mac and PC computers.

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 

With warmest wishes


Unknown said...

You are truly amazing and so inspiring! Love that you are giving back. I send you a HUGE hug on this Thanksgiving holiday and I am grateful for being your blogger friend! Little by little, I will be redecorating our house and I look to your blog for ideas. .House interior

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much for your lovely compliments Laura and a hug to you too! Do stay in touch and let me know how the decorating is going. Warmest wishes Glenda

Ivy Clad said...

I love the new blog look!

Everything here is so clean-lined and uncluttered. Just right for starting the new year.

Happy New Year, Glenda!


The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Happy New Year to you too Keri! I'm thrilled you like the changes.

Warmest wishes

Burlap Luxe said...

Happy New Year Glenda, and all it's Newness your way!

Beautiful, inspiring as it never fails us here with your beauty.


The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Happy New Year Dore! Thank you so much for your kind compliments!!!

Warmest wishes

Flor said...

Very beautiful! :)

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much Flor! I adore your blog, it's so inspiring and informative. Warmest wishes - Glenda

Hippiegonemad said...

obsessed with the colors and design love love love!


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