How to be a master of the Renaissance trend

Fashion to Home Renaissance decorating trend Decorator's Notebook

Ever since I learned of the concept, I’ve been fascinated by trend forecasting. At first I was a little miffed that the design trends I loved to see emerging each season were set out well in advance and therefore more of a self-fulfilling prophecy than a mystical zeitgeist. Now though, I love the guessing game… 

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House Tour: New York apartment with natural elements

New York apartment in muted colours

I love bringing little touches of nature into my home… a dried seedhead here, a pheasant feather there… they help to soften up a minimal room and bring a tiny bit of the outdoors in. This small New York apartment belongs to prop stylist Rebecca Bartoshesky and I really admire her style. She has just… 

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Fresh new colour combination: sage and gorse

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How’s this for a lovely new colour combination? Softest sage with an unexpected splash of gorse yellow in the fireplace. {sorry, unknown} I’ve blogged loads in the past about my love of yellow and grey, but I feel like I’ve been getting a little sick of that combo recently and this seems a much more… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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Morning all – how’s your week been? I’ve been rushing around like a mad woman so the weekend is super welcome! Anyway, back to the task in hand – today’s Room Debate. If it helps, here are a couple more shots of the room to look at too. To join in, just leave a comment… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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Morning all! I’m sooo busy at the moment life has become rather blink and you’ll miss it… but at least it means our lovely Friday discussions come around quickly! So today’s spring-like bedroom ticks a lot of boxes if trends are all that matter: pastels, ombre, silk lampshades. But the real question is, does it… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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Morning all – welcome to The Room Debate! I have a rather vintage candidate for your delectation today – judging by the single bed I’m guessing this is a child’s room or maybe a guest room. I’ll leave that for you to decide… As always, it’s easy to get involved. Just have a good look… 

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Decorating dilemma: sheepskins on dining chairs

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{via Uncovet / Rickshaw Design / Simply Grove /  Line Klein} For the record, I’m generally against decorating with dead stuff. I abhor those cow hide rugs (the curling edges turn my stomach) and I can’t be doing with taxidermy since I saw a stuffed stoat with fleas. So there’s a strong possibility I’ve completely… 

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