Tangerine Tango

I am a big Pantone fan so when they announced the 2012 color of the year, Tangerine Tango, last week, I already started thinking of new ways to infuse the hue into my decorating. A tangerine lip or a bright dress are my first thoughts when it comes to the citrusy shade, but I’d also like to incorporate it in a way that can last a bit longer. Adding a pop of tangerine in the living room, office, even on the walls seems like the perfect way to acknowledge the trend without going overboard. Mixed with cream, white, silver, even similar shades like coral and fuchsia, tangerine can look fun and sophisticated.

Interiors: Bold Brights

Howling gale-force winds are whipping around the house and the rain is battering against the windows.

It’s pretty wild outside – again – this being the third storm we’ve had in recent weeks. While it may be grey and grim out there, I’ve spent the last ten minutes flicking through the new Home look book from John Lewis with its promise of spring days ahead.

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Big dreams + Bright colours

Something I’ve started to do recently, is carry a ‘Little book of Big Dreams’. I truly believe that you can accomplish anything you set your heart and mind to, and this is a wonderful way to keep track of growth, progress or sometimes even a change in direction. If you’ve never tried it you really should, the results can be simply miraculous. I keep a Little book of Little Dreams too,  trying to capture those fleeting moments of inspiration and pay attention to those little details or changes that can sometimes make all the difference.

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