Archive for ‘PALETTES’

May 11, 2012

Styling Idea # 422 Baby Blue and Black


Another day, another palette!

Soft blues with striking bold black. Mix it with metallics, mix it with wood, mix it with soft rose petals, build it from white. Happy Friday dear readers xx

May 10, 2012

Styling Idea # 421 Black, White and Cream


Timeless design and brands have tapped into elegant simplicity. It should be goal for any design or concept. The mainstays will always be a neutral colour palette. Don’t forget that whilst black and white is chic black, white and cream will always be incredible!

March 22, 2012

FURNNISH Blog Today: Styling Idea # 393 Mauve and Metal


I am alway happy when I post on palettes. Having a great combo in mind is always the first step in styling. If the colours work the objects and shapes will just start to hold their own. Of course there are rules around balance and harmony but if you have the colours ready you can move and shift everything else.

Mauve and metal- has a nice ring to it and looks rustic, pretty and moody all at once.

Found via Pinterest- cannot find source- if you know please shout out!

Daily Dream Decor

Daily Dream Decor

February 23, 2012

Styling Idea # 374 B&W Architectural Highlights + Awards

INSPIRATION FOR THIS POST (make sure you read to the bottom today)

I am in love with the idea of Black and White being used to highlight natural architectural features. White is perfect but the splash of black takes these already stunning spaces to another level. When sophistication meets simplicity the result is irresistible. Do we agree? Think skirting, window frames, cornices, panels, doors…..

Source: via Sara on Pinterest


In other exciting news

There are so many amazing and beautiful blogs in blogger land. If you are a regular blogger you will know what I mean and I am  usually left gobsmacked after drooling over peoples amazing take on blogs. We post rain, hail or shine, hangover, computer troubles, delayed flights, memory blanks or migraines. So it is nice to share the love.

A shout out and thx to Kat at Dot Dot Dash (sexy name, sexy blog!) She has kindly nominated me in the Versatile Blogger Award – yay for awards. I get to share 7 things about me and 7 excellent blogs for you to visit.

Seven Random things about mwah:

  1. I was born in a small country town in Australia
  2. I ran with the Olympic Torch in Australia for the 2000 games (note- zero athletic ability is required for this honor)
  3. I used to design and sell ‘designer’ cooking aprons (but I’m a terrible cook!)
  4. I can sign the alphabet in sign language (takes a long time to make a sentence!)
  5. I practice Bikram Yoga
  6. I have lived in 4 capital cities of Australia
  7. I love love love love love all things interiors, lamps, cushions and ever-green!

Ok- fav part- who should you all read and love and become devout followers of? Here are & blogs I nominate for the award:

  1. Nicety Live Journal (not in English so I hope they understand the game)
  2. Lace and Tea 
  3. Sage Atelier 
  4. Sunday Collector 
  5. Fine Little Day
  6. Absolutely Beautiful Things
  7. Fabrik of LIfe

Want to play along?

Here’s the small print:

  1. In a post on your blog, nominate 7 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
  2. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
  3. In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
  4. In the same post, include this set of rules.
  5. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs
February 8, 2012

Styling Idea # 363 Walls and Bedhead Same Colour


Is anyone else getting over lots of colour? Maybe it is just me (just today…tomorrow I will post about rainbows) but I feel the need for streamlined palettes and muted tones.

Could you imagine painting the wall the same colour as your tufted bedhead? Sounds full on and OTT? However, I think it has a lot of merit.

What do you think?

January 25, 2012

Styling Idea # 354 Grey and Leather


Well, this has never happened. I am not usually sitting down to post a 5:30pm…..too bad my Mac didn’t want to wake up this morning! It is raining in Sydney (again) but I am too excited about Australia Day and my dinner tonight to care!

Dinner tonight…

Oscillate Wildly- 8 course degustation and wine matching! YUM

Tomorrow: Australia Day

Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown…Goyte, Black Keys, Matt Corby, Florence, James Blake, Architecture in Helsinki, Radiohead, Boy and Bear, Bon Iver, San Cisco, Foster the People, Lanie Lane…it’s all too hard.

I am loving The Rubens right now…..listen. On repeat.

Ok…for some yummy eye candy for the stylish people…Source Design Attractor I would look at working this in easily with a mixture of grey woolen cushions and leather cushions…scatter on neutral lounge or white bedding. So masculine and sexy!

December 27, 2011

Styling Idea # 334 Grey and Latte Palette


Wow, it seems I missed a milestone on this blog- my 1/3 point. 333 x 3 is going to see this almost finished. I also missed a couple of days in the food and alcohol frenzy that is Christmas- wow- what a few days.

I hope you had an amazing and joyful Christmas- we had some wonderful family surprises, some struggling family moments and three days all in all of Christmas cheer. It can be such an overwhelming and underwhelming experience and it is hard to not get caught up in the wrong parts. I think my goal for future Christmas’s will be to focus on what really matters and forget about the little things that don’t.

If you need to get some quiet time over the coming days escaping to a bedroom of soothing colours will do the trick- I love this grey and latte palette for a timeless cocooning space.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Aubrey Road

October 28, 2011

Styling Idea # 304 Grey Sorbet


I felt like I hadn’t done post on palettes for a while- one of my favourite topics to post on. Too many colour combos out there to swoon over not to share. I have called this Grey Sorbet….what do you say??

Design Attractor

Aubrey Road

Have a wonderful weekend all!!

September 29, 2011

Styling Idea # 285 Palettes- Khaki and White


I’m so rushed this week- very sorry readers!

In the meantime I wanted to share this wonderfully fresh palette of khaki, black and white!! Especially in khaki velvet. Divine.

Desire to Inspire

September 13, 2011

Styling Idea # 273 Lime Green and Grey


I make no apologies that I love posting PALETTES so much (for more palettes you know you can search the FURNNISH blog under palettes in the tag section?)

It is just beautiful to see what others have achieved with colour and when you see a new combination it can inspire so many ideas for your current space. Whether you are looking to upgrade the full space or have a base colour that is just not rocking your world at the moment use these palettes to think about accent colours. You only need the marriage of 2 or 3 colours and the room starts appearing in your minds eye.

Here I love love love the power of the lime green against textural greys. Also the green hue is repeated in subtle ways in the artwork and the flowers. Sometimes it pays to be considered with colour- however it should never look like you tried.

As the French  might say …..salut my belle!

Anya Adores