A Blank Canvas

Trends come and go, #wallpaper,#paintitdark, #taupe – you might not remember that one – it has definitely come and gone. At one point, taupe was so in, interiors were awash with the stuff, it was literally everywhere. Whole books were published on the subject!

But one trend steadfastly remains and you cannot really get tired of it, because it is so pretty and it suits so many styles of home – period, modern and everything in between and that is painting the place white.

Literally, walls, floors and ceilings and adding pops of colour with artwork and fabric.  It does create the illusion of space.

I know I am biased but I honestly believe you will not get a more beautiful pop of colour than from the Scottish textile designer Fi Douglas.

Fabrics and accessories from her company Bluebellgray are just one of many really special design pieces available from home ware supplier Hurn & Hurn.

Pieces that will lift your home from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

I like this – brass confetti from Hurn & Hurn…

The point I am trying to make is that creating an all white home is a formula that works for all homes, even the very ordinary, in fact, I actually think it works particularly well in modest homes.


Artwork can be 3D pieces like this cute papier mach zebra above, or colourful paintings and prints like those in the image below immediately lift the decor. Alongside choice designer pieces from some where like Hurn & Hurn, it could not be easier to make your home seem really special and unique.

With an all white background, your choices can be a wild and bold as you like but they will always co-ordinate and the results will be pleasingly soothing.



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