Monthly Archives: October 2011
“We came across a very cool lighting blog a while back whilst trawling the web for some lighting info and found it to be quite a resourceful source of lighting fixture ideas, trends and information. The blog is run by Arcadian Lighting, a very big and popular American online lighting retailer, and since every now and then they write about more than just lighting we asked them to write an inspirational image décor guest post for us…”
Hi, I’m Susi, a writer from Arcadian Lighting. I am so happy to be visiting The Design Tabloid today. I was inspired by the idea of a Safari lodge and its close connection to nature for my post today. Rather than focus on colour, I’ll be writing all about how texture can create warm and cozy spaces, even when the colour palette is neutral. Hope you enjoy!
We discovered the work of South African designer Kim Stephen through The Design Tabloid. Love how she mixes textures on this beautiful bed. The throw pillow has tons of knit texture that is so cozy.
Take a note from this lodge interior to add amazing texture to your room. Wood on the ceiling and a mix of smooth and nubby linens add warm, organic texture to this bedroom suite.
Layers and layers of texture make this bed feel ultra cozy. Don’t be afraid of mixing patterns and textures in neutrals; it will add depth to the décor.
Timber stools add unexpected texture in this South African beach house. The rest of the furnishings have smoother texture so the wood is a great addition to the décor. Love how the under cabinet lights bring into focus the colourful accessories on the counters.
Mixing textures in a bedroom can create a cozy environment. Velvets, cottons, silks and linens layered together make for beautiful texture.
The Romantic Organic collection by Laurie Owen, a Cape Town interior designer, focuses on amazing texture in neutral colours. Love the wooly covering on the chaise.
Texture on the walls makes a room feel cozy. Grasscloth is a great choice to add texture and neutral colour to a living room, bedroom, hall or bath.
Woven abaca, jute, sisal and other natural materials add tons of texture to a room. Look for woven rugs, accessories, furniture and shades for lamps to introduce a little or a lot of texture to your décor.
Using textured elements throughout your home instantly adds interest and cozy details to your rooms.
Thanks for visiting us Susi (and the folks from Arcadian Lighting) – that was great! For more lighting and décor ideas and general lighting awesomeness be sure to check out Arcadian Lighting’s website: here and their blog: here
That cheap scatter cushion might be beautiful but you should think twice before buying a stack of them…a good scatter is all in the stuffing you see.
#8 When selecting a scatter cushion the density of the inner is quite important. Try not to buy scatters that are either too hard or too soft as they have a low comfort factor and will be an irritant when sitting. Down or feather-mix inners are considered to be the premium choice and can easily be reshaped and plumped. Try avoiding cushions with shredded foam as it gets lumpy or 100% polyester/hollow fibre inners that becomes as flat as a pancake. Rather have 2 quality feather-mix scatters on your sofa than 5 inferior scatters.