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Global Views on Trends for Fashion, Accessories, Interiors and more for the aspiring and passionate online trend-setting community. From Sydney with Love.

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Claydon House  - OMG!

I recently researched for a clint Foyer design options and above inspirational photo was a real winner. My client loved the wall color in contrast with the white chalky shades of the mirrors. 

My next step was to find stylish pieces that would fit the required look in Australia. Here are my fav findings and I'm happy to share them with you. Have fun! Any comments? I love to hear from you.


1//  Baroque style mirror in whitewash at Interiors Online, Australia  2//  OrangeSky - at Benjamin Moore  3//  French antique style mirror at Connect Furniture, Australia  4//  Pagoda mirror at Kristy Lee Interiors, Australia  5//  White 'Mother of Pearl' inlay crested mirror at Zohi Interiors, Australia  6//  Orange shades at Cote Maison, Australia from Annie Sloan  7//  Portici mirror in a heavily antiqued ivory finish at Connect Furniture, Australia  8// FAB FIND! Baroque French antiqued mirror at ebay, Australia here or here or at gumtree here

Sexy 70s Interiors

Architectural Digest December 1979
A Manhattan apartment designed by Arthur Feber. 

"Every illusion starts from the choice of light and dark, and moods are established chromatically."

In the Master Bedroom, colossal orchids blossom on a lacquered screen from Lorin Marsh, flesh colored walls and black translucent furniture. The quilted satin bedspread rephrases the linear pattern of the blinds.

Sexy 70S Interiors

Architectural Digest December 1979 
Architectural Digest December 1979
The typical 80s soft-dimmed-light mood is definitely 
having a comeback.

Sexy 70s Interiors

Architectural Digest December 1979
Interior design by Bebe Winkler. 
The warm-light-toned color scheme is typical for the time.

Advanced Color Theory or "More is More"

Designer Alex Papachristidis
Designer Alex Papachristidis
 Perfectly balanced, but I could not live in it...


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1. Cyrus glass chandelier Plantation   2. Amethyst rock crystal lamp at Craig van den Brulle  3. 1950s Chandelier by Mazegga  4. Aboriginal painting from Barney Ellaga here  5. X-bench from Jonathan Adler here  6. Magenta Kryptonite USA 1980's here  7. French mirrored cocktail cabinet from Nicholas & Alistair, Australia here   8. Warhol's Brigitte Bardot at ebay  9. Custom covered stools.

Pantone's color of the year 'Radiant Orchid'

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1. Flush ceiling scone "Branson" at zgallerie  2. Herve Van Der Straeten chandelier  3. Wallpaper 'Trianon Cream Moire' no.1525 by Amazing-Walls, Australia   4. Wallpaper 'Elitis Arte Moire' here  
5. Wallpaper Moire from Nobilis 6. Harvey Probber Sofa  
7. Stools by Branex Design here  8. Custom upholstered bench. 

Pantone's color of the year 'Radiant Orchid'

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1. Chandelier: Craig van den Brulle  2. Table lamp from Studio Italia, Australia here  3. Moderne Chaise Longue from the 1970s  4. Tabouret Tam Tam Chrome Side table or stool here

9 Tricks to use PANTONE'S 'Radiant Orchid' in your home

1. 'Radiant Orchid' has to be used judiciously in small doses.

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2. Avoid painting walls in  'Radiant Orchid', but choose a grounding hue that just sit back quietly.  'Radiant Orchid' is best complemented with neutral walls. 
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3. Display 'Radiant Orchid' in various shades of intensity.
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4. All colors in your color theme have to have the same intensity and saturation and need to be carefully balanced.
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5. Use 'Radiant Orchid' as a pop-up color for a single statement piece, a rug or a cushion.
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6. Repeat shades of 'Radiant Orchid' in very small amounts thru-out your space. Think about a vase, a curtain with a tiny amount of orchid in the weave or an artwork with a pop of orchid in it.
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7. The secret is to juxtapose 'Radiant Orchid' with an opposing color hue like orange, red or green. But stick with one of those colors.
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8. My preference is to put it with turquoise and aqua and mint green and add a dash of amber and a lot of gold. 
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9. Color is the starting point in interior design. Every surface is a vehicle for color and there are hundreds of ways to introduce 'Radiant Orchid'.

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