Rose tinted rooms… Cleopatra is said to have carpeted the floor of her boudoir with petals to seduce Mark Anthony. Today we can rather more easily fill the rooms with roses and their pretty hues- perhaps with motifs in bold large scale prints and unexpected tones, updating classic chintzes and adding fresh interest.
Layer with rose-hued accessories to bring a modern-day romance and optimism to your home.
Colour may be a predictable starting place for me as someone who makes absolutely no secret of the love for the subject, but where better to start when the sun is streaming in through the house. Then it’s flooring and the shift of the geometric pattern from wall to underfoot.
Finally, it’s furniture and the emergence of simple artisan pieces that have a delicacy that is often interestingly balanced with an industrial edge. It’s an uncomplicated, clean look but you just can’t help looking. And then looking again.
Our love for all things geometric has dripped off our walls and accessories onto our floors. Depending on the choice of material the look can be traditional, sharp and contemporary, or rustic. Using geometrics on both the wall and floor will maximise the impact and give a lovely sense of design continuity. It’s a bold look but the geo trend is here to stay, so be brave and don’t worry about it dating quickly!