The Grey Zone

Screen-Shot-2014-07-28-at-9.18.36-AMBy Mickey Foulds

Colour trends come and go with dramatic frequency. Every year Pantone declares a “colour of the year” which is often a vibrant and dynamic shade (eg.  2014 Radiant Orchid , 2013 Emerald, 2012 Tangerine Tango) -  and which is subsequently seen everywhere in fashion and design. It is no coincidence that, when walking through the mall, all the vendors seem to have similar colours in their windows. This is planned years in advance by a committee of experts and the choice reflects social and global circumstance. This information enables manufacturers to start preparing and supplying fabric, art and accessories in these colours to meet market demand.

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Colour crush: Stiffkey Blue No.281 by Farrow & Ball

StiffkeyBlue2014Trend-easy-living-12nov13_pr_b_426x639-1By Sara Duck

I'm seriously colour-crushing on this gorgeous, rich, blue hue called Stiffkey Blue No.281 by Farrow & Ball. F&B are known as paint perfectionists and have created some of the most iconic paint colours used by designers and homeowners alike! I think this shade would work great in a powder room with gold finishes, an at-home office or boys room. This moody colour works well with contrasting neutral tones. For more information visit










Tickled pink!

photo-2By Sara Duck

Last week I had the opportunity to check out the HomeSense fall/winter 2014 preview and I must say, you will love what's coming to stores soon. I especially loved the trend of  decorating with pink for the cooler months. Normally associated with the spring and summer seasons, pink is surprisingly versatile and looks très chic when paired with gold, grey and natural wood elements. Swoon! For more information visit