Wednesday, 25 January 2017

LOOKING BACK AT 2016 - MY FAVOURITE INTERIORS PROJECTS


The icing on the cake at the start of 2017 is a 

Best of Houzz Award for Customer Service

Many thanks to all of my wonderful Clients and to Houzz itself, for being a constant source of inspiration.

It's always a treat to look back at favourite projects from the past year and 2016 was no exception for Emma Painter Interiors
From design advice to schemes to soft furnishings it's always a pleasure to see projects come to fruition. 
Whatever size the client's project, that moment where everything comes together after lots of planning, discussions and decisions, is a delight.  

Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing with you a round-up of Emma Painter Interiors' Projects 2016 starting with:

No.1 - Master Bedroom and Bathroom Loft Conversion, 1960s home, Hampshire:

This lovely lady called me in to help create an identity for the interior of her new home (a 1960s house) with her partner, after undertaking a loft conversion with a new Master Bedroom and en-suite Bathroom. The work was also to include refurbishing the entire house.
My client knew that she liked 'ice-cream colours' and that she wanted to carry her 'look' throughout the house to make it feel spacious and inviting but, being a detail person, she was finding it hard to move forward and pinpoint exactly how to do this.

My work for her (ongoing) has included Design Advice Sessions / Room Schemes / Shopping Lists of furniture, fittings and accessories to fit within the schemes / Flooring suggestions and samples (carpet, tiles, other) / Wall finishes (including tile suggestions and samples) / Paint Schemes (including an accompanying Shopping List, samples, instructions and schedule) / Bespoke Soft Furnishings (including fabric samples,Estimates and headboard design) to be installed by Emma Painter Interiors within the next  few months.

ROOM SCHEMES - MASTER BEDROOM & EN-SUITE BATHROOM 


TILE, PAINT, FABRIC, WALLPAPER SAMPLES
FABRIC SAMPLES - SCATTER CUSHIONS & TRIM/HEADBOARD/ROMAN BLIND & TRIM




Here is another Room Scheme put together for the downstairs Cloakroom/Shower Room which coincidentally perfectly channels this year's #Pantonecolouroftheyear #Greenery:


#GREENERY




To follow:

The Gluck Studio, Arts Venue, West Sussex

Morning Room, Family Home, Meon Valley, Hampshire

Dining Room, Family Home, West Sussex

Bathroom/Cloakroom Concept, West Sussex

Study, School House, Hampshire

Family Home, Hampshire.....


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Thursday, 19 January 2017

MIRABELLE - THE NEW SPRING-FRESH FABRIC COLLECTION FROM LINWOOD

Here is a preview of the next gorgeous collection from Linwood Fabrics & Wallpapers. #Mirabelle is available from February in time for Spring and I think it'll become a firm favourite with it's #Springfresh 100% cotton prints, which are also suitable for upholstery. Perfect for a spring refresh of your home's soft furnishings.

PAIRED-BACK SCANDINAVIAN FEEL WITH MID-CENTURY SOFA LEGS AND PAINTED FLOORS.
JUST FEELS SO INVITING AND LIVEABLE

THIS SUBTLE MIX OF PATTERN IS SO LIVEABLE
A SOFT GEOMETRIC BLIND MAKES FOR
A TRANQUIL WORK SPACE



Tuesday, 18 October 2016

PAINTS & PAPERS

 Thank you so much to the The Little Greene Paint Company for visiting this morning.

I am now armed with some wonderful colour fandecks to take to clients - yay!

This years 'Pink' colour card is glorious, with blushes of roses 'Hortense' through to bright as you like 'Carmine': truly a pink for everyone.

The Wallpaper collections are fabulous too, from townhouses to boats to textured patterns. I can't wait to use them.

From the same company come the Paint and Paper Library colours. (Little Greene took over this company last year).

(You also may not know that the Little Greene paint factory manufactures the Zoffany and Sanderson paints).

The range of tones and shades incorporated in the Paint and Paper Library archive is vast. New colours added this year include ''Blue's Blue' and 'Squid Ink'.

An interior geek's dream, this generous colour palette is so useful to create a deft and subtle touch in any decorating scheme.

As well as being a British company The Little Greene Paint Company have good eco credentials, including recyclable packaging and tins for all paint products. 

Little Greene paint has over 40% more pigment than many ordinary paints and I am with them when they say that - 'the more complex the pigmentation the more interesting the colour'.


        








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Thursday, 18 August 2016

FAUXLIAGE - pick of the bunch


There's a growing trend for Fauxliage


Cox & Cox - from their stunning collection of faux flowers and plants


Low maintenance, long-lasting, no colour fade - just remember to dust; no water required. 

And there are some really good blossoms, stems, plants and trees out there that 
look like the real thing (almost).



Ranunculus from Curated Living


Smycka Faux - Ikea
As a self-professed lover of fresh flowers there is a slight but in my head...


However, if you don't have access to fresh flowers either through location or because of the cost (and let's face it, unless you grow your own, fresh flowers are pricey); or if you simply don't have the time or inclination to arrange your own then these are a great alternative.



If you fancy yourself as a bit of a florist then you can use single foliage stems to fortify a fresh flower display.

Faux can be instantly stylish as and when you need them; available in displays of naturalistic or colour-popping hues.

You can keep it seasonal in a revolving set of displays or enjoy your favourite flower all year round.

If you miss the fragrance of fresh there are a million home scents to choose from in the form of candles or diffusers (let's keep that for another time).


Bright purple hydrangea bouquet from Amaranthine Blooms



Munstead lavender from Wyld Home

Create impact with a  few stems in a gorgeous vase











This hand tied arrangement is perfect if you want instant gratification





Spirea stem from Heals
Sarah Raven's everlasting Hydrangea
Faux trailing ivy by Rockett St George
How about some faux ivy in a Macramé Hanging Planter from Mia Fleur?
Burgundy English rose from Amaranthine Blooms

I'm definitely coming round.

Check out these incredible faux plants too:



Mini Mohave Cactus from Wyld Home


Abigail Aherne's Yakima Succulent a snip at under £20











Faux Potted Tall Bird of Paradise from
Rockett St George

To channel your inner jungle try this artificial cheese plant from Blooming Artificial




Monday, 15 August 2016

CLOAKROOM CONCEPT

I've been working on a Cloakroom concept recently - plenty of textures to create a classic look with a fresh coastal twist.
Don't be afraid of using wallpaper in a well-ventilated Cloakroom for visual impact. 
There is a wallpaper out there for every room in the house. Just do your research to make sure that your favourite wallpaper is fit for purpose.
You can also treat it with a suitable protecting coat for extra care. Again check with the supplier for a compatible product. If in doubt test drive a sample of the wallpaper for peace of mind.