Colour - the words in your visual langauage
There is nothing better than returning to a clients home after an installation, to fully appreciate the impact of a design. We were lucky enough to be working in beautiful Hampton over the last few months, adding a touch of luxury to a townhouse, only a stones throw from Hampton Court palace. Our brief included the master bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen and hallway, and though we carried the colour pallette throughout the house, each room claimed its own identity, with individual colours dancing across the room. It can be very easy, when practising interior design, to choose one colour for a room and sticking with it; but by scaling the chosen colour in each room, it allowed for the eye to move freely over the room and didnt create an obvious design aesthetic. There is nothing predictable in these rooms, from the muted grey on the walls, to the cream linen curtains, geometric print on the armchairs; to the hot pink silk cushions on the sofas - the living room is a feast for the eyes, but also a comfortable and peaceful room. The hints of silver in the master bedroom are carried from the curtains, and subtly dance over the stool, to land quietly on some small embroidered cushions. The Hydrangeas, in varying shades of blues, nestled in their nickel bowl upon a perspex table, are mirrored in the teal velvet cushion and a luxurious woollen throw on the sofa, whilst white baskets on top of the oyster armoire lead our eyes back to the fluted white lampshades atop the elegant silver floor lamps. I could carry on and on about colour, but I cant stress how important it is that colour be used as the words in your visual language of interior design!