Each year, the world-renowned colour authority, Pantone, releases its colour of the year. Typically this is a colour that has infiltrated the rest of society as well, not just the design world. If a colour is finding its way on to runways, on social media, in art as well as design, it’s likely it will land the ‘colour of the year title’. For 2017, Pantone announced that the colour of the year would be ‘Greenery‘, which is a ‘fresh and zesty yellow-green shade’. In their official statement Pantone said that the colour ‘evokes the first day of spring, when nature’s greens revive, restore, and renew’. As modern, busy individuals in the world, we begin to crave the chance to be immersed in the beauty that can be found in the natural world, and what colour is more appropriate for this sentiment than greenery – nature’s neutral? 2017’s colour of the year is meant to be symbolize new beginnings, so in that vein, here are some ways to integrate Greenery into your home this year for a fresh start. Continue reading
When you think of Scandinavian style what comes to mind first? If you answered Ikea, then you’re probably not alone. Ikea is the perfect example of this beautifully simple design perspective. The Scandinavian design movement came on the scene in the 1950’s, hailing from Nordic countries, such as Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark. The main characteristics being minimalism and functionality. That’s what makes Scandinavian design so idyllic – if you decorate in this vein, you’re going to end up with a very stylish and sleek room, that also makes complete sense and doesn’t look over done.
Here are some examples of Scandinavian style to take inspiration from! Continue reading
Condo living is the ultimate when it comes to the urban experience. A vertical community of like-minded city-dwellers all experiencing their chosen metropolitan in different ways. While this city life is an obvious bonus for those who love to live in condos, those with green thumbs can miss out on the gardens found outside the city limits. The good news is that condos are an ideal place for some plant species! Continue reading