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Home decorating colour schemes May 20, 2019 – Posted in: Colour, Design Inspiration

Looking for some colour inspiration for your home? Fear not we are here for a helping hand. We have pulled together some of the best tried and tested colour combinations and home decorating colour scheme, that can work beautifully in your home. With so many colour choices out there it can be really overwhelming, I can’t count the hours I have lost roaming the paint aisles at the DIY store. So where to start? Before… Continue reading
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Colour trend report, London Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2019/2020 February 18, 2019 – Posted in: Colour, Design Inspiration, Fashion

London Fashion Week came to a close yesterday, featuring some amazing collections from Burberry, Preen, Victoria Beckham, Mary Karontzou and Alexa Chung to name a few. With each Fashion Week comes the trend and colour stories we can expect to see making an impact across all areas of design. Personally, at Casa Olivia, we are always really excited to see how this will translate into interior design and how our homes can incorporate subtle influences… Continue reading
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How to plan and decorate an open plan space January 31, 2019 – Posted in: Interior Design, Space Planning

The trend for open-plan living has continued to be popular due to its many benefits. However, planning an open plan space can often be a little overwhelming. If you are in need of some ideas on how to make the most of an open plan living space try these top tips. Not sure where to start? Here are four key principles to help get you started with how to plan and decorate an open plan… Continue reading
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Interior Design Trends 2019 January 25, 2019 – Posted in: Design Styles, Interior Design

Wondering what the interior design trends are for this year? Here are just a few Interior design trends you can expect to see making an appearance throughout 2019. 1. Interior Design trends 2019 - Colour Find some colour inspiration for 2019 with Pantone and Dulux’s colour of the year for 2019. The Pantone colour of the year is living coral. Living Coral is on the surface a very pretty colour but it has a much deeper… Continue reading
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Colour of the Year 2019 January 17, 2019 – Posted in: Colour

Are you in need of some colour inspiration to get you through this gloomy January? Look no further, Pantone has announced their colour of the year for 2019 and it's sure to brighten up the gloomiest of days. Living Coral is Pantone’s Colour of the year 2019..“An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge” Inspiration.. Living Coral is on the surface a very pretty colour… Continue reading
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How to add a touch of Mediterranean Style to your home November 4, 2018 – Posted in: Design Styles

Embrace the Mediterranean lifestyle, here is how you can incorporate the stylish and warm Mediterranean decor into your own home. Inspiration.. Mediterranean design is inspired by the countries north of the Mediterranean Sea, including Spain, Greece and Italy. Mediterranean decor can range from simple functional design to very formal. Key Features.. Mediterranean decor can encompass a wide range of styles but as a general rule key features include: A warm colour palette coupled with natural colours Rustic… Continue reading
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How to add a touch of Scandi style to your home – Posted in: Design Styles

The majority of Nordic countries appear in the Top 10 happiest places to live and with a philosophy of living a balanced life in every aspect of life including the home, here is how you can incorporate the simply beautiful and well-considered Scandinavian design style into your own home. Inspiration.. Scandinavian design is inspired by the Nordic countries; a chic, simple and understated style, incorporating muted colour palettes and natural elements with the occasional pop… Continue reading
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How to pick the right garden furniture June 14, 2017 – Posted in: Garden

How to pick the right garden furniture.. Hoping for an Indian summer like me, well don’t fall short on your outdoor seating. Here are my Top 5 tips on picking the right garden furniture. 1. Make a list Prioritise what you would like and need. Consider what is important to you. Is it comfort, functionality, style or where on earth you are going to store it when it's tipping it down. 2. Plan your space… Continue reading
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Top 5 tips on where to start with a house renovation June 12, 2017 – Posted in: House Renovation

Top 5 tips on where to start with a house renovation.. Being an avid fan of grand designs and all around general daydreamer I thought the prospect of a house renovation couldn’t be that hard right? After all it’s only an extension……boy what a surprise that was. My naivety certainly came back to bite me. But fear not, having been there and learnt the hard way I hope to be able to help with these… Continue reading
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Interior paint colours and how to use them in your home June 4, 2017 – Posted in: Colour

Interior Paint Colours and how to use them in your home.. I might be alone in this, but every time I start thinking about redecorating a room in my house I quickly become overwhelmed. I flock to various sources for inspiration and I am met with “the latest colour trend” or “the must use colour this season” Coupled with the many, many choices that there are for interior paint colours I end up thinking the challenge… Continue reading