Friday, 27 January 2012

Making an Entry

If you walked through your front door to see this hall everyday, your uber chic sense of style would certainly be affirmed! This daring and inspired entrance is fun, playful and so very interesting. Pop the champagne because I’m already sold! What makes it so hip?  

  • First of all, the rug. The way it’s positioned off kilter and transitions two different floor materials is clever/cool ...not to mention the print! 
  • Play with shapes. Circles and squares were the cat’s meow in the 1920’s. Love that funky square divider which is strategically clashed with the circular mirror and very sculptural table lamp.
  • Better in black...these painted floorboards are the perfect foil to the white and primary colours. This is a recipe hard to get wrong.
  • Keep it simple. Don’t overdo the accessories. You want the attention on the a few fabulous feature pieces. 
  • Eclectic to the extreme! Our favourite style when done takes someone brave and talented to combine pieces from so many different eras.
Eco Chic has a few pieces that will help you on the road to this super cool look. Check out our black and white stripe Dakota Chevron cowhide rug and our Martinique room screen which comes in white or colours. As for accessories, we have a gorgeous range of vases, including the bright yellow Thorn Glass and some great Mirrors.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Wonderful in White

Contemporary & Farmhouse had a love child.... There are no bundles of hay or overly obvious country motifs, yet this room still gives the feeling of being miles from the city. The crisp white walls and furniture bounce light around the room and create a feeling of spaciousness, and of course the ceiling helps! Can we just say Ah-mazing! Now, how do you create this look, you say?
  • Dare to go industrial! But be careful not to take it too far. Stick to just a few statement pieces.
  • Try to find furnishings made from hand-worked metals like iron or copper, worn timber or even add some rope to give that “rough around the edges” look.
  • Too much white can be too Psychiatric Ward! In this room the fireplace does wonders to add that spark of colour. If that’s not possible just add flowers, a rug or ornaments with subtle colour.
  • Try wall panelling on all or just one wall, this texture will add interest and give the room an inviting country feel.
  • Straight clean lines give this room modern sophistication especially in the upholstered furniture. This simplicity offsets the detailed iron pieces nicely.
To get the look with Eco Chic, check out our Parker Sofa in white hemp. We have a number of industrial style pendant lights to choose from and fantastic farmhouse style rustic dining tables to give that warm feeling. If you are so lucky to have a top it off with a nice big round mirror!