Archive | November, 2013

COLOUR OF THE MONTH: SUMMER ORANGE

Afternoon all,

I cannot come to terms with the reality of this year approaching its end.  It seems as though time speeds up as the year draws to a close.  With that being said, this colour of the month is well suited as summer has arrived and us Durbanite’s, are tackling the heat and humidity.

Now to announce Plascon’s colour of the month: Orange is the new black.  I was thrilled when I found out orange was the colour of the month, as I am very fond of this colour and it is a perfect vibrant way to kick off the summer season.  This is what Anne Roselt had to say about orange. ” This citrus colour featured not only on the fashion but also in cosmetics, and, of course, the energy that orange brings to fashion can also be brought into our homes.”

Where I would feature this colour:

  • Orange is known to be the colour that encourages individuals to consume food, therefore, I would use it in a contemporary setting in a restaurant or deli.
  • Orange gives off just as much brightness as the colour red and therefore works well in a corporate environment.  It is eye catching and can be seen easily from a distance.

Decorating tip:

  • When you decorate with orange try to incorporate navy blue with it as they are complementary colours and together, will create a striking and bold arrangement.

Have a peak at some superb pictures I came across demonstrating the colour orange in different ways.

…Ta…

Stephanie

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Images courtesy of: Pinterest, Plascon, Pinterest, Pinterest, A touch of luxe blog, Pinterest, Pinterest , Live your style blogspot, pintrest, pintrest, HGTV, Homedepot and Tuttifioridesigns.

Decor Inspiration: Studio Space of an Interior Architect

I often find motivation and inspiration by peering into the lives of other like-minded creatives.  With our studio renovations nearly finished and all the smaller details being finalised and installed, I thought I would share Freunde Von Freunden’s write up of an interior architecture firm and their amazing studio space in Kitzbühel, just outside Munich, Austria.

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As explained, “The story of Bernd Gruber started long before the man that is its namesake finished his woodworking apprenticeship as one of the youngest master carpenters in Austria. Having taken over his father’s business in 1992, Gruber honed the traditional family operation into an internationally acclaimed bureau that today oversees projects from LA to Vienna and produces quality-oriented designs with the support of its own in-house workshop. “We produce all our design from scratch and are able to quality-control our productions at every step of the way.  Good design must always be consistent with high quality production. We are lucky to have the best people in our workshop, who really understand our concepts and can make them a reality.”

Philipp Hoflehner, creative director at Bernd Gruber Interior Architecture, along with others at the firm draw their inspiration by visiting contemporary and classic furniture and art fairs, and this is then transferred into creative thinking for projects. However, in saying that,  they explain “there comes a point where you no longer need to search for inspiration, because it’s already approaching you.”

Photography: Christoph Schaller

Quoted items and translations courtesy of  Martina Hemm and Katharina Finke from Freunde Von Freunden website.

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