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Summer is in the Air – Freshly Squeezed Orange & Pink

When I found this summer-inspired post on Southern Weddings, I just had to repost some of these gorgeous images. Photographed by KT Merry and inspired by Lilly Pulizer and the original Palm Beach juice stand, this shoot has captured the true essence of a summer wedding: the colours are bright yet pastel, the decor and food just screams ‘fresh’ and the flowers are among some of the most beautiful bouquets I have seen.

This is summer people! Be inspired with this post – imagine how great your first summer event could be with some of these great decor, food & floral ideas included? I’m thinking pool party, coloured lanterns, fairy lights, strawberries & orange slices in lemonade and everyone dressed in brights 🙂

Freshly Squeezed - Table Setting

Freshly Squeezed - dessert

Freshly Squeezed - refreshments

Freshly Squeezed - In Love

Freshly Squeezed - Bouquet

Freshly Squeezed - Table

Freshly Squeezed - Couple

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Plascon 2014 Colour Forecast

Plascon has always been front and centre when predicting the trendy paint colours for the upcoming year. 2014 is no different with four distinct themes that take into account what is happening in design, decor & interior decorating right now. Here’s the blog post as originally published on www.plascon.co.za:

The 2014 Forecast Themes:

Urban Tribe is a response to the growing trend towards national pride – especially amongst BRICS nations. With countries like South Africa and Brazil coming to the fore as global centres of design, their unique aesthetics are being showcased around the world. Urban Tribe expresses this with a warm and grounded palette of contemporary brights, plus gold and black accents.

Key Influences – African and South American vivid brights, high contrast combinations, retro-modern design, raw and refined.

Urban Tribe

Second Nature takes a new look at our relationship with the natural world. As more and more people live in cities, the urban space becomes our key reference point, and combining this with the natural world becomes vital to keep our lives balanced. This sentiment is captured in a bright, vibrant palette of greens and blues, activated by a bright yellow accent.

Key Influences – South American rain forest, jungle and acid green tones, tropical inspired motives, urban pattern, eclectic combinations.

Second Nature

Calm Contrast tracks the evolution of pastels in modern design, showing how they’ve moved on from being purely “feminine” colours. This palette shows the combination of classic pastels with grounding neutrals, plus dark blue and copper, creating a balanced, contemporary feeling.

Key Influences – Faceted geometry, contemporary romanticism, modern meets classic, subtle contrasts, natural finishes.

Calm Contrast

Inner Space is inspired by the ways in which we use sanctuary environments to rest and reflect in a busy world. Drawing colour inspiration from the stars and universe above us to enhance the contemplative mood, the theme is expressed through a collection of neutrals and blues for a deep, tonal palette.

Key Influences – Space and the galaxy, deep and moody colour, lunar greys and neutrals, night sky blue.

Inner Space

Combining Neutrals with Colour | Paint Inspiration

We’re looking for a neutral paint colour for our home interior at the moment, and while it’s hard enough to browse through all the shades of stone, beige and cream, it’s often harder to work out what colour goes best with neutral! Well, what I’ve learnt is that pretty much everything does – that’s a good thing.

One of my favourite websites (EVER!) is Design Seeds – dishing up gorgeous colour palettes on pretty much a daily basis. I’ve used their colour selector to find a nice neutral stone colour, and they gave me these amazing colour palettes that just go. I think I love this! Here’s to my visit to Plascon this weekend… will let you know how it goes! Be inspired x

Candle & Cranberry

Candle & Cranberry

Mocha & Cocoa

Mocha & Cocoa

Beige & Berry

Beige & Berry

Halo & Horse

Halo & Horse

Clarity & Candy

Clarity & Candy

Fur & Feather

Fur & Feather

Apple & Autumn

Apple & Autumn

Nice & Neutral

Nice & Neutral

Fierce & Fresh

Fierce & Fresh