SUMMER COLOUR CRUSH
Juicy fruity shades and stripes create an upbeat holiday mood
Now is the time to take a tutti-frutti view on life and fill your country home and garden with juicy fruit shades. Pick berry reds and leafy greens and blend with vibrant sundowner yellow-orange hues. Feature alongside textural rattan and cooling metal pieces for summerlicious decor.
Dress the back door
Draw the eye from door to floor with a floaty leaf-motif curtain and a latticedesign washable rug. For an extra hit of colour, paint tongue-and-groove panelling to head height. See page 68 for details.
Colour-code your crockery
Mix and match vibrant tableware to add snazzy summer looks to a table in a trice. See page 68 for details.
Make the most of nature’s soft hues
Fill a conservatory with leafy plants, pretty flowers and potted citrus trees to suggest an orangery in bloom and introduce soft colour. Textural rattan chairs for lazy afternoons will enhance the back-to-nature feel. See page 68 for details.
Add wow to walls
Keep colour lively from room to room and decorate walls with a zingy stipple-effect wallpaper lined with artfully arranged prints and plates. See page 68 for details.
Go for a kitchen statement piece
Choose a dazzling blood-orange butcher’s block to take centre stage in the kitchen. Citrus-hued kettles, pans and ceramics on white shelves help to make the block feel at home! See page 68 for details.
Brighten up decks and patios
Jazz up garden entertaining areas with a snazzy striped canopy. Scatter fruity shaded cushions in stripes and soft graphics on classic rattan outdoor seating. See page 68 for details.
Love to lounge
Go ‘all out’ for a fun and funky feel with deckchairs, cushions, bags and mats featuring happy stripes and geometric designs.
See page 68 for details.
Highlight a headboard
Add plain and patterned colour blocks to a bed with an upholstered headboard and co-ordinating cushions. Graceful florals in organic designs will ensure an up-tempo feel. See page 68 for details.