MYTH: ALL-WHITE KITCHENS ARE COLD
WE SAY White gloss units are easy to clean and reflective of light. they don’t have to be cold though – you can add warmth through design details, textures such as wood and high-shine surfaces.
MYTH: SYMMETRY IS THE KEY FOR BALANCE
WE SAY Matching bedside accessories was once the key to a gorgeous, boutique hotel-style look. Now, we say it’s fine to be more casual and mix things up. so this might mean one lamp on one side of the bed, with a trio of pictures on the other bedside table – it will still be balanced visually.
MYTH: CEILINGS SHOULD BE KEPT WHITE
WE SAY there’s renewed popularity for colour on ceilings, which can make a room warm and inviting. Charcoal greys, dark greens and inky blues used on all four walls and the ceiling create mood, and you can still define the space by painting any architrave and woodwork in a paler shade of your hero colour.
MYTH: DISPLAYS WORK BEST IN THREES
WE SAY It’s not always about odd numbers, rather a difference in height of objects when curating a collection. this variance of height allows the eye to jump around the objects, taking each in and admiring them.
MYTH: DARK COLOURS MAKE A SMALL ROOM FEEL SMALLER
WE SAY While pale tones can make a space feel lighter and brighter, dark hues often bring depth to a small room. this can make the space look bigger. Moody shades bring drama and glamour.
MYTH: PUT FURNITURE AGAINST THE WALLS
WE SAY Moving it into the middle of the room allows more space for storage solutions (ie bookcases behind your sofa), and can also help zone a large space to create a corner for reading, watching TV or even a home office.