An affair with monochrome
Monochrome, a trend in interiors that’s showing no sign of slowing, it’s timeless and looks great year on year. The beauty of using black and white and soft greys in between, is its clean crispness and the ability to add a splash of colour as your mood changes with the seasons. A hint of some gentle pastels, hot pink or metallics, the choice is yours and endless ……
If like me, you are looking to have a bit of a spruce up this autumn before the onslaught of the Christmas season, why not try one of the latest interiors trends and go all monochrome.
Start with a fresh lick of crisp white paint to the walls, it’s such a great blank canvas to start your project. Then try your hand at painting a key piece of furniture. E-bay, auctions and charity shops are a great source of some fantastic pieces, choose something that suits your needs and something that will add that wow factor to your living space.
We love this vintage display cabinet painted in Graphite, it’s been transformed from a drab china cabinet to something that would sit pride of place once more in a twenty first century home.
Here the use of some bold colours that work well with the black and white theme, adds a bit of interest with the use of some simple felt garlands, creating a splash of colour that can be changed with the seasons.
Monochrome is definitely “in” and we’ve been painting a lot of our furniture using graphite and white, giving our vintage finds a modern twist, so if you simply don’t have the time to crack open the paint cans, take a browse around our website and I’m sure you’ll find something to kick start your autumn spruce up.
My passion is interiors and at the heart of Peastyle.co.uk - a business I set up almost two years ago - is making things for the home beautiful again. Be it painting vintage furniture, re-covering an antique stool or re-styling a clients sitting room, breathing life back into unloved, forgotten pieces is what makes me tick and what makes me happy. Read more posts by Anwen Pegrum.
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