I get so much joy from receiving material swatches in the post – it makes me all fingers and thumbs when I open them. It’s ridiculous really but guess everyone has their thing so today I’ve made up a Totally Tropical Mood Board.
Also it’s an opportunity to show you some of my favourite prints around at the moment and how they can work together for a tropical look which is what I’m working on for a room here.
The mood board I’ve put together here is pretty upbeat. With neutral walls of white or grey and plenty of tactile textures here of bamboo, ceramics, wood and gold mixed with the bold hues used within cushion, sofa and blinds it will bring a room to life and add an element of the tropics, Which quite frankly is most welcome in my living room.
Let me just give a little shout out to the very talented textile designer Lara Gorlach of whom I’m a big fan. The green leafy print is hers. The soft pink stripes and Latika on the left of the photo are by Sarah Hardaker who I also reckon rocks. Aren’t they fab ? This isn’t a sponsored post or anything – I just love their designs.
The blue spotty print is by Rapture and Wright again who do some pretty fabrics. The colourful little squares top and bottom are by James Hare and the yellow bold pattern is from F & P Interiors.
Putting together patterns colours and designs that you wouldn’t normally especially if you’re more a minimalist when it comes to your home, can be really uplifting and doesn’t have to dominate the whole house. If there is a particular area that you feel lacks character – why not add a little vibrancy ? I have a few rooms here that I think sometimes lack something. So an injection of fun helps hugely.
1. Bamboo mirror – Trouva 2. Colourful rug – La Redoute 3. Green plant pot – White Mint 4. Faux Bamboo – Ikea 5. Gold shelving unit – Mia Fleur 6. Rattan coffee table – Maison Du Monde 7. Cushion – Made 8. Flamingo lamp – Out There Interiors 9. GPlan sofa – John Lewis 10. Blue trio vase – LSA International.
Inspired by the colours I have chosen some interior items that I love the look of together.
Adding lots of greenery with low maintenance succulents is an easy way of filling space and achieving the desired look. There are many faux plants out there that you would think were real. I’ve added a bamboo plant from Ikea but you can find them in lots of places currently. I really fancy the mirror too.
What are your thoughts on this collection ? Like or too much for you ? Do leave me a comment – as always I love to hear your thoughts.