It’s always exciting when IKEA bring out a new PS collection, but it’s even more exciting when the kind folks at IKEA Towers let us take a sneak peek at the new collection before it launches. The good news is that’s exactly what we get to do today – feast your eyes on the brand new PS 2014 collection, which IKEA are calling ‘On The Move’ and launches this Thursday 13th March. IKEA created the new PS collection for a shame that is always in motion, one that will be ready for new situations and needs. They hope it this new collection of designs will inspire people to live more simply and do more with the space they have in their homes – ‘young-in-mind urban people living “in the moment” in a small space’ was who they had in mind when creating the new PS 2014 collection. From narrow colour block bars (ideal for making the process of taking shoes on and off easier in tiny hallways) to mini indoor herb garden ‘green houses’ (which clearly taps into the now established trend for indoor plants and having something to nurture in our homes), the new range delivers a suite of products with the modern home in mind.
Around 18 months ago I bought the PS Pendle clock shelf for my living room (seen on the UK edition of my book) because it was not only practical and stylish but it also reminded me of staying at my gran’s house as a child because she had a huge grandfather clock in her entrance hall. And nothing beats a product that resonates with you personally, does it? It’s my believe that whether a product is from a global brand like IKEA or an in independent designer, as long as the pieces tell a story personal to you, that’s all that matters. Which of these new PS 2014 collection designs are catching your eye?
// Photography by IKEA
1. Enjoying a morning coffee from my Story Hotel ceramic mug that I brought home from my recent trip to Stockholm.
2. Crazy about this navy and pink colour combination I spotted in London on Saturday.
3. I had a colour crush moment at the Liberty London flower shop.
4. It felt great to go on a long walk through the English countryside on Sunday afternoon to enjoy the beautiful spring weather.
5. I was excited to see my interview about the Bright.Bazaar book (UK edition / USA edition) on the back page of Good Homes magazine.
6. How beautiful are these pink roses?
7. Enjoyed an amazing sunday lunch of pan-spiced cod with sweet potato, chickpeas and a mint and citrus dressing.
8. I wish I had space for the Everett Loveseat in my apartment – super cute (and comfy!).
9. The industrial yellow pendants on Skinflint caught my colour-loving eye.
10. As a lover of all things nautical (for example, just check out the temporary tattoo I wore for my friend’s 30th birthday party celebrations on Saturday!) I couldn’t resist these Hello Sailor greetings cards.
In my new book I have a colour cocktail called The Tangerine Dream (which was inspired by the original blog post in the series I wrote back in 2012!) which explores how to decorate with both dark and strong, striking colours in a bedroom environment. With that in mind, I wanted to explore the topic for this week’s Palette Addict post because it can be tricky to decorate successfully with orange and black. The space shown here by Aura Home is an excellent example of how to combine these two hues – by only painting black half height in the space it tempers the intense nature of the noir. The striking result this creates helps to draw the eye down to the bed, almost serving as a painted ‘frame’ for the room’s main focal point. By dressing the bed in bright orange bedding that features a stone grey diamond outline pattern as a nod to the second colour used no the walls, a co-ordinated colour palette is created. Introducing an orange accent against the dark walls and floor works well in a standalone format, as opposed to multiple decorative accessories peppered across the space, as it creates a more visually commanding look. What do you think of this bedroom scheme? Have you ever decorated with these colours in your home?
// Photography by Aura Home | Orange Diamond Poppy Bedding