Archive for: August, 2012



Weekends are so good for the soul, don’t you agree? I think we all need those two days where we can take time to restore our batteries and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Don’t get me wrong, I’m guilty as charged when it comes to working over the weekend but I always relish the opportunity of a work-free weekend. And that’s exactly what I have planned this weekend as I’m going to help my mum shop for some pieces to style up her kitchen, take a country walk and bake some cookies. I find a lot of inspiration and calm in these simple tasks – in fact I’m heading into the weekend feeling super inspired by the dining room of Fjeld Borg. I love how playful and uplifting hues have been added as accents to the monochrome scheme through textiles and books. Plus, a string of circus lights always goes down well with Mr. Bazaar! What are you weekend plans, friends? I hope you have something inspiring on the cards.
// Fjeld Borg

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For years I’ve been left frustrated when shopping for small kitchen appliances. You know the ones I mean: those appliances that resemble a lump of steel or have a cheap white finish. So you can imagine Mr. Bazaar’s delight when he happened upon the Kenwood kMix range of kitchen electricals, a collection of colour block brights for your kitchen that could easily have been commissioned by Mr. B himself! (Also check out their Barcelona food mixer – talk about love at first sight!) The moment I saw the range I knew it contained ideal pieces to use as accent pieces to a pared back or simple colour palette. Take the first kitchen as an example, where tomato red accents have been used across the electricals and utensils to add interest and warmth to the otherwise clinical and industrial space. By sticking to one accent colour the resulting scheme feels consistent and visually balanced. Yet don’t be fooled by these clever brights because they earn their keep beyond a standard white kitchen, as seen in the second kitchen unit where pink and orange accent pieces create a sophisticated yet playful palette. For my Bright.Bazaar kitchen I’m opting for the yellow colourway but which colour would you pick to brighten your kitchen, friends?
// Kitchen photography by Tim Young for Ideal Home | Shelving via Ideal Home | Animation by Will Taylor for Bright.Bazaar 

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Chill those pillows and put the vases on ice because there’s a new colour cocktail in town. Yep, The Mint Magic is the bar menu’s new resident and it’s perfect to enjoy all year round. Featuring the refreshing base notes of mint and milk white this colour cocktail feels cooling and crisp. But don’t be fooled as there’s a triple shot of coral, pink and orange accents mixed in to keep the heat! These hues combine to create a colour cocktail scheme that’s perfect for spaces that need to remain light and airy all year round. Be sure to mix carefully: be generous with your mint and more restrained with the stronger coral hues for the smoothest result. Cheers, friends! Which of these market picks will you be ordering as you mix up your own Mint Magic colour cocktail?
// Interior design by Maria Barros

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