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Let’s kick off the week with a trip to Mexico, shall we? I’ve found the perfect place for colour lovers to stay and it’c called, Casa Dos Chicos. Situated on a hill in the tropical town of Sayulita, overlooking the Pacific coastline of Mexico this colourful abode has 360 degree views, a private garden and 4 brightly coloured bedrooms. From purple and orange to yellow and more, each area of the home is decked out in stylishly chosen palettes that reflect the topical surroundings. The owners Patrizio & Mark furnished much of the property with furniture and textiles from local markets so the interior has an authentic Mexican feel. In fact, the colourful spirit of the property is evident from the outside, too – the peach and orange exterior perfectly set the tone for the interior. I love that the building is made up of two structures that are connected by a bridge 100m above sea level, it almost sounds like a luxury tree house, doesn’t it?! It may well be Monday morning but closing my eyes and escaping here for a few quite moments is a daydream of pure bliss. Have a wonderful week, friends!

// Photography by Bob Coscarelli via Design Tripper

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Fridays are the best, aren’t they?! I just love knowing that the weekend is stretched out ahead. Do you have any fun plans? I’m hoping to head to the cinema and have some home DIYs to complete for upcoming blog posts. Talking of home updates, remember the print of Lisbon I fell for a few weekends ago? Well, it arrived yesterday and once I slipped it into a frame I knew I had the perfect spot for it. This corner of my bedroom was calling out for a hit of colour and I think the colours go perfectly with the stripy bedding I bought last year, don’t you? I love that quick and affordable updates like this can bring a whole new perspective to a space. Plus, it’s easy to swap out the print for something new when I feel like ringing the changes! What do you think, folks?

// Photography by Will Taylor

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As I’m in Norway today shooting for the Bright.Bazaar book I thought it would be the perfect time to take a look at what’s hot in Norwegian design and colour right now. In fact, it’s perfect timing as Fargerike recently unveiled the new purple-centric decor of the Mikado suite at the Grand Hotel, Oslo, which is in honour of Norway’s colour of the year.

Let’s start our tour in the desk nook area where the Alto table by Andreas Engesvik and Fjordfiesta sits in a gorgeous indigo shade in front of a deep plum wall. Personally, I wouldn’t have thought to layer shades of purple in this manner but it totally works, especially with a splash accent of hot coral in the curtains to give the palette a vibrant lift. Speaking of bold colour accents, can you spot the Bunad throw by Andreas Engesvik? I waxed lyrical about it on the blog last year after it debuted at 100% Norway as part of London Design Festival, so I’m really excited to see it as part of the Mikado suite. I’m also delighted to see the Beacon Lamp by Magnus Pettersen because it’s such a simple yet beautiful piece that’s perfect for introducing a purple accent into a space. A new discovery for me was the Thibaut wallpaper, an exclusive design for Fargerike that I would bring into my home without second thought – I love it! I think the suite shows how versatile the colour purple can be when decorating: when using several shades in one scheme the key is to introduce a surprise accent hue from outside the purple colour family to bring visual interest to the room, or introduce pattern as a way to soften the stronger, more dramatic shades at the darker end of the spectrum. Have you ever decorated with purple? What inspires you about the decor of the Mikado suite?

// Photography by Sveinung Bråthen | Styling by Christine Hærra | via Fargerike