Brigten Up

Last post of the week from me as am on a 4am wake up call for Paris tomorrow, and hoping the snow forecast for much of the country tomorrow won't delay things. As its feeling so chilly and wintery I thought ( stay with me anyone living in a hot clim) we should look at something uplifting - ORANGE. I think orange as a colour isn't used enough and whether you live in a hot country or a cool country it wakes up interiors like no other hue I know. I've dabbled in my head for ages about curtains in the bedroom, thick velvety Rupert Bear in feel type curtains and toss between a dark hue to melt away with the walls or something that stands out, like these amazing curtains below in burnt orange. I love how they have lined them to match the wall colour, plus orange and brown or taupe if you like are a magical combination. If curtains scare you, consider the odd piece in orange - the painting and the little stool in the image below totally and utterly lift the space. Clever, clever colour just when  you think you know every trick in the book, along it comes slaps you round the face like a wet fish (nice) and makes you re-think you're whole scheme! Images Petrina Tinslay orange

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