A Colourful Explosion

Show-stopping patterns and vibrant colours are the main ingredients of the latest fabric and wallpaper collection form Scion. This new range make it so easy to create a statement with oversize florals or geometrics on walls or giant zig-zag patterns for curtains. If this is your first dip into colour, then start with the gorgeous colour-blending stripes, keep your neutrals as your safety-net but branch out with bold colour injections here and there in the form of cushions, a wallpapered focal wall or a brightly upholstered armchair. Perfect for summer, these uplifting colours combined with funky patterns could be just the colour injection your home needs. My favourite has to be the turquoise zig-zag walls and Ikat design cushions with hints of lime and cobalt.

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Wallpaper: Diva 110860 £34.00/mtr.  Chair: Plains Six 131210 £33.00/mtr.  Cushion: Diva 120277 £27.00/mtr.  Lampshade: Diva 120277 £27.00/mtr.  Rug: Navajo 26402 (170 x 240cm) £480.

 

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Wallpaper: Khadi 110876 £34.00/roll.  Fabric Panels (l-r): Pivot 131120 £25.00/mtr, Groove 120285 £27.00/mtr, Pivot 131125 £25.00/mtr, Plains Five 131186 £35.00/mtr.  Chairs (l-r): Plains Six 131224, 131210 £33.00/mtr.  Sofa: Plains Six 131227, 131236 £33.00/mtr.  Table: Groove 120285 £27.00/mtr.  Cushions: A selection of fabrics from the Soul and Rhythm Weaves Collections.

 

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Wallpaper: Khadi 110876 £34.00/roll.  Curtains: Zing 120293 £27.00/mtr.  Chair: Plains Two 140496 £19.00/mtr.  Cushions (l-r): Groove 120288 £27.00/mtr, Diva 120281 £27.00/mtr.

 

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Wallpaper: Axis 110832 £45.00/roll.  Rug: Patch 25107 (170 x 240cm) £480.  Cushion: Diva 120279 £27.00/mtr, Pucci 120284 £27.00/mtr.

 

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Wallpaper: Groove 110853 £34.00/roll.  Cushions: A selection of fabrics from the Spirit Collection.

 

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Spirit Soul Rhythm, fabrics & wallpapers by Scion

Wallpaper:Axis 110836 £45.00/roll.  Curtains:Axis 131141 £30.00/mtr.  Sofa:Plains Six 131219 £33.00/mtr.  Cushions:A selection of fabrics from the Rhythm Weaves and Plains Five and Plains Six Collections.

 

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Green Vintage Glass – Friday Flowers

So I have to come clean, it’s always best to be honest and confess. I have a mild obsession with glassware, and as my friends will tell you, also the colour green. And although I absolutely love all colours, each holding something special for me, my absolute favourite has to be green. All shades of green, lime, moss, mint, sage, emerald, bottle-green, chartreuse – I adore them all.

Green Vintage Glass Stemware

Green Vintage Glass Stemware

So it was inevitable that I end up with a selection of vintage green stemmed glasses. Very few of them matching or in pairs, but to me that only adds to their charm.

Green Vintage Glass Stemware

Green Vintage Glass Stemware

Picking the last of the Spring blossoms was a joyful task, although also slightly sad, as I realised it will be another whole year before I can enjoy picking them again.

Green Vintage Glass Stemware with White Blossoms

Green Vintage Glass Stemware with White Blossoms

All to soon the table centre display was finished. The selection of odd vintage glasses, filled with white blossoms and  presented on a green glass tray, looked lovely on my dining table.

Green Vintage Glass Stemware with White Blossoms as a Display

Green Vintage Glass Stemware with White Blossoms as a Display

This whole look took me about 10 minutes to do, including picking flowers, cleaning and filling the glasses and then arranging them. If you want to recreate this, of course any other stemware glasses will look great too, play with different heights to add interest and keep your flower selection simple.

Styling and Photography: Theoda Solms Iles