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Shop This Look: Teal

Hello again. Second blog post in three days, I don’t even recognise myself!

Following on from my last Mood Board InspirationI wanted to put together an example scheme based on my teal concept. I have chosen to create a living room scheme this time, but a home office, hallway or dining room would work equally as well. I hope this gives you an idea of the sort of look I had in mind…

  1. Dulux Blue Diamond 1 £1.56 30ml Tester Pot
  2. Dulux Hawaiian Blue 1 £1.56 30ml Tester Pot
  3. Dulux Indigo Shade £1.56 30ml Tester Pot
  4. West Elm Ladder Shelf Media Console £499
  5. H&M Textured Vase – Natural White/Anthracite Grey £12.99
  6. H&M Pineapple-shaped Glass Jar £8.99
  7. Urban Outfitters Crosley Cruiser Pebbled Cream Vinyl Record Player £89
  8. Austin Wall Lamp in Brass £25
  9. Shattered Concrete Aluminium Print by Elisabeth Frederiksson £44.95
  10. Wayfair Multiple Hexa Lea Wall Accent Mirror by EMDÉ £141.99
  11. M&S Grass Trio in Wooden Tray £17.50
  12. Multi York Beckett Small Sideboard £949 (Sale Price/RRP £1,219)
  13. Miller Table Lamp in a Walnut Stain £49
  14. M&S Lena Copper Side Table £79
  15. The Patrick Two & A Half Seat in Brogue Vintage Leather £3,240
  16. H&M Cushion Cover With Pompoms £19.99
  17. West Elm Diamond Steps Wool Dhurrie – Platinum £299
  18. M&S Hayward Coffee Table £244.30 (Sale Price/RRP £349)
  19. H&M Candle Tray £12.99
  20. H&M Slub Weave Cushion Cover £8.99
  21. West Elm Metal Frame Upholstered Chair – Stone £699

As you can see, I have stuck mostly to UK high street brands and a few online stores – all places I love to browse (*and occasionally shop!). Granted, some items are more affordable than others however a lot of different high street stores do sell similar pieces. So if the West Elm furniture is slightly out of your price range for example, my advice is to always shop around and if you can’t find a similar piece that you’re happy to make a compromise with, perhaps look at other areas of your project to cut back as sometimes you just have to buy the shoes, if you know what I mean. Quality investment pieces are at least worth considering – in the long run you won’t regret it.

I have tried to marry up with Mondays’ mood board as much as possible, taking certain aspects of each image into the overall scheme. A well proportioned concept is always such a helpful tool when you’re looking at the bigger picture. If you have gathered images, colours and textures that you’re instinctively drawn to and collectively portray your desired vibe for the room, looking back on this every so often will definitely help keep you on track.

As much as I absolutely adore looking at brands’ Instagram pages, and how they style their pieces in a realistic home setting, it can sometimes lead you down a different path if you’re not careful. Maybe you’ll find your colours start to veer off slightly or you may suddenly want to include geometric patterns when that wasn’t in your original concept. That said, it’s always a creative process so there’s nothing stopping you tweaking your mood board as you go… just check you’re still in line with your overall design brief.

One of my favourite combinations at the moment is mixing traditional or mid century design with more contemporary pieces. The sideboard, chesterfield sofa and coffee table are all classic shapes which have stood the test of time, while the shelving unit, armchair and side table all compliment these, introducing a more modern element. I also love the geometric patterns in the mirror, artwork and side table base, which you will notice in one of the images in my mood board.

I love these two fun cushions from H&M Home, as well as the H&M tray and vases, and the M&S faux greenery too. There’s nothing better than injecting some personality and life into a very ‘put together’ scheme. The rug and wall light balance the look nicely and introduce some more of the colours and textures from the mood board. Then there’s the Crosley record player…something that has been on my personal wishlist for quite some time, and I think I would include it in almost any scheme if I could – it just always seems like a good addition!

So apart from the three paint colours (which the only thing to say on those is that Dulux is my go-to and I hear decorators are usually quite keen on too), that’s pretty much everything. I hope you like this style of post, following on from the Mood Board Inspiration. I might not do one every time, but it’s something I can always come back to if the mood takes me (*see what I did there?).

Have a lovely few days, until next time 

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