Green Interiors

We’re feeling a little patriotic and for the week that’s in it we’ve been drawing inspiration from all things green.

It’s inspiring how green can be incorporated into interiors schemes in so many beautiful ways. Yes this truly one versatile colour.

Colour psychologists have explained that one of the main reasons green functions so well in interiors schemes is due to it’s closeness to nature.

Yes, the natural, earthy symbolism of the colour green is particularly pleasing to the eye, as well as the brain.

Several studies have found the incorporation of greenery and flowers to enhance mood and well-being in patients with serious illness, with some even finding evidence to suggest this positive mindset assists in patients recovery.

With this in mind, we’ve explored the many ways in which green can be a key feature of a design scheme.

The design world has seen a few key green trends lately, such as green marble, the green wall and jungle chic.

Marble is a beautiful material that makes for stunning features in it’s elegant simplicity in interiors. A tour through Paris design fair Maison et Objet early this year revealed countless well known design brands featuring green marble.

The green wall is becoming something of an office phenomenon. It seems research linking greenery and productivity in the work place has really sunk in, as companies everywhere compete to create feature greenery walls.

From the humble beginnings of the small office fig leaf to the full green wall, large corporations are featuring greenery as large and as often as they can to keep employees motivated and create a fresh, natural look in corporate environments.

Rainforest murals, palm tree prints and vibrant floral accessories are making a serious impression in home ware Spring/Summer 2016 and with such a fun, energetic look its understandable why this look is proving so popular.

We’ve been gathering together some great looks across these trends and pulled together a Pinterest board bound to make you green with envy…

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Beautiful Baths

What better way to relax in this cold weather then unwinding in a steaming hot bath?

Beautiful baths are the way forward, and have been making a move back into interiors of late. There was a time when all people wanted in bathrooms was a luxurious shower but the bath is making a come back! And it’s not surprising when you see the stunning baths that are available.

When it comes to baths the options are endless from marble to concrete, brass and copper finishes to colour pops and not forgetting the beautiful reclaimed tubs that really are a stand along focal point in any space.

Why not create the perfect relaxation space in your home and position your bath in front of a window with a beautiful view? Or surround yourself with planting so if feels like the perfect escape? Take a look at some of our favorites on our pinterest page for more inspiration.

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