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Q: I am currently trying to decorate a one bed bedsit (30sq meteres) and am looking for a solution to divide the living space and bed I was hoping for a divide that would double up for storage in the living room come kitchen to separate the two areas. I love retro, scandivan furniture have you any suggestions? The space has 3 stone stone walls and one wall will be painted white. Best wishes lizzy x
A: When it comes to room dividers my (Mia’s) favourite solution is textiles…But, since we’ve speaking of a storage function as well, our very best advice is IKEA’s EXPEDIT book case. This is a magic piece of furniture, it can be whatever you want it to be. Clearly Scandinavian, and easy to give a retro vibe. Part of it can be filled with IKEA’s right-size boxes and overall we think it looks best when treated as any bookshelf – i.e. with paintings hangning on it, mirrors attached; well dressed!
Q: I’m thinking of painting our living room in a fresh new color! What are the trendiest colors right now? We have two medium brown leather sofas and a glass coffee table. Floor is oak wood and we have a dark grey area rug. Room is pretty big and have two large windows and a balcony door. Love, Emmy.
A: In that setting, we’d say you can choose any wall colour. Trendiness-wise, beiges and greys are top choices. Or – dark colours. In the latter compartment we think brown is the most exciting colour right now. Like F&B’s London Clay, it’s an amazing paint colour that shifts from slightly lilac to dark chocolate brown. It goes very well with oak wood floors.
And hey, consider painting the ceiling too! Just look at that bathroom…
OR, another choice is a bold hot red-pink! This is a rookie we believe will bloom. Not done all girly, but arty-farty, boho-style, globetrotterish, etc…. Perfect for social spaces. Only for the brave.
Q: I have a paint color dilemma and can’t come to a decision. I have dark granite kitchen counters, dark cherry wood cabinets and floors, and a wall with 3 different colors of “teal”…can’t decide which one to go with. They are Benjamin Moore’s “Aqua Smoke”, “Boca Raton” and Valspar’s “Positano Blue”. Any suggestions? I want to go bold with the positano but don’t want it to look like a Mexican restaurant. lol Thk u!!!
A: Neither of us have any experience of these particular colours, but our guess is that either a light or a bright shade will do the job best. That is, rather than the in-between: As the kitchen has mainly dark materials – dark granite and dark cherry wood – a light colour (like smoke) would brighen up the space and a bright colour (like positano) would inject energy into the space. Without knowing the style of this kitchen, positano seems to us the most interesting and sparkling choice! And for that matter, a Mexican restaurant don’t sound bad at all..!:)
Ever thought about painting the whole kitchen teal/turquoise?
Now, just listen to your guts.
Q: What type of floor and color best compliments walls pained in rust color?
A: Oh, rust coloured walls sounds really nice – and trendey! :) There is no other answer than: any. It depends on the style of the room of course, but the rust colour in itself sets no boundaries really. The best choice of floor might be a lighter kind of wood, like oak (see pic). I (Mia) personally favour oak wood or similar coloured floors to rust-coloured and brownish walls. But with lots of nice lighting, a darker floor could do equally well. Polished black is an exciting option.