Check out these tips from HomeSense Style Guru Marianne, on how to create a fabulous nautical look in your home this Spring…
“Nautical is a classic look that can be tweaked from year to year. It creates a great opportunity to play around with lots of different blues in the home, from midnight hues to powder blue shades. To achieve a look that is subtle but striking, try incorporating lots of beachy textures such as pebbles, driftwood and rope. Float petals in small bowls of water lined with seashells for a sweet feature. As for prints, look for deckchairs, cushions, parasols and throws in navy stripes, creams and pale grey, and consider hanging some pretty seascape canvases on the wall to really bring the theme to life. An emerging take on nautical for 2011 is a small glimpse of red, so if you have any red lampshades, throws or ornaments, mix those in too.”
The Fleur de Lys Napkin Fold
This elegant napkin fold will look fabulous on your Christmas table!
1. Lay the napkin face-down in front of you, oriented as a diamond, then fold in half with the open points towards you.
2. Fold the edges up so the points overlap the folded edge by about an inch.
3. Fold the napkin like a concertina from edge to edge.
4. Hold the base and place in the wine glass and gently pull out the edges to reveal your Fleur de Lys.
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Clustering similar objects can look fantastic and make a real feature in a room. This can be achieved for just a small cost. For example suggest clustering a selection of 5 different candlesticks on a fireplace or sideboard, or group 3 small, individual lamps together. Layer rugs and throws in different textures, colours and patterns. Pile different cushions together.
If you have a very sociable household, consider scattering different floor cushions which can be stored more easily than chairs. Even drinkware can make a beautiful centerpiece; consider clustering a selection of different glasses in complementary colours and fill with short-stemmed flowers or brightly wrapped boiled sweets.
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