Love is…His and Hers ensuite sinks

mainshotOk, so there’s the candlelit dinner, the flowers and the chocolates but the romantic mood comes to an abrupt halt when confronted at the end of a lovely evening by messy, splashy, shaving foam sinks or skincare ephemera and toothpaste everywhere.

What we want, what we really, really want is lovely, calm “this is mine and this is yours” cohabiting beautifully beside each other in clean contemporary style!

bathroom trio

Put all that stuff away, in this case behind the sliding mirror doors or add an interesting cabinet like this one in zinc, to hide away all the essentials.

Keep the romantic mood going for longer – I’m talking years here people, not just for one day. Could thoughtful organisation of his and hers in the home help us live happily ever after?

Back in session


Leaves bannerIt’s fitting that after a long hiatus since the pancake post (due to the busiest summer at Amo Espaco) the next post is a seasonal one too.

leaves for blog

Autumn is well and truly upon us after seemingly endless balminess and we are now under what can feel like a permanent blanket of cloud. To lighten the mood and prove to my children that their mother can do something creative with them as opposed to for someone else, we set upon the large glass doors to our garden with poster paints and handfuls of leaves of different shapes and sizes. Instantly there’s more colour and a smile in the morning when we come down to our own cafe-style window to the world!

I’ll be bringing you the fruits of summer’s labour’s soon, so keep following! It seems the Amo Espaco blog, like parliament, is back in session!

Trends

What is bubbling under in interiors now? The answer is  – lots of things! The safe answer is still “Anything Goes” but there are variations.

Still hanging on from recent trends:

• From the catwalk – block colour

• Style your home like a Hotel – never goes out of fashion

• Indoor meets outdoor – the more merged the better

New for 2014:

• Kitchen embellishments – add some personality

• Playfulness  – with accessories

• Graphic and geometric prints and patterns – wallpaper

• Modern Bohemia – with an ethnic twist

• Copper – it’s everywhere in lighting

• Turquoise – or almost mint

And ones I’m not so sure about:

• Hide on furnishings – too many cowhide handbags

• Honey- toned wood – just simply wrong!

There you have it – and now that you are in the know, you’ll recognise all of these trends around you in shops, magazines, fashion, hotels and bars. Thanks to Cult Furniture http://www.cultfurinture.com for the Vegas lights I’ve used in the title graphic. Who wants to be a slave to fashion, but it is nice to know what direction the industry is headed in this year.