and Turquoise (and/ or numerous other varying shades in between) two of
my favourite colours. It evokes a number of things for me. Maybe
it's because I live by the sea? Or the fact it's such a vivid
colour, a colour that can make a really bold statement? Or is it
because I am a child of the 70's - surrounded by the explosion of
colour of the era? This would lead me on to the possibility that
because of this, somehow, maybe, I previously received some
subliminal colour preference; absorbing it, as if by osmosis?
Anyway, what ever the reason, I just love it!
The colours teal and turquoise also have some symbolic and therapeutic
qualities. There are two main hues that contribute to making both
colours. They are blue and a touch of yellow. Blue radiates
peace, calm and tranquility. The yellow has an uplifting, happy and
positive quality. Perhaps another reason why I adore and use it so
often. Qualities I hold and/or aspire to.
Enough of my ramblings. Here's my latest interior- design- candy for your perusal..........
|How cool is this?
Not afraid of strong colour combinations? Then have a go
yourself. The yellow of the lamp shade goes especially well
against the wall colour.|
beautiful! What a dramatic effect this teal shade is as the back
drop to the above Orla Kiely sideboard. For a similar paint
colour, check out Dulux as they have a tremendous spectrum of teals and
|Wondrous wallaper. If anyone knows where this is from, let me know?!|
|A more subtle and
subdued shade, although no less dramatic. Available from Osborne
and Little . Click on the link for further details osborneandlittle.com|
the one of my fave online wallpaper outlets - Vintage Galaxy.
Above: This 60's /70's embossed wallpaper is priced at €18.86.
Below: 1950's Swedish design is priced at €41.25. Check out
the link for further details thevintagegalaxy.com|
|Add a touch of teal (or this could be more of a kingfisher shade) to a mirror for a statement wall piece.|
|I think this
works really well. I'm a real fan of painted furniture anyway, and
painting this chest of draws in this soft turquoise shade is a winner
in my book.|
You can, of course, just add a hint of teal or turquoise by adding
scatter cushions. here's just a few to wet your appetite.....
|Another Donna Wilson piece: Folk flower cushion £39 available from johnlewis.com.|
Heals, this reminds me of home (Hastings). Whitby Lido cushion
priced at £40. Click on the link for further details heals.co.uk |
|Designers Guild velvet cushion available from Heals, priced at £68. Great because it has colour and texture.|
|Maxemillian geometric silk cushion, again from heals.co.uk. Price - £70.|
|Vintage ceramic ceiling pendant was available from Etsy although not anymore, I'm afraid. Sold out. |
|I may have shown
this before however, it is fab and deserves another look. And also it's a
great demonstration of how the cranberry red of the trim works so well
with the rest of the shade. £75 for the pair, available from stylegifts.co.uk|
A little objet d'art..........
selection: I'm a collector of 50's, 60's and 70's glass, so all the
above I'm slightly pining for. You can get hold of similar pieces
from Ebay as well as coming across them in local charity and thrift
shops. Expect to pay excess of £5 from charity shops (if you're
lucky) and far more elsewhere. |
And now to the kitchen.....
|Designed by Interior designer Zac Posen, this kitchen is definitely for the true teal lover.|
|Le Creuset have now introduced the colour way to their range. Available from John Lewis. |
|Daft as I am, I
found this a while ago and can't for the life of me remember who it is
designed by. Is it Jessie Tait? I think not, answers on a
postcard please. Never the less, I still love the shape and
surface pattern. |