She sank into the cosy composition of her vintage grey swivel arm chair and gently brushed her hands across the velvet fabric. Red wine, BBQ pizza and Netflix, all indicative of a LEGEN- wait for it- Dary, Saturday evening of Sabrina.
6A.M sounded the alarm. Sabrina groggily rubbed her eyes, snoozed the alarm and turned off the TV. She stood by the door of her room, flipped the light switch and gazed proudly at her recent work. After shifting to a new apartment in Andheri, Interior Designer, Sabrina James had undertaken her first project, under her banner ‘Sabrina James Associates’. Colour, stripes, lights, organic living, what anyone could’ve wished for in a home!
Here are some tips for you to bring in the summer and rock your homes, just like Sabrina!
1. Update old furniture:
Breathe life into old chairs and tables by simply applying a coat of glossy spray paint in a summery hue of parakeet green or sapphire blue. The glossy paint enhances the appeal of the furniture and gives it a modern edge.
2. Brighten up your living space:
Throw open the doors and windows for the Au Naturel charm that is classic summer! Whitewashed curtains, flower boxes by the windows and cushions in citrus shades, will help accentuate the summer mood!
3. Stripe a pose:
Zebra- like patterns are sober and elegant for interiors. However, if you’re looking for vibrancy and energy- go for a black and red mix or a lime green. It’s always great to come up with original ideas, especially when choosing upholstery designs; think chic, unconventional and unique.
4. The Minimalist:
Resist the urge to clutter the hallway with unnecessary items. Instead, look for smart storage solutions like built-in shelves and wardrobes, in which you can store as much behind what essentially looks like a blank wall. Additionally, you can go in for white slipcovers for the sofa with an elegant bouquet of flowers to add contrast to the room.
5. Present a style statement:
Display is one of the most powerful tools in interiors because of the diversity in furnishings available to experiment with, from pots, to paintings, to sculptures, to books or even baskets. Animate your living spaces with innovative, contemporary pieces that are both, jazzy and striking.
This summer deviate your hot heads from the scorching heat, towards the creative and innovative experimentation of your homes, and some, much needed Vitamin-D to go along with it!