Lumar Interiors’ Blog
When you’ve been doing this as long as we have, you have a lot of past clients (thank you, we love them). So, we’ve spec’d a lot of homes in the trend colours of the last decade with camels, tans, golds,… for their walls. Guess what? It’s time to re-paint and they’re starting to call wondering if they can incorporate some of the cooler neutral tones that are so popular now a.k.a. greys without having to redo everything. No worries. If you really want grey walls, we can work them in with a few minor modifications.
I really don’t understand how one can distress over what to wear but not what shoes to finish the outfit with. Similarly, so much attention is given to the main pieces of upholstery in a room, namely the sofa, but not the chairs. I’d give up a sofa in order to get to play with two chairs…A chair can just bring it together. It can really move a space from boring or ‘safe’ to personality and ‘wow’.
Why do we flock to the garden centres in spring?
By mid-March we’re tired of our grey and black clothing and grey skies, particularly those of us living in northern climates. New York decorator Mario Buatta says that ‘colour is a mood setter’. How true is that? Colour psychology is a huge topic for another time. But simply put, it affects you more than you know.
The lines have become blurred. But that’s a good thing.
Looks evolve over time: fashion does as well as home decor. Otherwise, we’d still be sporting animal skins as clothing and living in caves. The direction of traditional home decor has shifted in the last few years. Traditional has become less ‘fussy’ and more clean; less strictly period ‘Queen Anne’ or ‘Louis French’ …and more relaxed. The look is more evolved or collected-looking and its more common to see modern mixed with traditional. Hence, traditional is actually harder to define or describe.