Interior Design Trends 2016

There is one trend for me this year – metal…

Copper wallpaper

Copper toned wallpaper in a luxurious show home in North Berwick…

Copper chimney breast

This is an original copper chimney breast in a beautifully restored 1960s villa…
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North Berwick

Affectionately known as ‘The Hamptons of Scotland’, the East Lothian coastline is where everyone really wants to live. Laid back, friendly, with stunning beaches and great schools… It’s where we live, of course and big news in our neck of the woods – a new show home has opened at Walker Group’s Glen Ora development in North Berwick. I have been very curious…

Family room

I knew that Walker Homes were planning to add a retro, off-beat note to this development. Featuring this season’s hottest trend in warm metals and Pantone’s new colours for 2016: rose quartz and serenity in abundance. I nipped down as soon as I could and I was not disappointed.

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Hege’s living room

Just preparing a post about our bedroom makeover – so ‘in the mood’ for makeovers!

Was very struck by my friend and fellow blogger, Hege Morris, from Hege In France‘s recent Living Room update that she has completed for the B&Q Unloved Rooms campaign



So clever – she has painted the bland Magnolia walls white – a bit of trademark for Hege…she does not do accent walls! The carpet was replaced by beautiful oak, Herringbone flooring and the rug with a brighter, cream rug. She added the gorgeous stag cushion and a cosy knit throw. Green plants give rooms a lift. I love the bean bag footstool. Hege’s favourites are the black metal lamp and the round mirror. All so lovely and all from your local B&Q store.

Hege detail

Hege, being ‘Hege’ had to add a bit of DIY to the room (I definitely DON”T have to do this!) She bought an ornament from a charity shop – a cone shape. Instead of leaving it light pink she decided to spray paint a trendy Copper – Grrr – very clever!!

The “marble box” is simply a cardboard box covered in Sticky back plastic…ok, there’s also an easy ‘book folding project’, Hege calls it Book Origami…go on – you know you want to!

Hege’s work is always brilliant – her blog detailed her life as a Norwegian, married to a Scotsman, with a young son, living in France, absolutely fascinating.

To be closer to extended family they have recently returned to Scotland, so of course I will be following their story with interest.