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Getting touchy feely with Texture: Tone on Tone

Hey guys, how did you get along with your pinning on Pinterest? It's great right! I love Pinterest, in fact I think it's one of my fave social media spaces, where you don't need to be a creative to create. You just pick a subject and find all the things you need pertaining to it. No competition or 'showiness' needed.

Today, I wanted to talk about texture and tones, as right now, the shops are piling on tactility like cream cheese on a baguette. From tufted to velvet and even (a new one for me) woven jute cushions. Interesting I must say, but more of an eye-catching piece than a comfy one, because let's face it; those edges look rather prickly :) either way texture is back and it's a train worth getting on.

Now, I must say I have rather fond memories of texture when I was younger, my mums sofa was full of natural coloured tufted cushions with tassels at the end. Our living room wallpaper was like grasscloth in texture from Osbourne and Little where she worked. And my walls were chipwood painted pink with white fluffy clouds. Cheap I know but I loved it, especially peeling them off :) But my most beloved was my grandma's beautiful cotton sheet that had a woven pattern on one side and tufted on the other, which I loved. I mean I loved it so much that I used to pull the tufts out and eat it... but we can talk about my undiagnosed ADHD another time :)

Adding texture to your home brings in another dimension of senses from your seeing, tasting, touching etc. Just like adding plants to a space it softens and livens. Get the balance right and it will feel like a haven, a place you can relax and feel comfortable. But get it wrong by overkill and your space will feel crowded and confusing. So let me show you how...