Luckily for us no winter lasts for ever, and with spring just around the corner, it’s time to brighten up your home to reflect the seasonal changes outside. By making small changes to your home’s interior, as the colder months begin to thaw and the daylight hours start to lengthen again, you can evoke a different picture inside your house, complementing your outside surroundings rather than contradicting them. To do this successfully, marry the dynamics, tones and textures of your home both inside and out to react to the seasonal changes; create a warm and inviting atmosphere during the colder months and a brighter and more invigorating one in the warmer ones. For now, exchange your winter cushion covers and heavy throws for ones with punches of colour and lighter fabrics like linen.
In your garden, let each season paint a new picture by choosing a combination of shrubs and perennials that burst into flower throughout the year, with colours that reflect your interior choices to bring the inside out. For 2015 it’s looking to be a warmer year for all of us, leaving the cooler greys behind in exchange for warmer shades of taupe, beige, almond and mahogany, with some of my favourites Pantone colours being steel grey, desert taupe and frosted almond. Combine this muted pallet with splashes of colour including seaport, wood violet, radiant orchid, crushed grape or red dahlia, and your home will definitely make your guests feel uplifted as they enter. Marrying these highlights of colour up with the spring and summer bloomers in your garden provides a harmonious finish to your newly energised home.
The transition from house to garden, and the landscape beyond should be seamless, taking you and your visitors through an enchanting journey from start to finish. For us, we understand in order for your interiors and exteriors to work in harmony, the different styles and colour palettes must complement one another, as well as reflect your own personal style throughout.
Spiering & Co. is a mother and daughter team, where we have combined our academic training and professional experience as interior and landscape designers, to offer clients a personal yet all-encompassing approach to design. This, coupled with an awareness of adding true value to the project, which comes from our redevelopment portfolio, is what sets us apart from our competitors.
Our seamless style was recently commended after being shortlisted for the International Design and Architecture Awards for an open plan kitchen and dining room which spilled out onto a small town garden on Rostrevor Road in Fulham. Resolving spatial, structural and cosmetic barriers to create innovative, user focused designs, both internally and externally, is at the heart of our design ethos. We truly understand that good design, that is client focused, reflects the importance of fluidity and practicality as well as beauty, all of which needs to be present throughout a scheme in its entirety.