I am So proud of this interior design project I was asked to be a part of in Shanghai. I love to imagine guests creating special memories there.
Many people shy away from bright colours, or make the mistake of reserving them for children’s rooms. I love this project because it shows how versatile bright colours can be.
Peppy reds, sunny yellows, and juicy shades of orange can be just as sophisticated as jewel tones, if not more. There’s something so calming about a space that feels light and cheerful.
You can create this air of charming sophistication by starting with a focal object, then choosing 2 or 3 colours you like within that object. Or, start from scratch- just pick a couple of pretty shades in a colour family that feels like home to you. Now comes the fun part- shopping and creating!
To reduce visual clutter, every object you bring into the space should reflect your chosen colour scheme. Have fun with texture to create a more detailed sensory experience for your guests- which brings me to our cross stitch project for today.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate this gorgeous cushion, lovingly crafted with the traditional Bargello needlework.
Looking for a simple project that adds a big pop of colour? Look to the Bargello needlepoint technique, also known as hungarian point or flame/florentine stitch. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I love to draw inspiration from the past- and this is no exception. Bargello needlepoint has been used to create stunning home decor since the 15th century, but it’s not hard to pick up.
These mesmerizing patterns add something so special to the space they’re in.
You may decide to start with something small like a cushion, but the possibilities are truly endless. Cozy up with a bargello blanket, or add new flair to your dining room with a table runner. If you’re in a space where you’re unable to paint the walls- a Bargello style wall hanging may be that pop of colour you crave.
I’d love to guide you through your next cross stitch project. Please don’t hesitate to write to me with any questions, it would be my absolute pleasure to help you make your house a home.