Coffee, Cookies and Cream

This is one colour scheme sounds as delicious as it looks. Coffee, cookies and cream has had my tummy rumbling all morning as I play with pulling together a look that’s entirely neutral but feels like cosy, warm hug! This look is a little more rustic than my usual styling, but I love the warmth the clock, baskets, pendant light and side tables brings to the mix. It’s about texture and it’s really important to remember this when pulling together a neutral colour scheme like this one – otherwise you run the risk of creating a room that is void of character or depth. Pattern can also play a huge role with neutrals to give the space personality, be it a classic stripe or something a little more fun – even someone who is a huge colour advocate can be swung to love neutrals when enough variation in pattern and texture is applied to the mix… 

Get the look 1. Cream Throw, 2. Pendant Light, 3. Clock, 4. Artwork5. Armchair, 6. Chocolate cushion, 7. Cream Cushion, 8. Sofa, 9. Baskets, 10. Side Table, 11. Rug

Colour of the Week – Chocolate

Darker brown is one colour that is either totally in, or thought of as dated or old fashioned. Case in point, just the thought Mission brown sends shivers down my spine – it’s been the ugly duckling of neutrals for a good number of years – but that doesn’t meant that other shades of brown are also off the agenda. Take Chocolate brown for example, it’s deep and rich but doesn’t have as much red in it so it’s more modern and contemporary for today’s market. Chocolate brown, like it’s friends Charcoal and Navy Blue has been growing in popularity for a little while now – chocolate stained floors or chocolate timber veneers in cabinetry is popping up more and more often. With fresh whites the look is elegant and classic, with gold it’s rich and glamorous and it’s also a great neutral to allow colour to stand out. Take a look at the pics below for some serious (but beautiful) chocolate inspiration….. and then go indulge that chocolate craving with something sweet & delicious!