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Design of the Day – Have a ball of a time!

Good afternoon campers! I hope you had a ball this weekend. Speaking of round things, I’ve just come accross these uber bright ball chairs by Finn Stone for Bodie & Fou. Made from recycled ABS (virtually indestructible polypropylene) these coloured balls of fun can be used inside to add a modern touch or outside for your summer bbq!

The chairs were inspired by Vernon Panton’s use of colour and shapes and are suitable for any bottom over the age of 6. Costing £165 each from notonthehighstreet.com, adding this piece of colour to a room could be very expensive, but it would certainly make it pop.

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Modern mid-century summer trend alert

Take note of the colour palettes below because these are the hottest new colours flying around the Interior Design world. A modern take on the Mid-century look is hot this summer with Farrow & Ball, Dulux , Graham & Brown, Little Greene and Lulu Guinness showcasing stunning interiors based on this style.

Image sources: Zoey Murphy, Joel Lee, Illustrated Living

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Design of the day – 1940’s kitsch from 27Palm

After the glorious second long weekend we’ve had, I can feel the mood is rather low, so to cheer you up here’s a quirky and delightful Design of the Day. Designed by 27Palm, these fabulous retro pillow cases are kitsch, camp and colourful!

You can choose from different styles; rock n’ roll, cowboy, cow girl, lumber jack, fireman and more to spruce up your pad. Made of 100 % cotton front plain black backing, the cases fit a standard pillow 30cm x 30cm and are available from lifestylebazaar for £19.95.

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Colourful retro and green living designs by young British designer

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This young designer has stolen my heart with her brightly coloured and patterned eco designs. She gives her designs life, re-modernsises retro and promotes ethical and green living – a ten out of ten from me!

After graduating from Loughborough University in 2008 with a 1st in Textile Design, British designer Zoe Murphy was selected for The New Designers Showcase in Islington, where she was shortlisted for Designer of the Year Award and has since attracted a huge amount of attention.

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MyDeco Mother’s Day competitions

MyDeco Boutique are giving away a gift every week to competition winners as a way of celebrating this years mothers day. Up for grabs this week is Digitex Union Jack wallpaper and a roller blind! All you need to do is log onto MyDeco.com and design a mood board based on the two items above, and whoever gets the most votes from the public wins the prizes!

Kim Moore, a tutor at The National Design Academy in Nottingham has created a board inspired by urban chic;

“My main inspiration for this board was retro urban chic “The London Vibe”. I envisaged that it would be a hallway, as I think this space is often neglected but is a place where you can have a bit of fun and be quirky. My niece is currently studying for her GCSE’s so if I win then I would like to give her room a surprise makeover as a treat.”

If you want to flex your creative fingertips and be in with a chance of winning some beautiful gifts for yourself or a loved one, visit www.mydeco.com and get cracking!

Click here to vote for Kim’s mood board or to have a gander at other submissions. You do need to register to vote or design a board, it is free, so follow the site instructions then you can get started.

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