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Parisian apartment by Baldini architecture

The home of Steve Baldini, from Paris based design business Baldini Architecture, is a great example of how to play with colour and pattern in a small space (43 square metres). Whilst the interior scheme is mostly white with white painted floors and walls, there’s also bolts of deep terracotta-red and inky blue paint, palm print wallpaper and cement patterned tiles. Natural rattan bar stools and pendant lights along with woven hanging chairs add texture and the tall cactus plant for that must-have touch of greenery. Light, fresh, modern and bright with pops of strong colour, this isn’t your typical Parisian interior but one we absolutely love.



Photos Baldini Architecture. 

Interiors Trend

AW17 PREVIEW – velvet + brass

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Velvet and brass are two key interiors trends we’ve loved for a long time – and they’re certainly here to stay. Luckily, interior design isn’t as fickle as fashion and when a trend takes hold its generally carries through from season to season.  Some of our favourite new pieces for AW17 include this brass wire frame chair with green velvet seat pads and arm rests along with these luxe upholstered dining or lounge chairs with curved back and brass base.  New products can be seen and purchased on the webshop now for delivery in-store and online from end August. Visit the webshop to see full collection and AW17 preview

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As styled by some of our favourite Instagrammers

So every day we’re shipping orders to our lovely customers but where do they actually end up?  Its always great to see interior products from Mink Interiors pop up on Instagram and here’s some of the stylish homes we’ve recently spotted with the hashtag #minkinteriors. 

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Marie Nichols | @marienichols | Interiors Stylist 

Teamed with a modern rustic interior, this White Wool Rug with Tassels sits perfectly with a range of natural textures; leather, rustic wood + metals, and a pop of yellow.  Follow Marie to see glimpses into her home and working world as an interiors stylist for home magazines and interiors brands. 

Ciara Elliott | @ciaraelliott | Editor of interiors magazine Essential Kitchens Bedrooms and Bathrooms Magazine

Ciara styles this Feather Juju in Black + Natural with a mixture of luscious green house plants, wooden furniture + copper industrial-inspired lighting.  Follow Ciara for daily posts and stories on interiors, fashion and travel.  Also a regular host of different interiors related hashtags including #nestandthrive and #colourmyhome.

Erica Davies | @erica_davies | Fashion Editor

Erica has recently renovated her kitchen and dining area with dark grey kitchen cabinetry and bolts of vibrant colour in furnishings and textiles with a modern boho botanical style. We love how Erica has styled the Tropical Palm Lamp in this corner of her home.  Love that blue colour on the walls too – its Juniper Ash from Little Green Paint Company. 

Shop these products as seen on Instagram via the links below or on the webshop!

 

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Stylist’s pick: brass accents

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For this interior design project we created a bespoke kitchen with doors sprayed in Hague Blue (Farrow and Ball), added brass door knobs by Buster and Punch along and brass sink teamed with rough-luxe brass mixer tap. We just love the colour and materials combination of blue cabinetry, exposed brick wall and brass accents. Brushed brass pendant lights and brass wall lights featured in this kitchen and more brass lighting can be found on our webshop.

New In

Introducing our SS17 Collection

 

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Introducing our new SS17 collection; evoking a sense of laid back, luxury bohemian style, with industrial pieces nestled alongside soft velvet cushions and textured accessories.
Adding to the ‘luxe‘ theme are golden metallics that add opulence to a relaxed scheme. Look out for tassels, textures + fringing. Team jewel coloured velvet cushions with soft pastel pinks + peach accessories for a stylish + on-trend look.

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Think jewel tones,  style Our inspiration behind the New SS17 Collection:

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Image Source: Pinterest

Interior Inspiration

12 Art Walls to Inspire

A house full of blank walls can be intimidating and daunting, and can be left feeling unfinished if left completely blank. Hanging artwork is one of the quickest and most rewarding ways to transform and uplift a space, whilst also making it your own. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to art styling, but it always helps to find enviable interiors and vignettes to get inspiration from. These are some of our favourite, covering a mix of styles from polished and monochrome to rustic and exposed industrial:

Showcase a diverse mix of photography, digital prints, pencil drawings and paintings for a look that is both curated, varied and exciting. The warm earthy tones of the art pieces create a sense of comfort and luxury, which creates a stylish juxtaposition against the exposed brick wall.

Amongst a mix of neutral and muted tones, a pop of pink of the kitchen is carried across to the gallery wall lengthening the space. Taking the prints all the way from the floor to the ceiling draws your eyes higher, making the room feel larger. Unusually shaped, almost as if around the chair, and with additional prints freestanding makes the space even more enticing and intriguing.

The bold colours featured throughout the room are also showcased within the artwork, with warm mustard yellow tones, pops of bold red and rich blues – this pulls the room together creating a sense of cohesion, whilst still enabling each individual piece to shine on it’s own.

A mostly monochrome look which doesn’t risk feeling cold or stark due to the addition of wooden frames and natural tones featured heavily in the paintings. Shelves offer flexibility, you can completely change the entire look whenever you want, to easily move prints around or to stack. They also provide another surface for adding objects of interest into the mix.

The wooden panelling brings the artwork to life, creating a rich and bold backdrop for the white borders to pop against. This art wall uses a bold mix of primary colour abstract work and monochrome graphic photography, creating a high contrast style.

For an art wall that looks like it’s housing a carefully curated collection that has evolved over time, think about each piece individually rather than as a whole – rather than purchasing frames en masse, choose them to best suit each print, leaving some with thicker borders and others with none. This will create a miss-match yet tailored look that allows every piece of art to be showcased to it’s full potential.

If your art wall will heavily feature monochrome art prints, style in a space with warm colours and a range of textures: think leather, rattan, sheepskin teamed with rich green house plants. Inject warmth, brightness + another dimension to your art wall with a shelf wall light. This 90 Degrees Wall Shelf Light comes in a range of finishes, perfect for any gallery wall aesthetic. The 90 Degrees Wall Light acts as both an industrial-luxe light and a shelf, creating the perfect space to showcase stylish decorative items and trinkets. If the artwork of your gallery wall is more simple and clean, go for the Wall Light in either Brass or Copper for a bolt of metallics, or if your artwork collection houses a diverse mix of styles and colouring, go for a matte-finished wall light in White, Black or Grey.

This playful pink painted statement wall features abstract art in a mostly monochromatic palette. The frames are spaced out with larger gaps than usual allowing the pink colour of the wall to ‘hold’ each art print, providing a strong backdrop.

Two gallery walls in one space; one against a rich blue backdrop, the other showcased against a tark white. Though not completely themed, portraits do take centre stage in the mix. If you have a large amount of abstract prints, the addition of portraits/faces brings the space to life and adds a welcoming touch.

If you want a look that you can swap around quickly and easily update, use long picture shelves to hold your artwork. It creates a slightly more uniform look with all frames resting on the same level, but allows you the freedom to move and adjust at your hearts whim. Choose three frame sizes and stack, stack, stack.

In a space with high ceilings, don’t feel daunted by the space, instead celebrate it. Take picture shelves right up to the ceiling, giving the eye something exciting to focus on rather than a never-ending wall. With large gaps between shelves, you can style a variety of sized prints amongst decorative pieces to make the space more personal and homely.

Go uniform with an even mix of prints in the same size and display almost symmetrically for the space to feel level. The prints have been curated to offset the rich mustard tones of the patterned wallpaper, and though they are patterned, the muted tones and romantic style of photography mean that they’re not fighting with the wallpaper, but creating another point of interest in the room.


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The Bar Cart – how to style

The bar cart is most certainly a ‘must-have’ this season and we’re swooning over our Luxe Brushed Brass Bar Cart with statement circular design (as seen in store – above right).  A soft industrial design that also looks a little bit vintage, this bar cart will bring a touch of glamour and high-style to your interior scheme.  How to style it? This piece of furniture is so versatile it can be styled in many ways from stacking with pots and plants for a botanical display or loading with your favourite tipple ready for the party season. Alternatively, add a table top lamp, a few books and a plant or vase, maybe a basket and you’ve created a whole different styled vignette.   Think of the bar cart or drinks trolley as flexible piece of furniture, like a side table, that can moved around your space and styled to suit the room or occasion.

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Sleek and elegant trolley or side table with clear glass looks great with colourful glassware, a stack of books plus bottles and a vase in rich brown and green tones.

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Simple chrome trolley styled with tall candle holders, interesting objects and wall light (left) // Lucite drinks trolley stacked with copper barware on a monochrome backdrop (right).

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Style a brass trolley against a rich dark wall to highlight the little details and glossy glass decanters (left) // Exposed brick, brass trolley, dark painted floors and a neon sign – we love! (right).

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A mix of bottles, decanters, books, art and a clip on lamp on this simple black design (left) // From the kitchen to sofa via pouring a stiff drink from this elegant drinks trolley – the vase with foliage and mirror above create the perfect vignette for this corner of the room (right).

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Steely grey backdrop and chrome trolley stacked with glassware, bottles and candles (left) // A pink backdrop, geometric marble and white tiled floor and freestanding artwork creates a fun and feminine feel.

Interiors Trend New In

Interiors Trend: Statement Round Mirrors

The humble mirror is back to being the centre of attention in the interiors world, with interior designers, stylists, bloggers and designer hotels alike all choosing a simple and minimal design that creates a huge statement. Make like the Time Hotel in NYC and style a round mirror that’s so versatile it can create a quick refresh in any corner of your home. Need some styling ideas…?

For a scandi-inspired bathroom

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Go for bold colours and lots of greenery, for an interesting reflection that will make the space more exciting and draw the eye in to the finer details!

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For a smaller bathroom, showcase against a white backdrop of brick tiles either horizontally laid or in a modern pattern.

An eye-catching hallway

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For an immediate on-trend interior that will inspire all visitors, style your round mirror over a console table or a wall shelf. Pair with a mixture of natural textures and rich woods for a scandi-inspired aesthetic.

For a statement living room

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Make your space feel never-ending with a round mirror. Choose a frame that will stand out against your interior to create a stand-out feature wall, or choose a subtle colour to blend in with your interior.

Get the look!

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New In Extra Large White Round Metal Mirror

Black Circular Mirror Set

 

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Flash Sale! 3 days only!

We’re hosting our first ever flash sale!  Its a 3-day only event with some amazing discounts. For future events, sale previews, new arrivals and interiors inspiration be sure to sign up!

Visit the webshop to see all products in this special 3-day event. We delivery to UK and EU and worldwide on many items.  If you are a customer who lives local to our store in Tunbridge Wells, select ‘Free-collect from store’ at the check-out and collect your items at your convenience!