Weekly Blog No 82 – Favourite Colour. 

Most people have a favorite colour, whether it be blue, green, red or even pink, only to name a few. I’m not sure all of us would wear our favourite colour but we are likely to buy a product in our favourite colour. I love colour, yet there is colours I just wouldn’t wear because I feel they wouldn’t suit my skin tone. I won’t always buy a product in my favorite colour  either as I do prefer the colour to suit the product. I don’t think a yellow iPhone would necessary look great or a black bar of soap. 

 I chose baby pink for my wedding theme colour but I wouldn’t wear the same pink or own a purse in the same  colour. My mother has a passion for emerald green (it’s an Irish thing) therefore she is both likely to wear and purchase an item of the same colour. Mr Zebrakat likes blue, yet I’ve only see him purchase a couple of items of that colour, like an expensive pen or other stationary items. I have yet to see a blue Audi. 

I’m so weird in respect of colour as I don’t think I have a favourite colour as such as I like various colours. My colour choice will be dependent on my purchase. I will give you a few examples below of what I like:-

  •  Silver cars
  • White bed sheets
  • Red or orange purse
  • Red stationary items 
  • Pink/red lipstick/nail varnish
  • Silver saucepans
  • Brown belts
  • Pink flowers
  • White/cream everyday kitchenware
  • Photo albums in warm colours, reds, oranges, yellows etc
  • Green/red mobile phone covers

That is only a few examples colour choice verses product, it does seem I’m not a lover of your blues & purple. Yet I know I like to include blues and purples in the garden. 

The meaning of colours. 

Red – energy, passion and action

Orange – adventure and social communication

Yellow – the mind and the intellect

Green – balance, harmony and growth

Blue – trust and responsibility

Indigo – intuition, perception and the higher mind

Purple/violet  – imagination and spirituality

Turquoise – open communication and clarity of thought

Pink – unconditional love and intention

I guess that explains alot about my colour choices for certain items. I know some of my friends have favourite colours and I can relate the above meaning of colours to their individual personalities. 

 
Written in UK English. 

Weekly Blog No 22 – Home Staging – Katjazzled 1

I thought I would give you an update on how my home staging –  katjazzled is developing. I did discuss in an earlier post, Week 6 about Home Staging – Katjazzled. I’m going to show you some photos of home accessories placed around my home that I have brought and an insight to the colours that I have chosen to date

Each room has neutral walls & floor coverings as base tones and then I will inject a strong colour in accessories. On this occasion, I have used colours in my home that I have not always be my first choice before, however I’m happy that I can think outside the box. On the main floor I’ve used a lot of grey against the warm tones of cream, natural hardwood flooring and pine/oak furniture.   See the photo’s below

Great Room .1

Great Room .1

Great Room .2

Great Room .2

Great Room .3

Great Room .3

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The beautiful tea lights/candle holders set of 3, purchased through a friends company. You should check out their website for items that are unique, handmade and show creative flare

Click the link – smoldesign

Dining Room

As the main floor area is open plan, I’ve decided to continue working with grey/silver but added a hint of green in the dining room

Mud Room

Mud Room 1

The mud room is the place were we remove our shoes etc. I have shoe polish stored in the drawers and Lottie’s lead usually hangs off the hooks too. I actually stained this piece in order to match an English church pew just below, which is not shown in the photo.

A  few weeks ago, I asked another friend who’s an amateur photographer and blogger, if I could have some of her work for my home. There was a few photos that particularly stuck me as exceptional.  I had two rooms that I was considering but I’ve only managed to place some of the photography in one area to date. I decided the upper landing/hall was perfect for the theme of travel, showing photography/art of my travels around the world. I will show my travel gallery art/photography at a later date.

Copyright Simone Torkingson

Copyright Storki

Copyright Simone Torkingson

Copyright Storki

 You should check out Simone’s wonderful blog. Click the link – storki

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Front Lobby

The front lobby is starting to take shape but it is still incomplete, there is another couple of things that I want to buy for the walls

Main/Guest Bathroom

Main/Guest Bathroom

I decided to choose a bright warm colour for accessories to the main/guest bathroom and went with yellow, which is warm and inviting.

Laundry Room

Laundry Room

 I still have to finish the laundry room but I have plucked a colour from this picture to complete the accessories and wall art for this room.

2nd Guest Bedroom

2nd Guest Bedroom

 I’m not a lover of purple as a rule but I do feel that if you get the right shade of purple with creams/beige it almost looks warm &  regal. This is a shade of purple that I am using to accessorize the 2nd guest bedroom.

I will never used strong colours on walls or floor coverings as I like to use neutral shades so that the interior of my home doesn’t date too quickly. I will always infuse strong/bold colours through accessories, which can easily changed over time if necessary.