How to Incorporate Pantone's Color of the Year 2023 into Your Wedding Design
At the end of every year Pantone announces their 'Color of the Year' and for 2023 it was goodbye millennial pink, and hello to Viva Magenta, a bright and punchy fuchsia-red color that Pantone describes as "brave and fearless."
According to Pantone, Viva Magenta is a shade rooted in nature and represents a new signal of strength that promotes joyous and optimistic celebrations. It's a colour that's pulsating with exuberance, and it's perfect for couples looking to add a bold and beautiful element to their wedding design.
While Viva Magenta may be a bold choice in many situations, it's perfect for a wedding! Whether you want to go all out and plan a completely magenta-toned celebration or simply pepper it throughout your big-day design, there's an option for everyone. We think Viva Magenta is perfect for a Mexican inspired wedding. So grab your maracas and get ready for a fabulous fiesta with pretty papel picado fluttering in the breeze, bright colours and a margarita or two.
Here are some of our favorite ways to make this vibrant color a part of your wedding celebration in 2023:
Bridesmaid Dresses - One of the easiest ways to incorporate Viva Magenta into your wedding is by dressing your bridesmaids in this bold colour. It's a statement look that's sure to turn heads, and it looks fantastic on all skin tones.
Floral Arrangements - Flowers are an essential part of any wedding design, and Viva Magenta is the perfect colour to add some vibrancy to your arrangements. Consider incorporating magenta roses, peonies, or dahlias into your bouquets and centerpieces for a pop of color.
Table Settings - Viva Magenta can add a bold and beautiful element to your table settings. Consider using magenta table linens, napkins, or even glassware to add a touch of colour to your reception.
uWedding Cake - The wedding cake is an excellent opportunity to showcase your color palette, and Viva Magenta is no exception. Consider incorporating magenta florals or even a magenta ombre effect into your cake design for a statement look.
Stationery - Incorporating Viva Magenta into your wedding invitations is a great way to add a pop of colour and set the tone for a fun event. This bold and vibrant hue pairs well with a variety of other colours, including yellow and red, making it a versatile choice for your invitation design. Consider incorporating Viva Magenta through illustrations, envelope liners, and other fun flourishes to give your invitations a festive and colourful flair that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.
We're excited to announce the launch of our latest collection of vintage chinoiserie prints! These exquisite prints feature striking portraits of female performers from the Peking Opera, a traditional Chinese art form celebrated for its elaborate costumes, mesmerizing makeup, and dramatic movements.
Dating back to the Qing dynasty's golden era (1644-1911), these vintage masterpieces capture the essence of this celebrated art form's growth and popularity. Prints come on fine art matte photo paper or there is the option to have these prints wrapped on polycotton canvas, ready to grace your walls with their timeless elegance. Whether you're a collector of vintage prints or a lover of Chinese art and culture, these chinoiserie prints are a must-have for their exceptional quality and attention to detail.
Have an Aussie Easter
Australian-themed Easter craft ideas that celebrate the Autumn season and are perfect for kids of all ages.
Easter is a wonderful time of year to get creative and make some fun and festive crafts with your kids. But in Australia, Easter falls during the Autumn season and I find much of the Easter craft projects around have a big Spring focus. So lets get creative with some unique themes and colours that reflect the cooler weather and Australia.
Autumnal Easter Egg Wreath
An Easter egg wreath is a fun and colourful way to decorate your home for the holiday, and it's easy to make with just a few supplies. For an Autumnal twist, you can use leaves and other natural materials in place of the traditional spring flowers. Start by gathering a variety of plastic Easter eggs in different colors and sizes. Then, use a hot glue gun to attach them to a foam wreath base, making sure to cover the entire surface. Once you have all your eggs in place, add some faux leaves and twigs to the wreath, using hot glue to secure them.
The bilby is a native Australian marsupial that has become a bit of an alternative to the Easter bunny in Australia because of it's big ears. Click here for a cute free download colouring in picture for the kids.
Easter Egg Leaf Prints
Leaf prints are a fun and easy way to create unique patterns and designs. Start by gathering a variety of leaves in different shapes and sizes. Then, head over to adventures in cooking to see a very cool how to for making your own beautiful leaf stencilled eggs!
Maximalist Interior Design
Maximalist interior design is a bold and playful style that embraces excess, eclecticism, and an abundance of colour, pattern, and texture.
If you're someone who loves bold, colourful and playful design, then maximalist interior design might just be the perfect fit for you. This style is all about embracing excess and creating an eclectic, layered space that is full of personality and character.
What is Maximalist Interior Design?
Maximalist interior design is a style that embraces the more-is-more philosophy. It's a bold and playful approach to design that incorporates a mix of colours, patterns, and textures to create an eclectic and visually stimulating space. In a maximalist interior, every surface is an opportunity to showcase something interesting, whether it's a vibrant piece of art or a unique piece of furniture.
History of Maximalist Interior Design
Maximalist interior design has a long history, dating back to the Victorian era. During this time, opulence and excess were celebrated in interior design, with ornate furnishings, heavy drapes, and rich fabrics all being used to create lavish and extravagant spaces. Much of the maximalist design style we know today has its roots in the 1960s and 1970s, a time when a more-is-more attitude was prevalent in both fashion and interior design. Maximalism was seen as a rebellion against the more minimalist design styles of the time, and it embraced a bold and playful approach to design that incorporated a mix of colors, patterns, and textures to create an eclectic and visually stimulating space.
Defining Elements and Characteristics of Maximalist Interior Design
Maximalist interior design is all about creating an eclectic and visually stimulating space. Here are some defining elements and characteristics of this bold and playful style:
Vibrant colours. Maximalist interiors often feature a mix of bold and vibrant colours. Think bright pinks, rich blues, and deep purples.
Bold patterns. Maximalist interiors are known for their bold and playful patterns. From geometric prints to floral designs, the key is to mix and match patterns to create a visually stimulating space.
Textured finishes. Maximalist interiors incorporate a mix of textures, from plush fabrics to shiny metallics. This creates a tactile and inviting space.
Eclectic decor. Maximalist interiors embrace an eclectic mix of decor, from vintage pieces to modern designs. The key is to create a cohesive space by balancing different styles and textures.
Layered design. Maximalist interiors are all about layering, whether it's with textiles, furniture, or accessories. This creates a visually rich and interesting space.
Make a great first impression with these creative and colourful home decorating ideas. Turn your hallway into a vibrant and inviting space with art, quirky décor, and plants.
The hallway is the first thing guests see when they enter your home, and it sets the tone for the rest of the house. Decorating a hallway can be a creative and enjoyable process, and with a few simple changes, you can turn it into a vibrant and inviting space. Here are some ideas to help you decorate your hallway and make it a playful and colorful part of your home.
Consider using a gallery wall to showcase your favorite art and personal photos, creating a unique and dynamic look. This is a great way to showcase your favorite artwork and personal photos, adding interest to the space. However, be mindful of proportions. A gallery wall that takes up too much space can make the hallway feel cluttered, while one that is too small may look insignificant. Opt for one or two larger art pieces and surround them with smaller frames to create balance.
If a gallery wall feels too overwhelming, consider hanging one large piece of artwork instead. This will create a more streamlined look and serve as a focal point in the hallway. Choose an artwork that fits the size and scale of the wall and coordinate it with the other elements in the space. For an extra luxurious touch, add a picture light above the frame to highlight the artwork and add drama to the space.
Fun and Quirky
A hallway is the perfect place to add a touch of whimsy and personality to your home. Consider adding a fun and quirky piece of décor, something vintage, a quirky wall hanging or mural. These elements not only add visual interest to the space but also tell a story about your personal style and interests.
Plants are a great way to bring nature into your home and add a touch of green to your hallway. Choose plants that thrive in low-light conditions, such as ferns, orchids, or peace lilies, and place them on a console table or shelf. Not only will plants add a touch of color, but they also help purify the air and create a more relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
Decorating a hallway can be a fun and creative process, and with a few simple changes, you can turn it into a vibrant and playful space. Use art and color to create a fun and impressive entrance, add a touch of whimsy with quirky décor, and bring nature into your home with plants. Remember to choose pieces that reflect your personal style and bring joy to your space. With these tips, you'll create a hallway that is not only beautiful but also a true reflection of your personality and style.
2023 Bedroom Decor Trends
Top Bedroom Decor Trends for 2023: Bold Walls, Vibrant Patterns, and Oversized Art
In 2023, interior design trends are predicted to bring a fresh new look to the bedroom, the most important room in our homes, yet often the one that is overlooked in terms of design. Whether it's a new quilt cover, a lick of paint, or bold patterns in vibrant colors, these easy-to-implement trends are set to invigorate your sleeping space and improve your quality of sleep. Here are three of the top bedroom décor trends to look out for in 2023:
Celebrate Love with Unique and Handcrafted Gifts this Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and it's time to show your special someone just how much they mean to you! Creative Monsoon has got you covered with a variety of unique and handcrafted gifts that will make this Valentine's Day one to remember.
Say "I love you" in a way that speaks louder than words with our beautiful wedding vow art or surprise your sweetheart with a stunning floral piece. And, let's not forget about the kids! Download our free Valentine's Day card featuring a cute cat design and help them spread the love.
But, the fun doesn't stop there! For a limited time, enjoy 14% off on all of our gifts when you use the code LOVE at checkout.
Bring a Smile to Your Kid's Lunch Box with These Back to School Printable Notes
Start the school year off on the right foot with these fun and creative lunch box notes for your kids! These printable notes are an easy and sweet way to brighten up your child's day and show them how much you care.
With the busy schedules of school and after-school activities, it's easy to forget to take a moment to connect with your kids. But by leaving a little note in their lunch box, you can show them that you're thinking of them even when you're not there.
These printable lunch box notes come in two set options, cute critters and positive quotes, so you're sure to find something that your child will love. From silly puns to motivational quotes t, these printables are a great way to start the school year off on a positive note.
So download these printable lunch box notes today and start spreading some love and positivity to your kids this school year!
Enjoy and happy back-to-school season!
New year new notebooks!
NEW for 2023 fun and colourful A5 spiral bound notebooks to help you plan for a wonderful and productive year. The new year is the perfect time for a date with a notebook! Some positive planning, coffee and ideas flowing!!!!
Boho beach botanical decor
It's been an age since I last did a mood board, it's something I used to do all the time as a designer and I do miss it. So I thought I might have a go at a few combining my art and some interior decor inspiration. This one - boho meets beach, meets botanical gorgeousness! Soft blues and pops of green with plenty of rattan.
From the top: Riviera Water Hyacinth Frame Wall mirror $115 from Living Styles, Hanging Fern Basket $15 from Kmart, beach house via decoratifo, Rattan Basket Planter $149 from Temple and Webster, Woven Monstera print by creative monsoon, Tropical cushion by KOO $20 from Spotlight, Santa Monica beach vibe home via Apartment Therapy, Mico Armchair $289 from Castlery.
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