Louise Swarbrick Design

Weather Forecast

The world of meteorology can be an inspiring place for a designer.

Starting with the sun. The bold motif of the bright gold summer symbol can add lustre and warmth to a room.

The sunny hues of Lancaster yellow by Farrow and Ball bring to mind the light of an English June day.

If you are wanting the dramatic heat of the full sun, choose the wallpaper El Sol by Cole and Son. This paper with a strong graphic solar image brings to mind heat and light. In bright colours of red and gold, the burning heat of the desert sun is easily evoked.

Also by Cole and Son, we find the subtle smooth tones of a cloudy day. The monochrome pattern Nuvolette uses a muted palette of black, grey and white to represent the scudding billows of soft cloud in winter.

Cool Scandinavian climes are evoked in the icy colour of Little Greene’s Pique – one of their newer colours. The paint and paper library also has some cold ice blues and greys that will bring to mind the exciting crisp ski slope and mountain sky.

The shape of raindrops for a child’s bedroom has inspired the design of Hibou Home . This comes in four colourways – ice blue ,silver, pink and taupe. Whilst seeming a strange idea, its actually very neat and who doesn’t feel comfort snuggled up in bed with the rain on the windows outside.

Whatever the weather you can use the forecast in your home without getting wet.

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