Thursday, 30 May 2013

Colour Story Mini Makes...




mini vase, bowl and eggs... 

For my second Dulux colour post,
 I decided to do a couple of easy mini makes with the kids.
 Masking tape, duck and quail eggs-preferably blown,
 an old vase and bamboo bowls.
For a list of colours we used,
 check the previous post!
















Friday, 24 May 2013

Colour Story...



Launch- Dulux spring/summer 2013...


For my latest colour story post, I want to share with you
 my take on the recently launched Dulux Spring/Summer 2013 paint range. 
You can see a short video about the latest colours

I caught my first glimpse of the full range at Meet The Blogger London,
 where canapes and manicures were all matched to the latest collection,
 presented by Dulux's Creative Director Marianne Shillingford.
(I first met Marianne at the final stages of the
 Dulux Design Service interviews in Nottingham-a long,
 but fun day meeting the team up there, but in the end the pull
 of returning to full-time styling was just too strong).

 Marianne put together a brilliant demonstration of
 the ombre paint effect at Meet The Blogger and to read a great interview with her,
 see photos of the workshop, a step-by-step guide
 and video to producing the effect,
 jump over to Stacey's excellent blog The Design Sheppard

I had a lot of fun thinking of ideas for
my styled shots here-I hope you like them.
I found myself coming back to Bermuda Cocktail 2
(azure blue in the first shot)
Do you have a favourite?

Wishing you all a happy Bank Holiday Weekend!


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caroline davis stylist, trend daily blog, dulux s/s2013, colour, paint,



caroline davis stylist, trend daily blog, dulux s/s2013, colour, paint,



caroline davis stylist, trend daily blog, dulux s/s2013, colour, paint,



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caroline davis stylist, trend daily blog, dulux s/s2013, colour, paint,


Colours featured here:
Rock Candy 2 (strong pink)
Chalk Blush 1 (fawn)
Grey Steel 4 (off white)
Rock Candy 6 (pale pink)
Citron Sunrise (yellow)
Lilac Spring 3 
Paradise Green 4
Bermuda Cocktail 2 (azure blue)
Sapphire Springs 3 (royal blue)
Orange Fizz

To follow: a couple of mini makes posts
 featuring Orange Fizz and Bermuda Cocktail!

Find your nearest Dulux stockist here.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Styling Details...




Vintage artist's easel...

 I couldn't resist borrowing this fantastic vintage artist's easel
 from my favourite ladies at the home barn
It's one of those things I'd love to own,
 but without a loft style apartment and copious amounts of space,
 it's just not going to happen.
 So here it will stay,
 recorded in my blog's memory banks.
 Have a great week!


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caroline davis stylist, trend daily blog, styling details, vintage, homebarn


caroline davis stylist, trend daily blog, styling details, vintage, homebarn


caroline davis stylist, trend daily blog, styling details, vintage, homebarn


caroline davis stylist, trend daily blog, styling details, vintage, homebarn









Friday, 3 May 2013

Behind the scenes...




My little home studio...

I was very honoured to be asked by Mel
 of the excellent armoire, pegs and casserole
 if I would take part in her brand new 'my space' feature.
 Her brief was to take a few shots of
 a favourite space or corner in my home,
 so I chose the one place that its truly mine-
my very tiny home studio.

Mel has produced a lovely post 
and I'm so pleased to be featured.
 She chose her favourite shots to use, so I thought
 I'd share the rest with you here.
 Please do pop over to her fantastic blog and take a look.
Have a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend
and see you next week.
Thanks a million Mel! 


glass display box-one of my favourite items-from nkuku

The 1940s trolley was picked up from a local house clearance






1970s lamps from our neighbour!

vintage accessories from home barn


wall moodboard