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Styling Challenge: Glass Bell Jar

September 21, 2018

For our latest styling challenge, we sent out our new glass & brass bell jar to four Instagrammers. We love objects that can be styled and used in a variety of different ways, and there are endless possibilities of how you could use our bell jars. We love the idea of placing flowers or foliage inside the bell jar, or perhaps turning it into a lantern by placing a string of fairy lights inside.

Here are the results of the styling challenge. Let us know your faovurite image, and we will be announcing our winner on Instagram at the weekend.

 

janiceissitt_life_style

@janiceissitt_life_style

Janice placed a vintage glass bottle and dried flower head inside the bell jar, styling it in a dark and moody setting.

 

karen_barlow

@karen_barlow

Karen placed a simple vase and dried stem inside her bell jar, styling it on her dressing table.

 

littlegreenshed

@littlegreenshed

Lou filled the bell jar with foraged treasures, displaying in on a shelf with a selection of her favourite objects.

 

victoria_aptno4

@victoria_aptno4

Victoria filled the bell jar with pink blooms and styled with gold accessories for a glamorous photo.

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How do you style our products?

August 28, 2018
myroseandgrey

We love to see how our customers style our products in their own homes. Everyone has a different vision, and it’s so interesting to see how one item can be styled by different people. Over the past few months, we’ve been encouraging our Instagram followers to use the hashtag #myroseandgrey when they’re sharing snaps of our products in their home.

Here are a few of our favourite photos that we’ve been tagged in over the past few months. We’ll continue to share our favourites here on the blog and on our Instagram feed. If you’d like to chance to be featured, when you are sharing photos featuring our products in your own homes, remember to tag us in photos and use the hashtag #myroseandgrey!

Follow us @roseandgreyinteriors

@victoria_aptno4@thisstyle_rocks@little_world_of_smiths

@livedin365@melaniejadedesigns@a_prettier_interior

@churchofstuff@comedowntothewoods@at.home.no9

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How to Work Earthy Tones in your Home

August 6, 2018
Earthy Tones

We first mentioned 2018’s trend for Earthy Tones back in our trend round-up at the beginning of the year, and it doesn’t seem like this particular colour scheme is going anywhere anytime soon. Blush pink, terracotta and peach tones are absolutely everywhere you look, adorning sofas, accessories and even walls. But how can you work this trend in your own home?

 

Add accessories

The easiest way to embrace the trend, especially if you don’t usually like bold colour in your home, is to introduce a couple of accessories. Try updating your bedding for a blush pink or terracotta linen duvet set, or perhaps just update your pillow cases and keep your sheets neutral. In your living room, you could add a couple of terracotta plant pots or perhaps a statement rug. If you wish to nod to the trend in an even more subtle way, update your tableware to add a hint of pink at dinner parties.

 

Think of the details

Want to make more of a statement and add colour in an unusual way? Consider the details in your home that you usually overlook. Could you update the colour of the cord on a pendant light or perhaps even add blush shutters? What about painting a window frame or skirting board?

 

Invest in statement furniture

If your home boasts a neutral palette, why not add a pop of colour with a piece of investment furniture? Our Nordic armchair in a bold paprika colour perfectly references the trend while looking elegant in an otherwise neutral room. Or perhaps you’re tempted by one of our velvet sofas in an on-trend blush pink velvet fabric? If you pair with neutral walls, polished floorboards and elegant accessories, a large statement piece can complete your room.

 

Update your kitchen or bathroom

Earthy tones can work in all rooms in the house. We love the idea of updating your kitchen or bathroom by adding blush pink tiles as a splash-back or terracotta tiles on the floor. Think about the look you’d like to achieve – pink tiles will look more contemporary while terracotta works best with a farmhouse or continental-style kitchen.

 

Think tonal

For the ultimate on-trend look, fully embrace the trend and go tonal. Paint your walls in your chosen hue and choose furniture, lighting and accessories in tonal shades. For the best impact, we recommend painting your wall in the lightest shade and opting for darker furniture, like in the image shown below. You could also achieve this look without painting, by selecting textiles such as rugs and cushions in tones similar to your furniture.

 

Paint a wall

The easiest way to embrace the trend is to paint a feature wall (or even an entire room) – then you can easily paint over it if you fall out of love with the colour!

 

Photos all via our Earthy Tones Pinterest board

 

Earthy Tones

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Styling Challenge: Ferm Living’s Ripple Glasses

May 4, 2018

It’s time for another styling challenge – this time with our brand new Ferm Living cocktail glasses! The new Ripple glasses are perfect for sunny summer afternoons, enjoying a refreshing drink in the garden. The long brass spoon and tipping measure perfectly complement the glasses, providing the perfect tools to mix cocktails. Use the tipping measure to measure out your ingredients – or fill each glass with different amounts of alcohol dependent on your guest’s individual preferences; the handy different sized glasses make this easy!

We gave a set of glasses, a tipping measure and a spoon to four Instagrammers to style in their own way, and they all got our taste buds tickling with summer-themed drinks. Scroll down to see all of the entries and to discover the winner of this challenge.

 

Ferm Living Ripple Glasses

@thesefourwallsblog

Abi shared a gin & tonic recipe using pink tonic and figs to garnish

 

Ferm Living Ripple Glasses

@fabricofmylife

Kate’s grapefruit & mint gin & tonics are perfect for hot days

Ferm Living Ripple Glasses

@littlegreenshed

Lou kindly shared the recipe for her ginger & thyme mocktail

 

Ferm Living Ripple Glasses

@janiceissitt_life_style

Janice shared a refreshing glass of ice cold pink lemonade accompanied by a plate of melon

Ferm Living Ripple Glasses

And the winner of this challenge is ….

@thesefourwallsblog

We loved all of the entries and found it very hard to select a winner, but Abi’s first image showing her iced coffee drink was unanimously voted as the winner. Everyone in the Rose & Grey office is planning on trying this out for themselves, served in our Ripple glassware.

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Monthly Inspiration: March

March 13, 2018
inspiration

We’re constantly feeling inspired by all the amazing images we stumble across on Instagram, so we’ve decided to share some of our favourite finds here on the blog. Once a month we are going to share four feeds that are currently inspiring us. We’ll be focusing on interiors, of course, but we will also be sharing hotels, bakers, florists and other creative and interesting people whose photographs catch our eye. Get ready to be inspired!

 

mad about the house

@mad_about_the_house

Kate is one of our favourite women in interiors. She runs a successful blog and social accounts, she writes about interiors for national publications and she runs an interior styling consultancy. She’s also a published author with her second interiors book due out this spring! On top of all the aforementioned, Kate’s Instagram is filled with inspirational images of her own home, constantly providing a source of inspiration. We’re completely besotted with her sense of style with everything from the dark walls in her living room to her recent loft conversion filling us with ideas for our own homes. We challenge you to browse Kate’s feed and not feel inspired!

mad about the house

mad about the house

mad about the house

 


 

michelle ogundehin

@michelleogundehin

Editor-at-Large of ELLE Decoration U.K. and authority on style, Michelle Ogundehin has one of the most inspiring Instagram feeds around. We’re completely infatuated with how she organises her feed by colour, sweeping through a spectrum of inspiration as she highlights current trends. If you scroll back through her feed, you’ll find yourself transfixed with the rainbow that she creates, focusing on a different colour each week. Michelle regrams and shares images that catch her eye, fitting in everything from beautiful rooms to abstract paintings and details of nature into her colourful grid. As one of the most influential people in the design world, it’s definitely worth keeping your eye on her feed.

michelle ogundehin

michelle ogundehin

michelle ogundehin


 

artist residence

@artistresidence

Artist Residence is, without a doubt, our favourite U.K. hotel chain! There are currently four eclectic boutique hotels based in London, Brighton, Cornwall and Oxfordshire, with a Bristol branch opening very soon. Their fun and inspiring Instagram feed perfectly reflects the aesthetic of the hotels, sharing glimpses inside the rooms, often from the perspectives of the influential bloggers that frequently spend the night. Even if you’re not planning a stay, their feed is great to follow for inspiration for how to bring a more eclectic look into your own home. We love how each room and communal space manages to feel warm and cosy at the same time as appearing effortlessly stylish.

artist residence

 


 

soil and stem

@soilandstem

Nicola Land is more than a florist; she is a floral stylist who creates some of the most beautiful botanical creations we have ever laid eyes on! Her Instagram serves as a constant reminder of all the exciting and creative things that you can do with flowers. Alongside developing floral displays for weddings, events and editorials, Nicola also runs a series of workshops both online and in studios around the world. Her bouquets are always wild and oversized, demonstrating that there is more to floral design that simple posies. We especially love the sneak peeks into the workshops she runs and the glimpses of the more unusual displays that she creates.

soil and stem

soil and stem

soil and stem

 

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Styling Challenge | Faux Ivy

February 9, 2018
Ivy

This month we planned a mini styling challenge, sending a stem of our faux ivy to three bloggers to style in their own, unique ways. Our new faux trailing patterned ivy stems are one of our most versatile fake plants.

Sold in individual stems (each photo below uses just one stem), the ivy can be used on its own or mixed in with other stems and flowers to create larger displays. The patterned leaves fit in perfectly with the direction that the house plant trend is going in this year, and the leaves look incredibly realistic. Perfect for those places where real plants can’t catch enough light (we’ve lost count of how many times plants have died in our bathroom), these faux ivy stems can be placed anywhere around the home.

We love how Abi from These Four Walls popped her ivy in a simple pot on her bathroom shelf for a simple, Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic. Janice shared two beautiful images – one wonderfully creative shot pouring the ivy from a teapot and the other weaving it into a stunning floral display. And Karen placed hers on top of a cabinet, in one of those places where real plants simply could not survive.

Which image is your favourite? We’ll be revealing the winner on our social channels this weekend!

 

@thesefourwallsblog

@janiceissitt_life_style

@janiceissitt_life_style

@karen_barlow

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Styling Challenge | Festive Birds

December 27, 2017
Festive Birds

Just before Christmas, we set our final styling challenge of the year for six of our favourite Instagrammers. Sarah, Lou, Abi, Kayte, Jane and Emily all received a couple of our festive bird decorations to style in their own way – here are the results!

Once again, we were blown away by all six images and were surprised by the creativity of the six participants. It’s so refreshing to see different ways of styling or photographing our products in ways that we may not have considered! Sarah posted a beautiful pensive photo sat in front of a window holding one of the birds, adding her distinct signature style to the image. Emily created a whimsical animation, discovering her bird inside a vintage suitcase in a moment inspired by Mary Poppins. Kayte placed her birds among foraged foliage in a basket for an image that looked as if they’d just flown down and landed on the greenery. Abi’s wonderful minimal photo captured the birds perched upon a lone branch for a simple take on festive decorations. Jane also challenged our expectations of traditional decorations by placing pine branches in a glass vase and placing the birds among the greenery. And finally, our challenge winner Lou lay her birds on the floor surrounded by handmade decorations, nestled together like two turtle doves.

Let us know which was your favourite image and keep your eyes peeled for more styling challenges in the New Year!

See all of our past styling challenge entries here.

 

Festive Birds

@sarah_louise_ferg

 

Festive Birds

@littlegreenshed

 

Festive Birds

@simpleandseason

 

Festive Birds

@teawithruby

 

@emilyfredasharp

 

Festive Birds

@thesefourwallsblog

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A Blogger’s Christmas

December 19, 2017
Bloggers Christmas

We’ve seen so many inspiring Christmas decorations posts from our favourite bloggers that we thought we’d round them all up in one place. That way, if you’re looking for a little bit of last minute inspiration for dressing your home for the festive period, you’re just a click away from feeling utterly inspired.

 

Jessica Williams for 91 Magazine

Jessica wrote a piece for 91 magazine offering ten tips for decorating your home for Christmas with a minimalist aesthetic. As a minimalist herself, Jessica understands the importance of not adding unnecessary clutter into your home at any time of year, but she also recognises that many minimalists will also want to embrace the festive spirit. Even if you don’t embrace a minimalist look in your home, this is still a great read that offers plenty of stylish suggestions for Christmas decorations with a Scandinavian twist.

Read now

Jessica Williams for 91 magazine

 

Abi Dare of These Four Walls

Abi created two blog posts for us, decorating her living room in two different themes using our Christmas decorations. The first look used our paper decorations (including a couple of white paper stars from last year) to create a contemporary minimal aesthetic with pops of pink. The second scheme concentrated on natural greenery mixed in with a few white porcelain ornaments and the paper stars. We struggled to choose our favourite out of the two looks – click through to see the full posts and let us know which one you prefer!

Read here and here

These Four Walls

These Four Walls

Lou Archell of Little Green Shed

We love how Lou fully embraces this time of year, sharing a series of posts that concentrate on all aspects of Christmas from wrapping gifts to baking the perfect mince pies. It was her Christmas tree decorating post that we wanted to nudge you over towards, mainly for Lou’s beautiful styling and the obvious Scandinavian influences, but also for the use of our paper stars (again, some from last year) on the wall and even perched on top of the tree. Take a peek and feel inspired!

Read here

Little Green Shed

Janice Issitt

Janice also styled two festive looks for us on her blog, using a variety of our decorations with a slightly more bohemian theme. Her first post concentrated on creating a beautiful Christmas table with paper pom-poms and garlands hanging above, while the follow-up post showed several alternative ways of displaying decorations in your home, including a striking alternative to a wreath created with our baubles and dried flowers. Click the links below to feel inspired to try something a little different this Christmas.

Read here and here

Janice Issitt

Janice Issitt

Jo of Northern Styling

And finally, Jo from Northern Styling has shared six tips for festive styling over on her blog, including several inspiring images featuring our decorations. See if you can spot our wooden star, wire star (sadly sold out), notice board and wire twinkle lights!

Read now

Northern Styling

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Styling Challenge | Wooden Star

December 1, 2017
Wooden Stars

It’s styling challenge time once again – with a Christmas theme this time around! We sent our wooden stars to seven Instagrammers to style in their own way, looking forward to flooding our feed with festive imagery. Here are the results!

It’s always amazing to see how differently everyone styles the same item with results ranging from minimal to dark & moody. Abi and Jane styled the star with some of our other decorations in their own signature styles – Abi’s minimal and Jane’s moody. Lou placed her star on a shelf with fairy lights and a selection of her favourite objects, while Kayte kept things simple and wrapped a sprig of foliage around hers. Karen pulled together an alternative Christmas tree with her star hanging from a bare branch, Jo wrapped hers with fairy lights, and Sarah created a beautiful image featuring her daughter literally reaching for the stars.

Which image is your favourite? We will be revealing the winner on Sunday evening on Twitter and Instagram – keep your eyes peeled!

 

@karen_barlow

@thesefourwallsblog

@teawithruby

@sarah_louise_ferg

@littlegreenshed

@simpleandseason

@northernstyling