Butterflies

Joining the latest in fabric fashion and becoming the new “it” creature of the year is the butterfly! Butterflies are not particularly new to the fabric or fashion scene, we have always seen them gracing prints in a whimsical way, but for autumn/ winter 2013 they will be creating a surreal style as motifs in kaleidoscopic patterns, translucent overlaid wings and saturated colours, use the butterfly as an icon of the pure elements. Incorporate into your existing interior design and bring a splash of fashion as an accent addition.

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Butterflies and fabrics

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Joining the latest in fabric fashion and becoming the new “it” creature of the year is the butterfly! Butterflies are not particularly new to the fabric or fashion scene, we have always seen them gracing prints in a whimsical way, but for autumn/ winter 2013 they will be creating a surreal style as motifs in kaleidoscopic patterns, translucent overlaid wings and saturated colours, use the butterfly as an icon of the pure elements. Incorporate into your existing interior design and bring a splash of fashion as an accent addition.
http://www.superiorinteriores.com

Latest work with Nikki D Jones with Superior Interiors

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This is a collection of photos taken of a project recently designed by Nikki D Jones , a Moroccan style property redeveloped to include high-end kitchen and bathrooms , maintaining the feel of a home with the edge of luxury and creating individual style.

The addition of the unique fireplace and the relaxing atmosphere of the roof terrace add grace and charm

Fabrics were used to maintain simplicity , include durability while maintaining the appearance of exceptional standard and quality.

Alison of Superior Interiors

The Pearl 75 unveiled in Port Portals

Last night saw the unveiling for the first time in Majorca of the Pearl 75 , designed by Bill Dixon with the interior created by Kelly Hoppen. As always a fabulous night in the Port Portals Marina , a popular place for yachting enthusiasts within the luxury of the sought after location boasting good dining and designer shopping.

The Pearl 75 Yacht had many features for the keen yachtsman, a high end ” Boy’s Toy ” of engineering technology with many extra’s, the reception was well met with those invited, enjoying a champagne reception.

The Yacht interior was , in my humble opinion , rather ” griege ” , and lacking a bit of “Wow” factor , usually when “dressing” a home for selling it is key to keep within the realms of neutral therefore not pressing your particular choice of style and colour preference on a prospective buyer encouraging them to add their personality to the home after purchase, but did Kelly play too safe with this project ?? methinks Yes.

All of the colour scheme remained the same throughout the yacht it melded into one colour palette of beige/grey/taupe, I personally loved the carpeting showing texture with the deep pile, good idea with the comings and goings of sailing , the main furniture pieces were basic beige or cream , a good safe choice, but cushions and highlighting decor were kept within the same colour range too!!, even down to the pictures on the wall ( is floral the way to go?? and what about the guy’s !!) , not a bit of daring contrast to be seen, no accent to enhance, to me it looked like a Zara Home’s 2012 meets Yachting 2013 ( I Love Zara by the way -AT home ) and the vases on a bedside table !!! where does my cocktail sit ? If you can afford the Pearl 75 Yacht you have “sanctuary” and proper use of colour would enhance that , you have the option to go to the East whenever you want I assume , so don’t you deserve some excitement in the colour scheme while in the Med, some added style when cruising ?? I think so, I am not suggesting a “wild” scheme but character is also part of life, and a little goes a long way.

The lighting was great , uber cool even fun , the interesting use of windows to add light through the below deck corridor was inventive , the blinds within the glass panes a good and practical idea. The use of space a marvel, I loved the drawer space, and the bathroom’s were as ultra modern as you would expect in a luxury home. All in all a great use of the space on board giving the impression that the 75 foot Yacht was actually much longer.

by Alison Coplen
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PEARL 75

Our latest flagship breaks new ground. Reflecting our owners needs and desires, the Pearl 75 brings together sumptuous space with luxurious styling and outstanding levels of comfort. Add to that the impressive manoeuvrability, a class beating flybridge, a jet ski garage and a hydraulic bathing platform and you have a yacht that will have our competitors reaching for the drawing board.

Bill Dixon the designer of the Pearl 75, only in his early twenties when he took over leadership of Angus Primrose soon changing the name to Dixon Yacht Design. The Pearl 75 is a testament to Bill’s abilities .

The team that make up Dixon Yacht Design are a highly trained and very experienced group, several of whom have been with Bill for many years.

Today the company, which recently moved its headquarters to more spacious accommodation in Swanwick Marina near Southampton, continues to look forward in every aspect of its business.
http://www.dixonyachtdesign.com

Kelly Hoppen Commenting ahead of the launch in Sept 2012 ,Kelly enthused “My aim with this exciting project was to instil a feeling of sanctuary in the Pearl 75, so it was perfect to use my East meets West philosophy. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Pearl 75 team and I’m thrilled with the results. I’m really looking forward to unveiling the Pearl 75 at the Southampton Boat Show.”

NEWS & EVENTS

Join us for a champagne reception at one of the venues below on our 2013 Mediterranean tour to trial our fantastic new flag ship Pearl 75.
Puerto Portals, Mallorca – 22nd/23rd March
Palma boat show – 1st-5th May
Golfe Juan, South of France – 22nd/23rd August
Monaco – 29th/30th August
Cannes Boat show – 10th–15th September

50 Shades of Autumn

It is everywhere you look now, ” 50 shades of grey ” with a huge amount of  intimate detail  ( and soon to be chick flick )  and then we had ” 50 shades darker”, ah I admit to hearing about it but confess I did not read any of it ( well a smidge ) …….then I penned my “50 shades of fabric”,  now that is  a  passion of mine,  which is my version for the newest line of economic fabrics to arrive from company Froca and Rioma, with a rather nice looking chap in the ad I must add,  could he be a Mr Gray???,  so what are we doing for the Autumn with fashion and the home in the colour arena ? do we have 50 shades for home and fashion???

oh yeah baby , we have a plethora of beautiful shades to choose from, which are already hitting the shops , still in the midst of August and I am preparing my next seasons wardrobe ,  hasty!! I think not, and I will be prepared in my shop too for the ” accent” shades to bring the home  up the fore in the fashion stakes . Make some interesting changes to  your home decor with the subtle colour hues  and mix it up in a variety of textures,  with Pantone’s 2012 Autumn predictions , there will be  lush colour’s everywhere that will enhance any neutral backdrop of  ” beige or grey”  and bring some warmth to the cooler evening’s, and the colour’s  all sound good for the wardrobe too…..a little imagination! no problem.

James Coviello

inspiration

The quirky color combinations of early ‘60s interior decorations — think Olive refrigerator and Pink walls

prominent colors

We are using two color stories that use bold contrast colors to really make our prints pop: Tangerine Pink and Black Polka dots on a Midnight Slate background or Citron Lime and Aqua dots on a Light Rust background

signature color

We are using bright accent colors, such as Tangerine Pink, in prints as well as color blocking details to add pops of color while keeping the palette warm and dark for fall

must-have item

A ‘60s inspired wool swing coat in an unexpected color such as Light Rust

cosmetic accents

Bright lips in Berry Citrus colors complement the accent colors sprinkled throughout the collection

Tracy Reese

inspiration

I love looking at interiors for fabric and color inspiration: I have a picture on my mood board of a room with Mint Green walls, Antique Gold accents and a very cool Bright Orange velvet chair; I also have an amazing picture of Helena Rubinstein’s bedroom — the walls are Bright Orange, the bedcover is Purple-ish Blue and the headboard is Gothic Black — love it!

prominent colors

Sour Citrus Yellow paired with Rich Jade Green and Fiery Red Orange — these bright tones are the perfect foil for the Medium Heather Gray and Camel neutral tones we are showing for fall; I am also pairing Fiery Orange with a Luminous Violet — it’s very baroque

signature color

Fiery Orange! — it is lively and delicious and brightens everything it touches

must-have item

A printed pencil skirt — I am loving this skirt right now and I want to wear colored and patterned bottoms

cosmetic accents

I will keep the cosmetics pretty neutral this season to play off the bright colored clothing; the fingernails will be metallic!

 

 

By playing to consumers’ practical side with versatile neutrals, and boosting their confidence with bold, spirited hues, this skillfully balanced palette has something for everyone.”   says Leatrice Eiseman

 

Must-have item

The Oba print slip dress — it’s influenced by geometric tribal patterns and features our most important color, Deep Emerald Green, with highlights of Cool Gray,
Sandy Camel and Insignia Blue
— Charlotte Ronson

Prominent colours

Nature’s landscape: the color palette contrasts between dark tones of Granite, Slate and Soil with pops of Bright Pinks and Purples; prominent colors of warm and cool shades of Green and Berry with brushed Coppers are combined in beautiful silhouettes
-Rachel Roy

Beauty trend and color palette

“Makeup takes center stage with jewel eye shadow tones of Purple and Deep Greens, long lashes, Ruby lips and shimmer nails.”
-Nicole Fischelis

50 Shades of Fabric…….

Walking with grace into the cool lounge of her friend’s new and stylish home,  casually throwing a glance at the art work arranged carefully around the walls  her eye’s were drawn immediately to the sofa,  lying there seductively and casually,  beckoning as if waiting to be joined on the plush cushions were…….more plush cushions.
Blowing in the breeze gently and flowing softly, they billowed inwards towards the bed , the fabric with its fluidtransparency was soft to touch and available in many more beautiful colours……
Shining in the glistening heat, firm and perfectly formed they were fitted along the walls looking strong and lean taking the full weight of the damask curtains without effort……
Safely they held the natural folds of the fabric in place , away from the edge of the patio doors , even with their weight they felt secure in the strong hold of the sumptuous tie backs……….
It was dark in the bedroom , you could barely see any form or fixture, even during the morning hours of the dawning day the sun could not penetrate the closed curtains lined with the Foscorit…….
 
There was an element of fun and playfulness on the sofa outside on the terrace  although smart in appearance and most inviting there was something  definitely “Nauti” about it !!
Silently and easily they opened and closed by remote, as if told quietly like a whispered command, the Lutron blind’s revealed a breathtaking view…….
 Fabric range from a new collection for the budget wise
by Alison