Colour Trend | Teal

A mid-tone blue-green, Teal is a versatile yet striking colourway. Named after the Common Teal bird which exhibits this rich hue in a stripe on its head, the colour works extremely well in the home. Inject rich warmth to a monochrome scheme, team with gold for a luxurious feel or pair with of-the-moment copper accents…

HAY X IKEA | Ypperlig Collection – The beauty of basics

First things first. I was giddy with excitement when I saw the initial announcement that HAY were collaborating with IKEA. So you can imagine my joy, along with all other design lovers, when I saw it. HAY designs within reach. Swoon! Contemporary, architectural and functional. The magic of two Scandi-design brands colliding. The Ypperlig collection…

Industrial Chic

Raw materials, minimalist style and rugged appeal. Industrial Chic is not only an old favourite with the Design Olive, but it is very in vogue. Simple shapes, clean lines and natural textures all contribute to this signature look. Think copper, concrete, exposed brick, leather and steel. To inject some industrial luxe into the home, try pairing a…

Exposed Brickwork

Creating an industrial yet cozy feel, exposed brickwork works well in more rooms than you may initially consider. Adding character and unique rustic charm, the textured material can produce a light and airy contemporary loft space, the classic farmhouse kitchen or super-stylish stairways. Whether painted or left in its organic state, the raw undulating surface…

Minimalist with a touch of understated luxe

So, if you’re wondering what makes me tick when it comes to interior design, I would describe my style as minimal (clean line lover) with a shot of monochrome or pop of colour, an element of fun and a touch of understated luxury. What a mouthful…. and perhaps not minimalist at all!

Colour Trend | Chartreuse

 A fusion of yellow and green, the artsy bold hue of Chartreuse is named so due to its resemblance to the green colour of French liqueur, green Chartreuse. Team this happy, vibrant colour with charcoal, putty or white for an on-trend colour injection, or go all out and pair with coral or black for a…

Today Is The Day

Today is the day I start something new, something I have been daydreaming about for sometime now. But today I woke up and wondered, what am I waiting for? So here I am, here is my blog, The Design Olive. Here you will find calligraphy, interiors and more. All things that make me tick. Welcome,…