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Etsy List: Red Alert!

Monday, October 27th, 2014

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Red Alert! Etsy List curated by H is for HomeRed – one of the three primary colours. The colour of danger, of anger of the femme fatale. There are so many shades & hues – tomato, blood, scarlet, crimson, ruby, fire engine!

A colour used extensively in mid-century modern design – think the balls on atomic coat hooks, Lucienne Day’s Calyx patterned fabric and Midwinter’s Domino crockery.

A surprisingly versatile colour for use in home décor. It goes well with black or white, silver or gold – brown, cream, blue or green (but it’s probably best to leave the latter one just for Christmastime!) :-)

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Etsy List: Hexagon Hive

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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'Hexagon Hive' Etsy list by H is for HomeDid you know that the hexagon – a six-sided polygon – is the most efficient and economical shape in nature? That’s why bees build their honeycomb using this shape. Unlike circles, hexagons leave no gaps when interlocked. And when compressed, the shape makes the structure even stronger… clever bees!

When you look into it, you’ll find there are lots of hexagons in nature – the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, snowflakes, turtle shells, snakeskin, even groups of bubbles!

Hexagon Hive
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Etsy List: Spring forward, Fall back

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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'Spring forward, Fall back' Etsy List curated by H is for HomeThe clocks go back (or is it forwards?) on the 26th of October this year – it always happens on the last Sunday of October. We’ll go from British Summer Time (BST) or ‘daylight saving time’ back to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) at 1am.

For ages I couldn’t get to grips with this bi-annual time change – it’s not practiced in Trinidad where I grew up. The sudden change to dark evenings still affects me hugely even though I’ve been back living in the UK for over 25 years. But I take the rough with the smooth; the long, bright summer evenings almost make up for it!

I now mentally recite the mnemonic, “spring forward, fall back”, to remember which way to turn the hands on my watch & clocks around the house.

Spring forward, Fall back
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Etsy List: If you go down to the woods today…

Monday, October 6th, 2014

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'If you go down to the woods today' Etsy List by H is for HomeWe love walking Fudge in the woods near our house – it takes on such a magical quality in the autumn.

The colour; the earthy smell; the sound of crisp, dry leaves underfoot; squirrels darting here & there up trunks and between branches; mushrooms poking up through the leaf litter.

Yesterday, I (Adelle) was lucky to get a long look at two startled deer leaping away – it was the first time I’d seen deer in over a year. Justin boasts of sightings at least once a week!

If you go down to the woods today…
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Etsy List: Pretty in Pink

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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'Pretty in Pink' Etsy List by H is for HomeWhen chosing vintage interior items for this Etsy List post, I realised that we don’t actuallly have anything pink in our own home. I think the last time I had any pink interior highlights was when I was in my teens. My bedroom walls were painted pink… with a purple & grey zig zag stripe – it was all very 80s!

I love the colour – at least the shades at the shocking, magenta and fuchsia end of the scale; the baby, powder or pastel hues – not so much. Think Elsa Schiaparelli, Penelope Pitstop… even Dame Barbara Cartland!

Are there any colours that you don’t use in your interior?

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