Category: art

The ‘Florida Room’

florida colours

Popsicle Interiors is well known for it’s use of colour and vintage inspired pieces in its room designs and we are definitely going to be injecting our ‘Florida Room’ with both of these.

Google 1960’s Florida and your screen will be filled with vibrant, fun pictures rich in colour and life, but showing the relaxed attitude of the time. Researching the architecture, postcards, wallpaper and fashion of the time, the magic three colours we are going to use in our Florida room are tones of green, pink and yellow.

Studio Product Shots         dulcinea

We are going to be infusing our room with fun using accessories; cushions, lighting, art and what every room in a hot climate needs – a fan!

fancushion            lamp

 

The furniture chosen to compliment the décor is, a nod to our vintage roots but, entirely modern, classic cane furniture with neutral covers.

cane chair

To bring the room to life we will use plants representative of the Florida greenery, our favourites are cycus palm and cordyline.

cordyline plant           cycus palm tree

 

You can view the Popsicle Interiors ‘Florida Room’ mood board on our pinterest page.

 

Now you have fallen in love with our Florida sitting room, lets go shopping!

Wallpaper – Sanderson

Paint – Valspar

Flamingo Fan – http://www.jossandmain.com

Lamp – Homeworks Design Store

Cushions – Brian Walsh Ebay Store

Cane Furniture – Coast

 

Thank you to Florida Real Estate for the inspiration!

 

 

The Day Computers Took Over The World

Everyone who reads my Blog, follows me on Twitter, likes me on Facebook or even ACTUALLY knows me in real life, knows I love what I do. I have a garage full of vintage furniture, a sketchbook full of interior drawings, a camera full of inspiring images and a brain full of creative ideas.

This is enough to produce the most desired home and commercial interiors, this is enough to please even the most ‘difficult’ of customers, so when was it decided that actually what was needed was to be a computer ‘whizz’ ! I have not seen one advertisement for an in-house interior designer this year that did not require one or all of these computer programmes to be part of your skills base : Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino or AutoCAD, SketchUp, Computer Rendering (3D Studio Max, Artlantis, V-ray, and/or etc). WHY?

If you can pick up a pencil, if you have paper, you can do this… and you can probably do it better then a computer. Don’t get me wrong, as I stated at the beginning of the post, I love my technology, I love social media, I love learning new things, but I do not get the same satisfaction sitting down with my IPad placing computer generated furniture into positions within a computer generated rooms – Give me pencils, pens and paper and I will be in interior design heaven!

I am not saying you shouldn’t have the skills, that you can’t have the skills or that computers can’t be your preference, but I am saying you shouldn’t HAVE to have them! It is my belief companies are missing out on the opportunity to work with some greats artists in the field of interior design because of the HAVE to attitude on knowledge of certain computer programmes.

It is a fact that pencil on paper fashion drawing is making a huge comeback in 2015 let’s do the same for interior design drawing!