All posts tagged: blues

Summer campaign Styling for DFS. How to get the costal vibes. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

How to achieve the coastal look in your home

Last month, I flew to London to style the Summer campaign for DFS which took place in a magical place in Seasalter, Kent. As the photos have been featured in the press, I’m now allowed to share them with you here. The brief from DFS was to achieve a costal look around this beautiful sofa which is part of the French Connection collection (the coffee table too is from DFS, stunning isn’t it!?). I wanted to stay away from the costal shabby chic look we often see in magazines so my inspiration for the photoshoot was the beach houses that line the coast of Cape Town in South Africa and the location was just perfect for this! To achieve the look, I introduced textures using the striking Z1 pendant light with a black sisal shade as a centre piece to complement the blue of the sofa and this pretty basket and added soft furnishings with patterns using handmade indigo throws and cushions. GET THE LOOK: Antique Elm wooden stool  and Botanic prints from Mydeer.nl Z1 pendant light Coast sofa from DFS Mix of cushions with patterns handmade indigo cushions & throws …

The meaning of blue in colour psychology. Read on >> www.karinecandicekong.com

The impact of colours on your well-being

I’m always interested in things that can improve our well-being in an holistic way rather than treating just the symptoms of a disease, aren’t you!? Being passionate about interiors and creating a feel-good home, I thought it was interesting to delve into colour psychology where colours are used as a holistic way of treating the mind and body. Did you know that blue is believed to soothe illnesses and treat pain while indigo shades are thought to alleviate skin problems? People react very emotional to the wide range of different colors. By looking at one we connect it with our memories to associate the color with personal experiences. Especially for marketing activities colors are perfect to arouse emotions. Interesting: Colors can have three different effects. Blue is a colour that symbolises trust, loyalty and confidence but did you know that in colour psychology where colours are used as a holistic way of treating the mind and body, blue is believed to soothe illnesses and treat pain while indigo shades are thought to alleviate skin problems?