Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION; Try Combining Opposing Textures to Come Up with a Radical New Feel

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION; Try Combining Opposing Textures to Come Up with a Radical New Feel

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Byline: YOUR HOME With Andrea McLean

REVOLUTION means different things to different people. You only have to look at the world today to get a sense that protest and revolt - while stemming from the same desire for change - can have radically different methods and results.

Keeping things inside the home, that revolution can bring discord as well as harmony.

To some, it means having a good clear-out, whether it be of clothes or clutter, and taking a long, hard look at life thus far.

For others, it can bring the joy of learning a skill from the bottom up, and enjoying the thrill that comes with filling your brain with new and interesting things.

For me, it is all of the above, but it comes down to one simple thing - revolutionising my way of thinking.

If you have always been a fan of bright, sunny colours, why not see if darks can provide some contrast? You'll be surprised what can happen if you introduce two opposites, which shouldn't attract.

Take a sumptuous pink velvet sofa, for example - it would look Copper alphabet hooks, PS9.95, The Letteroom Smart and shiny in their burnished copper, grab a letter for every member of the family and allocate them their own hook - it'll revolutionise your hallway!

right at home in a bubblegum-pink living room, bedecked with fluffy cushions and throws in fact, I'm loving the image already.

But take that same sofa and put it against the bare backdrop of an exposed brick wall with stark copper lighting and it becomes something completely different.

It becomes more than the sum of its parts and has brought two opposing expressions together - surely that's what revolution is all Sabrina Fossi Design Freakish wall clock, PS62.72, Clippings How clever is this? This clock displays the current time by spinning its face, revealing it through a hole in the shape of the hour hand. It doesn't waste time giving you numbers that are of no use to you. Why aren't all clocks like this one? Geometric concrete planters, PS6 each, Etsy Beauty is often found in the simplest of things, often where you least expect it and aren't looking for it. …

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