Follow us as we challenge top interiors brands to join forces in creating six of the hottest decor looks this year. Combining their unique elements, watch as the #RoomSeries unfolds in every issue.
DECO readers will have seen the first in our #RoomSeries challenge, launched in the brand-new #Ideas101 issue. We always work with the best, and therefore chose Dulux paints, Belgotex flooring and Coricraft furniture to get creative. The goal was to create a fun, beautiful, summer ‘lovin room. Photographed by Dirk Pieters and styled by Ilana Swanepoel, we take you behind-the-scenes with exclusive insider tips on how it came together…
Using our current four favourite colours, Clouded Pearl 1, Waterlily Blush 4, Banana Dream 5 and Crumpled Linen 2, we painted the wall with with Dulux Luxurious Silk™ in a pastel ombre. Have you noticed the colours in the first signs of sunset? This palette may remind you of it.
It really is easy to create this effect yourself, as seen in this video:
From the wide variety offered of top-class flooring available at Belgotex, the final choice for the flooring was the Belgotex Vinyl Toledo in Stock Oak. Apart from looking absolutely gorgeous, this flooring is affordable and works well in all rooms of the house. Toledo is soft underfoot and provides a wonderful warmth in winter, but the best part for us is that it’s easy to clean! It is water resistant and is coated in a long-lasting antibacterial protection.
And then came the furniture. Coricraft is by far one of the most extensive furniture shops in the country. Meeting almost every person’s taste and preference you will always find what you need. From couches and tables, rugs to lamps, our top pick was the Kelly Couch, Rainbow table and Congo lamp table. The Kelly couch is in the versatile Aswan Sand slip cover but has three other colours to choose from. We finished the look off with the Bulbs scatter cushions and needed nothing else to make this an inviting scene.
Make sure you pick up your copy of ELLE Decoration to see the variety of styles we create over the year. The summer lovin’ #RoomSeries is featured in our current Ideas issue along with many other bright ideas to inspire you. Follow @CoricraftSA, @DuluxSA, @Belgotex and @Elle_Deco on Twitter to be kept in the loop when it comes to making and keeping your home on trend.