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Mini Moderns Environmentally Responsible Paint

Cult interiors brand Mini Moderns has created a range of Mini Moderns Environmentally Responsible Paint. Consisting of 12 colours created to co-ordinate with their wallpapers and soft furnishings. Mini Moderns have teamed up with Newlife Paints, an award winning eco paint manufacturer that specializes in reprocessing waste water-based paint to create premium grade emulsion. All products in the Mini Moderns Environmentally Responsible Paint range contain up to 90% recycled content, made up from waste paint that has been diverted from landfill or incineration.


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Mini Moderns founders Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire were amazed when they came across Newlife Paints via Twitter. “We thought to ourselves: Paint made from paint that has been thrown away – surely that’s too good to be true? But once we had visited Newlife Paint’s factory and met Keith Harrison, the brains behind the operation, we were convinced that this was an amazing opportunity.” Read More

Half painted walls

I think there is something very dynamic about half painted walls or two-colored walls – in other words walls are painted in a dark color on the bottom and white at the top. Whether you are starting a new color scheme from scratch or add a new color to your current one, you will find that this simple method will add style and character to your space.


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It’s not the first time I’ve posted about half painted walls here Purodeco but I fell for these great pictures from the Finnish magazine Kotivinkki found via Hallingstad – nicely styled with lots of beautiful, beautiful details! Read More


Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin are the Italian designers behind the Einhoven-based design studio with the beautiful name FORMAFANTASMA. Their project Autarchy pays homage to the uncomplicated, the simple and the everyday. The project have been seen in several well-known magazines and design events but is still worth to show it again.




Autarchy is an installation that proposes an autonomous way of producing goods and outlines a hypothetical scenario where a community is embracing a serene and self-inflicted embargo where nature is personally cultivated, harvested and processed, to feed and make tools to serve human necessities.

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Turquoise and Aqua

Turquoise & Aqua are great colors for a hot summer, at least for us in Spain… Almost everyone enjoys the colors of the ocean and the pale blues of the sky in all the different multitudes of nuances, shades and hues. There is something calming about an expanse of aqua or turquoise it appears to free the mind.



I’ve always been very fond of and fascinated by colors. Even though I have for a long time used a neutral base at home, I constantly add new colors in terms of various details. But I constantly change my “color mood” as well and switch colors straight as it is. Frequently I wonder why I suddenly feel the need of a particular color. This fall I begin to study the Feng Shui and I hope that I’ll figure out more about why this is so. I will continually share ideas and new knowledge with my readers here on purodeco. For now I hope that you enjoy this splash of bright colors!




Turquoise and aqua are very similar and people often get confused as to how much aqua and turquoise look like. They are both blue greens. However, turquoise has a relatively greener shade over its blue shade compared to aqua which has the same shades of blue and green.




According to Feng Shui, turquoise or aqua can be used as blue or green to affect an environment. It represents fluidity, movement of new ideas, healing and growing. Based on the bagua chart, it is best when used in the health and family (center left) and knowledge and self-cultivation (front left) sections of one’s home. Using the compass directions, aqua/blue green is best used in the North and East sections of your space. I just can’t wait to learn more about this!


Take a look here and click on the images to see where all of these lovely Turquoise and aqua photos come from!




Ruskii + Ruskii Twist by Enrico Zanolla

Ruskii is a collection of suspension lamps who pay a tribute to the beauty and uniqueness of the St. Basil cathedral in Moscow. Designed by Italy based designer Enrico Zanolla for the Toronto based company VISO.




The series were presented during the light+building 2012 in Frankfurt. The lamps are produced entirely in ceramic. Ruskii is the solid and articulated and Ruskii Twist is the feminine, playful and sophisticated piece. Both in beautiful hand-painted available in black, white, silver or gold metal canopy.

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Photographer & stylist Rebecca Newport

I have seen these images several times around the web, but I just have to share them here because I think this sweet candy palette is gorgeous! Photography and stylist Rebecca Newport has a portfolio full of pretty and feminine images; I love the idea of painted spoons in chalky matte paint.


Rebecca Newport


Rebecca Newport still-life photos combine the artist’s keen eye for color, form, light and arrangement based on her extensive experience. She is a stylist for interiors, still life and lifestyle and food props based in London.

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Moroccan design wall stencils

I have to admit, I love the idea of stenciling a wall and it’s a great alternative to wallpaper. Wall stencils are the best decorating tool, it’s really just paint & stencil! Ta da, you’ve got a whole new look to your room or ceiling!



This collection of Moroccan design wall stencils includes allover stencils, border stencils, motif stencils, and other Moroccan patterns created by Royal Design Studio founder Melanie Royals on her painting trips to Marrakesh, Morocco. Be inspired by the exciting projects created with our Moroccan stencils in Stencil Ideas Blog.

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Boho chic style

The gypsy lifestyle boho chic is for the nomad at heart. It represents a collection of various different colors, patterns and textiles and creates a bold style. The basic essence of Boho chic is to create a complete harmony with objects and colors as diverse as the sun and the moon.



The boho (bohemian) interiors are the combination of old and new, the eccentric and the muted and above all it brings in the essence of bohemian in your house. With muted and rustic it combines a rich rhapsody of colors. With roughness it combines the smooth velvety textures.



If you love to travel a lot you can create an interior that showcases all the memoirs and collectibles of your travel and visits to various places. You can also include vintage furniture, your thrifty finds and the best part is you can refurbish your old stuff to make it chic and stylish, so going the boho way will also take care of your budget.



The very interesting and exciting part is you can mix match upholstery, a patchwork of brocade, embroidery, velvets and all the glam fabrics and colors for a rug or a pillow cover will be just the apt choice.



Give your home a real eclectic bohemian feel with lots of different colors, patterns and textiles. And with different design influences – from Asian to Scandinavian.




Images from:  Boho Circus   Style Trove   We heart it   Home and decor   Voewood

Half dipped the Moroccan way

Here’s more inspiration about half dipped and half painted decor, this time by the influence of Moroccan interior design style.



A simple idea to create the Moroccan atmosphere is to use the handmade Havtorn dishes and pots of stoneware from IKEA. Use a few shades of ordinary wall paints, dipp pots and dishes and let the final result be a bit random! The paint dries in less than two hours and gets a nice matte finish.



Beautiful rugs, plants and sated burnt tones produce a harmonious and cozy atmosphere of Scandinavian-white room.



via Livet Hemma