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Fade Away and Radiate … Mad About Ombre

18th February 2013
from designers guild

from designers guild

It started with our hair, moved onto our clothes and gradually, as these things tend to, moved into our houses. The dip dye, or ombre  trend has been floating around  for a little while now and shows no sign of abating.

Designers Guild have a created a subtle version in several colour ways which might be a little extreme for many of us when it comes to the walls but check out the curtains below.

also from designers guild

also from designers guild

curtains saraille from designers guild photographed by Emma Lee for Homes and Gardens

curtains saraille from designers guild photographed by Emma Lee for Homes and Gardens

Or you can go for the full-on House of Hackney version, which has been described as chintz on acid.

Dip dye House of Hackney style

Dip dye House of Hackney style

Or you can just paint the walls yourself and stop where you fancy

from pinterst via bourgois barbara

from pinterest via bourgois barbara

Or, if papering and painting the walls is a trend too far for you, how about trying a few accessories? These baskets were made by Martha Stewart and would be easy enough to copy.

https://hviit.blogspot.co.uk/

https://hviit.blogspot.co.uk/

As would this chair. Remember if you’re painting a chair, bang four nails into the feet so that you can paint right down to the bottom. This would also allow you to dip the legs into the paint pot and then you can stand it on newspaper on the nails while it dries.

from stripesandwalls.nl

from stripesandwalls.nl

This is essentially a dip-dyed log from Anthropologie. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, I’m just showing you the possibilities.

side table from anthropologie for £198

side table from anthropologie for £198

Or this sideboard is a really pretty way of incorporating the look.

schonbuch sideboard from woont.com

schonbuch sideboard from woont.com

But you can always stick to a trusty cushion as a way into a trend. That way you haven’t broken the bank and you can decide if you want to go a little further with it after living with a detail for a while.

cushion from john lewis

cushion from john lewis

This pretty rug would look lovely by the side of the bed and both it and the cushion above, are in this year’s massively fashionable indigo (see below for more on indigo and trends for 2013)

floor mat from west elm

floor mat from west elm

This shower curtain from Anthropologie is a really bold version of dip dye, which doesn’t have to be restricted to the bathroom.

flamenco shower curtain £98 from Anthropologie

flamenco shower curtain £98 from Anthropologie

These lamps from Loaf.com are so pretty

Stokey from Loaf £95

Stokey from Loaf £95

I like this plate too

Storm presentation plate from Cachette.com €29

Storm presentation plate from Cachette.com €29

But actually first into this trend was the British furniture companyErcol who have been breaking the mould and creating classic designs since they first launched in 1920.

ercol dip dye from nest.co.uk

ercol dip dye from nest.co.uk

So what do you think? Are you going to be bringing a little dip dye into your home for spring?

You might also like:

Indigo: top colour for 2012

Trend predictions for 2013

Ercol: the making of a design classic

 

 

 

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