Hi everyone, it's time for me to answer your #asksophieinteriors questions again! Thank you to everyone who sent in question, I loved reading them all! Here are the top 5 that I really enjoyed answering!
Louise Clarke asked "I'm pregnant with twin girls and I looking to decorate their nursery. I don't want the typical 'pink' look, what would you suggest? #asksophieinteriors". Firstly, congratulations! And secondly, I agree with you Louise, I don't like designing children bedroom in the typical pink for girls, blue for boys way. I think pale grey is a great option! It can be mixed with both geometrics and florals so suitable for both sexes. It's light and airy and not too loud which won't disrupt your baby's sleep. It can be matched with various colours should you fancy a bit of a change later on, so it has a timeless feel to it. If your worried about it looking a little dull, add colour in art work and cuddly teddies!
Charlotte Green asked "#sophiehowardinteriors #asksophieinteriors would you ever mix patterns?" Absolutely! This question I get asked quite often. Clients are often afraid of mixing colour, thinking that everything must match but mixing patterns helps liven up a space. It adds texture and warmth and depth to a space and it creates eye catching elements throughout your room. So yes, mix patterns!
Alice Glass asked "Circular or rectangular dining table? #asksophieinteriors #interiordesign". Honestly, it depends on your space. If it is small, the a circular or oval space is probably your better option. Long dining room suit rectangular dining tables. I personally love a long, grand dining table because its adds a touch of opulence, great for dinner parties and special occasions.
Henry Moore asked "Should you use the same flooring in every room? #asksophieinteriors #floorimg #question". Using the same flooring throughout your home is a simple and easy way to ensure continuity between spaces. However, it can look a bit flat. So if you do decide to change your flooring for each space make sure you don't use the same material. So for example choose wood then tile, rather then wood then a different wood finish. Flooring can be used to differentiate between spaces in open planned spaces, for example using a rug to signify dining space. The flooring in the below image leads you to the outdoor space with the use of these beautiful honey comb tiles.
Leah Scott asked "I live in Edinburg, if I send you photographs of my living room can you send me some recommendations? #asksophieinteriors #questions". Yes Leah, I can offer you an E-Design. Perfect for anyone that lives a good distance away, as everything happens over email. For £100 you will receive an initial consultation, a design board, plan and shopping list for you to purchase the items recommended. You will also get two revisions included, so if there is something you don't quite like, I will go back to the drawing board and find something you love! So if you are interested Leah, or for anyone else who is interested in having an E-design please feel free to get in touch! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can go from there!
So there you have it, you #asksophieinteriors questions answered. If you have any Interior questions or design questions or just general question you want to ask me, just use the hashtag #asksophieinteriors across all of my social media and ask away! To keep up the date with all of the goings on in the world of Sophie Howard Interiors follow me on Instagram, like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter! Until next time...