#asksophieinteriors

Thank you for all of your questions, and keep them coming! This series is going to continue monthly so any questions you have about Interiors or Design or anything crafty let me know and I'll answer them all in the next post! So lets get started...

Sarah-Louise asked "#asksophieinteriors help me with my pastel daffodil yellow obsession, I've already got bed sheets, what else could I do?" I love pastel yellow at the moment, my next 'Colour of the Moment' post is going to be pastel yellow so keep an eye out for that! Pastel yellow is great as an accent colour especially at this time of year, it really brightens and adds warmth to a space. To go with your sheets, I would add cushions with a little bit of yellow in them to tie everything together. I love something bold but artistic like these from Red Bubble a perfect splash of colour!

Image Source Red Bubble

Image Source Red Bubble

Lily Melissa asked "I've just bought a vintage style sideboard to up cycle but I'm nervous to get started, what would you suggest #asksophieinteriors #upcycle". I love up cycling bits and pieces because it makes them more personal to you and I totally understand the nervous feeling before the first stroke of a paint brush, but when you finish it will be worth it! I would first plan what you are going to do, collect photos for inspiration or do some sketches of your overall look. Then take your time when marking out your design on your piece, especially if you want straight lines and geometrics, the more time spent now the better. And then you just have to take the plunge, dip in your paint brush and get stuck in! This is one of my favourite designs for some inspiration but I'd love to see it when you finish.  

Image Source Apartment TherapyΒ 

Image Source Apartment Therapy 

Grace O'Connell asked "@SHowardsMusings whats your fave colour combination? #asksophieinteriors". Ooo this is a tricky one, I have soooo many. I love blue tones, I just find them really peaceful, but having said that I am obsessed with an Orange and Grey colour pallet at the moment. This dark grey contrasted against the orange velvet is glorious! 

Image Source Farrow & Ball

Image Source Farrow & Ball

Emily Davidson asked "#asksophieinteriors I bought this beautiful fabric but not sure if I should make use it for curtains or blinds. Any thoughts?". Great question Emily, but it depends on the fabric. Patterned? Striped? Plain? Something that will drape easily? Many other questions that I would normally ask. But I would say as a general rule, stripes for blinds and patterns for curtains. This can change depending on client, fabric and space but thats what I roughly stick to.   

Image Source Amanda Kitson

Image Source Amanda Kitson

Sam Knight asked "I'm looking for inspiration, what is the colour of your bedroom? #asksophieinteriors". Well unfortunately at the moment, as I am renting my bedroom is dreaded  magnolia! Horrid I know, but my bedroom at my parents house is a beautiful bright blue , in-between a cobalt and a navy, similar to the walls in the image below. I have dark mahogany stained floorboards, white furniture and gold fixings. I love it, it was the first room I truly decorated on my own and its just my space. I don't thing I'll ever be one for a monochrome home. 

Image Source Home Designing

Image Source Home Designing

Thank you so much for your questions and keep them coming in! I'll answer them in my next #asksophieinteriors post, just use the hashtag #asksophieinteriors across Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or you can email them to me at info@sophiehowardinteriors.co.uk and I'll get answering! Until next time... 

Much love, 

Sophie