TREND WATCH: Awash in Watercolour
by Silvana Longo
Dive into soft washes of colour inspired by the palette of ocean waves and sunsets. The wanderlust of watercolours echo dreams and memories of distant shores and sand-washed hues. If you just want to test the waters, choose from painterly pillows and art to textiles and ceramics; they add a delicate and whimsical touch to your decor. If you’re already a fan of the watery inks and visible brush strokes, take the plunge with these stunning watercolour designs in flooring and wallcoverings.
1 Painter’s Palette Canvas ART – 24 X 36 – $49.50; indigo.ca
2 Cloud WALLPAPER by Emma Hayes, Sky, $335 per 11-yard roll; newwall.com
3 Lagoon Serving BOWL, $29; urbanbarn.com
4 Zoe Bios Corner RUG, $699-$1,820; westelm.ca
5 Casetify Watercolor Leather APPLE WATCH BAND, $52 US; anthropologie.com
6 Alto Watercolour TILE Effect Flooring design. Go to atrafloor.com for pricing and shipping information
7 Leaves Toss CUSHION 20X20, $39; urbanbarn.com
8 Watercolour PILLOW COVER, $3; ebay.ca
9 Peachy Painter’s Palette PILLOW COVER – 18 x 18 – $34.50; indigo.ca
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