06 | Spring ...

Step into spring at home

We’re approaching the end of March and the Vernal Equinox has passed - day almost equals night.  The cherry blossom is blossoming and cute, furry animals are waking from their winter slumber.  You’ve guessed it - spring has finally sprung.  Now that we all possess that spring (pun intended) in our step, we can concentrate on shedding our sombre seasonal shades and begin to introduce fresh and revitalising elements into our abode.

Here at Chapter Seven we’re on a fruity vibe …


There are so many shades of yellow from a pale lemon to a bright verbena or canary yellow. This colour will always bring a certain glow to a room and give it an instant lift. Use different fabrics to give texture and depth and accessorise with cushions and flowers.

Images from L-R ... Jim Thompson Fabrics "Marquise" | "Bluebell" armchair in canary pure cotton matt velvet by Sofa.com | Altfield Fabrics "Glant - Lisboa"


Green is very much in-vogue as it’s currently the Pantone colour of the year. An extremely popular choice as this is a flexible colour to use, from a pale mint to a rich teal.  Green also compliments red perfectly, which brings me to …

Images from L-R ... "Brooklyn" sofa in teal by Graham and Green | Mondrian London at Sea Containers by Tom Dixon | "West Palm" by Thibaut


Pink provides a feminine feel to a bedroom and works well with brass or bronze accessories.  This colour will always be charming with a shade of grey. Add some cushions to a bed with a luxurious cashmere throw.  This will make a room feel like a tranquil and calming place.

Images from L-R ... "Vermarette Rose" by Claire Gaudion | Geometric silk weaves by Ora Design | LSA interntional "Polka" glassware

Andrew Smith