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Gradient textured effect 1/2

I recently had the opportunity to work on two wall projects quite similar to each other in terms of technique.
Both are in shades of grey but with bases of different colours (one has a grey base and the other has a white base) and both have a gradient effect.
The gradient is quite trendy at the moment, the return of the 70s in fashion and decoration in recent seasons is certainly responsible for the trend.

Gradients increase the impression of space by “stretching” the colour.
The effect obtained is light. The gradient brings colour without saturating the room.
I find the effect very interesting although technically more difficult to do than an ordinary texture effect.
I invite you to reread the article “Half painted walls” which explains the kind of effect.
My clients are still in the “moving in” phase, I hope to show you photos with the furniture and decoration very soon.

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On a grey background:
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La vie en rose

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I recently worked for a family that has gone through one of those difficult challenges that life throws at you.
My job was to work on the main wall in the living room of the house in order to bring a new harmony and dynamic.
The space was too monochrome and masculine, so we chose to work with pink to rebalance the colour perception and the masculine / feminine balance of the room.
It is still surprising to me, despite years spent in this trade, to see how a simple wall in a specific colour can reenergise a space.
I wish this family a wonderful new start and I hope that my little intervention will have contributed to them feeling better in their new home.

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Dear Fall

Fall is really here and we are finally enjoying its cool weather. The air becomes dry and the night regains its silence with all the air conditioning units turned off. A great happiness and probably my favorite season.

Fall also coincides with that time of the year when we suddenly crave change. Change of colors and materials. This year,  I am particularly fond of carmine reds, grey and powder pink. The light pink, although already trendy this past summer, continues to claim the spotlight in fashion and interior design.

Here is a little selection of images that inspire me this year:

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For more inspiration, check out our Pinterest boards. We update them almost daily!

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Image sources: zsazsabellagio.blogspot.com | knitpicks.com | mechantdesign.blogspot.fr  | myscandinavianhome.blogspot.fr | asleyg on flickr.com | Marguerite & Gribouilli | anmutig.com | anika starmer | puredeco.com | E. gilman design on society6.com | pinterest


Green common

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Green Common is a new chain of bio and vegan food stores with whom I have had the chance to collaborate this past summer. We first worked on the design of the entry wall of their new store located in Central. It is a beautiful space shared with the OVO group.

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With this mural, we really wanted to give a more accessible and artistic dimension to the general image of the shop. I thought that a paint treatment and a reinterpretation of the leaves of their logo would be an interesting stance. And the Green Common team quickly agreed to it.

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The installation took two days because we had to let each colour dry before working on the next one. We decided to use stencils to make sure the lines of the leaves looked perfect. Because we drew directly onsite, we were able to adjust the colours to the lighting for more accurate shades.

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Take a look at the other graphics we submitted for this project:
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My second mission for Green Common was to come up with the illustrations appearing on the different signs inside the store.

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From there, we developed a collection of posters already available for sale in both Green Common stores in Wanchai and Sheung Wan. These products will be available soon in our e-boutique so stay tuned. Here is a little glimpse!

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As usual, the Hong Kongese teams were extremely helpful and courteous which made working in a noisy and dusty environment less demanding. A big thanks to the people of OVO and Green Common for their kindness and care.

Green Common
Shop 1, 1/F, Nan Fung Place | 173 Des Voeux Road C,
Central |  Hong Kong

www.greencommon.com | info@greencommon.com
Service Hotline : +852 2263 3153

Mon-Sun 10:30 – 21:30


Pink concrete

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Anita was looking for a special texture effect for her living room.
We started by making some samplings to define the desired effects and make sure the colors will match the furniture and fabrics.

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The installation took us one and a half day for 12 square meters. I started by the grey base and added on the last layer some pink touches.
This kind of patines are very economical in paint and very green with “zero waste”!

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In a fairy mood

To end the week gently, I welcome you into Marguerite&Gribouilli’s enchanted fairy world.You probably already met our first Angels, launched almost seven years ago. It was therefore about time to introduce you to their new siblings. The Angels stickers are a great addition to children’s room. They somehow make the room feel dreamy and cosy.

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>> petite angelette   (re-edition)           >> la fée à l’oiseau (new design)

We have been working in the past weeks on several projects, which is why we have not posted as regularly as we used to. We should be back to our regular rhythm very soon to share with you some new products, DIY tutorials as well as new design ideas.
Have a great week end!