greenery in the home

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home decor moodboard for greenery - pantone colour of the year 2017

no, not plants!

if you’re a fan of colour, design or are a visual creative you’ll probably know by now that ‘greenery’ is pantone colour of the year for 2017.

wayfair challenged me to make a moodboard to show ways that you can bring a bit of green into your home decor. if you want to revamp your home for the new year and/or like to take note from colour trends (or you just love green) then hopefully you can find some items here you enjoy.

in general i do like various shades of green, but in the home – other than leafy or botanical wallpapers – green is a colour i prefer to display in smaller items. things like plants, accessories and cushions and chairs. saying this, i do love seeing a nice painted green room ..just not in my home. also curious what a room of entirely green items would look like. surreal!

i’ve put together a moodboard of some of my favourite green items from wayfair, and i’d happy have any of them in my home. especially that eames style chair! totally on board with the motto on that candle too. i tried to stick as close to the greenery shade as possible, which actually was quite easy. i like the idea of mixing up different kinds of greens too. for example a emerald green throw on that chair would look lovely, or a nice big rug with some greens weaved through.

when life gives you lemons… candle | decorative vase | 3 piece shelf | kaala side table | mini lego box | acrylic wall box | eames style rocking chair

when looking back, i realised the items i chose here are all quite contemporary looking, and i think this particular kind of green is a great colour for this sort of style. when it comes to vintage and antique items you’re more likely to see less vibrant greens, and more along the lines of emerald, jade, peridot and mint shades. if you’re brave enough to upcycle something old, greenery would definitely be a bold colour choice to bring it up to date! or if you’re a bit scared maybe something like painting some drawer handles in this colour would be a fun start.

what do you think of the greenery shade? is it a colour you’d have in your home?

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wired magazine | new collage

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photo of collage by laura redburn, in wired UK magazine

late last year i was commissioned by wired to do a small illustration depicting the film ‘passengers’ to accompany a short write-up. it’s always wonderful to see my work in magazines, and it’s actually one of my goals this year to get my work in more magazines ..and hopefully a book of sorts!

as you can see, this illustration turned out to be a little different from my usual style (which is a bit more bright, minimal and with a femme vibe) but i still like it and feel it fits the vibe of the magazine well.

oh, and no, your eyes haven’t gone all fuzzy, i did double up the photo of chris pratt, reduced the opacity and dragged it back a bit, to make it look like he’s ‘fading’. not sure if it comes across that way though!

what do you think of it? i’d love your opinions. if you want to see it in person, it’s in the ‘tastemakers’ issue, opposite an article on bonobo.

if you’d like to commission a pattern or collage from me, for personal use, licensing or for a publication (or anything else), you can contact me via email.

collage by laura redburn, for wired UK magazine

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geometric dress love + £30 gift card giveaway

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wallis petite navy dress

wallis petite geometric pattern dress – ℅ house of fraser

it’s been a while since i’ve done a fashion/outfit post eh? i kept meaning to, but things always got in the way, or the weather was awful. i really want to do more on the blog this year (and/or some on instagram too) so i thought this would be a fantastic dress to start with.

i will start doing ‘proper’ posts again soon with me actually wearing the clothes so you can see what they look like on me/a person. but as you know, taking photos of yourself isn’t always that easy! i need to find someone local that i feel comfortable with taking some photos because my boyfriend takes the most unflattering photos of me i’ve ever seen.

anyhow, let’s talk about this dress! it’s *so* me. three quarter length sleeves, knee length, geometric print, a bit of coral pink and a fit and flare shape? oh yes.

i also want to mention i that i love when petite clothes come in ‘bigger’ sizes too. i know i say this all the time, but just because someone is petite in the height/general frame department, it doesn’t mean they don’t also have big boobs/bums/hips/tum. because i’m short, petite clothing fits me a lot better but SO MANY brands only do their petite range up to a size 12. and i know many people that are in this exact situation.

ps. if you want to win £30 to spend at house of fraser, keep on reading…

close up of wallis geometric dresswallis petite dress
full length wallis petite fit and flare dress

i LOVE geometric patterns on clothing, so this jumped out to me immediately. i love that it (the pattern) has a slight midcentury look to it too, which, yes, ticks yet another box. i’m pattern obsessed in everyday life, so i’m typically not one for plain clothing either.

anyway on to the giveaway! would you like £30 to spend at house of fraser  on a lovely patterned dress or other item of clothing? if so, all you have to do is tell me what you’d spend your £30 voucher on! easy huh? the giveaway is open for 2 weeks, and the winner will be picked randomly. good luck!

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