Grey gets all prettied up when it's teamed with a bit of rose quartz
A new neutral, grey has been
around for the past few years
and shows no signs of going
anywhere. And we see why,
it’s calming, warming and
the perfect backdrop for
pops of colour - meaning
you can invest in larger grey
pieces but change the theme
of your room willy nilly by
adding coloured accents.
Rose quartz was last year’s
Pantone Colour of the Year
which means we’re going to
see more and more of it in
2017 as interior trends catch
up with fashion. We love to
see it dotted into minimal
interiors as a playful touch,
or used in all its glory in
larger pieces. In other words,
girly pink is where it’s at for
interiors this year.
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1. Portable fireplace scented candle, €65, D.S @ Durga 2. Faux goat fur cushion, €16, Dunelm 3. Rose gold succulent, €5, George Home
4. Vase, €150, Kelly Hoppen 5. Kubus candle holder, €60, Amara
Make a statement with geometric
prints in a sugary spring palette
On a super tight budget? It’s time PRADA See the
to ditch the ditsy florals and get
more abstract with your home prints MISSONI PATTERN
by adding some geometric designs. These are a Here’s how to make a
combination of repeated lines, angles and curves that statement with geometric
come all shapes and sizes, and because they pack a at just the right volume
serious visual punch, you get a lot of bang for your
buck if you spend wisely. 1Start with a blank
canvas of neutrals.
There’s a decidedly seventies vibe to geo prints A mix of plain and
and this decade is still very much groovy with the patterned surfaces will add
fashion set - just look to the catwalks of Missoni and instant visual interest.
Prada for inspiration. Our advice for home though is
to stick to larger patterns that give your space a more 2Your print should add a
refined look. It’s a way to give your home a modern, fun accent rather than
but incredibly polished look in ways that other overwhelm the entire
prints don’t. If you don’t like your prints too loud, room so be careful about
opt for sweet pastel shades that are easy to mix and the size and colour as well
match with neutrals, whether you choose statement as where you use it.
wallpaper, a chair or just a pair of cushions.
3 The bigger the print,
We Want the more refined it will
look. Try patterns like
1 23 4 5 big honeycomb shapes for
a slightly Scandi vibe.
1. Geometric bunny, €7.75, MilaLu Prints @ DaWanda.com 2. Phone case, €11.40, DaWanda.com
3. Origami shade, €66, KLS Living 4. Elo Clock, €49.31, Oliver Bonas 5. Cushion, €21, Next 4 These shades and
shapes go really well
with cork and cement.
Not only is cork a material
that adds warmth and
texture to spaces, it’s also
ideal for absorbing noise.
Buy a solid cork stool or
side table, or even use on a
whole wall to pin notes to.
Top with Hazelnut, Tropical Chia
crispy Lettuce & Pea Layer Dessert
lardons for Soup (Vegetarian,
a tasty, (Vegetarian,
salty treat gluten-free)
Nuts add great texture and
richness. They’re low in fat Despite their tiny size,
but high in protein so they chia seeds are high in fibre
keep you fuller for longer. and omega 3s, and you
Hazelnuts contain vitamin E, only need a small amount
fibre and antioxidants; just because they triple in size
leave the skins on when soaked
Superboosted 20g butter For the chia layer
2 spring onions, thinly sliced 400ml can coconut milk
Make your meals work a bit harder 4 tbsp desiccated coconut
with some nutritious extras: nuts! 1 large garlic clove, roughly 4 tbsp white chia seeds
chopped 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste or extract
You don’t have to spend a fortune on the latest
super food to add a big nutritional boost to 1 large round lettuce (approx. For the tropical layer
whatever you’re making. Sometimes, simply adding nuts or 400g), roughly chopped
1 ripe mango, peeled, stoned,
seeds to a dish can up your vitamin and mineral intake without you 500g frozen garden peas chopped into chunks
even realising it, because beneath their humble exteriors lie many 1 tbsp coconut almond butter or
nutritional talents. Best of all you can keep them in your cupboard 200g hazelnuts, finely ground plain almond butter
and they never go off. Here we have two dishes, one a mega healthy 3 tbsp maple syrup
green soup (it tastes good we swear) for lunch that’ll warm you right 1 litre vegetable (or chicken) stock 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh
up on a cold day and one deliciously creamy tropical dessert that’s ginger, peeled and chopped
completely guilt-free. Because hey, it’s important to treat yourself! A handful of fresh mint leaves Zest and juice of 1 lime
Pulp from 4 passion fruits
Salt and pepper
Mix the coconut milk, desiccated coconut,
Melt the butter on a medium heat. Add the chia seeds and vanilla in a jug or bowl and
spring onion and garlic and gently cook leave to thicken.
until softened (but not browned).
Put the mango flesh, coconut almond
Add the lettuce leaves and allow to wilt, then butter, maple syrup, ginger and lime zest
add the peas, ground hazelnuts, stock and and juice into a high-speed blender and
mint leaves. Bring to the boil and reduce the process until smooth, then remove and stir
heat to a gentle simmer for a further 5 - 6 in the passion fruit seeds.
minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Spoon half the chia mixture into the base of
Remove the pan from the heat and pour two large glasses. Cover with half the passion
into a high-speed blender. Blitz the soup fruit and mango mixture. Repeat in layers.
until smooth and creamy.
To serve, top each dessert with passion
To serve scatter over toasted chopped fruit and toasted desiccated coconut.
hazelnuts, mint leaves and spring onion and
add a spoonful of yogurt or crème fraîche.
Both recipes taken from The Goodness of Nuts & Seeds by Natalie Seldon (Kyle Books) available 23 February