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How to Incorporate 2017's Colour of the year into your Home!

Colour of the Year 2017

Greenery - PANTONE 15-0343

A Bright Yellow-Green Shade is the new Colour of the Year. Since 2000 Pantone has been selecting and naming a colour of the year. Chosen by experts to reflect what is current in the world. Each year this colour is incorporated into the Fashion, Architecture, Food, Travel and Interior Design World. The last time a green was chosen was in 2013. A darker shade named Emerald. 

Justine enjoys incorporating colour into many of her projects. Here is an example of a bedroom, in a very similar shade to Greenery, as part of a beautiful project in Son Vida.  

Green Bedroom in Son Vida

(Products: Wallpaper and Soft Furnishings by Designers Guild, Curtains by Llonch & Sala, Furniture by Casa Nova Gandia)

If this beautiful fresh green theme is a step too far for your taste, there are many more ways to incorporate Greenery into your home!

Here are other examples from Justine's projects in which 'Greenery' is used. Two bathrooms, one in which the client has opted to be brave and tile the shower in this lovely bright colour or another in which small objects and matching towels can incorporate the colour in a more subtle way. 

Adding the 2017 Colour of the Year into your living room can also be a good choice! In these two examples we can see different ways in which Justine has brought green into the room: mix in some scatter cushions, add a coloured throw to the sofa, hang a piece of art or invest in upholstering a chair or a new rug. Stick to Neutral colours with everything else or add in another colour to compliment the green, for example, purple, works perfectly.

Bedrooms, Bathrooms and Living rooms are not the only places in which we can use this new trend. Add Greenery to any room in your home!  

Green Bathroom Villa BendinatGreen Bathroom Villa Son Vida

 

Green Bathroom Villa BendinatGreen Living room Villa Buñola

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Christian Lacroix Naked Cushion                      Asiatides Green Vase

 

Designers Guild Green Towels                      Andrea House Leaf Placemat 

Here is Pantone's Greenery Colour of the Year Video! 

 

Justine Knox has been accredited by the SBID - Society of British & International Design

The Society of British and International Design (SBID) is the professional body registered in the UK to accredit professionals in interior design. 

Knox Design are proud to announce that Justine Knox has been accredited by the  SBID - Society of British & International Design as an International Design Professional demonstrating a professional commitment to excellence and a commitment to her profession.

Check out their website here!

 

SBID Accreditation Papers             Justine Key Door

 

 

The Best Outdoor Furniture for Mallorca

Are you looking for the best outdoor furniture for your home in Mallorca? Discover what our furniture store in Mallorca can offer. 

Knox Design have been selling outdoor furniture in Mallorca for over 15 years and we specialize in offering the best options for all tastes and styles.

Owning a home or holiday home in Mallorca is a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of our great climate and we strongly recommend that you make the most of your outdoor spaces and furnish them accordingly.

Garden furniture choices include, Metal, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Natural Rattan, Synthetic Weaves, Batyline, Teak and many more options all suitable for outdoors. Make sure to look at all the options available and their care as some are more maintenance friendly than others. So if you don’t want to be a slave to your furniture we would recommend going for Aluminium or Synthetic weave models.Even the highest grade of Stainless Steel needs cleaning and protecting to avoid oxidization.

We personally love Teak furniture, however if you don’t adore the grey effect of leaving it to do its own thing you will need to clean and oil it at least twice a year so keep this in mind when deciding which furniture to chose.

We find that some of our clients overlook storage of cushions for their outdoor furniture leading to either unnecessary stains and damage of them or storage that is so difficult they often miss out on a sunny winter afternoon as its too much hassle to get them out. At Knox Design we can offer covers for your furniture or storage boxes to solve this issue. 

As well as outdoor furniture we also offer a range of BBQ´s, Hot tubs, Sun shades, Outdoor Lights, Hammocks, Planters and much more..

Pay a visit to our furniture store in Santa Ponsa Mallorca and discuss your needs with our friendly team whilst browsing our vast selection of outdoor and indoor furniture and accessories. If you need help to plan your outdoor space you can book a consultation visit to your home to help you make the right decisions.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Fast Outdoor Dining Table and ChairsRoyal Botania Surf Sunbed

 

 

Point SunbedsVilla Cala Mayor Kitchen After

 

 

Point SunbedsVilla Cala Mayor Kitchen After

 

 

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The importance of the right materials and colours in your interior design.

Mixing it up in the right way and avoiding the wrong way.


The difference between a nice room and a well put together and interesting interior designed room is often in the details.

Textures play an important role in creating the right mood. Smooth and shiny for sleek minimalist moods and rough, matt and rustic textures if you are trying to achieve a relaxed casual mood.

If everything matches it becomes boring and uninteresting, aim to add some contrast in textures but without going over the top. For example if everything is shiny, marble floors, glass tables, high gloss furniture and satin fabrics it can be too much, so by using some matt finishes which could be in a rug, fabrics used and natural wood we are adding interest without bold colours or patterns.

Speaking of patterns, of course this is the simplest way to inject interest into a room. However be careful not to add too many different patterns as this can become confusing and overstimulating. A maximum of 3 or 4 is a good rule to follow and try to keep them within the same colour code.

Don´t play it too safe, by adding a few brave elements you will take your room to the next level.

Stressless Project management .

The importance of hiring qualified tradesmen.

 

When we are designing your dream home we ensure to give it the best attention that it deserves. Not only do we install the best features and accessories but we also ensure that we hire qualified and experienced tradesmen.

Building and renovations can be difficult and extremely stressful. To ease the pressure we have put together a team of qualified tradesmen so that the job goes as smoothly as possible and they are all used to working together and helping each other. Through experience we have found that this not only ensures good quality workmanship but also speeds up the whole process  without delays of  "I was waiting for the electrician to finish his part before i could do mine". 

The work of the tradesmen will reflect in the quality of your home and they are always kept busy working on our projects throughout the year and being availible should any repairs or issues arise in the future. 

Knox design has been Project managing for over 15 years and our attention to detail and professionalism is a high priority.

 

Project Management

Delivering your project on time, to cost and to the highest quality in an efficient manner and with minimal disruptions to your day-to-day life is what we do at Knox Design.

Between concept and completion, there’s a lot of activity taking place that needs to be tightly managed so that your project runs smoothly and results in a successful outcome.

The key to making sure everything comes together is a project management approach that is rigid when it needs to be but flexible enough to adapt to unexpected events. Trust us there is always something.

Attention to detail is everything.

Through regular site meetings, proper co-ordination of product orders, managing tradespeople and effective troubleshooting of any issues that may arise during your interior design project, we ensure an on time and on budget outcome.

  • Overall project coordination and planning with specific focus on time, cost and quality.
  • Organising, scheduling and checking deliveries of materials (kitchen, bathroom fittings, flooring etc)
  • Organising and managing the schedule of work—ensuring the right people are on site in the right order and minimising stress.
  • Sourcing furniture, appliances, tradespeople, and obtaining estimates for work you want done. This can include, Tel installation, pest control etc.
  • Manage tradespeople (builders, specialist kitchen and bathroom fitters, gardeners etc).
  • Being on site regularly to oversee and manage tradespeople and make sure they are doing what was in the plan.
  • Final Handover followed by snagging.