Denim Drift is the colour of 2017 by Akzo Nobel / Dulux. This greyish blue colour seems to fit perfect in our homes. It’s a soft colour what is a great addition in different colourpalettes. Are you going for a soft look with pastel tones? Or looking for a more stronger contrast with earth tones? I styled this dining room for Flexa during the Vtwonen en designbeurs. Here I will share with you my stylingtips with Denim Drift!
Painting with Denim Drift
‘How would you combine Denim Drift’?… was the question I got from Flexa. They asked me show my vision of this colour of the year in the styling of a room on the Vtwonen en designbeurs. How I would style this colour Denim Drift in a dining room? Actually to create a colour palette was very easy. Because I immediately saw that the colour matches good with my favorite tones such as camel, ocher yellow and naturals. Together with 2 other bloggers, Marij and Wimke, we styled each our own room. And each room has it’s own mix of colours with Denim Drift. This event styling project was amazing to do and I am curious what you think of the result!
For those who don’t know Flexa, you’ll probably know the British brand Dulux. Check out here more Denim Drift inspiration.
Colour block on the wall
Wow! A metamorfose is always a good idea right? I always like to create these before and after photo’s. And I am happy I have them from this styling project too. I combined Denim Drift with the colours with Sandy Beach as a basic on the alls and different blocks of Caramel Fudge. The colours Retro Vibe and Urban Taupe, all from the Colour Creations, are seen back in the furniture and accessoiries. I thought it was nice to play with the colour on the wall in a shape of blocks. But not just blocks. I add some frames to make the styling complete. I used this big rectangle block before in my clients home above the sofa. It’s a nice and playful way to add colour in your home but don’t have to colour a whole wall.
Then I got some frames from the thriftshop ( yaay for thriftstores!) and painted them in the colours Denim Drift and Sandy Beach. The both colours of the wall are coming back in these frames what makes the wall balanced. I have to admit that I love to paint furniture and accessories. It’s the easiest way to divide colour over the room in the accessoiries you need.
”I have to admit that I love to paint furniture and accessories. It’s the easiest way to divide colour over the room in the accessoiries you need.”
Room styling with Denim Drift
When you finshed painting the walls and maybe even accessoiries and furniture it’s time for decorating the rest of the room. For this room I wanted to create a bohemian inspired dining room where it’s all about memories from the desert. Reflecting my Egyptian roots :). So I choose to work with plants and pure materials such as terracotta, wood and textiles. And as you might know I always clutter accessoiries together, for example on that wooden tray on the table. By cluttering accessoiries I feel that they look great together and they tell a story together. And talking about storytelling, the photo’s on the wall are my own photography from the travels I made. I am still a big fan of personal art and creating art walls! Creating your own wall decor is the best styling idea I think! find more Art walls inspiration here.
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Brand video project
Since last year I started to create video’s. Binti Home Video’s about Our Cairo Home, projects or behind the scenes. But also video’s for brands and companies. And wow that’s so much fun to do! So beside creating my own room with my vision on Denim Drift I was also asked to create brand video content for Flexa. So I made 9 video’s about the process of creating these rooms, by Marij, Wimke and me. What do you think?
- You can check out more video’s of Flexa here
- See the brand video’s I made for Flexa here.
- More Denim Drift inspiration for your home? Check out these other posts.
Styling and photography : Souraya Hassan, Binti Home