Archive for December, 2017

How to use Pantone’s Ultra Violet in Homes

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

A ‘cosmic’ shade of Ultra Violet has been named Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018.

Here our Design Director, Mike Stephen, has found four ways to introduce this celestial shade into homes with window blinds, wall art, furniture and home accessories that will send your home-style into orbit.

Mike says, “Ultra Violet is set to be a big hit in homes.  There’s a feeling that people are ready for change and Ultra Violet certainly brings a different perspective. It’s full of optimism for a bright future, but not only that – it translates into fantastic looking home furnishings.”

  • Dazzle with Ultra Violet Window Blinds

“Ultra Violet is spectacular on window blinds, especially when backlit with sun shining through the blind.

“Experiment with Ultra Violet as solid blocks colour on blinds and other key pieces around the room.  Alternatively incorporate with a bohemian design that reflect the colour’s spiritual/creative nature.

Both of the roller blinds pictured are available through our You Choose blind-making service which allows us to make blinds from any fabric – so the choices are limitless!”

  • Dine In UV-Style

Have an ‘out of this world’ dining experience with Ultra Violet-inspired seating that’s sure to provide a talking point over dinner! Priced at £549 from www.bridgman.co.uk/.

  • Show Off with a Space Age Stag

Reach for the stars with this showstopper stag wall art!  All over diamantes make Pantone’s Colour of the Year even more dramatic and appealing! Star Studded Stag Wall Art, £71.99 from www.iwantwallpaper.co.uk

 

  • Go ‘Glow-ball’

What’s more futuristic than a glowing orb to display your flowers? This iridescent spherical vase radiates with UV style.  £59.95 from www.annabeljames.co.uk

Like our ideas on decorating with Ultra Violet? Make sure you check out our post on decorating with Dulux’s Colour of the year Heart Wood and for more colour-related interiors inspiration, check out our Pinterest boards.

Win The Hottest Home Accessories For 2018

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

 

Win the hottest home accessories for 2018

Here at Apollo HQ we’re excited about the arrival of 2018. A new year brings new design trends and inspiration.

We have our finger on the pulse of what home decor trends we should expect to see in 2018 and we’ve invited top interior writer and stylist journalist Laurie Davidson to pick her top accessories for the home in 2018. So with a budget of £500 to spend what did Laurie chose?

Here’s Laurie’s must-have list of the hottest home accessories of 2018.

An Icelandic sheepskin to add texture, cosiness, style and comfort.

Add more tactile materials in the form of velvet blush cushion by Niki Jones from Amara.

And a delicious luxury scented candle from Heal’s for even more relaxation. 

Metallic touches are still really on trend for next year, introduce some glamour with a statement Black & Gold Bottle Vase by Kelly Hoppen and a stunning Gold Celio table lamp from Oliver Bonas.

And don’t forget the walls, add some personality to a blank space with an Ampersand Art Print by Yeah, That, King & McGaw.

Living space is for enjoying so you can invite your friends over to enjoy a set of four beautiful wine glasses in assorted shades from LSA and a marble and wood serving board from Habitat. And it wouldn’t be a 2018 home without some on-trend tech, enjoy the benefits of an in-house assistant that’s always on duty with an all-new Amazon Echo smart speaker.

Hottest Home Accessories 2018

The team couldn’t resist and with a flush of Christmas spirit the team went shopping to create the most fantastic competition prize for you! One lucky winner will be able to add all of these perfect finishing touches to their interior by winning Laurie’s selection of the hottest home accessories for 2018. Bring your living space right up to date for 2018 with designer vases and home fragrances to decorative cushions, sheepskins, wall decor and smart speaker

HOW TO ENTER
It couldn’t be easier to enter – using the app below, simply use our store finder and tell us where your nearest Apollo Blinds store is.
There are also extra entries if you like our page on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Pinterest and Houzz. You can also Tweet about the competition and sign up to our email newsletter. Enter in the app below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The competition ends on Wednesday 31st January 2018 at midday. We will draw and notify the lucky winner by email and will also announce on our Facebook page so make sure you’re connected with us there. Good luck!

One lucky winner will receive all the Home Accessories picked out as being the hottest must have items of 2018 worth over £500.

The prize consists of the following home accessories:

  • All-new Amazon Echo smart speaker
  • Genuine Icelandic Long Wool Sheepskin, from Rockett St George
  • Black Rose and Walnut Luxury Scented candle, Heal’s
  • Kelly Hoppen Black & Gold Bottle Vase, QVC
  • Ampersand Art Print by Yeah, That, King & McGaw
  • Niki Jones Velvet Linen Blush Cushion, Amara
  • Polka Assorted metallic wine glasses (set of four), LSA
  • Marble and wood serving board, Habitat
  • Gold Celio table lamp, Oliver Bonas

Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Apollo Blinds reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to substitute prize of equal or greater value if the specified prize is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason.