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Bold living room ideas with Arcade from A by Amara for all seasons.

After a rather cold and snowy start to March, I’ve come to realise that I should keep my interiors flexible. What I mean by this, is that I should pick pieces that are versatile for all seasons. The new colourful Arcade range from A by Amara has fulfilled this role.

It’s also the perfect example of decorating with colours for a bold living room.

The vibrant colours are perfect for Spring/ Summer, but would look great in a Winter setting too. bold living room I was initially apprehensive about a dark patterned rug on the floor, but this Dotted Lines rug has created an amazing visual impact.

It has given the room depth and a cosy feel. It has also worked really well with the brightly coloured cushions.

I’ve used my white coffee table to tame any pattern overload.

I have also used the Parade yellow vase and books with similar pops of colour to the cushions to break up the focus of colour in one area. The pure silk cushions in the far distance are also from the Arcade range. I think the Arcade range really encompasses many styles, but at its core, it is Maximalism with colour. The bold drip inspired inspired print cushion is called Trapeze, the central tassel cushion is called Gallery ( it has a matching throw which is draped on the arm of my sofa) and the striped pom pom cushions at the back are called Regale. I was so pleased with this Circus spot vase, because it was perfect for housing my fern plant. I’m not sure how long my fern will last, but you can get a faux one too from the Arcade range.

My Circus vase sits on a beautiful grey and white marble table, also from the A by Amara range. You can see the marble side tables in the far left of the above photo. So what do you think of the bold living room ideas, using Arcade, from A by Amara?

I hope the colours have brought a smile to your face. I have styled the Arcade range in my workspace too if you fancy taking a look.

Wishing you all a wonderful start to your week.

( All photography and styling are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Amara. All views are my own and images are my Copyright.)

Spring interiors Spring interiors 2018 with A by Amara’s Arcade collection.

It was such a pleasure last week to announce my brand ambassadorship with Amara, for their A by Amara Arcade range.

Since then, I’ve been busy styling my workspace and living room with this beautiful new collection.

I thought I’d show you how I’ve used a few of the colourful pieces at my desk. How do you like it? Spring Interiors I absolutely adore pink, so it’s probably no surprise that I’ve selected this Arcade fuchsia vase called Stardust. Isn’t it pretty?

Since I wanted a Spring interiors style, I decided to add a selection of pretty floral blooms into the vase. Next to my Stardust vase, is Circus, a monochrome black and white striped vase with a touch of gold. It’s such an elegant piece and would look great with all interiors styles.

I’ve decided to decorate it with a few sprigs of Eucalyptus. You could of course use colourful flowers, but I love how the green looks against the black and white. Next, is the Jamboree orange diamond weave pot, which I have used as a container for my colour pencils. The pot is perfect for little succulents and cacti too and also comes in a blue colour.

The vibrant orange and geometric patterns on that Jamboree weave pot really reminds me of the decor style of a mid century modern home in Palm Springs.

If you are unsure what I mean, here is a colourful post on Palm Springs I did a while back which may help explain.

The gold elephant trinket dish is also part of the Arcade collection. Isn’t it so cute?

I’ve used it to store my paper clips. So, what do you think of this bright new collection? I think it’s the perfect antidote to any lingering Winter blues or grey skies.

I have more Spring interiors posts coming up using the Arcade range ( the pink cushion on the chair above is a little hint of what’s next to come).

I’m really looking forward to showing it to you soon.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this colourful post. Wishing you a wonderful start to your week.

(All photography and styling are by me, Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This Spring interiors  Arcade post is a paid partnership with Amara living, but all opinions are my own.)

A by Amara Arcade When I saw the new A by Amara Spring Summer 2018 range called Arcade, I knew  instantly that it was the collection for me.

I simply couldn’t resist all those bright and happy colours. It’s definitely a welcome change from the lingering dull of Winter.

I was over the moon when Amara asked me to be their brand ambassador for this beautiful collection. It was just perfect for me. Wouldn’t it be fun to wake up to these bright hues?

The block teal bedlinen above, with its 300 thread count, is called La Croisette. I’ve noticed that in the world of interiors, colour lovers fall into two camps.

There are those who love decorating against a darker backdrop, and those who love decorating against a light and neutral background.

Pastel colours don’t work so well with dark colours, but it’s a different story with bright and vibrant colours, such as these jewel tones from the Arcade collection. They work well against any background, and so uniting all colour lovers.

This Fiesta bedlinen and brightly coloured cushions, also from the Arcade range, perfectly illustrates how bright colours pop against a dark wall. I couldn’t take my eyes off this bathroom, with its cool mix of colours and patterns. A by Amara Arcade I wouldn’t mind having that Harlequin style floor mat in my bathroom. Doesn’t this living room, with its tribal design cushions and tassel throw, just transport you to somewhere warm and exotic?

That yellow vase is like a ray of sunshine and the perfect accent colour. The Arcade collection is not just all colour, there are also few black and white monochrome pieces, like this striking rug with its bold patterns, against which the bright yellow chairs pop. Arcade A by Amara Here are some of the decorative accessories from the range. I already have those black and white jars at home, and they look gorgeous when mixed with colours.

This may be a Spring Summer collection, but these jewel tones would work as well during the Autumn/Winter season. I love how versatile Arcade is, as you could use most pieces to style your outdoor space too. Doesn’t the garden party above just make you long for warmer days outdoors?

Hope you’ve enjoyed finding out about Arcade. do take a peek at the collection here. I have started styling the collection at home, and can’t wait to show you.

Have a lovely start to your week.

(All photography were supplied by Amara. I have written this in sponsored collaboration with Amara, but all views are my own).

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