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Ombré and Dip-Dye Decor (Photos)
Two-tone accessories add a playful touch to any room. By Samantha Miller
Photograph by Jonathan Gooch, courtesy of Charlotte Love.
Comments () | Published October 1, 2012

Dip dye, a painting technique traditionally reserved for Easter eggs, has taken the design world by storm. Artists achieve the look by hand-dipping ordinary objects in rich hues, leaving a section untouched or lightly shaded. Charlotte Love, a London-based stylist/illustrator whose shoot (above) went viral on Pinterest, says decorating with ombré is easy. So easy, in fact, that you can do it yourself. The self-proclaimed magpie painted thrifted wooden chairs and dyed her own textiles. “I knew pastels were going to be a big trend [last season] so I let that inspire the shoot,” Love says. “It just so happened that the location we used was white, and I think it worked beautifully. The contrast prevented the decor from looking too sickly.” For those who’d rather leave dye jobs to the professionals, we found 14 two-tone pieces for sale. So add some spunk to your tabletop with neon bowls and playful spice cellars, or liven up your entryway with statement-making benches and stools.

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  • Lesley Fox

    The shaded curtain looks just amazing. It gives vibrant look to the room. So this will be very nice change for the room.

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  • This chair is so cute. I'm having a hard time doing this method of painting. :(

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