Design & Home

Ombré and Dip-Dye Decor (Photos)

Two-tone accessories add a playful touch to any room.

Photograph by Jonathan Gooch, courtesy of Charlotte Love.

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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