Blue’s The Hue

Blue’s The Hue

Monday has received some very bad press this past week. It is perceived as one of the most depressing days of the year due to the post-Christmas blues. We are given to believe that credit…

Dare To Be Different

Dare To Be Different

Everywhere I look I see images of interiors decorated in daringly dark colours, mostly to great effect. It takes a huge leap of faith to paint a wall, ceiling, or even a whole room in…

Green&Black Wardrobe

Green&Black Wardrobe

For a long time I have been pondering what colour would spice up my rather beautiful, but tired, wardrobe that greets visitors when they arrive in our hallway. Neptune provided inspiration with their seasonal offerings…

Green With Envy

Green With Envy

I am loving this season’s trend for dark moody greens.Farrow & Ball introduced nine new colours to their range of paints and Banca featured heavily in their launch.Described as a “protective olive green” and named…

Design Inspiration

Design Inspiration

Design inspiration can come from the most mundane and unusual sources. Whilst sitting at my desk this week my attention was drawn to this yellow door which I could see from my office window. The…

Dash Of Orange

Dash Of Orange

Step into spring with a flamboyant dash of orange.My recent venture into town really demonstrated a massive head on collision between fashion and interiors. This was particularly noticeable in Anthropologie where their footware and furnishings…

Blue Sky Thinking

Blue Sky Thinking

I think I have Spring fever! This recent spell of unseasonably warm weather coupled with being outside in the garden led me to believe that spring, and possibly summer, were on the way. Inspired by the…

Birthday Treat

Birthday Treat

Magnolia is not a word that you will hear at a presentation by F&B colourist Joa Studholme.  What you would hear though is a brilliantly comprehensive talk based on Joa’s twenty year’s with Farrow & Ball…

Penchant For Pink

Penchant For Pink

Before the fame of Katie Price and Pink came eccentric socialite and writer of romantic fiction, Dame Barbara Cartland. Infamous for her high jinx at Brooklands race track in Weybridge, the museum has dedicated a…

Royal Connections

Royal Connections

The news this week has been both happy and sad. Our Monarch’s 90th birthday was a great reason to celebrate, whilst the passing of Prince, the American musician, was a great sadness.Apart from these events happening…