No sooner have I finished painting my living room in a cosy dark green than we are all supposed to be decorating with pastels. I’m not wildly keen on pastels as I think they can end up looking a bit twee if you’re not careful. They remind me of Easter eggs and bunnies, Laduree macaroons […]
I have been taking advantage of the lull between Christmas and New Year, when most businesses are shut or working with just a skeleton staff, to research a new project, an online homewares shop. While spending many hours trying to source suitably quirky and different (but still chic and elegant), reasonably-priced products, I have been […]
Take inspiration from simple rustic schemes to more sophisticated looks and co-ordinate Christmas decorating to complement the interior decor of your home.
The Pantone colour of the year for 2014 is purple. Purple in its strongest shade is so vibrant that it can be overwhelming if used as the main colour in an interior design scheme and this puts people off using it. But it is very versatile and paired with the right colours it can look […]
Create a dramatic atmosphere in your interior with dark moody colours, perfect for an Autumn decorating project.
I recently entered a competition to design a living room using predominantly wool products and accessories. My design concept was based on a Scottish hunting lodge, using moorland colours of greens, oranges and browns with deep purple accents. As I was sourcing for the project, I was spoilt for choice for products to include… and here […]
Last week, I went to a “Colour with Confidence” talk by Farrow and Ball, hosted at Deans Court, a beautiful country house in Wimborne, Dorset. Lunch and a tour of the house was included. Deans Court is being renovated by its current owners, using mainly Farrow and Ball products so its like a showcase for […]
I was recently asked to write a few paragraphs in a Real Homes magazine supplement on new looks for wallpaper-details below. My PR efforts appear to be paying off -at last! What do you think of Safari? Would you be tempted to use tiger print wallpaper. let me know what you think. And if you […]
Creating a gallery wall is an excellent way to accessorise a large empty space, as a group display has greater impact in interior design than randomly hanging pictures here and there.
Gilding furniture and accessories is a cheap, easy way to add glamour to your interior.