COLOUR

A distinct feature of Mapleton Crescent is the colour of its facade. Beautifully finished with undulating green-blue ceramic tiles, the building's elevations are celebrated with real panache. For me, the tiles are the defining feature of the project and I enjoyed examining the prototypes on display.

MAPLETON CRESCENT – SUPPER CLUB, GREENERY & GREAT DESIGN

17th March 2018 , 0 Comments

MAPLETON CRESCENT SW18 SUPPER CLUB It’s no secret – I love a blogger event. The chance to mingle with like-minded people always appeals. It really offsets the self-inflicted solitary confinement that comes with blog-post writing. So, when innovative urban property developers Pocket Living invited me to a ‘Supper Club’ and to write about their latest project, […]

Colour Trend: Purple Reign. Pantone’s announcement that Ultra Violet would be the colour of 2018 did not come as a total shock to me. Whilst I personally find this shade is a little brash and gaudy, purple has been gaining popularity for some time now. Unashamedly ‘70s – Prince would be proud - Pantone’s select hue also has a space-age, futuristic feel which seems totally relevant at this juncture. Whilst our sustained love of personalisation confirms our nostalgia, the growth of crypto-currency and technological advances highlights our embrace of the future. Ultra Violet ticks all the boxes as the next big colour trend.

11 COLOUR TREND PREDICTIONS FOR 2018

29th January 2018 , 9 Comments

RESOLUTIONS, GOALS & NEW COLOUR TRENDS It can’t still be January, can it?! Almost a full month in and it continues to feel very much like December’s hangover – that morning after the night before. Apologies for the extended silence. I’ve not only been detoxing from all the glitter but I have been really busy, beavering away […]

White decor - To achieve a Hygge-inspired Scandinavian space - the ultimate winter retreat - champion white and work texture. It can be daunting but don't be afraid to forgo colour, instead layering shades of white on white. If you wish to expand the palette, introduce soft greys, muted taupe or desaturated blues for a sense of tranquillity. Complement gentle hues with whitewashed wood, raw birch or greyed-oak and embrace natural materials wholeheartedly.

DREAMING OF WHITE DECOR

7th December 2017 , 17 Comments

WHITE DECOR We’re talking white – crisp, chic and elegantly timeless. Casually understated; when it comes to decorating white is our faithful ally. The ideal non-colour, perfect for a fuss-free interior reboot. Reflecting light beautifully, it is incredibly versatile and works with just about anything! After all the excitement and sparkle of the festive gift […]

With references to Matisse, Yves Klein, Rembrandt, Peter Blake, Leonardo Da-Vinci to name a few, these new-age prints are the new 'cool'. Think illustrative mark-making, etching, cut-outs, collage, freehand drawing, painterly lines, ceramic glazing and experimental play: This is one cool new season wallpaper trend! For more ideas, advice and hot new trends, click on the article link...

5 NEW SEASON WALLPAPER TRENDS TO COVET

10th September 2017 , 6 Comments

WALLPAPER – THE POWER OF NEW I’m a little bit excited today as we’re talking wallpaper. Hot-off-the-press, fabulous new season wallpaper trends, to be precise. Yes folks, it’s September and – as forewarned – we’re on shiny, new territory. It is my duty, after all, to keep you abreast of all that is trending, current […]

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT PAINT COLOUR FOR YOUR INTERIOR

30th August 2017 , 7 Comments

With September around the corner, it’s almost impossible to escape that inevitable ‘back to school’ feeling. The apprehension of the unknown, married with that giddy excitement of a ‘fresh start’. Even if you’re nowhere near a classroom, I always think there’s a real sense of ‘newness’ in the air around this time of year. Exciting […]

This Polish pastry shop is pure Millennial Pink perfection! For more on the hot trend that's not going anywhere, click on the link for lots of fabulous ideas and to shop the look.

HOW MILLENNIAL PINK CAN WORK FOR YOUR HOME

26th July 2017 , 6 Comments

As an interior designer, I’m well versed in grey. Grey walls, grey floors,  grey furniture. Not if I can help it, mind you, as I always encourage my clients to allow some warmth and depth into their schemes – it’s just better that way; more homely. Pink has long been a stellar way to achieve […]

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