Posts in Paint
HOW I CREATED A VAPORWAVE STYLE STILL LIFE FOR CROWN PAINTS

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that I’m all about people being themselves, whether that’s in their home, business or personal life. There is far too much talk of trends and ‘what’s in’ right now when honestly, I think the best thing you can do is work out what you personally really like and why. It’s my absolute key to successful decorating that lasts a lifetime.

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SHOOTING A STILL LIFE STORY FOR CROWN PAINTS

You guys know I love getting creative and one of my favourite things to do is create colourful statement imagery. It's even better when I get to collaborate with a really cool company who want to let me do my thing and showcase their products in a way that I think you will love. So here's my still life story of a selection of colours from the Crown Paint Feature wall range. The range is all about being bold and making a statement so of course this was right up my street! 

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VIDEO: HOW TO CREATE A GRAPHIC PAINT EFFECT FOR A WALL

Hey homies! Today I'm bringing you another one of my #swifthomehacks in the series of videos that I created in collaboration with Swiftcover. This one is all about creating a cool graphic paint effect, a bit like what I did in my daughter Marley's room recently (as seen below). It's perfect for a kids room as they love things to be a bit wacky, but it's equally just as good for any grown-ups room too :)

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I LEARN HOW TO USE CHALK PAINT AT AN ANNIE SLOAN WORKSHOP

Honestly I've always been a bit cringed out by furniture painting. I think the word 'upcycling' should sometimes be swapped for 'over decorated tat'. Shabby chic is not my bag at all. Paint effects? Dubious. So, me doing an Annie Sloan furniture painting workshop was going to be a fun experiment, right?!

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10 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE STATEMENT-Y

I noticed pretty early on in my interiors career that it was actually super simple to create a statement space with a ton of style and confidence by just doing a few key things. In this blog I'm sharing ten ways that you can create that effortlessly cool statement look that everyone loves. 

Pens at the ready!

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HOW TO TEST NEW PAINT COLOUR IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME

I get a lot of people ask me how I'm willing to take such risks with my home decor. I think they're expecting me to say 'oh, it just comes naturally' but I have to be honest my friends, that would be a lie!

Over the years my eye for colour and statements has improved and my confidence has grown, but that's due to spending time learning the rules of interior design and the processes involved over a space of time. Assuming you don't have hours to spend pouring over design techniques, I'm here to give you a little shortcut on how to test your new paint colour ideas and see if they will work in your room in 5 easy steps. 

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ORIGINAL, AFFORDABLE ART FOR UNDER £100

So we've all heard of the affordable art fair which is a great way for anyone to become a collector. But the prices can still ring pretty high. I was contacted recently by the Director of Original Art Under £100, a website which does what it says on the tin - original artworks from great artists all for less than 100 quid. 

I thought I'd take a look to see if it lived up to my expectation and was pleasantly surprised. 

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10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU DECORATE

We moved into our flat just over a year ago. It was a real fixer-upper, with no proper flooring, magnolia splashed walls and an extremely old bathroom and kitchen. As soon as we got the keys we set about starting work, which was mostly decorating after the Kitchen and bathroom had been done. We wore really cool overalls like in the picture above and pretended we were out of Breaking Bad. Unfortunately, because we hadn't really had loads of experience decorating (apart from the odd bedroom as a kid, and I'm sure I wasn't that helpful!) we ended up doing things in the wrong order and sometimes 2 or 3 times before it was right. Here's my list of what we did wrong and how to do it right, so that you won't make the same mistakes that we did!

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TREND REPORT: COPPER

I'm a long term brass girl to be honest. I don't think I'll ever shy away from it. It's so glamorous and luxuri... Sorry I'll stop. But recently I've started to see the beauty in a little bit of Copper here and there. Copper prices are rising fast, which may have something to do with the sudden peak in interest for using it within interiors. Has Copper suddenly become a luxury material?!

Here's a few inspiring images and pieces you can try from this new trend.

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