Every year, Dulux release their 'colour of the year' which quickly goes on to become a colour trend staple in the interiors world. Last year's was the infamous 'Copper Blush'. This year I was lucky enough to be asked to be on Melinda Ashton Turner's styling team helping her to install the Dulux Colour Futures event on the top floor of Somerset House. Read on to see what it's really like to work on an event installation and get a look at 2016's colour of the year 'Cherished Gold'...Read More
It's my favourite thing at the moment. Taupe. No it's not 'Beige' or 'biscuit' or 'mushroom' or 'natural' or 'elephant's fart' it's Taupe. Paired with brights or neon accents this earthy tone can be the foundations of something pretty bloody sh-amazing. Here are ten of my favourite Taupe pieces that are anything but traditional.Read More
Last weekend my husband and I celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary in a beautiful villa in Santa Margherita, a little harbour town 10 mins down the road from Portofino along the Italian riviera. There's a full photo diary coming, but one of my favourite ways to spend the day was wandering around the town taking pics of the architecture. Along the way I found this absolutely beautiful colour combo of blush pink, emerald green and brass. Here's how you can take this colour palette and create a pretty dope living area that takes the latest Blush Pink trend and turns it on its head...Read More
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!Read More
As soon as the days started getting darker we realised that they soft Grey we have on the walls in our hallway really wasn't cutting it. The lack of natural light in that section really means that any colour on the walls is going to look duller than it really is, so grey was of course looking pretty drab! We decided we needed a new colour to give the hallway a bit of life. So it was down to choosing between an olive Green and a moody aubergine. LET THE BATTLE COMMENCE!Read More
Welcome to the first post of 2015! I was thinking about doing a year in review and reflecting on last years New Year's resolutions but I have something far more juicy to share with you. I went out on a girls day during the week to visit some fashion photographer exhibitions in London and had a serious design revelation around colour that I just HAVE to share. It's so simple that I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner. This can really help you if you're struggling to choose the right colour scheme for a room!Read More
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.Read More
The Bossa Nova music is back!
In this new video I'm discussing all things posh paint. We have all heard of the Farrow & Ball's, Sanderson's and Little Greene's of the paint world but does spending more on paint actually make a difference, or is it all just a marketing gimmick? I do the research and give you the lowdown on if designer paints are really worth your hard earned cash.Read More