interiors – london design festival, decorex 2011

How exciting was Decorex this year. It just keeps getting better… great products, stunning presented stands, exceptional standard of seminars and guest speakers.  And for the first time, the hugely successful Decorex Bloggers competition.  I was thrilled to be part of, coming runner-up in week One to the eventual winner, Andrew Dunning.

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colour & design surgery – kitchen colour conundrum

This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers. Question: “My partner and I are in our first home together and have, maybe out of laziness, decided to keep all walls white. You’ll see from our photo of kitchen that the cupboards & appliances are white too. We…

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5 simple steps to make your own cushion

Cushions are a simple and effective way to inject colour and personality into your interiors.  They also make a beautiful personalised gift.  If you’re a bower bird like me and have a box full of ribbons, bits of fabric, odd buttons and sparkles, here’s a way you can put them to creative use. Claire-Louise, renowned…

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farrow ball launches new colours for 2011

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Kazuhito Cooper-Ueki, Manager of Farrow & Ball’s Battersea (London) showroom, where he showed me Farrow & Ball’s ‘New Colours’ for 2011. Just for you, a *FREE* Sample Paint Pot.  Yes, they’ve included a special offer of a free sample paint pot, but you need to be quick,…

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valentine’s day – the colour of love

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! Want to surprise your loved one this Valentine’s Day?  Why not decorate your home. A few simple changes is all it takes to create a space that says ‘love’ ‘romance’.

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