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The Future of Trends – join the discussion

If you were planning on attending Decorex London this year, like every other major design industry event it’s now a virtual event. The good news is, no matter where you are in the world you’ll be able to watch the panel discussions and talks that you would normally only be able to see if you…

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Dulux Colour of the Year 2015 radio day with Rebecca Williamson

It feels like only yesterday Rebecca Williamson and I were on radio talking about Dulux 2014’s Colour of the Year, Teal. Today we teamed up again to talk about this year’s Copper Blush.  It was another marathon session giving 14 radio interviews within 3 hours with a combined listenership close to 5 million across the…

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Techno Colour – bland gadgets have been eclipsed by a rainbow say The Independent

Last week Simon Usborne from The Independent called to ask me about my views on the proliferation of colour in the gadget market.  I had no idea want was coming but I knew whatever it was, it was going to be big. This week saw the release of the cheaper iPhone 5C (“c” for colour) which…

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dulux Colour Futures™ 2013 trend colour sneak peek…

On Friday I headed off to what is becoming an annual event for me, listening to the engaging and interesting AkzoNobel colour expert, Per Nimer, discussing futures trends in colour.  It is at this talk where Per also announces the coming year’s trend colour.

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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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interiors – london design festival, my 100% design finds

September in London is just back to back with interior and design tradeshows, exhibitions, seminars. You name it, it was happening! I headed straight to 100% Design as there is always a great mix of products from leading local and overseas designers, as well as showcasing the up and coming.  I picked out a range…

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colour & design surgery…do world events influence color trends?

This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers. Question: “Do world events influence color trends?” – reader, Ke Robinson.

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weekend decorator – 7 amazing ways to turn your stairs into a design statement

In the first of my new series ‘weekend decorator’ I’m featuring what is probably the most under utilised surface in your home, one that you can turn into a real design statement.

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and the colour for 2011 is… yellow

Each year ICI ColourFutures™ presents their colour of the year based on one dominant trend.  The trend for 2011 is ‘Appreciation’ and the colour they believe “best sums up the prevailing mood, attitude and fashion of the time” is Yellow!

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the colours of christmas

Sparkles, twinkling lights and colour! It can only mean one thing. Christmas is on its way! If we haven’t already, now’s the time when we all start to think about how we can decorate our homes. Whether you choose the more traditional colours or follow this year’s trend, each colour has a meaning both psychological…

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