Country Home Ideas – Pretty in Pink

Country Home Ideas magazine - Pretty in Pink article

I recently wrote about the colour Pink in my regular Country Home Ideas page.  Pink is a colour often overlooked for interiors as it is perceived as too feminine.  Read my feature here though to see how you can make this a touch more masculine and why it is a great colour for country style homes. .. Read more

How to find the Right White

How to find the right white

Almost daily, I am asked ‘How to choose the right white paint’.  In terms of paint selection it is definitely the current question of the moment and I know is one that you will be struggling with. Serene, calm and crisp are just some of the many adjectives that you can use to describe the.. Read more

How to decorate with luscious warm brown tones.

Warm and inviting, rich and enveloping are words associated with a classic winter scheme and no colour meets the brief more perfectly than brown.  Solid and reliable, conservative and yet sometimes perceived as boring, brown is without doubt a colour that would be greatly missed by interior decorators who appreciate its broad value and appeal. .. Read more

A place to write

How to find a place to write

One of my main reasons for starting this blog is that I love to write.  I always have. From a young child writing stories at school and day dreaming of becoming an author to an adult training to become an interior decorator, the passion to write was always there. Finding a place to write –.. Read more

How to achieve a classic neutral exterior

Why opt for a classic neutral exterior scheme About 15 years ago a local builder asked me to design an exterior colour scheme for his new display home.  We wanted to achieve a classic timeless appeal for the property as it was important that the house remained contemporary and relevant for as long as possible.. Read more

Colourful Front Doors – What they say about you!

There is something about a colourful front door that makes me smile.  In a world where we are too often careful with our use of colour, particularly on the exterior of our homes, it is a welcome change to see a bright front door.  Arriving at a home with a yellow, red or even pink.. Read more

The Gardener’s Studio and the Art of Pottering

Gardener's Studio

One of my favourite pastimes is to potter and whether that is around the house, in the local antique and craft stores or around my garden, it is a fabulous way to waste some time.  In a world that is full of fast moving technology, deadlines and general day to day stresses, it is just.. Read more

Don’t paint your house black until you have read this

Have you noticed the trend for painting exteriors black?  Would you consider painting your house black?  It is certainly a very stylish look and one that is appealing because it makes a statement.  In a world of greys and whites, it can be quite shocking to see a house which is black.  Let me show.. Read more