Complementary colour schemes – lesson 3

Complementary colour schemes - colour lesson 3

Colour lesson 3 sees us exploring complementary colours.  As the words suggest, these go together and are those that are directly opposite each other on a colour wheel.  Be careful though, even though they are meant to work with each other, if placed in a decorating scheme in equal proportions, these two colours will fight with each other and.. Read more

Get great curb appeal – 5 tips to follow

Making an Entrance - 5 tips to follow

The exterior of your home is a window into your personality as the outside of your house can say a lot about you.  This is often overlooked with the inside taking priority in the decorating stakes, however don’t forget this important area as it really sets the scene for your home and for who you are. .. Read more

Modern Home Magazine – Summer Cool

Modern Home Magazine, Summer Cool

I love to use neutral exterior colours as they are the perfect backdrop for splashes of all year round colour.  Summer is coming in Australia and thoughts are turning to styling outdoor rooms and terraces.  It’s the ideal time to splash out on new cushions and accessories for outdoors and with a neutral backdrop, you.. Read more

Related colour schemes – colour lesson 2

Let me show you how to choose colours, lesson 2

Colour lesson one started right at the beginning with the Primaries and now in this lesson I want to show you the next step.  It’s really simple but will demonstrate how easy it is for you to put together a colour scheme that you will love.  Hopefully, this is the start of making you less.. Read more

How to find the right white for your exterior

How to find the right white for your exterior

Finding the right white for an exterior project contains all the pitfalls that are there when selecting whites for an interior scheme, and more! However there are rules to follow and I have some great tips to help you to select a colour scheme for your white exterior project that you will love. This pretty.. Read more

Let me show you how to use Pink in an interior scheme

Let me show you how to use Pink for an interior scheme. Often considered a colour for children's rooms, the colour pink can bring sophistication and elegance to a living area - let me show you how.

Now I understand that for many of you the colour pink is one that you reserve for girls bedrooms – soft pink for children and hot pink for teenagers and there the colour and the story ends.  This is a terrible shame as this very misunderstood colour can bring grace and elegance to living areas.. Read more

Country Home Ideas – Delicate Celadon Green

How to use delicate Celadon Green

Celadon Green is such a user-friendly colour and never seems to be out of fashion.  A delicate and soft decorating colour, Celadon works beautifully in all areas of the home, particularly in bedrooms where its calming influence is perfect. Perfect for a country, coastal, Swedish or Hamptons style, this grey blue/green is integral to all of.. Read more

New York Loft Bricks

New York Loft style

Have you ever been seduced by a funky New York loft style apartment so often seen in the movies but rarely in real life.  There are many elements to a successful loft style scheme but the one I really love, and that I think you can’t do without for this style, is a beautiful weathered.. Read more

How to choose colours – lesson one

How to choose colours

Back to Basics – The Primaries Those of you amongst us who feel that colour and its use in decorating and design is only to be understood by creative types can be assured that colour crosses the boundaries of science and art.  There is a logic to it and definite rules that can be studied… Read more

Country Home Ideas – Elegant White

Article by Samantha Bacon in Country Home Ideas - How to use Elegant White

White is a perennial favourite when it comes to decorating schemes. Whether you love a contemporary look, the softness of a Scandinavian scheme, a relaxed coastal look or a pretty country style, you can’t go wrong with white. As much as I am addicted to colour, I really do appreciate the clean and simple lines.. Read more