Have you considered using blue for your kitchen cabinetry?

Have you considered using blue for your kitchen cabinetry

For those of you who love classic style decorating, you should really consider incorporating blue kitchen cabinetry into your next kitchen scheme.  Whether you like a farmhouse look, an upmarket Hamptons style or a classic English scheme, using just white on its own, although lovely, can sometimes leave you wanting.  Smart dark grey works well.. Read more

How to choose the right black

Styles come and go, as do colour schemes, but simple and elegant black endures.  Chanel’s little black dress is the epitome of elegance and style, a look that has survived the years.  Most famously worn by Audrey Hepburn and emulated by women for decades.  This classic neutral is also a great colour for interiors as it adds strong.. Read more

How to incorporate the greenery trend

How to incorporate greenery into a scheme

The Pantone colour for 2017 was Greenery – since updated in 2018 to Ultra Violet, and now in 2019 to Living Coral which is a change to say the least.  However although the colour now of two year’s ago, it appears that Greenery seems to be here to stay.  Perhaps it is our desire to.. Read more

How to choose the right upholstery fabric

How to choose the right upholstery fabric

Investing in a sofa or occasional chair for your home can be a costly exercise so it pays to understand a little about upholstery fabric before you hit the shops.   A sofa, in particular, is a piece of furniture that you need to last for a long time and you also want it to keep.. Read more

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Update a Tired Bathroom

5 quick and easy ways to update a tired bathroom

Bathrooms and kitchens sell houses but unfortunately they are also the most expensive areas to remodel.  Sometimes though a bathroom can be fundamentally OK.  The tiles may not be exactly as you would choose if you were starting from scratch, but everything works and is still pretty modern, or at least suits the look and.. Read more

Why I love a crisp white trim

Why I love a crisp white trim

Let me explain to you why I love a crisp white trim.  The ubiquitous neutrals are a perennial favourite for exterior and interior decorating schemes.  In fact, I really don’t get asked about much else when it comes to selecting paint colours. So, what exactly is a neutral? In theory it should be just that – a.. Read more

Ultra Violet – 2018 Pantone colour of the year

Ultra Violet - Pantone's colour of the year 2018

So, Ultra Violet has been chosen by Pantone as its colour of the year for 2018.  Quite a provocative choice, by their own admission, particularly after the well regarded and universally liked Greenery of 2017. What do you think of it?  What do you know about it? A little background – Pantone is recognised around.. Read more

How to choose the right kitchen splashback

How to select a kitchen splashback

Kitchens sell houses and are also the heart of the home.  Overall this is probably the biggest investment you will make when renovating or building your home.  NO pressure then to get it right! There are many decisions to be made but one that is very important and I find often overlooked to begin with,.. Read more

5 tips to create a calm bedroom environment

5 tips to create a calm bedroom environment

I love my bedroom!  I find that if I have a good night’s sleep then I can achieve anything – well almost anything – the next day.  Sleep however can sometimes be elusive, for lots of reasons, but I believe it is a good idea to at least start with a calm bedroom environment.  I.. Read more

Country Home Ideas – Relaxed Country Style Dining

Relaxed Country Style Dining

My recent colour feature in Country Home Ideas used the beautiful Waterperry range from Sanderson Fabrics.  Inspired by British country gardens, Sanderson has translated these into very elegant designs that create a gorgeous contemporary country style space.  I really like the way they have used them in this dining room and it was my inspiration.. Read more