How to choose an upholstered bedhead

I am a huge fan of an upholstered bedhead as I feel that bedrooms, as places of sanctuary, should be cosy, soft and inviting.  A beautifully finished bedhead makes a colour and sometimes a major design statement, is tactile and really nice to rest upon after a long day.  I have some tips below to.. Read more

What should you paint on the inside of your front door?

What should you paint on the inside of your front door?

I am regularly asked about how you should treat the inside of your front door.  I have talked a lot about making an entrance, exterior colours and fun front door colours which is all very grand and exciting but then people panic and feel that this impacts their interior scheme.  There really is no right.. Read more

Styling with Eucalyptus

Styling with Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus, native to our beautiful Australia, has to be my favourite indoor greenery.  The subtle silvery green/grey tones are so stylish and the crisp, fresh menthol smell is cleansing.  I have some inspiration to show you how you can introduce this into your home. Just one sprig of Eucalyptus in a jar, or a collection.. Read more

What colour do I paint my skirting boards and architraves?

Skirting boards and architraves are often given the least thought – they are in fact an after-thought but the colour and tone that you use here can make or break your colour scheme.  I have some guidelines and tips to help you to decide the right colour for your look. Skirting Boards and Architraves are.. Read more

How to work with a dark colour palette

People tend to either love or hate a dark colour palette.  Those of us who do like them though are often too afraid to use them and the alternative of a light white or neutral scheme just seems an easier option.  Certainly, this can be true but often it isn’t the case of selecting either a.. Read more

Pantone Living Coral – How to use it in your home

Since the year 2000, Pantone has been announcing their colour of the year.  Eagerly anticipated by designers around the globe, the colour for 2019 is Pantone Living Coral.  A soft orange with pink undertones.  At first glance you may think this is an outdated colour but let me tell you more about the process and.. Read more

Let me show you how to use Beautiful Duck Egg Blue

Let me show you how to use Duck Egg Blue

Look at a colour wheel and you will find teetering on the edge of blue and almost meeting green, the colour Duck Egg Blue, often also referred to as Robin’s Nest Blue.  Generally accepted to be in the blue family, when looked at closely, many will perceive this colour as green.  See my inspiration below.. Read more

How to choose canopy beds

Five years ago I would have only associated Canopy Beds with historical movies.  The realms of Queen Elizabeth 1st or Anne Boleyn seemed more appropriate then than a modern day bedroom but how things have changed.  The canopy bed is now quite a common piece of bedroom furniture which I am very pleased to see. .. Read more

5 key elements of Scandi Style

5 key elements of Scandi Style

In the global world of interiors, the hot trend of the moment has to be Scandi Style.  Whether we are talking about country style Gustavian interiors from Sweden, the Scandinavian mid century classic designs of the Modernist movement or the Danish passion for Hygge, we can’t seem to get enough of it. In this post I am.. Read more

Feminine Bedroom 101

It’s great when I get the opportunity to work with a client on a feminine bedroom scheme.  This is really a good opportunity to have some fun and make use of all the beautiful chintz fabrics and wallpapers available.  There are very few other opportunities to do this, but clearly as the bedroom is a.. Read more