Ten Reasons Why I’ll Always Prefer White Walls

White walls are easing me into writing about interiors this year. Let me share my thoughts with you. My focus will always be more on my own home than it will be on interior trends, as I don’t tend to follow them. Aside from the costly nature of trying to keep up with trends, there is more to life than being a consumer, don’t you think? As a blogger, I’m bombarded with emails about new trends…

Introducing #openuptoAutumn ~ An Instagram Tribute to Autumn

As you might’ve realised by now, Autumn is my favorite time of the year. It’s such a feast for the eyes, that the perfect way to celebrate Autumn would be a little hashtag, introducing #openuptoAutumn Now is the time to share your Autumnal photographs and for all those burnt oranges and warm mustard shades to come to the fore. Here are my personal reasons for loving Autumn. 1- The bright, crisp mornings and that Fresh Air smell.…

Colourful Houses- painting exteriors

I love colourful houses and streets. Today I’m sharing with you a bit of a conundrum. Painting the exterior of our own home. The house is Edwardian and at some point in its history been covered in a render. This was done to protect the brickwork and form a waterproof covering. It was also a job that was probably cheaper than repointing all the brickwork, which was probably something that a house of this age would…

Pantone Colour (s) of the year 2016

Hello! Today I wanted to share with you some fun news. Pantone have released their Colour of the Year for 2016, but this year it’s actually two colours… Pink and Blue or, Rose Quartz and Serenity. The idea being that they can be used together harmoniously…It just so happens that I have been lusting after decorating our bedroom in pink with and accent colour of blue. So personally for me this colour combo gets a huge thumbs…

Train journeys- India in Colour

Have you ever been on one of those cross county rail journeys, like you see in the movies? No I dont mean from Manchester to London and back, I mean something much more adventurous. Something perhaps a bit grander like something from a Wes Anderson film. Something like the Orient Express and similar. I’ve always had my imagination captured by the idea of these journeys. Passing through the country overland, watching the scenery change from place…

Capturing colours- Choosing paint colours

How do you choose paint colours when decorating your home? Despite my art background, it can be rather overwhelming when I’ve got a blank canvas to work with. What if I get it wrong- we’ll have to live with it until we’d be able to carve out more time and money to fix it. Pinterest, as usual, comes to the rescue… I was searching for a warm grey shade of paint colour (is there such a…

Emerald City

The world authority on colour  and colour matching- Pantone, have declared Emerald to be the colour of 2013. Hearing this bought to mind a beautiful asymmetrical vintage Emerald green dress I sold on eBay- which I always wish I hadn’t- boohoo! “Lively. Radiant. Lush… A colour of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”- Pantone. I thought I’d pay homage to my lost Emerald dress via Dita Von Teese who wears Emerald so…