Dulux Colour of the Year 2019 - Spiced Honey

Honey & Caramel

This is a condensed version of an article I wrote for November’s issue of The Bath Mag. Image source: Little Green Notebook Spiced Honey, a rich and warming caramel tone is officially Dulux’s 2019’s colour of the year. The paint brand announced its choice back in September, but caramel tones have been trending for many…

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Decorating with Animal Print

Animal print has officially clawed its way back into interior design. It’s a difficult trend to get right; use too much and it all starts to look a bit Bet Lynch. While too little can look out of place or like a sad afterthought. Pair it with the wrong colours and suddenly you’re in Austin…

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How to Take On the Houseplant Trend

Houseplants exploded in popularity a few years ago and it’s easy to see why. Plants are timeless, they’re affordable, they are valuable (some cleanse the air, others reduce stress) and in urban spaces, they give us our much-needed connection to nature. Oh, and of course they look good too. If you’re new to this trend,…

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A Guide to Sustainable Interior Design

Sustainability is no longer just a trendy buzzword; it’s becoming a way of life. Today I’m sharing a recent article I wrote for The Bath Magazine, which shows you how to make your home more sustainable. Save Energy Image source: Sofa.com The first, and perhaps most obvious, area for concern in sustainable design is the…

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Living Walls: Fantasy or Reality?

Image source: Clair Strong Indoor living walls have been popping up on my Pinterest feed for some time now. They look incredible, offer potential health benefits, and are apparently quite easy to maintain. But do they really work indoors? Or is it just a fantasy… We’ve all seen living walls on the exterior of large…

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Interior Trends for Spring/Summer 2018

In March, I wrote an article for The Bath Magazine covering the 2018 interior design trends. Today I’m sharing a snippet of that article, showcasing the trends I think will be huge for spring/summer 2018. Bold Colours Image source: Apartment Therapy 2018 is the year for experimenting with colour. Bold, bright hues are dominating colour…

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Dolce & Gabbana x Smeg

Image source: Smeg Domestic appliance makers Smeg and luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana have collaborated for a second time on an artful range of small appliances. This somewhat surprising collection has been getting fans of both brands rather hot under the colour. And it’s easy to see why. The collaboration sees Smeg’s award-winning small…

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Minimalist Maximalism: The Best of Both Worlds?

Maximalism has been hailed as the excessive and opulent antithesis to minimalism. Where minimalism embraces cool neutrals, clean lines and limited clutter, maximalism calls for bold patterns, bright hues and mismatching furniture. It’s hard to see how these two concepts could ever work together. However, as a self-confessed clutter-loathing minimalist I believe it’s entirely possible…

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Embracing Excess: Maximalism in 2017

Maximalism is a movement of excess. It’s a direct reaction against the simplicity and function-focused philosophy of minimalism. It’s a bold and daring design aesthetic that takes the motto ‘more is more’ and adds sequins to it. If you’re left a little cold and uninspired by minimalism, maximalism is the perfect antidote. Here’s how you…