Paint Colour Trends for 2020

It’s that time of year again! Autumn is when I start to look at the predicted trends for the next year and pick out a few of my favourites. Today we’re looking at colour. Overall, we’re shifting from cool tones, like grey, white and blush pink to richer, earthier hues. There’s a definite move towards…

Gifts that Keep on Giving

What’s better than a thoughtful and stylish Christmas gift? A thoughtful and stylish Christmas gift that gives back! Today I’m sharing a small selection of my favourite charitable products and companies in the world of interior design. These gifts are guaranteed to be loved by the receiver but they also benefit those less fortunate, which…

In Praise of Plywood

Overallt Easy Chair, IKEA Plywood is the interiors material of the moment. Lightweight, stronger than solid wood, and extraordinarily flexible; it’s no surprise the material has been used in some form or another for thousands of years. Like most things, plywood’s popularity in interior design has waxed and waned over the years. It was last…

Why Hygge is (Still) Going Strong in 2019

Photo by Lasse Møller on Unsplash By now, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the term ‘hygge’. It’s the Danish lifestyle concept that has spawned countless books, products and Pinterest boards. I first wrote about hygge in January 2017, back when it was a relatively new concept to those of us who don’t speak fluent Danish. Three years on and…

Dulux Colour of the Year 2020

In early September, Dulux announced their colour of the year for 2020. In complete contrast to 2019’s warm and rich neutral Spiced Honey, 2020’s colour is a cool, soft green hue they’ve named Tranquil Dawn. Image source: Dulux As with every year’s selection, 2020’s colour was chosen by a panel of expert designers, trend forecasters,…

Home Office Essentials: Part 2

If you work from home, you deserve a positive and productive home office. Even if that home office is actually just a corner of the bedroom. Creating a space that looks good, encourages healthy habits and motivates you is no easy feat. So in this two-part blog post I’m sharing just the essentials: the furniture…