Pantone Colour of the Year 2020

Image source: Pantone Pantone recently announced their 2020 colour of the year. As we roar into a new decade, one would expect the chosen colour to represent renewal and rebirth… a lush green, perhaps? Indeed, many of those who tried to predict Pantone’s choice opted for a shade of green. Pantone, however, had other ideas…

The Best Interior Design Books

Nothing beats a good book. Pinterest and Instagram offer loads of visual inspiration but if I want to get really deep into a particular style or concept, I pick up a book. Here are some of the best interior design books available at the moment: Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors: Show-Stopping Looks for Unique Interiors,…

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…

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,…