Category: Design inspirations

Bring me sunshine

Spring cheer with Morecambe & Wise as temperatures soar with sunny wallpapers Bring me sunshine Morecambe and Wise are singing “Bring me Sunshine” on the radio, and the April weather is obliging with an unexpected heatwave. Turn the sound up and treat yourself to a

Ladybird Books and the wallpaper factory

The world’s favourite wallpapers come from the same place Laydbird Books began. What do Peter and Jane think of that? Ladybird Books and the Wallpaper Factory The world’s favourite wallpapers come from the same place Ladybird Books began. In 2015 Ladybird Books turned 100 years

Pretty pastel palettes

Delicate pinks, peaches, mints and skies Pretty pastel palettes Delicate pink cherry blossoms are bursting out against powder blue spring skies carrying fluffy whisps of cloud. Baby rabbits frisk in the fields as little lambs gambol and play under the new evening sun… And we

Tulips from Amsterdam from the air

Fantastic patchwork colours in photos of a flight over the Dutch tulip fields Colour fields This week we’re waxing lyrical over Tulips from Amsterdam (or nearby anyway) and we’re sharing this fantastic album on Flickr by Normann Szkpop showing unbelievable photographs of tulip fields from

London Design Week 2015

We take a trip to Chelsea Harbour to check out all that’s lovely in home decor for 2015 London Design Week 2015 Our lucky team went to Chelsea Harbour Design Centre for the trade preview of London Design Week. Alice and Richard were treated to

Walls of joy

Fun and fabulous papers bring joy to your walls Walls of joy We’re happy. It’s Friday, it’s sunny and the weather forecast is good for the weekend. So our featured papers this week are adventurous and bright to fill your walls with fun. Cole &

(Academy) award winning colour

Exploring the colourful corridors of the Grand Budapest hotel (Academy) Award-winning colour Last week’s Academy Awards saw Wes Anderson’s exquisite film The Grand Budapest Hotel seize the Oscars for best production design and best costume design. And the design is top to toe gorgeous. Immaculate

Light (&) relief

Exploring texture with Lincrusta Light (and) relief Just back from half-term holiday. Dragging the family through the blandness of baggage reclaim at Heathrow, I felt just a tad flat. My holiday reading, on the other hand, had transported me to more flamboyant decorative eras, exploring

Wolf Hall …and stairs? …and living room?

Decorating with the tudors Wolf Hall …and stairs? …and living room? I’m spending Wednesday evenings on the sofa with the BBC’s fantastic adaptation of Wolf Hall. Will Anne Boleyn manage to keep her head if she re-decorates Hampton Court? The precious light in those cold,

Everybody ready for Christmas?

Some last minute prep with Mel and Maisie Everybody ready for Christmas? This year, as ever, it’s a huge family Christmas at ours. Of course it’s not always easy entertaining in a veritable palace of decorating glamour, but after a couple of festive sherries I’ll

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