Category: Design inspirations

Women in action

The Womens’ Institutes turned 100 years old in 2015 Women in Action The British Womens’ Institutes turned 100 years old in 2015 and baking, bunting and Jam are everywhere you look. The Great British Menu has presented its competitors with the daunting TV challenge of

Flying the nest

The A level results are in, and the kids will soon be off… Flying the nest The A-Level results are out, and all over the country big plans are being hatched… Some will be off to the hallowed corridors of university, some straight to the

Completing our Bloomsbury Set

A selection of painterly wallpapers to complement our Charleston Farmhouse paint palette Completing our Bloomsbury Set… Following on from our paint post last week on the Colours of Charleston, we thought we’d complete our Bloomsbury Set with some gorgeous painterly wallpapers that echo the palettes

The colours of Charleston

Paint palettes inspired by the decoration and art of the Bloomsbury group in Charleston Farmhouse, near Lewes. The colours of Charleston The BBC mini-series ‘Life in Squares’ is causing a mini tourism boom on our lovely Sussex doorstep. Style-conscious visitors are flocking to Charleston Farmhouse

The Tiger who Came to Tea

Gorgeous classic children’s illustrations in a new exhibition by Judith Kerr. Cats, kids and Judith Kerr One of the best things about having children was bed time stories, and one of my children’s very favourite stories was The Tiger Who Came to Tea, written and

The Queen of Chic

The ultra-chic Audrey Hepburn look The Queen of chic London’s National Portrait Gallery hosts a must-see exhibition strictly for the super-styish this Summer. Audrey Hepburn – Portraits of an Icon runs until 18th October. Put on your best black and white outfit and pose along

Winging it

A world of beautiful birds in decoration. Winging it! The cheeky, cheerful chirps of our beautiful feathered friends woke me this morning at a deliriously early 5:30 am, and I didn’t mind one bit. The sun was shining and the birdsong announced a happy day

Abigail Ahern – queen of the dark

A word with undisputed queen of the dark Abigail Ahern Abigail Ahern – Queen of the dark Designerpaint sat down to delve into the darker side of colour with Abigail Ahern, uncovering her inspirations along the way. All photographs courtesy Graham Atkins-Hughes DP When you

Face to face with Sophie Robinson

Face to face with Sophie Robinson Sophie Robinson stylist superstar We had the pleasure of working with the lovely Sophie Robinson – one time rally driver turned interior designer and stylist supreme on our latest wall trends look book for autumn/winter 2015. We’ll be showcasing

Adventures in decorating

Adventures in decorating – our top 5 tips for choosing the perfect wallpaper design As my friends and family will tell you I love the theatre! So when I saw the new Cole and Sons Whimsical Collection, selecting wallpaper for my next room transformation was

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