Any listeners to the Great Indoors podcast will know that I am firmly championing the trend that sees chintz as the pattern of choice for the best-dressed homes. Interiors love affair with all things in excess means it’s the natural progression to choose the most maximalist of all patterns. I’m loving the brazen use of […]

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Stop press: Cane is no longer just for the conservatories After my trip to Maison and Objet in Paris last week, where I was scouting out all the trends at this international trade show, one thing surprised me (because a lot didn’t!)  was the resurgence of cane furniture, but reinvented in a really modern and […]

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Back on the podcast and Kate and I are already going head to head on some hot decorating topics. Here you’ll find the notes, links and some useful illustrations on points discussed on episode 2, series 2 of The Great Indoors Podcast. Should White Paint be banned? Kate and I discuss why we feel brilliant […]

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Teal feels like a perennial fashionable favourite in terms of interior design. It’s always being touted as being in vogue that I think it’s just become such an on trend classic. Floating between blue and green, Teal is a very versatile shade to use in a scheme. What it has going for it is first […]

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I love it when a new colour gets touted as a ‘trend’ and Pantone never disappoints. And this year, it’s another contentious choice to get everyone’s feathers in a ruffle! This is what trend predictions are all about in my view – to stop us getting too cosy, and to keep pushing the parameters of […]

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Christmas is a time of year I try and celebrate good gift buying. As if we needed the extra pressure! Last week I shared with you my Gift guide for Colour Lovers and this week I take the focus onto choosing gifts that are crafty or that little bit creative. Any of you who are […]

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