Tag Archives: colours

On the radar…. Edward Bulmer’s paint collection with a conscience

The brilliant furniture-making company Benchmark held one of its relatively regular workshops last month at its wondrous premises in the heart of the Berkshire countryside. Promoted by the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) it is a great opportunity to meet up with fellow interior … Continue reading

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Liking Lichtenstein

OK so, last Tuesday I swapped our interior design showroom in Farnham for Tate Modern and Lichtenstein. I went in not knowing what to expect. I knew nothing about Roy Lichtenstein, his art or, really, his time and influences. A … Continue reading

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The new Miami style

Think Miami and, if you’re a 70s child like me, thoughts of Miami Vice and Don Johnson, Gloria Estefan and J Lo come to mind. South Beach pastels, Art Deco and Cuba all in a mix and culminating in a global reputation for a … Continue reading

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The pre-Raphaelite influence is back – everywhere!

The current pre-Raphaelite exhibition at Tate Britain seems to be having a profound influence over the colours and fabrics in this season’s interiors. Their rich palette of deep blues, yellows, burgundy and green together with their intricate nature-inspired patterns can be … Continue reading

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The Chelsea Flower Show: design inspiration inside and out

A recent visit to the Chelsea Flower Show confirmed it’s place in my calendar of design inspiration. On the face of it, it is a grandiose version of the more provincially competitive whose-grown-the-biggest dahlia/ courgette/ tulip affair but, no, my visit in … Continue reading

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Keep calm and carry on! What it’s like to ‘run’ the business for a week…..

This week our lovely directors Jane and Isabel went off to Marrakesh for a short break and who can blame them? 10 degrees and raining here, 38 and sunny there…. So what’s happening with the business……? Well, it seems that I … Continue reading

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