Earthborn pigments come in a wide range of natural colours.

Create your own Colour with Natural Pigments

Sometimes only you know the colour that’s in your head, and having sifted through all the colour charts and tried as many sample pots as you dare, you’re still no nearer to finding quite the right thing for the job. Earthborn’s eco-friendly mineral pigments can used for all sorts of things to make unique colours that you won’t see anywhere else. These pigments can be … Continue reading Create your own Colour with Natural Pigments

Choosing the right paint Colour

There are no strict rules for picking the right paint colour. We all have our own styles, our own ideas of what looks good and what doesn’t, and our own ways of expressing our inner selves through the medium of our homes. However, there are a few pointers which could help us all achieve that balance of style and individuality without compromise. When approaching your … Continue reading Choosing the right paint Colour

Announcing: the Key Farrow & Ball Colours for 2015

The colours of 2015 will reflect our increasing tendency to view home as a sanctuary away from the hustling world beyond the front door. The key Farrow & Ball colours for 2015; Pink Ground, Light Blue, Breakfast Room Green, and Tanner’s Brown are pale, authentic, and indicative of our need to fall back into line with a slower pace of life away from the bursting … Continue reading Announcing: the Key Farrow & Ball Colours for 2015

Decorating for the four Seasons: reflecting the outdoors

We have somehow already arrived at the ninth month of the year; the month that brings Autumn to British shores. September, with its blackberries, grey mornings, and reddening leaves, is full of inspiring imagery and rich colours, all enveloped in a mood that brings us back to nature in time to wrap up for the cold weather to come. The colours and textures we find … Continue reading Decorating for the four Seasons: reflecting the outdoors

How to Shop for Furniture

When we hosted our first furniture painting course in July this year, we all turned up with very different pieces of furniture and some varied tales behind the pieces we’d chosen to paint. One lovely set of drawers had been picked up just that morning from a local antiques shop, whilst a beautiful dining chair had been sitting with the rest of its set around … Continue reading How to Shop for Furniture

A Bit on British Wallpaper

The first example of British wallpaper was found at Christ’s College, Cambridge, printed on the back of documents dated 1509. The paper was in the fashionable Italian damask, mimicking materials such as embossed leather and plasterwork. The designs were block printed onto small sheets, with the overall pattern only becoming obvious when everything was brought together on the wall. Block-printing was done with a block … Continue reading A Bit on British Wallpaper

Find it, Paint it, Love it: Brighten your Home with Painted Furniture

There’s nothing quite as simple and good at freshening up your home than touching up well-loved furniture with a splash of paint. Farrow & Ball has been busy putting brush to bucket with its Find it, Paint it, Love it campaign and has come up with some wonderful ideas for us to experiment with in our own homes. Take a look at the gallery below … Continue reading Find it, Paint it, Love it: Brighten your Home with Painted Furniture

Decorating with Children

Before your little ones have even picked up their overalls, your top priority will be their safety. Children and decorating can mix perfectly to create some beautiful work and wonderful memories too, but it can be dangerous if it isn’t done safely. We’ll give you some top decorating safety tips throughout this guide to make the experience as carefree as can be! Use Safe Paints … Continue reading Decorating with Children

How to Choose Paint Colours

It’s easy to look at a paint chart and pick out all of the colours you really like, but imagining those colours in the room you’re planning on painting – and knowing what different colours will look like when they’re put together – can be a much harder thing to do. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide to choosing paint colours, which you … Continue reading How to Choose Paint Colours