• Designer secrets

    16 eco paint colours to revamp your home

    by  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 • Designer secrets • 0 Comments

    Proud to have been awarded the sought after EU Ecolabel, Earthborn Paints distinctive mellow colours remain VOC free with zero nasty smells. In my opinion they are one of the best eco paint companies out there. After extensive research talking to architects, designers and homeowners about what they really want from wall colour they have just added sixteen new additions to their colour card…

    blobs earthborn paints

    Each colour should stand alone as well as work with complimentary shades. They have brought them to life within five carefully crafted colour stories to take us through the next few seasons. Here is a little exclusive on two of the trends (look out for the second installment on the other three coming soon)

    First up,  Nostalgic Nancy - for homes that are flooded with natural light and for owners who like to bring the outdoors in. This look is carefree with a touch of nostalgia…

    earthborn paints

    The colours included are Rosie Posie, Bo Beep, Yum Yum and Grasshopper (great names!).

    The second trend celebrates universal colour and the power of neutrals to brighten up your home. Back to White includes apricot whites, blush whites, apple whites and grey whites layered together for real impact:

    Earthborn Paint

    Never underestimate white! Tone on tone whites are so hot right now. White has the power to make spaces look larger and brighter and is a universal winner.

    Earthborn Paints

    I’d love to know which colours you could live with. The paints are priced at £35 for 2.5litres and available now from over 300 stockists. Check their website for more details.

    Read more →

    Global inspired prints

    by  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015 • Designer secrets • 1 Comment

    If you don’t already know about Korla then you’re in for a treat, and if you do…well, we just wanted another opportunity to bask in their beautiful textile designs…


    As for a little background on the brand, it was launched in 2011 by the Creative Director Jane Bonsor, who began her career as a fashion buyer, before starting her own fashion label, which eventually evolved into interiors. The fabrics are inspired by global travels; check out their huge range of bold and delicate patterns in both bright and neutral colours.

    The latest full collection, Ink, was launched last year. We’re in love with the colour palette of Ink blue, lovely Lake Green, and gorgeous grey Steel.


    Alongside their fabrics, you can have your favourite designs made into curtains, blinds, cushions and lampshades.

    Recent collaborations with Sofa.com and Button & Sprung show off their striking designs to a tee!

    korla41. Fabric swatches: Inkat in Steel; Portia in Lake Green; Splatter in Ink; Quadria in Steel; 2. Avalon two seat in Korla, Portia Steel, £1,250, Sofa.com, 3. Campion Bedstead Double  Korla Cubes Steel  £1026, Button & Sprung.

    Read more →

    You need this designer in your life

    by  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015 • Designer secrets • 0 Comments

    Her name is Lindsey Lang and I’ve featured her on my blog before, read more here. Lindsey trained as a fine artist and is inspired by graphic pattern and bold colour. Starting off with a kitchenware range, she moved onto gorgeous encaustic tiles and has now joined forces with John Lewis on a refreshing range of bath linen. Look at this!

    Lindsay Lang

    She has taken two distinct patterns from her signature collection of wall and floor tiles and translated them onto thick 600 gsm 100% cotton towels. If you’re bathroom is lacking zing on these chilly mornings, then you can log onto the John Lewis site and buy immediately. Prices start at £3.50 for a face cloth.

    Read more →