Dulux Colour of the Year 2017

In hindsight the clues were there. The staff were dressed in denim, the benches were painted in shades of blue from the gentlest spring sky to the deepest cobalt. But still we didn't guess. We had been invited to a house in London - one of the last remaining Georgian houses in London that hasn't

Mad About … New Colour Combinations

1 - Brighton-Marine Blue
Invisible Green 56, Cool arbour 232 and Leather 191   Monday morning inspiration comes in the form of these gorgeous new images from the Little Greene Paint Company. I showed you a while ago their Grey Paint collection but now they're moving on to new colour combinations. Attic ii 144 & sky Blue 103 Moving

Monochrome Magic in Holland

On the recent blogtour trip to New York, I met Dutch blogger Desiree, of Vosges Paris and she has kindly allowed us to have a nose around her fabulous home in Amsterdam, which like Desiree herself, is dressed almost entirely in black and white. As fellow lover of monochrome, I am delighted to welcome her

Fade Away and Radiate … Mad About Ombre

from designers guild It started with our hair, moved onto our clothes and gradually, as these things tend to, moved into our houses. The dip dye, or ombre  trend has been floating around  for a little while now and shows no sign of abating. Designers Guild have a created a subtle version in several colour

Objects Of Design #340: Patterned Rollers

romanian paint rollers - perfect wallpaper substitute Now how about this for a clever idea. A paint roller with a pattern on it. Perfect for those in rented flats or for those who don't feel quite ready to take the leap into wallpaper. Simply choose your pattern, from one of nine available, and paint away.

My Daughter Wants Her Room Painted Grey

Emma contacted MadAboutTheHouse to ask about paint colours for her teenage daughter's bedroom.Q: My daughter would like her bedroom  painted grey and white. It's a bright, south-facing room with a black cast iron fireplace, with alcoves either side, and oak floors. One of the alcoves will have a white wardrobe in it. I think we

The Art Of MIY: Make It Yourself

With the disposable income dwindling fast and the prospects of being able to afford a bigger house looking remote, the time has come to fall on your own resources to do up your house. It’s not all about putting up shelves and tangling with the plumbing though. Sometimes a little bit of MIY, or making