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Coco Chanel once famously said: “An interior is the natural project of the soul”. With that being the case, it's fair to say there was a lot of soul at this year’s Decorex. Walking the aisles at Syon Park was a delight. Stands full of wondrous objects, dazzling colours and bold ingenuity. At the entrance, visitors were greeted with a revolving display featuring a few well-known names. Osborne & Little and Matthew Williamson's display was undeniably romantic. Whereas Larry Walsh’s and Dominic Schuster’s opulent and dreamy floral display was admired and appreciated by all. Once inside, it did indeed feel like we were getting...

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Green is all around us. Wimbledon, the only green grand slam was in full swing last week. The trees are bursting with foliage and with the British weather remaining typically undecided this summer, garden lawns are rich in texture and abundant in colour.   Earlier this year, the Pantone Colour Institute named ‘Greenery’ as the colour of the year. Symbolically, this accolade is a colour snapshot of the current global culture, representative of overriding moods and attitudes. Within this the desire to reconnect with nature is evident. Traditionally associated with healing, greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. Pantone say that...

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Paint The Town Green’s tips for adding interest with paint   Consider a dark ceiling.  It sounds controversial but can add a feeling of grandeur to the room.  If you have a cornice try painting the bed of the ceiling (the flat section facing the floor) a shade darker than the walls. Paint the cornice in a suitable white to highlight the break between ceiling and wall. This picture is from a collaboration with Trinity Interior Designs, the colours featured are Private Universe on the Walls, Days on the Ceiling and River Man on the recess of the bookshelves.     Use...

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GW Cabinetry have just completed a bespoke bookcase for a client in Battersea. They used our water based paint in Eggshell to complete the look.The brief was a mix of contemporary and traditionalTwo colours were used to give depth, shadows and style. Private Universe and Diorite were the paint shades. Several details were incorporated to meet the brief, such as shadow grooves, contemporary panelled doors and using thicker uprights to give a more traditional feel. Lighting display boxes adds ambience to the room. The Customer is thrilled with the outcome: "How fun! These are the GORGEOUS cabinets that Gary did for us recently....

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Our founder Phil Robinson is Dad to 2 children and when he became a father, he decided to take action to make the world a slightly better place.  As a decorator, his concern was the potential.....

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