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Decors Barbares, Maximalism, Molly Mahon, Nathalie Farman-Farma, Oliver Thomas -

When you deal with colour day in and day out, maximalism is a concept you become less and less afraid of over time. Nathalie Farman-Farma, founder of textile-design business Decors Barbares is shown here wearing La Double J as shot by this month's Vogue. We coveted La Double J's Italian home not so long ago. It's maximalist fashion meets interiors and quite frankly, we love it! We also love Decors Barbares who source 19 Century fabrics from Odessa to Lisbon and reprint their patterns in a 150 year-old workshop. With only high profile clients under her belt (Tory Burch, Violet von Estenholz - matchmaker...

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Emma Green Design, Global Fund for Children, Saatchi Gallery, Steam Punk -

Battersea based interior designer, Emma Green of Emma Green Design, was recently approached to design an entire gallery at the Saatchi Gallery for a fundraising evening last month.  Emma was tasked with creating a chill out room for the Global Fund for Children charity event. The theme was Steak Punk to mark the rapid development of technology, industry and the treatment of children in London in the Victorian times, all themes that still resonate today and which, as it did back then, still evoke both wonder and fear. We were delighted to be asked by Emma to help bring her display together. She...

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blue, Colour psychology, eco paint, Fisherman's Blues, Interior Design, Moody Blues, Nicky Haslam, nightswimming, no toxic fumes, paint the town green, Powder Blue, Pure Shores -

Recently we ran a free prize draw competition with our friends @NappyValleyNet. We only asked that people picked their favourite blue from our collection. When we got the results in, we couldn’t help but feel a tad surprised. We wondered if people had simply chosen the blue they generally liked best rather than which blue they would use to paint the walls in their home. First up was strong and honest Fisherman’s Blue. Pure Shores came a close second and Powder Blue third. Night Swimming which is probably our best-selling blue at this particular moment in time and very much...

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            Paint the Town Green had a few guest appearances in this year's Design & Build Guide, a highly useful annual publication from our friends @nappyvalleynet - an essential and inspirational guide for all homeowners, in particular those in South West London. One of these features was Phil's advice box on what to consider when carrying out a redecoration project. It's one of those things that when pointed out makes spectacular common sense. So, on that basis, we deemed it too useful to not turn into a blog. We were restricted to 500 words for the...

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Blue Patch, Delphis Eco, Delphis Eco Blog, Eco cleaning products, EU Ecolabel, Home Cleaning Starter Kit, Nicky Haslam, no toxic fumes, Nurturing Sustainability, paint the town green, Recycled HDPE plastic packaging, Sustainability -

We had the pleasure of meeting Delphis Eco at a Blue Patch breakfast meeting last year. We use their fabulous eco-products to clean our showroom and we love to recommend it to our customers to clean walls that have been painted with our wipeable finish. Eco used to have slightly hippy connotations. Today however, it's now cool to have a conscience and eco has become more glam. Delphis Eco caught our attention partly because their demonstration showed us quite how good their products are and partly because we couldn’t help but fail to be impressed they hold two Royal Warrants from...

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