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1 look 4 ways - interior colour schemes

The 6 step colour scheme

The 6 step colour scheme

If you’re about to create a colour scheme and don’t know where to begin, here’s a six-step process to get you started... more


The entrance way

Making an entrance

If you have the space for one, an entrance foyer is a blessing. It creates a sense of arrival, it’s a place to pause, and to help lead you to where you want to go next – whether that’s up the stairs or on to other rooms... more


The classic hallway

Easy transitions

The classic central hallway of a character villa cries out for a bit of creativity.Often, these hallways are treated quite formally or as an almost forgotten zone, simply a space to pass through... more


Chairs and a feature wall

Take a seat

The sculptural lines of these tub chairs and the clean white of the leather makes them a stand-out feature against any wall – especially a wall that uses some striking colour... more


Open plan living

Seeing double

Nowadays, we love open-plan living, frequently allowing the spaces in our homes to run seamlessly into one another. This can present a problem – where do you end one colour and start another, or do you just use the one colour everywhere?... more


lounge and fireplaces

Cosy up

Sleek and streamlined, this living room is perfect for families. With loads of space for lounging around the fire together in winter, or entertaining friends in summer... more


fireplace is the heart of the home

I see fire

Fireplaces often figure in our interiors, not just as a generator of warmth but for their visual appeal. There’s nothing quite like our emotional response to glowing flames on a winter’s night spent at home... more


 fireplace is heart of the home

Heart of the home

Fireplaces often figure in our interiors, not just as a generator of warmth but for their visual appeal. There’s nothing quite like our emotional response to glowing flames on a winter’s night spent at home... more


Kitchen is new but old

New but old

When a kitchen is part of an open-plan space, it needs to be integrated in both colour and style. In this relocated villa, kitchen designer Celia Visser created various elements to ensure this kitchen visually blends within its built environment... more


kitchen with variety on the menu

Variety on the menu

A great kitchen needs to fulfil a multitude of purposes. First and foremost it’s a place to cook, but it’s also a space to gather, talk and eat – and in this case it spills over neatly into a warm and welcoming open-plan living room... more


retro dine in style

Dine in style

Here, retro-based vintage colours are used for the new-look rooms, inspired by the furniture. While traditional dining rooms tended to be stand-alone affairs, only used on high days or holidays... more


Modern dining

Modern dining

This simple, elegant and streamlined dining room calls for a similarly sophisticated choice of paint. It needs to be friendly yet not fussy, and certainly not overbearing... more


Defining the dining

Defining the dining

In our open-plan living spaces, dining tables are often left to float, unanchored, somewhere between the kitchen and the sitting area... more


And so to the bedroom

And so to bed

Feature walls are a wonderful tool because they allow us the freedom to make significant changes on a regular basis... more


Bedroom nature or nurture?

Nature or nurture?

While our bedrooms are primarily places of rest, they’re also a very private spot. So when you’re choosing a decorative scheme you can go one of two ways... more


Up down or sideways

Up down or sideways stripes

Stripes are going up, down and across walls, floors and ceilings. Stripes are going up, down and across walls, floors and ceilings.... more


For the kids

For the kids

There is no place as full of potential as a child’s room when it comes to letting your decorating imagination – and theirs – run riot... more


Baby baby

Baby baby

Creating the perfect room for a baby can be one of the most significant decorating projects in a parent’s life – especially when it’s our first... more


Bathing beauty

Bathing beauty

A beautiful looking highly functional bathroom is an essential part of any home and getting what you want can be pricey... more


character bathroom

Simple character

Look a bit closer and you will see that the stripes on the wall of this bathroom are painted on with a paint roller freehand... more


A character villa

A character corner

The rich detailing of this corner cries out for clever combinations of colour. The very villa-ness of it is obvious in the intricate window architrave and the tongue-and-groove panelling on the lower part of the wall... more


Washday blues

Washday blues

And greens, and even pink! Many of us these days have very streamlined laundries, cleverly hidden in cupboards... more


Study secrets

Study secrets

Studies are working spaces that also need to be slightly stimulating in order to keep users ‘on task’ This can mean surrounding yourself with various favourite items of furniture or accessories... more


 
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