My Paint Colour of the Month – Farrow & Ball Stiffkey Blue

I recently took stock of the numerous items of unpainted furniture that were cluttering up my life and business and decided to take action, deciding on blue as a starting point colour, primarily as it's a favourite of mine but also because I have it on good authority (Colour Curator, Joa Studholme, no less!) that... Continue Reading →

My year in review – 2020. The year the world came to a stop!

There's certainly not a lot of good that can be said about 2020! The year none of us saw coming and one that all of us are wishing not to repeat. (Although, at this moment in time, from where I'm sitting 2021 is still looking very '2020') I'm aware I managed to go yet another... Continue Reading →

Colour of the month – Bronze

OK, perhaps bronze isn't a 'colour' as such - it comes in many different subtle hues - but in keeping with the current trend for metallics used in interior design, I thought making it my colour of the month just felt right. Photo courtesy of amyreb_kb (Instagram) Bronze is a warm metal, which is tactile... Continue Reading →

Patience is a golden virtue

Towards the end of 2018 I got some work in that was exciting and different, but never have I had a commission that has caused me such an emotional rollercoaster. Don't get me wrong, the ultimate resulting emotion was one of joy and pride, particularly when my lovely client sent me lots of beautiful photos... Continue Reading →

Take a seat….!

Somebody once mentioned a little fact about me, apparently all I ever post on Social Media are pictures of chairs!  I wasn't told that directly to my face, but it was an observation made by one acquaintance to another and the comment made its way back to me.  Hmmm, I pondered whether that was actually... Continue Reading →

Back to school

Every so often a piece of work comes my way that really makes me smile.  It might be an unusual piece, an item with a long and intriguing history, some varied paint techniques or bright and cheery colours. And then sometimes a piece of work turns up at The Painted Shack doors which makes me... Continue Reading →

Farrow & Ball 2018 New Colours Launch

Yesterday, 20th September 2018, Farrow & Ball launched nine new colours to their existing beautiful selection of paints. I was privileged to get tickets to their launch exhibition, the Farrow & Ball Immersive Event.  It didn't disappoint. Farrow & Ball are famed for their sophisticated, rich and luxurious colours, so the announcement of these new... Continue Reading →

50 shades…….

Chatting with my parents the other day we got talking about the interior design trend that has been with us for a while now, greys, and how I've painted so many items in various shades of this interior design staple over the past couple of years.  Both commissions and furniture sales have shown just how... Continue Reading →

Back to Black!

There is something intriguing and interesting about black used in interior design.  It's a bold and brave colour choice but, when done well, it can look stunning.  In fact, all interior design insiders are predicting that black is going to be hitting our living spaces with aplomb next and the coming years, so keep a... Continue Reading →

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