My Year in Review – 2018

It's almost over folks, another year down and it's been quite a remarkable year in so many ways.  It has, as ever, flown by at an ever increasing rate.  Our climate and weather continued to baffle, amuse, entertain and exasperate us, giving us The Beast from The East at the beginning of the year, followed... Continue Reading →

Happy Christmas

Not so much a blog post this week, just a Happy Christmas wish to all my friends, family, clients, customers and followers - both on this blog and my various Social Media pages.  Here's wishing you all a very merry Christmas with lots of fun, laughter, love and joy, from The Painted Shack.

Colour Psychology in Interior Design

One of the easiest ways to transform your living space is by changing the colour scheme, whether that be a whole room redesign with new colours on the walls, or simply changing the scatter cushions. It's easy.  And yet, there are a few factors involved and many people are simply scared and daunted by the... 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 →

My Colour of the Month – Gold

OK, so with it being the silly season and everyone doing all things festive I'm guessing the only decorating most people are doing right now is that of the tree, which would make either green or red very obvious colour choices for my Colour of the Month.  However, I've recently been involved with a commission... 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 →

Turquoise – My Colour of the Month

Turquoise conjures up images of the beach and sea - fitting for the wonderful Summer we've had this year and making it my Colour of the Month. Because its colour is similar to the sea, psychologically it relates to a feeling of peace and serenity.  The component colours of blue, green and yellow create emotional... 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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