What will be hot news for interiors in 2022?

As the bells toll to bid farewell to 2021 and welcome in 2022 we all look towards a fresh start, new beginnings and the optimism of happier days ahead. It's often a time for renewal, for ourselves, our lives and also our interiors. As a collective we've spent almost two years living under the shadow... Continue Reading →

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 →

Colour of the Month – Teal

Photo courtesy of Instagram.com/the_painted_bird Teal is a colour that is taking the interior design world by storm. Relatively unknown and unused until recently, these days teal is big news. It is said the name for teal originates from the teal duck, which has this colour around its eyes. A mix of blue and green, but... 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 →

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 →

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