Paint Companies Embrace Timeless Therapeutic Colours in Their 2021 Colour Forecasts

Valspar 2021 Paint Colours

Many of the paint companies have launched their 2021 colour forecasts and it’s always fun and inspiring to see the colours as well as learn about what’s driving them, especially as colour has such a huge impact on our mood and well-being. Here are some of the highlights of the 2021 colour forecasts launched so […]

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Durban Fabric House Launches Fabrics Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

How of Canvas fabric made from recycled bottles

One metre of fabric uses 12 recycled plastic bottles bought from local plastic collectors, creating job opportunities and preventing the bottles from ending up in our rivers and oceans. Last week looking for inspiration and sustainable fabrics, I was excited to come across the imminent launch of a range of beautiful, soft woven fabrics made […]

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Cost Effective Ways to Spruce Up your Living Room

Living room refresh

Would you love to refresh your living room but afraid it will cost to much? Here are some great cost effective ways you can spruce up your living room.

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Classic Blue & Other Cool Trends

Classic-Blue-2020-Southern Guild

Can Classic Blue really be a trend? Most importantly does it even matter anymore? I wasn’t sure until I attended a recent trend talk. While Amsterdam based trend forecaster Jan Agelink’s Trend Safari talk called Woke briefly touched on Pantone’s 2020 Colour of the Year – Classic Blue, the trends he discussed made me look […]

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Beautiful Boutique B&B on the Venice Grand Canal

Beautiful Boutique Hotel on the Venice Grand Canal.

Situated  on the banks of Venice’s Grand Canal is the beautiful Cima Rosa boutique B&B. Cima Rosa was created by a dynamic couple, Brittany (who is originally American) and her Venetian architect husband.  The young family had been looking for a home in Venice for a while – and had almost given up – when […]

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Pantone’s 2018 Colour of the Year – Ultra Violet


Pantone 2018 Colour of the Year Pantone’s 2018 Colour of the year Ultra Violet communicates creativity, originality, nobility, luxury and mystery, so it’s no surprise that this colour has been embraced by many in the design industry.

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