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world’s most unusual hotels – icehotel®

Ice hotel - bedroom with snowballs. This opens a new browser window.

In the third of my world’s most unusual hotels series, I was fortunate enough to have the pleasure of staying at this amazing hotel, situated in the tiny village of Jukkasjärvi, 200kms north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden’s Lapland.

Each year with the onset of winter a team of artists, architects, designers and snow builders gather to create the magic that will become the ICEHOTEL.  The material used is frozen water, taken from the river Torne which is situated just behind the hotel.

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colour & design surgery – kitchen colour conundrum

Newsletter - 2011 May - Charlene's kitchen.

This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers.

Question: “My partner and I are in our first home together and have, maybe out of laziness, decided to keep all walls white. You’ll see from our photo of kitchen that the cupboards & appliances are white too. We do love colour and would like to know what we can add to the flat to get some colour without painting the walls?”
– Charlene Hutsebaut

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world’s most unusual hotels – pantone® hotel

Pantone hotel - Pantone hotel exterior. This opens a new browser window.

In the second of my world’s most unusual hotels series, I look at the Pantone® Hotel.  The individuality and originality in this hotel is how PANTONE® have used their own colour matching system (which is recognised worldwide) to create a colourful experience.

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farrow ball launches new colours for 2011

Farrow & Ball - 2011 new colour range. This opens a new browser window.Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Kazuhito Cooper-Ueki, Manager of Farrow & Ball’s Battersea (London) showroom, where he showed me Farrow & Ball’s ‘New Colours’ for 2011.

Just for you, a *FREE* Sample Paint Pot.  Yes, they’ve included a special offer of a free sample paint pot, but you need to be quick, offer ends 31st March 2011.  How to get yours?  You’ll find all the details at the end of this article.

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the colours of christmas

colours of christmas - metallic decorations

Decorations using trend metallic colours

Sparkles, twinkling lights and colour! It can only mean one thing. Christmas is on its way! If we haven’t already, now’s the time when we all start to think about how we can decorate our homes.
Whether you choose the more traditional colours or follow this year’s trend, each colour has a meaning both psychological and cultural. Here’s a quick explanation of what your colour choice means and some ideas how you can use them when decorating your home.
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wall art – bring out your inner artist

Wall art - Taylor & Wood frames wallpaper. This opens a new browser window.

Fun interactive wallpaper. Create your own mini masterpieces.

Finding it difficult to find art to match your décor? Have you thought of making your own? It doesn’t have to cost the earth to create your very own original piece of artwork. Photos, fabric on canvas, framed mementos, wall stickers or child’s paintings to name just a few.

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What’s your style?

What's your style - perfume bottles

How pretty do these perfume bottles look grouped together.

Have you found yourself bringing home beautiful treasures from your travels, flea markets or whilst out in nature, but been left wondering how to display them?

Styling is the art of creating a visual impact with beautiful displays of collectibles. It’s about personalising your space with the objects and those special finds that you love.

If you’ve ever wondered how to display your favourite things, here are 5 tips to get you started.

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