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2020 Colour Vision: seeing colour in a new light

Every culture and civilization has wondered about it. From the earliest humans to the present day, it has fascinated and perplexed us, amazed and delighted us. We are surrounded by it in the natural world and marvel at the change of seasons for all its glorious wonder. It’s so innately a part of us that often we don’t even consciously realise that it is informing hundreds if not thousands of our daily decisions.

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Ideal Home Show 2015 – win free bedroom colour consultation

Ideal Home Show 2015 - Colour Consultation_Karen Haller

As part of my exciting year long partnership with Hammonds Furniture I’m really looking forward to spending the day at the Ideal Home Show, Olympia on Tuesday 31st March as their in-house colour expert.

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sbid feature – colourful character… the importance of colour in interiors

SBID - Society Journal Winter 2013 - Karen Haller.

When the prestigious Society of British Interior Design (SBID) called to say they would like to feature an extract of my colour in interiors* chapter in their Winter 2013 issue of their Society Journal, it was a resounding yes! So just for my blog readers, here’s a sneak peek of just a few things written in the SBID feature.

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business interiors – how businesses use brown

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Brown is often seen as dull, lifeless and even boring. Granted given these are some of the negative psychological traits of brown. This article aims to show there is a positive side to using brown – showing how a variety of brands from very different industries are using brown in their business interiors to communicate their brand message.

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most popular blog posts for 2011

10 Most Popular Blog Post for 2011Reflecting back on my first full year of writing blogs, I thought I’d check my Google Analytics to see which were the most read blog posts by my readers for 2011.

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colour & design surgery… how to use brown in my interiors without looking like a ’70’s flashback

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

Question: “I’d like to know how to use brown in my interiors so that it looks all luxurious and rich and dark (like chocolate!) rather than 70’s polyesterish. It seems to be a fine line!”
– reader, Tamsin Fox-Davies.

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interiors – london design festival, my 100% design finds

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September in London is just back to back with interior and design tradeshows, exhibitions, seminars. You name it, it was happening!

I headed straight to 100% Design as there is always a great mix of products from leading local and overseas designers, as well as showcasing the up and coming.  I picked out a range of products to give you a flavour of what was on show from the practical, the quirky, inventive and the unexpected…

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creating your very own dreamwall…

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Watch any interior style programme and they’ll talk about creating a statement, an impact. This month’s interior design article is about just that … how to turn your wall into a stunning design statement. And there’s a 15% discount offer at the end!

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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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Bejewelling your wall

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If you love jewels and all things sparkly, then this wallpaper is for you!

Graham & Brown have created ‘My Wall’ collection enabling you to add a touch of colour and glamour to your home by applying small adhesive jewels to your wallpaper.

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Wall Clocks – What’s Up

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A quirky take on telling the time.

I found myself recently researching wall clocks for a client.  One that could double up as art, a focal point.  The time certainly won’t go unmissed with these eye catching statement pieces.

Here are five of my favourite finds…

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Wall Art – Stickers

Wall stickers - birds from Spin Collective & quote from Brumebasics.

Source - Brumebasics and Spin Collective

Looking for a way to personalise your wall with little expense? Have you thought of wall stickers?

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