Articles by Jill Macnair

Jill Macnair

Jill Macnair has worked as an interiors journalist for 13 years, contributing to titles including Elle Decoration, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. She set up cult interiors blog My Friend’s House in 2009 with Ros Anderson and continues to run the forum daily.


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An artist at the forefront of the natural plant dye movement

Driven by a focus on sustainability, artist, dyer and printmaker Catherine Lewis works with natural dyes that she creates using mostly ingredients from her native Wales. With a background in printed textiles and twenty years of teaching behind her she’s spent a long time experimenting and perfecting her art and under her company ColourField, runs workshops to pass… read more

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Spring update – paint your window frames in sunshine yellow

Stolen from the Don’t Move Improve exhibition at New London Architecture, we love this idea used throughout the aptly named Yellow House by Nimtim Architects. Their extension to the ground floor of a standard Victorian flat had to be completed on a limited budget and the strategy was to create large, flexible spaces using simple uplifting materials – cue… read more

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Colour essay: Set designer Anna Burns on her particular red

Set and spatial designer Anna Burns once said her design philosophy was to put “the wrong thing in the right place,” an approach she’s been perfecting for countless events, music videos, films and photo shoots for clients such as Balenciaga, Hermes, Vogue, Basement Jaxx and Barneys – all with wonderful, colourful aplomb. She recently added Anna Burns Object to… read more

The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist