Authors

Alex Coles

Growing up in the countryside and then by the coast, Alex was surrounded by the vivid hues of nature from an early age. With a keen enthusiasm for art, design and fashion and a creative flair for writing, she developed an avid interest in interior design after whiling away many hours on Pinterest. If she has a spare moment you can often find her in the garden of a country pub or off exploring The New Forest.

Alvin Mennie

Having lived in Malta for several years, Alvin loves all things bright and all things colourful. A recent graduate, Alvin enjoys taking on a good old weekend DIY challenge; particularly upcycling anything he can get his hands on- from wardrobes to vintage suitcases! He also loves finding nifty little money saving hints and tips which will both brighten and inspire any home!

Annabel Edney

Currently studying for a degree in communications and media at Bournemouth University, Annabel grew up in the Surrey countryside, although longing to live by the sea. A lover of textiles; pattern and colour have played a huge part in her life, inspiring a newly found passion for interiors. If she had her own home, she would paint it in neutrals and add her own handmade colourful accessories.

Charlie Cosby

Charlotte Cosby has 8 years experience working in the interiors industry and is currently Head of Creative at Farrow & Ball where she experiments with colour on a daily basis. Inspired by the unusual, her love of design and extreme curiosity for both form and substance take her all over the world.

Chelsea Symes

Currently an undergraduate business and marketing student at Bournemouth University, Chelsea loves all things colourful and creative. Once living in St. Johns, the historical hub of Newfoundland Canada, a city known for their brightly coloured townhouses, she loves to travel and will take any opportunity to see the world that is thrown at her.

Faye Wharton

Once working in a school, Faye now spends her days immersed in the the world of colour. A fan of the Art Deco era, she currently spends much her spare time renovating her recently bought, old Victorian House - knocking walls down, designing rooms or decorating! The room she spends a considerable amount of time in is the kitchen; preparing food, cooking, eating and socialising!

Gemma Diaper

Gemma has grown up by the Dorset seaside, and adores any colour that can be found on a sunny shoreline or in the perfect sunset. She has a crafty eye, and is always looking for that perfect project to channel her inner upcycler. Her weaknesses are stationary (notebooks with a foil finishes), profound song lyrics and film soundtracks, and she can frequently be found stalking her way around floral pictures and stunning snaps on Instagram.

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.

Joanna Spindler

After studying classics and archaeology at the University of Exeter, Joanna quickly fell for the interiors world and has been writing about homes ever since. She recently swapped her London flat for a little cottage in the Dorset countryside. At the weekend, you’ll find Joanna eating her way around the local foodie spots or trying not to fall over during yoga.

Kathryn Bellamy

Farmer’s daughter turned Londoner, writer and interiors lover Kathryn lives in Battersea with her boyfriend and chilli plants. When she’s not writing or re-decorating, she’s working on a series of children's books. At the weekends she regularly swaps London for Devon or Herefordshire.

Rebecca Maclean

Rebecca’s interest in interior design began as a teenager when she had the ‘bright’ idea of painting her bedroom a striking tangerine shade. Today that passion for colour permeates her working life, and at home she enjoys trying new ideas while decorating her first home. Rebecca loves to travel, seeing the world and discovering new landscapes, sights and flavours.

Rob Murray

Rob was born and raised in the British countryside and close to the sea, so anything nautical and natural appeals. Rob has written for a number of blogs on subjects spanning technology, running, interior design and music. His home is currently painted floor to ceiling in light grey/white, with accents from furnishings and his two children's fingers.

Ros Anderson

Ros Anderson is an interiors journalist and blogger who has worked for The Guardian, Elle Decoration, Ideal Home and many more. In 2009 she co-founded cult interiors blog My Friend's House with Jill Macnair, as a place to write about design in a more honest, spontaneous and humorous way.

The Chromologist

The Chromologist is a colour whisperer. He understands and knows them better than they know themselves, translating their pleas to be used beautifully for humankind. It's unknown from whence he came. Some say the fraction of space between a prism and a spectrum, others say he toiled in the fabled colour mines of Svalbard for years untold, deep underground, speaking only to the reds and blues, cerises and aquas, bronze and golds...

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The Chromologist