Decorating Ideas


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


How to decorate your smallest spaces

Whether you’re restyling a small but perfectly proportioned apartment or bringing a forgotten cloakroom back to life, it’s easy to be tempted by traditional whites when decorating these smaller spaces. But this can create a dull finish which lacks imagination! Darker shades and richer colours create a real sense of intimacy, so be bold and… read more


Favourite spaces: Virginia Courtauld’s gold bathroom at Eltham Palace

The original medieval Eltham Palace in south London was given to Edward II in the 14th Century, but in 1933 ritzy socialite couple Stephen and Virginia Courtauld gained its lease and were granted permission to do to the building what they wanted as long as they restored the original great hall. Sticking to the deal they added their… read more


Why colourful Zelliges are the hottest tile trend right now

Moroccan Zellige tiles blend three current decorating loves (starting with the obvious) – tile, colour and the handmade. In an appealing way you can see the wonk in handcrafted Zelliges and their uneven tones mean that when light hits them, they take on a layered look as though there’s water shimmying across them. We’ve found a host of ways to go crazy… read more

The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist