Say it with Spots! A Dotty Way to Decorate.

Given a choice, I’d pick stripes over spots any day. My wardrobe is jam-packed with long sleeved stripy tops – blue and white stripes, red and white stripes… you get the picture. However, when it comes to decorating, we’re becoming increasingly drawn towards quirky spots and polka dot patterns. It’s incredible just how diverse a polka dot… read more


Six Nature Inspired Colour Palettes for Your Home

Inspiration can come from a variety of sources when thinking about colour palettes. It can be a magazine article, something in a shop or the holy grail of interior inspiration – Pinterest. Sometimes a single image can be used as foundation for décor. It give s clear view of how the colours work together, without… read more


“Naivety is a source for inspiration” – in Conversation with designer Stefan Diez

When Munich-based designer Stefan Diez dropped in to London showroom Viaduct last month to help launch in store his New Order collection of functional storage and shelving furniture for HAY (see the shop’s video of the intense set up here), we grabbed him for a quick chat. The designer began his career as a cabinet maker in the 1990s before studying… read more


Colours of my Week: The Busy World of Designer-Maker Jo Waterhouse

We first discovered the artist and designer-maker Jo Waterhouse when she was selling ‘toot’ from a stall in Spitalfields Market and writing a charming, witty blog about her experience as a sourcer of covetable, off-beat things. Since then, she’s also progressed her own portfolio of handmade pieces, from framed prints, drawings and books to fabrics… read more


Colour essay: Polly Dickens on Orange

Polly Dickens is what you’d call an interiors industry Big Wig. Famous for her brilliant eye, she’s travelled the world as a buyer for retailers including Anthropologie, Liberty and The Conran Shop. She is now the Creative Director at Habitat where she’s given the brand new direction and vibrancy. When tasked with writing about a single, meaningful colour she… read more

The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist