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Talking colour and plants with London Terrariums’ Emma Sibley

A stone’s throw from south London’s congested Old Kent Road is a colourful little haven for people who love plants. London’s only terrarium shop – aptly called London Terrariums – began life on owner Emma Sibley’s kitchen table, before migrating to a studio in Bermondsey and finally putting its roots down in one of London’s most urban corners. The… read more

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Talking shop with the owner of one of London’s finest independents – Tom O’Dell

Londoner Tom O’Dell (no, not that one) is a passionate shopkeeper selling a fine edit of menswear and home wear – originally on pretty Calvert Avenue in the city’s Shoreditch, and now in much bigger digs in Soho. If you’ve ever visited O’Dell’s you will have picked up on its owner’s enthusiasm for everything on its shelves –… read more

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The irrepressible rise of the black house – a journey through Britain’s finest

Something has been happening in Britain’s residential architecture scene… and that something is the colour black. You may have spotted it while searching for ‘contemporary holiday home’ and found yourself looking at cute black buildings in locations as far ranging as the Isle of Skye to the moors of mid-Wales. Or maybe you’re familiar with (arguably) the UK’s most densely populated area… read more

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Snapped: The Hot Colours of San Francisco Houses

It’s a city addicted to summer… or so you’d think from following the Instagram account @home_schooling, which documents the wonderfully vibrant colour combinations on the homes and buildings of San Francisco. Run by photographer Kristen Simar, the account is a place for her to document the historical neighbourhoods of the city, where ‘no two houses are the same.’… read more

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The Grey Area between Monochrome

The contrast of black and white has been explored time and time again for its ease and versatility. A predominantly black room has a certain drama, while a white room with some black accents has a clean, minimalist look and feel. This time however, will take a look at the combination of these two and… read more

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Be Inspired by These Stunning Rooms with a View

Our everyday surroundings are factors which can affect the choices we make when deciding to redecorate. The reason is simple, our surroundings are key to making the right colour choices. Colour is affected by light, and this in turn is affected by our surroundings. Take a look at these stunning scenes below and the colours we have matched to… read more

The Chromologist 2017 | Farrow & Ball

The Chromologist