The secret is out! 

The new 9 Farrow and Ball colours have been revealed!

I went along to the event showcasing the 9 new exciting colours from Farrow & Ball – there’s always great excitement to see what the team have produced and to see the new colour stories. I know there’s so much work that goes into the production a new colour collection so I was very intrigued to experience the event and I wasn’t disappointed! I found myself in the gigantic sized bird box sitting in a birds nest with the egg! Painted in De Nimes. This quietly elegant blue feels wonderfully down to earth, it is inspired by the cloth of everyday workwear originally made in Nimes. Not a colour
I'm likely to forget.
 
I loved seeing the different immersive environments designed to show off the new palette.
My favourite has to be Bancha. A wonderful mid-century green, a darker version of the archive
colour Olive. Named after Japanese tea leaves, it provided a feeling of security – it sits perfectly with the Fabulous Shouchikubai wallpaper in Theron, School House White, and Jitney,
exclusively available to purchase from wallpaperdirect.com.
 
My favourite name of a paint colour in this collection is Sulking Room Pink – a warm muted rose shade is evocative of the colours used in boudoirs, a room original named after the French ‘bouder’ to sulk.
A new great name to sit alongside the classics such as 'Elephants Breath’ and ‘Pigeon’
 
Bravo Farrow and Ball now there’s a good name!
 
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Check out the new collection at designerpaint.com

 

A Life in Pattern 

If you ever feel like immersing yourself in design & pattern, this is the place to go - 
The Fashion and Textile Museum
- only a few minutes walk from London Bridge Station. At the moment it’s exhibiting 'A life in Pattern' (until September 23rd) showcasing work from the doyenne of design Orla Kiely.

Starting in the entrance hallway - you are enveloped in Abacus Flowers, a real design statement on a huge scale that’s graphic, fun and an engaging way to lead you in. The exhibition continues showing designs in blocks of colour that are easy on on the eye and really show the breadth of pattern design dotted with some of the iconic favourites like Stem in it’s many different guises.

If you think you know her designs, think again as there’s so much to see and if like me you love a handbag there’s a wall of brilliant bags to covet. 

There are rooms dedicated to Orla Kiely fashion designs, dresses and coats on huge wire coat hangers making you feel like a 'borrower' in a fantastical Orla Kiely world!

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 A throughly enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours….

 …by the way our 20% OFF Made to Measure curtain and blind sale starts on the 1st September, be sure to check out our Orla Kiely fabrics!