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Design Insider – Mairi Helena on colour, pattern and design

Mairi Helena, an influential textile and wallpaper designer gives us an insight into her world of colour. Learn where her inspiration comes from, her tips on combining colour and her thoughts on key of the moment colour trends. Mairi also looks at some of her key wallpapers from her new collection and how they can be matched with paints from the 1829 Vintage Collection.

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  1. Design Insider –  Mairi Helena on colour, pattern and design

    Design Insider – Mairi Helena on colour, pattern and design

    Mairi Helena, an influential textile and wallpaper designer gives us an insight into her world of colour. Learn where her inspiration comes from, her tips on combining colour and her thoughts on key of the moment colour trends. Mairi also looks at some of her key wallpapers from her new collection and how they can be matched with paints from the 1829 Vintage Collection.

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  2. Minimalism, modernism and the art of decluttering

    Minimalism, modernism and the art of decluttering

    The Spring cleaning trend hits early this year, with help from the hit Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo”. Find out how the trend towards minimalism and decluttering translates to interior design. 

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  3. Focus on pink: the colour of romance, millennials, luxury and calm

    Focus on pink: the colour of romance, millennials, luxury and calm

    Pink has represented both masculinity and femininity over the ages and has made headlines over the last few years with the ever popular Millenial Pink. Certain shades of pink can have a calming effect and illicit feelings of security so are perfect for use in the bedroom or living room.

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  4. Chiswick Showroom Event: Painting with Professionals Workshop, 23rd February 2019

    Chiswick Showroom Event: Painting with Professionals Workshop, 23rd February 2019

    The host of our first Painting with Professionals workshop is Sarah-Jane Jacovou of Nua Nu. Sarah-Jane is an Upcycled Hour member, a qualified art teacher and a successful professional upcycler and workshop host.

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  5. Decorating with Green

    Decorating with Green

    Green is one of the most versatile colours on the spectrum and is currently experiencing a renaissance in popularity for interiors. From deep rich greens with an opulent feel to mossy, earthy mid tones through to pale, mint green, your home will feel welcoming and calm wherever you choose to feature green.

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  6. Top 5 paint effects for 2019

    Top 5 paint effects for 2019

    2019 is the year of paint effects. With bold walls cited as a key trend in Elle Décor, along with mixed metal accents, our new generation of Artisan paint effects are an easy way to make your room look unique. Find out what makes our top 5 list.

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  7. Craig & Rose opens new showroom in Notting Hill, London

    Craig & Rose opens new showroom in Notting Hill, London

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  8. Artisan Glitter Glaze

    Focus on Glitter Glaze

    Bring some sparkle into your New Year with our tips for working with Glitter Glaze. 

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  9. colour trends 2019

    Colour Trends for Winter/Spring 2019

    Our key trend predictions - Winter Warmth, Spring Fresh and Extreme Accents encompass the warmth and belonging of natural tones, with a move towards the fresh, light tones of new beginnings. Team these with bright pops of colour to make a statement in your own home.

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  10. time for taupe

    Time for Taupe

    Has grey had its’ day? Does the start of 2019 signal a time to return to taupe and the warmth of the more creamy neutrals? Let’s find out!

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  11. Black Friday offer

    Exclusive Black Friday offer

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  12. crafting for Christmas with Artisan

    Crafting for Christmas

    Christmas. We look forward to decorating with lights, sparkle, warm textiles and of course our Christmas trees.

    If you are thinking of adding some festive touches, here are our top 5 Christmas crafting ideas with Artisan paints.

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  13. Upcycling special: Oh so kel

    Upcycling special with Oh So Kel: Bar cart glamour

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  14. Who says colour is just for walls?

    Who says colour is just for walls?

    Who says colour is just for walls? Upcycling is an easy way to breathe new life into a preloved piece of furniture and express your unique style. Just take Chalky Emulsion & Furniture Wax and add your imagination.

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  15. who says avoid colour clashes

    Who says avoid clashing colours?

    Many people avoid using bright colours as they worry it won’t work. There’s only one opinion that matters: yours. If it works for you, then it works. But if you need a little help with colour choice, then the colour wheel is your friend.

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