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Fun Summer DIY Projects

Celebrate the best of the season and take advantage of the warm weather by adding some fun upgrades to your home with these easy Craig & Rose DIY projects that you can easily do outside and will add some ‘wow’ to your weekend activities.

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  1. Fun Summer DIY Projects

    Fun Summer DIY Projects

    Celebrate the best of the season and take advantage of the warm weather by adding some fun upgrades to your home with these easy Craig & Rose DIY projects that you can easily do outside and will add some ‘wow’ to your weekend activities.

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  2. Design Insider: The Happy Newspaper Founder Emily Coxhead on Colour and Happiness

    Design Insider: The Happy Newspaper Founder Emily Coxhead on Colour and Happiness

    Emily Coxhead is a designer, illustrator and creator of all things happy. She is the founder of "The Happy News," a quarterly newspaper celebrating the good stuff going on in the world. We caught up with Emily to discuss her unique, colourful style and to find out how she uses colour to contribute to happiness.

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    How to Create a Statement in any Room Using Artisan Concrete Effect Paint

    Find out how to apply the modern Concrete Effect paint from our Artisan Collection to create a feature wall in any room.

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  4. The Making of a Colour Expert

    The Making of a Colour Expert

    We sit down with our wonderful Notting Hill based Colour Consultant, Natasha to learn about what it really means to be a colour expert and what is involved in the colour consultant process.

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  5. Four Key Colour Trends from Milan Design Fair 2019

    Four Key Colour Trends from Milan Design Fair 2019

    In April each year, hundreds of thousands of creatives, interior experts and furniture lovers flock to Milan for the International Furniture Fair. Salone del Mobile is the largest of all the attractions, although exhibitions showcasing colour, design and style run across the city, from Brera to Tortona and everywhere in between.

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  6. How to Create a Unique Marble Effect Serving Tray

    How to Create a Unique Marble Effect Serving Tray

    Our Craig & Rose Artisan Marble Effect paint gives you an elegant black or white marble look. This eye catching effect can easily be applied to give new life to items throughout the home.

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  7. Decorating with Stripes

    Decorating with Stripes

    Decorating with stripes is a great way to combine colours across a space, and also adds a feature to the room. We've combined some of our favourite examples to inspire your creativity!

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  8. Design Insider: Upcycling with Happy Retro Furniture

    Design Insider: Upcycling with Happy Retro Furniture

    Happy Retro Furniture is an upcycling specialist who focuses on giving mid-century and vintage furniture a unique, contemporary and colourful new look. We spoke to Jen Felton about her handpainted designs to find out where her inspiration comes from and how she gets those lines so perfectly smooth.

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  9. Making a Subtle Statement

    Making a Subtle Statement

    Decorating with subtle hues will give your space a soft, relaxed feel. Subtle tones can be used to make a bold statement by drawing attention to beautiful architectural features or stunning artwork. 

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  10. Colour Drenching: why limit your favourite colour to one surface?

    Colour Drenching: why limit your favourite colour to one surface?

    Colour drenching is a key interior trend this spring. To colour drench a room is to take one colour and use tones and shades of it across many different surfaces. Think walls, bedding, furniture, accents – even the ceiling is fair game!

    Like the idea? So where do you start?

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  11. Warmth can be Cool: Decorating with Warm Colours

    Warmth can be Cool: Decorating with Warm Colours

    The colour forecasts are clear – we are seeing a return to warm neutrals and earth tones throughout the interiors world. Warmer shades are characterised by yellow or pink undertones and are proving to be on trend all year long.

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  12. Bright Idea: Decorating with Yellow

    Bright Idea: Decorating with Yellow

    Yellow. Think ochres, muted mustard and lemon mousse.  Yellow works well with most other colour groups, and is confirmed as a key interior colour trend for Spring 2019.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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 Millennial Pink. Certain shades of pink can have a calming effect and inspire feelings of security so are perfect for use in the bedroom or living room.

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