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YOUR GUIDE TO COLOUR CONFIDENCE

While taking risks with a bright or dark colour is second nature to me, I can appreciate how much of a daunting task it can be, especially if you’re used to living with white walls. Many people think if you have a smaller space, darker shades won’t work but this isn’t necessarily correct. 

PART 2: HOW TO DECORATE YOUR PAD FROM YOUR ZODIAC SIGN

Last week, if you happened to be reading it, I drilled into coupling your zodiac sign with certain colours. If you didn’t see last week, take a look here. See what your’s say about you. LIBRA If you’re born under the Libra sign, then you are most probably kind, gentle and...

Part 1: How To Decorate Your Pad From Your Zodiac Sign

Yay or nay with paying any interest to your zodiac signs? If you’re an astrology buff, you’ll know that each star sign is said to effect mood and say a lot about your personality. I’m not really into them but that said, (confession time) I do check my horoscope from...

7 STEPS TO THE PERFECT PAINT JOB

Don’t freak out when I tell you there are seven steps to preparing a wall for painting. I know that sounds like a huge bore, but preparing surfaces for paint will save you a lot of hassle in the long run. STEP ONE: Sounds obvious I know, but get as...

UNCONVENTIONAL COLOURS FOR SPRING

You know me by now – I am always one not to follow trends and go by my gut feeling. That’s why I won’t be following the pastel yellows and cherry greens this spring. My home is a reflection of who I am and my personal sense of style. I...

3 TIPS TO MASTERING MONOCHROME

As we step into spring everyone is talking about pastel colours and neutral textiles – that is so not me! Don’t get me wrong, I love a splash of pink plush and rich plum but I am all about breaking those usual trendsetting seasonal rules. To step aside from the usual Easter...

THE POWER OF GREENERY

It’s official. Spring is pretty much upon us I reckon. The days are lighter (even finishing work in daylight hours sometimes at the mo! Whoop), the blossom has come out in my ‘hood and all I can think of is shaking out the rugs, pulling back the double-height door and getting outside. Granted...

AN ODE TO GREYS

  Do you know what prompted my move to the dark side? I painted out just one alcove in grey about 8 years ago, and that was it. That was my conversion! I’ve since produced my own paint range and embraced a whole palette of inky, sludgy or berry hues. But...

COMMON PAINT DILEMMAS

  I get questions all the time from people who are fully signed up to taking the plunge and going to the dark side, but are suddenly hit by a load of other dilemmas. Sure, you’re committed to painting your walls the most sumptuous, intoxicating, sexily sophisticated inky hue imaginable, but what...

QUICK COLOUR UPDATES TO TRY NOW

First things first I wanted to let you guys know that there are a few places left on the very last design masterclasses of the year next weekend if you fancy attending. It’s a fun-packed day at my home in London – we’ll break open the bubbly and talk about how to utterly transform...

SERIOUSLY COOL COLOUR PALETTES FOR KITCHENS

Let’s talk kitchens – mine is  the command centre of my pad, the hub of my home. The image below is actually a little outdated since it doesn’t look like this anymore but hey its hard to keep up sometimes (and we’re going for a new shoot soon, promise!). For me, the...

HOW TO JOIN THE PAINT REVOLUTION

It’s a crazy ass day today. Got up at 4 am quickly bathed (shower has broken which is not the best news in the morning) and whizzed up a matcha latte and now I’m off to ER (Essex Road to instal our new botanicals). Then if the plan works, Gem...

YOUR ARGUMENTS FOR CONVERTING TO THE DARK SIDE

I feel as though I haven’t pitched in ages about the pros of converting across to the dark side. Luckily I have the coolest, boldest, most stylish instagram followers on the planet, and you’ve been doing the job for me! I wanted to take today to showcase my favourite #abigailaherncolour photos...

REASONS TO PAINT YOUR CEILING

When it comes to decorating I push boundaries, not crazy boundaries but ones that I have found over the years are pretty transformative. One of the single most important things you can do to a space any space – big, small, old and wonky, new and modern, poky or palatial...

THE WORST THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH PAINT

Probably the most questions I get asked on the blog and across social are about paint. Questions like – if I have a small room and if I go dark will it look depressing? (nope); or in summer months won’t dark colours feel too dark? (on the contrary they feel mesmerising)...

IS THIS REALLY THE “WORLD’S UGLIEST COLOUR”?

Colour is incredibly personal as I always say. You might find that your spirits lift at a deep burgundy, a rich chocolate brown, a zesty chartreuse or even a pastel pink (hey I’m not judging). So I was pretty interested to hear that there’s been research into finding the “world’s ugliest colour”. Crazy...