Interior decorating

Blog entries about interior decorating issues


How hard is it to pick a colour?

If I pick a horse in the Grand National it’s the one with the funniest name. It’s hard not to use the same method for picking paint colours. Paint companies…


Cleaning walls: Your decorator speaks…

Maybe it’s genetic, but with the first rays of sun and green shoots starting to peek through, even your humble decorator is starting to think of spring-cleaning. I thought some…


How to prepare for your decorator

People who value my opinion – yes, both of them – sometimes want to know what’s the best way to prepare for the decorators. Apart from leaving the country, I…


Planning your redecoration: a useful checklist

Redecorating your home (or office) is going to involve a certain amount of disruption, like it or not. Good decorators* will keep it at a minimum, but I thought a planning checklist…


What goes into your housepaint?

Feel a touch of Spring in the air? Just the tiniest whiff? As we move ever closer to Spring-cleaning time, a fresh crop of Dulux and Farrow & Ball colour…


Batman in your bedroom?

If you want to get creative, read this first I read two stories about Star Trek themed houses this week. Both of them (surprise!) in the USA. One fan spent $300,000 on…


Painting and Decorating Shabby Chic

Ok, So the most up and coming thing nowadays seems to be Shabby Chic… Most of you may be wondering what this is, to men it means ‘everything is painted…


Wallpapering in London

If you have seen my last blog, you will notice that I have started to give my advice regarding colours and interior decor. Now, wallpapering. It seems to have taken…


A Spruce up for the In-Laws

I can’t believe how quickly the year has gone. And I really can’t believe that my son gave me his Christmas list yesterday! Christmas already??? It is all over the…