It's not an easy one to get right, but the good news is that it's the easiest way to introduce interest to an interior and itâ€™s easy and inexpensive to correct if you get it wrong. Colour sets the mood for a room, and the shade you choose should be about how you want the room to feel and the atmosphere you want to create. Continue reading Paint: Colour with Confidence and Strokes of Genius
Think of the word â€œgoldâ€ and images of glamour, luxury and opulence spring to mind – usually in the form of personal accessories such as jewellery, or possibly the odd item hanging in your wardrobe. Most people aren't afraid of wearing a little bit of this precious metal, but does this confidence translate to using the colour in their home? The simple answer is no, or at least not intentionally â€“ there may be the odd gilt-framed mirror or trim on a lampshade, but using it deliberately and successfully requires confidence and decorating know-how.
Interior designer RenÃ© Dekker believes there is never a wrong time to introduce gold to a scheme. And used correctly it can, and should be, a timeless classic.
Continue reading Good as Gold â€“ RenÃ© Dekker has the Midas touch