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 it’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 “gold” 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 – 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 René 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 – René Dekker has the Midas touch