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René Dekker – His Work and How He Got Here

How did you start in interiors?

“When I was younger, my family decided to leave Holland for warmer climate as my father was a fruit broker. So, I grew up in South Africa in the 80s when interior design was pretty much undiscovered. When I realised it was a possible career, I was amazed. I thought ‘could something that is so creative and so much fun be a real job?’ It seemed it was, and I was delighted!”

Did you need any qualifications?

“Yes, I did a qualification in South Africa, and soon after graduating I started work on my own designs as well as gaining invaluable experience with other designers. Once I got to a certain level of experience, I decided the best place to come to for the next step of my career, would be the UK. So I moved here in 1999.”

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Top 9 Tips for Using Teal in Interior Design

There’s no other way to say this, teal is a stunning colour. It’s blue with personality – a sophisticated and versatile hue that complements so many other shades to create a stunning interior design.

Its name is believed to have been taken from the small freshwater common teal duck whose eyes are surrounded by this colour. The hue itself is a medium-saturated, blue-green, and similar to medium green and dark cyan. At its brightest it has a yellow undertone and is very close to turquoise, and at its most muted, it more closely resembles a green slate.

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