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Fame at last!

OK, not exactly worldwide fame, but very pleased to see something I've written being published. I recently wrote a review of a new paint brush for the Decorators Forum.  If you're indterested, just click here!

 

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Living Room Makeover

I enjoyed contributing to this living room makeover recently.  The finished result is very simple, but really quite stunning I think.

There were a number of tradespeople involved in this one. First of all, a Gas Safe engineer was employed to remove the old gas fire, which was both dated and …

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Period Property Makeover

When decorating becomes as much about solving problems as aesthetics. This project took a while to complete, but it was important to follow the correct process in order to achieve not only the look that the customer wanted, but also to make it work from a practical perspective.

The front room of …

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Simple Stairs Trick

Sometimes when space is limited, keeping the colour scheme on the walls fairly straightforward is a good idea. But that doesn't mean you can't add a little sophistication to an otherwise simple colour scheme. 

In this stairway we painted the walls in a neutral colour, but brought the space to li…

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Bedroom Refresh

My customer had had some fitted wardrobes removed from her bedroom, which left the walls and ceiling in a bit of a mess.  After some repair work by a local plasterer, I was called in to finish off the job.

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Mirror Makeover

Bathroom Ceiling Problem-Solution

Sharing a house with a lot of other people has its problems. Not just the "who used the last of the milk?" or "who ate my biscuits?" type of problems. The more people you have in a house, the more everything in the house is subjected to wear and tear.  Often the bathroom can be the biggest problem a…

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Bedroom Makeover

This was a fun project that resulted in quite a transformation for the clients' bedroom.

The biggest challenge was the fact that the wall that was destined to be the feature wall, with the clients' carefully chosen wallpaper, was in a bit of a state, due to there having been fitted wardrobes fixe…

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Coving-Boxing Problem

This is not a general rant against builders! There are some excellent builders around who do a really professional job and take a lot of pride in their work. I'm delighted to have worked with some of them. But on this particular job I was meant to be decorating after a builder (who, let's just say, …

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Fifty Shades of Grey

OK, now I've got your attention(!), what's it all about? Surely greys are too dull and drab to be much use in home decorating?

Actually, greys can be very effective as neutral colours in a room, acting as a great "foil" for a feature wall or coloured furnishings. As a result they have been very m…

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2015 Fashion Colours

There is a certain amount of truth in the thought that colours come and go, in and out of fashion. But equally, there are classic colour schemes which always seem to work. And some modern colour schemes would look out of place in a Victorian property, just as some Victorian colour schemes wouldn't w…

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