Friday, 19th February 2016

Painting has begun on the interior walls of our new Corn Street shop. We were going to leave the walls a little more 'rustic', but have now decided they need freshening up a little. We're using Dulux's 'Egyptian Cotton' and are spraying in a Supermatt finish.

Supermatt is a top quality, economical, high-opacity matt emulsion which gives excellent coverage and application. Suitable for all interior wall and ceiling surfaces, particularly new plaster that is still drying out. 

Wednesday, 17th February 2016

This colour and its name is a nod to painters and decorators; a drop cloth is the traditional name for the indispensable painter’s dust sheet which this colour embodies. It reads as neither too yellow, nor too grey, and is the perfect contrast to the slightly lighter Shaded White and Shadow White – these three shades work together effortlessly. 


Kate says...

"Drop Cloth is the perfect neutral – the colour of heavy unbleached linen. It's a versatile colour which works with so many different colours – harmonising with Hardwick White, Light Gray and Shaded White or contrasting with Brinjal, Railings and India Yellow."

Tuesday, 16th February 2016

We've been glued to our screens watching the BBC's interior design programme, 'The Great Interior Design Challenge'. The show is hosted by Tom Dyckhoff and aims to find britain's best amateur designer.

Get the look inspired by week 2...

Episode 4: Thatched Village

Slaked Lime by Little Greene; Bullseye 1-2-3 Primer by Zinsser; Wrought Iron Curtain Pole and Brackets; Swan Neck Handles.

Episode 5: Georgian Terrace

Get Rob's bold blue room with Smalt by Little Greene; Ebony Wood Wax Finish and Natural Bristle Brush by Osmo; Brass or Gold Leaf

Episode 6: Timber-Framed Houses

Inspired by winner Lucy Tiffney's room? Try House White by Farrow & Ball; Bo Peep and Fruit Salad by Earthborn; Neutral Black Bison Wax by Liberon, Black T-hinges

See our picks from Week 1.

All screenshots taken from Series 3 of The Great Interior Design Challenge.