British Design Edit: Cressida Bell

What do you think the link is between this incredible cake and one of the most influential artistic dynasties of the last 100 years? Designers are often multi-talented, turning from one discipline to another, but this cake design not only took my breath away because of its lifelike cactus decoration but because it was created by British designer Cressida Bell.

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‘New Brights’ decoration at Ham Yard Hotel, London W1

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Bright wall covering and frame at Ham Yard Hotel, photograph taken on Iphone, Chariswhite.com

There has always been room in interior decorating for ‘Brights’, these are the colours which are the antithesis of neutral and dark – but how to interpret them in 2016?

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Farrow & Ball paint colours 2016

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Farrow and Ball 2016 paint swatches, styled by Charis White

Today is one of the days in the ‘Interiors Calendar’ or season, that I most look forward to. For me, it is like waiting for the morning after the Oscars, when we get to see who wore what on the red carpet in Hollywood – I actually have a few butterflies in my stomach!

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Pale Pink for 2016

I spent most of last year obsessing about pale pink creating a Pinterest board of inspiration so when I found out that ‘Rose Quartz’ or pale pink had been chosen as one of two colours by Pantone for 2016, I was pretty excited. Not just because it was the colour of my first childhood bedroom, nor because it is the colour of one of my favourite flowers the Peony, but just because it has so many applications. Continue reading “Pale Pink for 2016”