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We’ve been good and waited but we can now reveal the nine fantastic new colours from Farrow and Ball!

New Colours Brushes

Here they are – from the left: Mole’s Breath, Ammonite, Purbeck Stone, Yellowcake, Wevet, Stiffkey Blue, St Giles Blue, Nancy’s Blushes and framed in Dimpse.

There are some great additions to the current palette including five beautiful shades of grey, a really punchy yellow, a beautiful true pink, a strong warm blue and an exquisite deep dark blue which will be adorning the walls of Chateau Burren very shortly!

Wevet™ No.273 Fireplace

The walls of this room are in Wevet, which is a greyer, lighter version of the ever popular pointing and the woodwork is in Purbeck Stone

Stiffkey Blue™ No.281 Living Room

Glorious Stiffkey Blue, named after the colour of the mud found at Stiffkey beach in Norfolk

Purbeck Stone™ No.275 Living Room

Walls here are in the classy Purbeck Stone which is a very usable warm grey and could be equally happy in a traditional or contemporary home. The chair is in Yellowcake which looks fabulous against all the greys in the new palette or can be used all by itself as shown below (sunglasses on).

Yellowcake™ No.279 Kitchen

This is an amazing colour and is as bright as they come – if you are fearless, use it everywhere, otherwise mix it with other colours and it will give you an accent to die for.

Mole’s Breath No.276 Fireplace

Showing off two of the new greys, this image shows the walls in Dimpse and the fire surround in Mole’s Breath, two truly beautiful new colours.

St Giles Blue™ No.280 Living Room

Wonderful St Giles Blue which is a rich warm blue with real depth of colour.

Nancy’s Blushes™ No.278 Living Room

Bringing out a feminine side in all of us, lovely Nancy’s Blushes can be used to create a retro vintage feel but also works really well used in very grown up schemes – we know, we’ve been experimenting!

Ammonite™ No.274 Landing

And finally, Ammonite which is a beautiful warm light grey, really classy and ethereal and looks amazing against this deep red carpet.

That’s your lot, the tester pots are available from today – go, go, go!

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I’ve just spent a very restful week in Blakeney on the north Norfolk coast and whilst my feet have been firmly up, my interior-loving eyes have not been closed. My first recommendation is the marvellous Blakeney Cottage Company – this is the second time I have booked with them and I was not disappointed, Driftwood cottage was delightful, as I suspect all the properties on their books are.

  Blakeney Cottage Company1

Blakeney Cottage Company

Blakeney Cottage Company

Blakeney Cottage Company 2

My first stop on my travels was to Stiffkey Period Lighting. It is worth a trip just to look at the lovely old Methodist chapel that they are located in, but the real attraction is the great range of traditional lighting and wonderful ironmongery they stock. It is a treasure trove so leave enough time for extensive browsing.

Stiffkey Period Lighting


I also popped into an old favourite – Made in Cley, based in Cley next the Sea. This is a wonderful collective of artists, housed in a gorgeous Regency building in the centre of the town. They stock a beautiful range of sculpture, pottery and jewellery and are really worth a visit. I can also highly recommend the smoke house next door, if you need something for supper – the fish is delicious!

Made in Cley

I have never fully appreciated the joy of owning a beach hut but having walked at Wells next the Sea in glorious sunshine on New Years day and watched several beach hut parties well under way, I can see the attraction. Sowerbys have several on their books for anyone not feeling the austerity pinch.

Sowerby beach huts

Finally, and this is unashamedly not interiors related, I can recommend travelling far and wide to see the Blakeney Players in action. We went along to the production of Acropolis Now (A Comedy of Arrows) staged at the Blakeney Village Hall which was witty, well-staged and a laugh from start to finish.

I am now back at my desk at Emmanuel Road and ready to work! Happy New Year to you all.

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