Colour

Inside Christina Aguilera’s Beverly Hills Estate

Inside Christina Aguilera’s Beverly Hills Estate

From the moment you enter Christina Aguilera’s Beverly Hills Estate, you know you are going to have fun. With a powerhouse voice, Christina Aguilera has risen to global stardom for actually having talent. How refreshing. She’s also a gal who is determined, opinionated, bold and colourful; her home reflects that. So come on a fascinating journey into Christina Aguilera’s Beverly Hills Estate with interiors by Woodsen and Rummerfield’s House of Design. The entry foyer is a showcase for Christina’s love of pink, and the unexpected, with a D*Face painting commanding attention. The David Hicks inspired wallpaper has been cleverly used…

Emerald Interiors

Emerald Interiors

Pantone’s Colour of The Year 2013 is as enduring as it’s ever been. I always think of the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz and the rich, vibrant, luxurious colour that is Emerald. Not green, not moss, not even British Racing Green…but enigmatic and mysterious EMERALD! It’s a colour that expects attention but that doesn’t mean it needs to be the predominate colour in your interior palette. In Emerald Interiors you’ll see ways to add a little or add a lot, on your walls, in your textiles or through homewares. So please join me on this joyous adventure to…

The Ten Commandments of Colour

The Ten Commandments of Colour

The Ten Commandments of Colour will become your bible. Colour adds vibrancy, mood, emotion, memories and so much more. It’s an important component of our lives. And while many people have great colour sense when it comes to their wardrobe, more people are reticent when it comes to adding room colours to their home. I recently wrote an article here on Don’t Call Me Penny with three simple tips for adding colour to your home. It proved very popular. I discussed the colour wheel, some simple colour tips, the 60/30/10 rule, and how to put room colours together. Plus lots…

Craving Colour : Adding Vibe to Your Home

Craving Colour : Adding Vibe to Your Home

We are surrounded by colour yet many people seem afraid of it. By that I mean, when it comes to using colour in our homes, we play it safe. Why? Oh, don’t give me that rubbish about improving the re-sale value with neutral decor! Sorry, I don’t buy that – and I’ll tell you why. Colour adds vibrancy, it makes us feel good – and unless you are specifically renovating ONLY to sell immediately, then you have to live with your choices. Even the word ‘bland’ sounds BLAH! Don’t get me wrong, I like neutral walls that make art and…