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annika reed
How to introduce colour into your home

How to introduce colour into your home

Colour is a power which directly influences the soul  - Wassily Kandinsky How to introduce colour into your home. Muted palettes can be great, however, it’s important to ask yourself why you’re painting that wall white or beige, is it a considered choice (in which case carry on!) or is it fear and a lack of confidence in using colour in the home? If it’s the latter - I can offer some tips on how to stylishly incorporate colour into your home, whether you are a confident colourist or a complete newbie! Welcome colour and pattern in your home!  Fixed elements...

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annika reed
How to hang a gallery wall

How to hang a gallery wall

HOW TO HANG A GALLERY WALL  Wolfgang Tillmans is an influential contemporary German photographer. Emerging in the 1990s with his snapshot documentation of youths, clubs, and LGBTQ culture. I love Wolfgang Tilman's work and when I saw his Tate exhibition in 2017 it was not just the subject matter of his photographs that inspired me, it was the way the exhibition was curated that made me rethink the composition of my own gallery wall at home.  Every art collection is different, calling for its own unique wall layout based on the size and number of works you want to hang, the...

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annika reed
50 things to do at HOME with Children.

50 things to do at HOME with Children.

When I am not designing wallpaper I am also an Art teacher and mum to a 17-month old. With self isolating, social distancing, impending school closures/on the horizon I thought I would compile a list of fun, cheap and easy things to do at home with your child. Creativity makes for healthy minds!  At the end, I have included links to my favourite educational websites.  1. Home cinema.Rather than just putting on a film to watch make a home cinema. Start by getting the children to make posters for the film, put them up around the house before the film...

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How to use wallpaper as design inspiration

How to use wallpaper as design inspiration

How to use wallpaper as design inspiration  My name is Rukmini Patel and I am an Interior Designer, in this guest blog, I will be discussing how to use wallpaper as design inspiration and how I used the Legless Bird of Paradise as the starting point for a client’s dining room. When designing for clients I am sometimes given free rein and asked to create a colourful and fun design. When that happens I draw inspiration from a piece of artwork, object or in this case wallpaper.     I was really drawn to the colours of the Legless Birds of Paradise by Annika and...

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