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Like water off a ducks back – Timmer Lasyrfärg transparent wood stain

September 9th, 2014

Timmer Lasyrfärg In this post, we’re taking a look at a brilliant finish from Alcro. A transparent wood stain that is easy to apply and highlights the wood’s natural texture. You can use Alcro Timmer outdoors on new and previously impregnated or stained wood. The finish makes the wood water resistant and prevents splitting. Click [...]

Latest & Greatest – Japanese Style

September 4th, 2014

Head of Creative at Farrow & Ball, Charlotte Cosby does a fair bit of travelling. On her last trip to Japan, Charlotte spent much time with Japanese craftsmen and delved into famous Japanese printing methods such as shibori. Charlotte soon realised there were interesting parallels to be drawn between the way Japanese craftsmen and Farrow [...]

Sophisticated New Livery for Spectrum Paint and Launch of ‘Active Emusion’

June 19th, 2014

Paint connoisseurs since 1920, Sanderson Paints are delighted to launch their new look. The new livery is smart and sophisticated, to reflect a brand with such heritage. The new dark navy tins mirror the core fabric and wallpaper branding and will be clearly identifiable in store. A paint brand long respected by the decorating trade, [...]

“A garden is never so good as it will be next year”

June 8th, 2014

So said a certain Thomas Cooper. In my own very modest garden I’ve noticed this year how plants have appeared, apparently from nowhere. But we are not horticulturists and so this blog is not about plants but about garden timber. Generally, the function of finishes on exterior timber is two-fold, firstly to improve the durability [...]

A Voyage Of Discovery

May 8th, 2014

Imagine what it was like in “days of yore” exploring the Caribbean and South America. In Voyage of Discovery, Sanderson transport us back to this bygone era with images to excite us. Images that evoke a sense of adventure and freedom and which portray the exotic colours found naturally in the flora and fauna of [...]

Three different ways of looking after that garden fence or shed.

April 10th, 2014

With the School Easter Holidays well under way you may already be feeling like a break.  If you didn’t manage to get away to some far off distant shore there’s always refuge in the garden? Sadly, when you get out there, you may find the fence looking a bit sad or the paint on the [...]

Celestine. From Colefax and Fowler.

March 11th, 2014

Wallpaper and fabric designers Colefax and Fowler have just released their latest wallpaper collection entitled, Celestine. The collection’s title piece, is based on an old Chinoise wallpaper and captures the antique and eroded textures of the original. It’s hard to choose a favourite design from the new collection but we’re swayed towards Darcy, it’s so romantic and [...]

No folly from Cole and Son’s Folie collection.

February 25th, 2014

At almost 130 years old Cole and Son have printed wallpapers for some of the biggest and best known names in the industry. They’ve come a long way since the Son of a Cambridgeshire merchant founded the company and have become renowned for producing beautiful designs. Their latest collection brings to life their tradition of [...]

Versatile vinyl wallpapers from Osborne and Little

February 13th, 2014

The clever use of wallpaper can transform a room and give it style and originality. However, with so many beautiful designs available – it can seem like a very daunting task to choose the right one. In this blog we look at a brand new collection of vinyl wallpapers from Osborne and Little. The Mansard [...]

Little Greene Go Green!

January 28th, 2014

Now you can go green with Little Greene. They’re the first paint manufacturer to be awarded the ‘Widely Recycled at Local Council Recycling Centres’ label. That rather long winded title, means that their paint tins can be recycled alongside your usual household waste at your nearest dump or tip. Their tins are already made of over [...]

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