2018 Pantone Colour of the year Ultra Violet 18-3838

The colour for 2018, in the words of Pantone Is “dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

Looks like a positive way forward into next year.

Watch this space for ideas on how to style with Ultra Violet.





For more read about this colour of the year at  Pantone


Happy Halloween

At Designer ish we love to get into the spirit of Halloween! What  a great time and opportunity to dress up your home to look like a haunted house, embrace the festivities and we hope you don’t get caught up in a trick, but rather a treat!

If you haven’t carved a pumpkin before then this is the year to do it!  Pumpkins come in a range of shape and sizes, and the odd ones are perfect for creating a unique design, watch our slide show for some great ideas.

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Enjoy the festivities, and stay safe

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Cherry blossom inspiration

Cherry blossom trees only flower for a limited time of the year so it is always exciting when the first flowers appear in spring. In Japan the cherry blossom symbolises clouds due to the nature of them blooming on mass and is celebrated during the  Hanami festivals to embrace the  beauty of the cherry blossom.

This week I decided to select a relaxing colour palette based on the cherry blossom flower for a current bedroom makeover. Looking at the soft colour palette of the pink and the richness of the branches a delicate and relaxing mood is required.

cherry blossom

The second stage of the design process is to start locating appropriate material selections, I decided to put together a cherry blossom inspired flat lay, as shown below.


The beauty of nature is reflected in the  material selections where I have used the raw texture of sisal ,soft pink paints teamed with neutral fabrics to create a relaxing a feminine look. The next stage is appropriate furniture selections, time to go shopping, watch this space as the design develops.

For further inspiration follow our Pinterest board “Cherry blossom”


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Green with envy!

As the year starts to wrap up we still have a few months to embrace Pantone’s colour of the year “Greenery”, symbolic of new beginnings and new life.  How has 2017 been for you so far and has Greenery lived up to it’s name?

Below are a few green images of inspiration, use splashes of paint and furniture items to incorporate the freshness of green in your interior.greeneryvibe

To use Greenery in your Interior try using a mix of carpet, designer rugs with an injection of mosaics and beautiful one off hero furniture pieces.

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To read more, visit our article in February

How to style with Greenery 2017

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