Spot-It! Competition: Grand Finale
It was amazing to be able to celebrate our 250th anniversary throughout 2017, including our monthly Spot-it! competition which has now come to a grand finale!
Our thanks go to everyone who took part – we hope you enjoyed the intriguing images of famous landmarks in ...
Period Features: Swinging 60s Colours
We loved the 50s for opening up a whole range of paint possibilities in the home. In the 60s we pumped up the volume and went crazy with swinging colours that were full of psychedelic panache and raided the dressing up box of history for inspiration.
The 1960s were all fr ...
What’s the Story? Win with Spot-it!
Come on everybody – there’s a great prize to be won and it is so easy to enter our great Spot-it! competition. All you have to do is identify this local landmark.
Need a clue? These 1930s blocks of flats were designed by the architect Berthold Lubetkin on the hi ...
Period Features: Fab Colours from the 1950s
Continuing my lightening survey of period colours, here is something completely different from the Georgian-Victorian-Edwardian vibe: the happy, zappy, 1950s colour palette. If you ever have a chance to see the brochure for the Battersea Pleasure Gardens in the 1951 Festival of ...
Period Features: Victorian Paint Palette
It is really interesting to consider what colours would have originally been associated with the era in which your home was built. Over the next few weeks I will be looking at the colour palette used by any particular age, and today it is the turn of the Victorians (1837-1901).
Period Features: Best Front Door Colours
Talking to the staff of Sally Bourne today it seems that we buck national trends when it comes to choosing a colour for our period front doors. Popular colours around the country are black, navy, claret and muted olive greens with more contemporary style houses going for rich au ...