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Ideal Home Show 2015 – win free bedroom colour consultation

Ideal Home Show 2015 - Colour Consultation_Karen Haller

As part of my exciting year long partnership with Hammonds Furniture I’m really looking forward to spending the day at the Ideal Home Show, Olympia on Tuesday 31st March as their in-house colour expert.

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colour psychology – using colour in interiors

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For the past few years, every quarter or so, Stacey Sheppard (from the renowned interiors blog The Design Sheppard) and I collaborate on a wonderful series relating to colour psychology for interiors. I love these articles which usually focuses on a colour that’s sparked Stacey’s colour curious.

So far we’ve looked at yellow, emerald green, indigo blue, tangerine, magnolia, grey and teal. Which colour takes your fancy…?

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sbid feature – colourful character… the importance of colour in interiors

SBID - Society Journal Winter 2013 - Karen Haller.

When the prestigious Society of British Interior Design (SBID) called to say they would like to feature an extract of my colour in interiors* chapter in their Winter 2013 issue of their Society Journal, it was a resounding yes! So just for my blog readers, here’s a sneak peek of just a few things written in the SBID feature.

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business interiors – how luxury brands use the colour black

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Think of black interiors and sleek, ultra-modern, minimalist, dark and mysterious comes to mind. It can work perfectly depending on the mood and atmosphere you want to create. After all it’s all about creating a space that attracts your ideal customers.

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business interiors – how lego and mcdonald’s use the colour yellow

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Yellow is the colour of sunshine and with sunshine brings happiness. Businesses whose ideal customers are children know by bringing happiness into their stores, makes for happy children and parents are more likely to buy.

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business interiors – the colour blue. How to use your brand colour in the workplace

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Building brand awareness is just as important for small businesses as it is for the major brands. A great way to increase brand recognition is through your customer facing business interiors whether that is a store, boutique or office.

Create an interior that projects your brand’s personality and message. To not do this you will be missing out on an important marketing opportunity and it could negatively affect your brand.

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colour & design surgery… how to use brown in my interiors without looking like a ’70’s flashback

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This is part of the colour & design surgery series, answering questions from clients and readers.

Question: “I’d like to know how to use brown in my interiors so that it looks all luxurious and rich and dark (like chocolate!) rather than 70’s polyesterish. It seems to be a fine line!”
– reader, Tamsin Fox-Davies.

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colour & design events april 2011

Looking at inpsiring colour and design events, exhibition and tradeshows around the world for April from the UK, Italy and Australia.

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prime location blog awards – and the winners are…

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“After a fast and furious two weeks of public voting and a lively debate among the judges, the winners of the Primelocation Property Blog Awards have now been announced.”

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valentine’s day – the colour of love

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It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air!

Want to surprise your loved one this Valentine’s Day?  Why not decorate your home. A few simple changes is all it takes to create a space that says ‘love’ ‘romance’.

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What’s your style?

What's your style - perfume bottles

How pretty do these perfume bottles look grouped together.

Have you found yourself bringing home beautiful treasures from your travels, flea markets or whilst out in nature, but been left wondering how to display them?

Styling is the art of creating a visual impact with beautiful displays of collectibles. It’s about personalising your space with the objects and those special finds that you love.

If you’ve ever wondered how to display your favourite things, here are 5 tips to get you started.

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