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Ombre Throw - White to AquaOne of the big trends to come out of Paint Place's 2014 forecast was Ombre - the art of graduating colours from light to dark. It's been big in hair for a while now (think balayage) and as with most things, the fashion has spilled over into home decor. I'm currently obsessed with ombre decor and love that it can be applied to an array of materials from fabric to wood to ceramic and plastic. Let's look at some successful applications and figure out how to apply it yourself at home!

Summer Garden Tips from Landscaper Matt LeacyConfession time: I tend to buy plants with the best of intentions and months later I'm bidding them adieu as they go to garden heaven. But now I'm going to curb my bad habits and become a summer garden expert (don't doubt me) and these tips from landscape designer Matt Leacy are the start of my education. Spend some time on your garden now, Matt says, and you'll be spending summer amongst lush greenery. Read on for his expert tips.