African design has been popular on and off for years now, but most incarnations of it have featured a colour story of blacks, beiges, whites and the occasional pop of burnt orange. Mix in a few animal prints, some leather and a splash of brass and you have a gorgeous - albeit subdued - African interior scheme (take a look at an example here).
The biggest mistake people make in their homes when it comes to paint is not checking the colour on a larger scale in a room, says Dulux Creative Consultant Bree Leech.
"I have had people explain to me they selected a neutral grey in the store and when they painted it at home it looked like it was green or blue," she explains. "Of course, the colour is still the same but it can appear quite differently under warm light such as halogens, compared to the harsh fluorescents or even daylight in the paint store".
I find trend forecasting really fascinating; discovering where interior design styles originate, how they work their way into the market and how we interpret them for our own homes once they land.A few year's back, leading trend forecaster Victoria Redshaw said
Autumn is my favourite time of the year. And not just because it's the season my birthday falls in (April 22 for those of you playing at home). Autumn for me delivers the best of everything; leaves falling, the cold weather increasing,
2016 Update: IKEA Launches new watercolour cabinetry. Click here for more.I love when the new year kicks off and the interior trends land. I think it's also really interesting to see how the market (that's us) interprets the trends, makes them