8 Steps to writing a good brief

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Back in March, I wrote a blog about how we might be shopping in the future. How advances in technology will enable us to buy exactly what we want, rather than choose the closest fit from a predesigned range. In short we will, far more often, be able to buy something that was designed for […] Read more…

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Creating a Magical Room for your Child

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Can you believe it is November, how did that happen? Once again I find myself in the throws of the usual round of children’s room murals as Christmas gifts. It is where Charlotte Designs started and I still love working with families to help them create the perfect environment for their child.  A child’s room […] Read more…

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Murals make you happy

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Just a couple of weeks ago, I was sitting in Marrakesh by the pool, watching one of the guys in the animation team round up  volunteers for water polo. I had been watching him do this every day for almost two weeks and done yoga with him every morning and he is without question the happiest person, […] Read more…

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Murals for Advertising

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Time for You Northampton owners with their advertising mural

As far back as late 19th Century Paris, when Toulouse-Lautrec was commissioned by the Moulin Rouge to design a series of posters promoting the Bohemian nightspot, art has been used to sell product. “Business Art is a much better thing to be making than Art Art” according to Andy Warhol, who first made his mark […] Read more…


What colour should I use?

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It is the question I am most commonly asked when giving interior decoration advice. You might think that painting kids bedrooms was pretty straight forward, especially when it comes to colour. Pink for girls, blue for boys, right? But the psychology of colour and how it affects our moods, (whether you realise it or not!) […] Read more…

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Wall Murals for Bathrooms

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White bathroom with superheroes muralled onto the walls

Murals are a fantastic decorating solution for anywhere in the home, but nowhere are they more practical than in a bathroom. Over the years, the bathroom has turned into very functional space, often tiled from floor to ceiling, meaning the bathroom wall mural has all but disappeared. It also means that unless you are fortunate […] Read more…

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