Essentially, when times get tough we want to retreat, we hanker down. Home is about feeling safe, nurtured and welcomed. It’s the only place we can exert true control and express who we really are.
Hail a full on fetish for statement ceilings that has seriously set my pulse racing – a feeling that’s like the interior designers’ equivalent of finding the Holy Grail, hello excited me.
This year Dulux’ chosen shade is Heart Wood – a welcoming warm neutral with a hint of heather that helps you relax and recharge. Heart Wood is a really versatile colour that creates a range of moods, depending on the palette you pair it with.
One of the trends that has some staying power (other than pineapples, which I thought would last a season – who knew) is stars. Following on from white hearts, which ultimately became a bit too shabby chic for my taste; stars have an ethereal, magical quality that evokes joy.
Radio 1’s Ibiza 2017 kicks off tonight and plenty has been written about the wild club scene that’s defined the island since Amnesia and Pacha opened their doors in the 70’s. When the sun is up before you get home, such a hedonistic lifestyle requires grounding in calm, comfortable surroundings, especially if you are lucky enough to be marooned on the island for the summer scene.