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Choosing the least travelled path to creativity

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Richard Waller of Inside Out says about design ‘if you’re too busy trying to please all the people all of the time, you end up pleasing no one (least of all yourself).’  

Have you ever taken a fabulous decorating piece home and discovered it won’t fit where you planned to put it?  Maybe you created a whole new room around it, changing layout, colours and textures as you went.  The ultimate creative spirit is shown by those who can use what they have and make it look amazing.  

Some decorators can plan to the nth degree, but where’s the fun in that?  If you’re given a wonderful antique which has been in your family for ages and means a lot to you do you throw it out or give it away just because it won’t fit with your decor?  More likely you’ll take the initiative to make it work.  

Our lovely clients sent us lots of photos in a recent competition and there were some bedrooms that made us go “wow”.   A few of them had created their room around the feature wallpaper, then used other pieces to show it off.  Then there were the bedrooms that showed the individual creativity of their owners who used colour, texture and bedhead design to personalise their bedroom.  This image with a Catherine Martin wallpaper from Porter’s Paints and our Soho design in Ella stone is all about creativity, having faith in following your creative instinct – what a result! 

Creative instincts at work