Tag Archives: interiors

6 colour block shelf styling tips

A mint green coloured shelf unit displaying books, curios and other objects in colour blocks.

Since arranging the pastels shelfie that you all seemed to love so much, it’s remained intact on my mint green String Pocket unit, like an altar to unsaturated gloriousness. Tonight, i got a major shelfie bee in my bonnet and decided it was time to mix it up with some brights, like the red Spiderman […]

Quirk & Rescue’s Ms Pink: My Colourful World

From incredible wallpaper, cushions and prints through to bespoke hand-painted furniture, the signature prints of Ms. Pink and design partner Mr. Black – known collectively as Quirk & Rescue‘ – are bold colour heaven. Here, Ms. Pink tells me all about what colour means to her…and yes, there’s definitely some pink in there… Martha: Can […]

How to ‘shelfie’ your way to mindfulness

Can creating ‘shelfies’ help as a form of mindful activity? Martha Roberts asks the experts… ‘You should try mindfulness and meditation’. I’ve lost count of the number of times people have said this to me. Suffering from anxiety with the occasional grey cloud of depression, they’re probably right. However, mindfulness doesn’t come easily to me. As […]

Lisa Dawson: My Colourful World

Lisa Dawson is an interiors blogger, writer and presenter whose weekly blog inspires fans on Instagram and IRL (in real life) to transform their surroundings. With a background in fashion and homewards retail, Lisa writes a monthly column, Home Truths, for Real Homes magazine, has scooped several impressive awards and started a ‘thing’ when she co-founded #myhomevibe, […]

My top 4 interiors styling tips

When it comes to interiors, colour tends to come first, before I think about anything else. In many ways it’s not even a conscious decision: colour just barges its way insistently to the front of the queue but there are other things, too. Pastels and sun-bleached colours As you’ll see from these pictures, my favourite […]

24th July ’17: Peruvian perfection

Happy Monday, colour-peeps. South American textiles make my heart sing. They ping me back to visiting my Peruvian godmother (in leafy Carshalton, not Cuzco) and seeing the little bits of home she’d brought back to Surrey to remind her of Arequipa (it’s on Lake Titicaca, which borders both Peru and Bolivia, and when they were […]

Farrow & Ball’s Joa Studholme: My Colourful World

As in-house colour specialist at paint company Farrow & Ball, Joa Studholme has the awesome job of developing (and naming) new colours. She is also works across the globe as the company’s international colour consultant and is author of Farrow & Ball’s ‘How To Decorate’ (with Charlotte Cosby). Here, she gives The Colour File some […]

Follower Interview: @theglassisartful

Artist & illustrator Antonia Woodgate, AKA @theglassisartful, studied fine art at college and is a self-confessed colour addict. Her IG feed is jam-packed with beautiful pieces of art she has done herself, including a colourful monogram series. Here, she tells The Colour File’s Martha Roberts what colour means in her life… Can you describe your […]

27th April ’17: Pink & red

Happy Thursday, peeps 🌹💕🌹 OK, so I managed to go two measly days without showing you another @Gucci SS17 outfit. What can I say? I’m utterly besotted with their vintage/boho thing. In my dreams I’m dressed in these outfits (well, I would be if I wasn’t busy flapping my arms like a bird or being […]

26th April ’17: In love with white

Good afternoon, Colour Filers. Now, grab yourself a seat. Ok, are you sat down? I have some shocking news. I’m in love with colour but I’m also in love with white. I know. I told you you’d be shocked. A cup of sugary tea, maybe? Actually, it was, strangely, these rows of white egg cups […]