Tagged ‘Colours To Lift Your Soul‘
Next Level Greens

Next Level Greens

Drawn to the colour and form of Dawson’s Ace Chair in olive green velvet, Monmouth’s Dome Pendant lights, along with Weave’s Ava Jade and Impasto cushions, as they bring the calm of nature inside.



Embracing The Blues

Embracing The Blues

Blue is such an uplifting colour.  It goes with just about everything.  Inspiration is everywhere –  from the fabulous winter blue sky days; Timothy Oulton’s Noble Souls indigo dyed linen; this gorgeous Pierre Frey fabric; glossy textured subway tiles from The Tile People, to the layers of blue inks in my latest painting ‘When All You Can Hear Is What You Can See’.

After many layers of shellac inks and acrylics the depth is magic.  ‘When All You Hear Is What You See‘ is ready for sale. 1200x1200mm on Ply Box Board.  SOLD

Lush Green Floor

I have chosen a fresh milky white paint on the walls, and an inviting lush green paint colour for the floor, complimented with ‘Chocolate Pear’ Melteca cabinets,  to enhance the fabulous Simunovich Skin products in their new showroom on the Viaduct, downtown Auckland, ready in time for the Rugby World Cup.






The Colour Orange

Orange – the colour between red and yellow – the transition between summer and winter –  a mellowed red.

It represents the change between seasons; the hours of day; your state of mind.

It stimulates emotions, ideas, conversation.

It spices up life. It warms the cockles of your heart.  It gives you relief when things get too serious!

Tropical with vibrant green; psychedelic with pink; fresh with white.

Orange is the colour of creativity; sensuality; vibrancy.   It symbolises hope and survival in The Life of Pi.

“Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow” – Wassily Kadinksy






Those Blue-Green Colours

Those blue-green colours, and what to call them – aqua; turquoise; cyan; cerulean; teal; duck egg blue; blue-green-grey; pastel blue-green; blue-green or green-blue……  Some languages have the same word for blue and green.  I love the complexities of the colours available in paint today.  As in nature some of these paint colours appear more green than blue on some days, and on other days more blue than green.  There is combination of calm and freshness about these colours.

On this day the Rakaia River looked a serene blue green

…. which is why I chose these colours for their calming effect in the Under 2s area of The Acorn Day Care Centre


A dolphin at home in the deep blue green sea


…. perfect inspiration for this fabric from Decortex e famiglia


More green than blue… on an island in Fiji


.. as in this industrial table from The Boiler Room


even in the deep stillness of The Huka Falls before the water gushes through.


Moving into the blues with this rug at Forma, Auckland


and these chairs from Jimmy Possum in Sydney.


Flowers With Attitude


The majestic Hippeastrum – otherwise known as Amaryllis.  Bring them inside while they flower for a stunning display of attitude.  I used these to dress an interior recently, they really do make a beautiful statement.

Spring Colours




The wisteria in my garden is in full bloom, the sun is shining, the sky is blue, and the wind has stopped… for a moment