Interactive Magazine Spring/Summer 2016

Welcome to issue Spring/Summer 2016
There’s something about the promise of longer days and shorter evenings that inspires us to look at our homes in a new light (quite literally). From spring-cleaning to de-cluttering, for many of us, it feels like the right time for a fresh start – whether that’s moving, improving, a creative update, or just a quick tidy. So with this in mind, we’ve tackled home updates great and small in this issue. From uplifting outdoor living space ideas, to clever storage solutions to help you feel organised, each project has been designed to make sure you love every minute you spend at home — this season and beyond. Enjoy!

The Dulux Colour team
our contributors

Marianne Shillingford

Creative Director

How will you be getting your home ready for spring/summer?


I can’t wait! I will be pulling up the old carpet on the stairs and landing, and painting the floors white.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself…


I love bugs… everything from spiders to butterflies. Get close enough and you discover a miniature universe of colour that really blows your socks off.

Louise Tod

Senior Global Colour Designer

How will you be getting your home ready for spring/summer?


Now we have a little one at home, it’s all about clever storage to keep the clutter at bay.

Favourite feature in this issue?


The tie–dye effect kitchen is the stand-out idea for me, I love the way this simple pattern adds character to the heart of the home.

Rebecca Williamson

Senior Colour and Design Manager

What’s on your wish list right now?


I’m searching for the perfect statement ceiling light to sit above our dining table, the challenge is keeping the space light but atmospheric for entertaining friends and family.

How would you sum up your decorating style?

I enjoy creating a space that reflects personality with pops of colour and fun objects which reflect our story. I don’t like things which feel too matchy or neat; I like the mood to feel relaxed and inviting.

Susie Clegg

Stylist

What’s on your wish list right now?


I would love to finish my garden ready for the summer and fill it with lots of beautiful plants and planters.

Favourite feature in this issue?


The cover bathroom feature — the bright colours remind me of being away on holiday.

Graham Atkins-Hughes

Photographer

How will you be getting your home ready for spring/summer?


Working in the garden to get lots of bursts of colour in — it needs a big makeover.

Favourite feature in this issue?

‘Inside Out’, because summer time means barbecuing and eating outside.

Richard O'Hare

Videographer

How will you be getting your home ready for spring/summer?


In summer we like to re-arrange the room slightly, maybe move a piece of furniture in the living room or change the bed around, just to keep it fresh.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself…


I spend a lot of my time traveling, and have actually driven the equivalent of the circumference of the globe in the last 9 months.