We spent an extremely pleasant evening in Fallon and Byrne on Exchequer Street (Dublin 2) on Tuesday night in the company of the lovely Neville Knott and the gang from Crown Paints to launch their Classic Collection. The room was elegant and inviting - very much in keeping with the tone of the new 48 shade colour collection compiled by Neville (Crown's colour consultant)!
Neville did a presentation on the trends for 2009. As ever it was informative and inspiring. Clearly, bling is seriously out when it comes to our homes, and it's all about creating a comforting and individual space to take refuge in as the world outside of our front doors continues to go a bit bonkers. Since we're all either cash-strapped or cash-conscious right now, using paint is a logical and inexpensive way to create a new look without breaking the bank. It also gives us a little something to do on those days that we may have spent in the past trawling around shopping centres!
Anyhow - one of my favourite images from Neville's presentation was this one, it's so soft and homely, but still has a little touch of glamour without being in-your-face. It's such an interesting shot - I like the way that they've painted only a part of the banister white. Colours are D9.10.54 on walls and HN.06.92 on the staircase.