At the beginning of this year, I can’t even remember when exactly, but I do know it was very cold, I met up with my friend, and fellow blogger Melanie from Geoffrey & Grace to talk about hosting a workshop together. I don’t think either of us knew exactly where it would end up at that time, but Gather and Tend as it became known turned out to be a very lovely day indeed.
Last week my favourite UK based paint and paper brand, Farrow & Ball launched 9 new colours, and along with a few other folk, I was lucky enough to get first glimpse.
I have long been a fan of Farrow & Ball, no-one else seems to have quite the same beautiful tones to their paint colours; rich in pigmentation, fitting in to any style of interior and also with the seemingly magical ability to change colour completely with the light. Whenever I post an image of a room in my house on Instagram, at least one person asks me the name of the paint colour. So to be invited to the launch was a real treat.
I was fascinated to learn about the process behind creating a new colour, and how it quite literally starts at the kitchen table, with paint filled ramekins that are mixed again and again. The Farrow & Ball range of paints Is very carefully curated so it is essential each new colour fits and also works with existing colours to create overall room schemes. The installations were quite spectacular and included a school room, library and even a tree house, but nothing quite beats a room setting when it comes to interiors inspiration, so I thought I would share the new colours here with you today.
SCHOOL HOUSE WHITE No. 291
A soft off-white
It has been a long time since I posted here, so long in fact that I can’t even remember my last post. I want to promise you all that I am going to be back blogging regularly, and although that is my intention, I can’t guarantee that it will happen. So for now, hello to everyone that still visits, and I am happy to be here again.
A few week’s ago, I shared a picture of my, as I called it then, late summer buckwheat crumble on Instagram, and a few of you asked for the recipe, so here it is. It is now no longer late summer, hence the rename. But it doesn’t really matter what you call it, as you can vary the fruits depending on the time of year, and eat it whenever you like. I have made it with apricots (my favourite), peaches, nectarines, blackberries and apple of course. Crumble does however seem rather fitting for September, when the temperature starts to drop in the evenings and we start to think about digging out our socks and coats. And perhaps lingering inside a little longer with a bowl of something comforting.