There is nothing more indulgent than taking time out to enjoy and digest our favourite glossy magazines, in today’s crazy digital world it seems even more important to have this screen-free ‘me’ time. As a small independent brand any press coverage we receive really gets the office dancing! But on a serious note, we all work very hard at Edward Bulmer HQ from production to sales to our in-house press team, and it is an absolute delight to see our paints in all their glory of full glossy colour. It really does take vision and a lot of hard work from all the designers, editors, stylists, photographers and homeowners too, to transform rooms and shoots into masterpieces and we never take that for granted. So a big shout out and thank you to you all! In case you missed any of these recent features we have included a couple below, we will share more soon so watch this space.. House & Garden January 2022 “The Gods were definitely smiling when the Glasgow-born author Andrew O’Hagan was commissioned by The New York Times to interview Jane Ormsby Gore, Founder of JR Design, at her house in Wales. The two found that they had an immediate meeting of minds. ‘He is such an intriguing character and I instantly admired his eclectic view of life’ says Jane. ‘He was about to buy the studio and he asked me to look at it, as he had fallen in love with the green walls of my sitting room on his visit.” words by Liz Elliot. House & Garden January 2022 'Invisible Green' used on the walls in the home of Andrew O'Hagan, designed by Jane Ormsby Gore of JR Design 'Invisible Green' used on the walls in the home of Andrew O'Hagan, designed by Jane Ormsby Gore of JR Design 'Invisible Green' used on the walls in the home of Andrew O'Hagan, designed by Jane Ormsby Gore of JR Design 'Invisible Green' used on the walls in the home of Andrew O'Hagan, designed by Jane Ormsby Gore of JR Design Also featured is our ‘Aerial Tint‘ used in a stunning Victoria renovation by interior designer Tom Morris. ‘It’s that idea of telling a story’, Tom proclaims when designing a space for his clients. You may well remember his name having spent three years as the design editor, writing for the likes of AD and Monocle. With this handsome double-fronted Victorian villa in London Fields, Tom looked at a palette of browns and blues which reflect the owners’ love of the British coast and sets the tone for the entire house. In this drawing room below, a serene show of our ‘Aerial Tint’ finds form through the walls with the owner exclaiming ‘the sea is everywhere in this house’ whose shell collection, thanks to Tom now proudly sits in a frame above the drawing room chimneypiece with Tom adding ‘these elements of colour add to the interest.’ If you are looking for ways to style our blue colours, or indeed our ‘Invisible Green’ as used beautifully above by Jane Ormsby Gore of JR Design take a look at our latest blog, where we have teamed up with the doyennes of bright & colourful artisan homewares, Wicklewood, to bring you a series of inspirational and informative colour guides. A celebration of colour and timeless, beautiful interiors. Each guide is packed full of really useful hints and tips on how to create your dream interior, along with beautiful room ideas to inspire you. Click here to read more on our blog and download your colour guide. 'Aerial Tint' setting a calm tone, design by Tom Morris and Photography by Paul Massey 'Aerial Tint' on the walls, design by Tom Morris and Photography by Paul Massey The English Home January 2022 The English Home, January 2022 We loved being part of The English Home’s ‘Home projects – Season by Season’ in January’s issue – what better way to start each season than with a lick of natural paint! Opt for lighter brighter hues for year-round summer feeling in a bedroom, as expertly shown here by Lucy Marsh Interiors. Lucy Marsh Interiors chose ‘French Blue‘ for this young girl’s bedroom, a shade which is feminine but not to sugary and the perfect complement to the wonderful scrolling fern print by Soane Britain which Lucy has used. A dreamy nook for sleeping, reading and displaying favourite things. We don’t think we’ve ever wanted to be in a room more – such a cosy and dreamy room, simply stunning Lucy! Featured in The English Home, 'French Blue' by Lucy Marsh Interiors and Photography by David Parmiter Homes & Antiques January 2022 January’s Homes & Antiques issue featured work by the illustrator extraordinaire Sarah Jane Axelby who asked Edward to pick out a favourite antique piece in his home. He chose a bed that lives in a spare bedroom known as the ‘Indian Room’ due to the use of Indian fabrics, such as the curtains which have been made from a shari from India. This is what Edward said about the antique: “On first appearances this bed seems to date to George III’s reign (1760-1820) but, in fact, it was cunningly contrived by my parents from a mixture of old elements. The posts have been fashioned in the Chippendale style but are probably ‘out of period’! They are. however, enjoyably carved with trailing vines and Ho Ho birds the mythical Japanese version of the Phoenix. They support a cornice, which probably does date to George III and is identical to some curtain cornices supplied by Chippendale to the Palladian Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Scotland. At one time the cornice was covered with fabric, probably damask, but this has been removed and there is a faint gilded outline to the carved woodwork. which has all been smothered in a heavily discoloured varnish. For all that it is a very comfortable bed to sleep in and one that has become very much a part of our family.” Portrait of an Antique by SJ Axelby of Edward Bulmer's four-poster bed Room shot of Edward Bulmer's four-poster bed, with trailing vines and Ho Ho birds on the walls On first appearances this bed seems to date to George III's reign (1760-1820) but, in fact, it was cunningly contrived by my parents from a mixture of old elements. The posts have been fashioned in the Chippendale style but are probably 'out of period'! They are. however, enjoyably carved with trailing vines and Ho Ho birds the mythical Japanese version of the Phoenix. Edward Bulmer Homes & Gardens January 2022 Homes & Gardens, January 2022 Founder and Creative Director Henriette Von Stockhausen certainly made a mark on this incredible project, designing an 18th-century former rectory based in Oxfordshire which oozes class and elegance in January’s issue of Homes & Gardens. We love this bedroom beauty in our ‘Turquoise’ at 60% shade matched with a suzani, which could be matched to Susan Deliss suzani designs. Henriette also used our ‘Jonquil‘ at 60% shade for the sitting room, with the owners stating ‘Henriette was clever at using colours to give rooms a feeling of light.’ VSP interiors, Turquoise at 60%, Photography by Paul Massey VSP interiors, Jonquil at 60%, Photography by Paul Massey Also featured in Homes and Gardens January 2022, design by Salvesen Graham with walls in our 'Whiting' Homes & Gardens February 2022 For Homes & Gardens February 2022 issue on their ‘design ideas’ feature, we were thrilled to share some of our favourite small spaces with colour. A design issue everyone wants to solve – how you can create the sense of space in small rooms. In January’s issue, Edward Bulmer shares his words about various spaces from Kitchens to Bedrooms to Hallways and how you can find the solution for these spaces. For more inspiration on colourful Kitchen ideas for your home, take a look at one of our recent blogs – 4 colour ideas for your kitchen space Colourful kitchens have been enjoying rather a renaissance, from rustic farmhouse looks to more modern sleek designs, we have been seeing more and more colour on walls, cabinets & woodwork and even ceilings! Using brighter colours on cabinets or kitchen islands is not a new ‘trend’ but the colours being used and the combination of colours are most definitely more creative and confident – read more here. Laura Fantacci's Bathroom with 'Pompadour' on the woodwork and 'Cuisse de Nymphe Emue' on the walls Laura Fantacci's Bathroom with 'Pompadour' on the woodwork and 'Cuisse de Nymphe Emue' on the walls Painting fitted furniture in a bathroom is a good opportunity to introduce stronger colours complemented with neutral walls or vice versa. Painted panelling is still very popular and we love combining our beautiful stronger colours 'Malahide' or 'Invisible Green' with exquisite wallpapers. Painting an old bath is another good way to inject some colour and our paints are perfect for traditional cast-iron baths: colours such as our earthy browns, 'Brick' or 'Etruscan Brown'. Edward Bulmer Our 'Fair Blue'. Design by Studio Peake, Wallpaper Ottoline Devries, Rug by Robert Stephenson, Carpets Crawshaw Carpenters and Photography by Alexander James Also featured in February’s 2022 Homes & Gardens small space ideas feature, a glorious ‘Fair Blue‘ bedroom design by Studio Peake who create effortless interiors time after time, paired beautifully with the red tones in the Ottoline wallpaper. Sarah Peake, founder of Studio Peake says of the beautiful bedroom: “In this tiniest of bedrooms, to make the most of the space, I created a bed nook on the side of the room where the sloped ceiling became very low. I then filled it with a lively pattern to set it apart from the rest of the room, although the colours used in fabric, cushions, wallpaper and furniture subtly echo each other to give a sense of structure to the space.” It is pure creative and design brilliance by Studio Peake, full of colour and pattern and we adore it! As for which blue to choose, see our gallery for inspiration or join our colour club for free advice. ‘Fair Blue’ has a slightly purply tinge, grey but not cold. ‘This colour has a long history but is still surprisingly lively and fresh. It makes a good background to white objects giving them almost Scandinavian clarity’. Its always a joy to see our colours in our favourite magazines and used by some seriously talented people. A big shout out to all the designers, editors, stylists, photographers and homeowners who together create these gorgeous pages. Thank you to you all! We will be back with more as seen in moments soon.