DULUX COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2015

On Tuesday morning, I set off bright & early to the awesome Somerset House, with excited anticipation, ready to hear Dulux announce their Colour of the Year for 2015.  Dulux have a team of mega qualified colour gurus who reference huge amounts of global research, not only in design, but also in society in general, in order to select predictive trends for interiors for the coming year.  The trends for 2015 were beautifully styled in 3 room sets, with paint effects by the wonderful Marianne Shillingford, Dulux Creative Director (she is the most amazing lady, paint guru and goddess of all things colour).  The design concepts where further bought to life in a showcase of finishes from Material Lab.  I definitely spotted a couple of surfaces to slip into a scheme soon.

And so, I shall keep you in suspense no more (unless you follow my instagram and twitter accounts in which case you already know)... the DULUX COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2015 IS....... COPPER BLUSH.

Rebecca Williamson, Senior Colour Design & Content Manager at Dulux, said of the choice: “All research points to this orangey, coppery tone, as witnessed at global events from Stockholm and Milan to Shanghai, metallic colour tones are playing an increasingly important role in modern design. Great on its own, the colour also combines perfectly with pinks, neutrals, whites and other orange hues, as well as metallic colours such as gold. It also beautifully complements wood tones and can be brought to life by flesh pinks and earthy tones of clay”.

Isn't it just lush?  This little colour trend has been a personal friend to me for a while now (copper and pink - really, what is not to love) and I'm so happy it has pushed it's way to this title.  I think it looks gorgeous teamed with deep dark blues or maybe deep turquoise for extra cosy-ness, then add some tiny pops of mint and a little touch of light pink (obvs), plus of course plenty of shiny copper.

If you want to see a little film with me styling a kitchen with coppers and pinks earlier this year, you can do so in my news section.  

Let me know what you think of Copperblush.

Zoe x

All photography courtesy of Dulux.

Meet Daphne

Wow. What a whirlwind month September has been. Prepping, making, building, styling, curating, discovering, chatting, hosting, followed by de-rigging, packing and finally the obligatary post LDF illness. Putting on my own LDF show together with Out of the Dark was mega exciting but I now have a lot of catching up to do.  I can't believe I haven't even had a change to blog about the beautiful creations from the show.  So let me start by introducing you to Daphne.

Daphne is a beautiful vintage french bed.  She is upholstered in perhaps my favourite colour for velvet - a luscious deep green teal.  It reminds me of a peacock.  The woodwork is painted in a light blue/grey.  The 3-D handmade felt flowers in green/grey, navy and dusty pink, wind their way across the footboard, popping up briefly on the headboard.  Enough to be pretty yet high enough so as not to interfere with everyday use.  I can't tell you how long I spent putting my colour combos together.  It's something I love doing for clients, but for myself, for a furniture exhibition, its a whole different ballgame.  I'm really happy with the results.  Here's some photos by the lovely Paul Craig - let me know what you think about Daphne.

Daphne is a one off and available for sale for £1,350.  I've just taken a commission for a version of Daphne in clients own colour ways - can't wait to see what we come up with!

We are happy to take any commissions and work with you to create something that works for you, and your home or business.  Contact: zoe@myinteriorstylist.com

Meet more of the family next week!

Zoe.x 

All bedding is from Next with thanks.

My LDF14 - upholstery workshop with Out of the Dark

This week we're all hands on deck here getting ready for our exhibition at South Kilburn Studios for Queens Park Design District at London Design Week. Seeing my ideas turn into reality is the most awesome part of my job, so I'm really looking forward to this week.

This project had its first little spark from a conversation between Jade from Out of the Dark and myself, at one of their very special upholstery workshops. Lots of hard work and months later, our furniture collaboration is born!

I'm very happy to say Out of the Dark are going to be putting on another of their upholstery workshops at the studios, one week today, 15th September.  Learn the basics for upholstery and renovation with Jay, who really is the best teacher ever.  Maybe it could be the catalyst to get your own upholstery creative vibes going!  

I'll be on hand too to chat about any ideas you need help with design-wise.

The evening runs from 6pm-9pm and is an absolute bargain at £35. Plus you'll be the first to catch a look at our furniture collection, which will be in place from Monday - whoop whoop!

Book here to secure your place:

Here's some pictures from my evening to give you an idea of what to expect...

Hope to see you there!

Zoe.x

www.outofthedark.org.uk

www.londondesignfestival.com

www.queensparkdesigndistrict.co.uk

www.southkilburnstudios.org

EXCITING NEWS!

Hello my lovelies,

Well, it's been a while hasn't it? A bit of radio silence on the blog from MIS Towers recently - we have been very busy on exciting things, which I happy can now share with you.

I'm jumping up and down with excitement as I can now announce that I have been working on a furniture collaboration with Out of the Dark, to show at London Design Festival, as part of the new Queens Park Design District.  If you've spoken to me in the last couple of months, I have probably mentioned this to you, as I'm not very good at keeping secrets.  Now all the pieces are just about finished and seeing them in real life, as opposed to in my head, is so awesome.  As an interiors creative, making products is something I have always longed to do.  I've known of  Out of the Dark since their early days, discovering them while designing for channel 5's Cowboy Builders.  I'm a huge supporter of Out of the Dark, in regard to both in the ethos of their work and the designs of their furniture.  A collaboration was inevitable!  I knew that these pieces had to be something we created together.  Hence The Flower Project collaboration was born. I'm going to be giving you lots more info in the run up to LDF, so stay tuned.

Here's a little glimpse of something we're using in the designs - a box full of hand made felt flowers.

More soon! Zoe. xxxx

 FELT FLOWERS HANDMADE AT ZOE BREWER LONDON HQ

FELT FLOWERS HANDMADE AT ZOE BREWER LONDON HQ

P.S.I'm working on a bit a re-,style for my website and blog - work in progress at the moment, but what do you think?  (There has been a slight issue of a years worth of blog posts going missing in the process (whah!) but on-wards and upwards, hey!)