There were more than 60 attendees who enjoyed a magnificent grazing table by Figmint Catering, accompanied by French bubbles and fine wine. Babette Hayes spoke eloquently on why Bye Bye Bland is different to other books on decorating and I talked about the inspiration for the book and how the reader is taken on a colour journey.
ABOUT THE BOOK
We live surrounded by colour. We breathe it, walk it, eat it, ingest it, feel it, love it, hate it, revere it and dream it. We experience colour as an ever-present and powerful component of our lives.Yet its power to affect us is underestimated. More often than not, people don’t understand its impact in their day-to-day lives and its effect on their psyche and wellbeing.
This means what should be an exciting, joyful process – the experience of creating a home, decorating a room, choosing the ‘right’ colours for a colour scheme – can be paralysing.
When done with fear – ‘I might make a mistake’, ‘What will people think?’ – the results tend to be ‘bland’, ‘safe’ and lacking that essential quality that makes a home sparkle, with rooms that sooth, calm or stimulate and make you feel joyful.
Bye Bye Bland – How To Create Sensational Spaces Using Colour is an inspirational book, carefully designed to imbue readers with the know-how, confidence and understanding to achieve their decorating goals, and freeing them to fully express themselves and bring the joy of colour into their lives.