2 Lovely Gays



A change is the best way to start the year with a happy vibe. We love the feel­ing of clear­ing the deck and re­fresh­ing our sur­round­ings with some sim­ple changes to get us read for the New Year. So a de­clut­ter is al­ways on the cards for us in Jan­uary and a bit of colour ther­apy. Colour has the won­der­ful abil­ity to change your sur­round­ings for a small amount of cash, for those of us who need to tighten the strings.

Get play­ful, splash out that paint and be brave. Don’t go for a fea­ture wall, treat the four walls to colour or ban­ish your white ceil­ing, and give the most over­looked part of your room some love. A colour­ful painted ceil­ing, be it striped or plain, shows that you like fun and can re­de­fine a space.

We gave you the heads up last year about ter­ra­cotta as the new big colour for in­te­ri­ors – and now Pan­tone have an­nounced their colour of the year for 2015 is ‘marsala’. And we aren’t talk­ing chicken tikka. Marsala is ba­si­cally a new pimped ver­sion of ter­ra­cotta. Du­lux have also given their own twist on this warm tone with their colour of the year, cop­per blush. We don’t wanna say we told you, but we told you so.

Al­ter­na­tively, for a real whack in the face of happy, go for Far­row and Ball’s yel­low­cake. Last year, F&B proved that they could give fresh colour with the best of them with a new range of brights. Yel­low can be tricky to get right, but this shade is per­fect for bright­en­ing up your life.

As for us, we’re in mov­ing house limbo land, so we’re gag­ging to get the move date and crack open some paint. In the mean­time, there’s another way to keep smil­ing. Or­ganic veg boxes, snack boxes, un­der­wear boxes, dog boxes. Ev­ery­one has gone mad for boxes of treats ar­riv­ing at their door to feed their own per­sonal ob­ses­sion. Well, if you have a de­sign-shaped hole in your life, get in­volved with De­signer Box UK. We’ve just re­ceived our first pleas­ing in­stal­ment and it’s sure to make any de­sign freak happy, with a new piece of the best prod­uct de­sign sent as to you ev­ery month.

Don’t mind if we do.

Cop­per blush by Du­lux, du­lux.co.uk Yel­low­cake by Far­row and Ball, far­row-ball.com De­signer Box UK, de­signer­box.com

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