First up this morning a little brief reminder that our competition running on facebook (for our newly launched eDecorating service – worth a whopping £1000) closes at midday tomorrow. All you need to do is write a comment on FB as to why you would love this service and thats it. Tomorrow I shall sit in my garden with a mint tea under my lilac tree and select a winner.

With the long Easter break nearly upon us some of you may be considering a smidge of DIY (although with the forecast looking fabulous probably not). Either way I wanted to inspire you this morning with a palette  of subtle hues. Sophisticated, relaxing, uplifting and way cooler than their whiter counter parts, if crossing over to my dark side is a little too scary then this is the perfect other option.

Photographs by Jean Marc Palisse

A beautiful hue, glamourous, versatile and classic. I am not sure where its from but its heavenly. Furnishings, art and accessories look way more interesting when the paint palette crosses over to the slightly darker side.

I adore this grey its powdery, its soft, its super sexy and when coupled withe some shots of colour it just zings.