Dreams and Schemes

Pick up plenty of insight and inspiration on colour and design, as well as handy tips for decorating and styling any space.
A desk for every occasion... As most of us settle into a spell in the Great Indoors, finding space for a bit of peace and quiet can be a tricky business. Read More
Amelia's Costwold Farmhouse The rooms have been reworked in stages over the years. Like so many redecoration projects, one thing has led to another... Read More
Colour of the Month: Pink For a colour that doesn’t really exist, Pink has made a significant splash, shifting from one extreme to the other over the last three centuries Read More
Colour of the Month: Charcoal Charcoal is often dubbed the ‘little black dress’ of décor: dress it up or dress it down; it goes with everything. Read More
Bring out your 'inner-designer' At Susie Watson Designs, we want to unleash the 'inner-designer' in you. Decorating can be expensive, so it is worth putting aside the time to discover what inspires you Read More
How we make it: Snowdrops The first glimpse of the humble snowdrop in January is inevitably a big moment in my calendar. Read More
Start the year with Smokey Blue Our January colour takes its inspiration from pieces of rounded beach-glass and sky before sunrises. Read More
In praise of Moss: December’s inspiration colour This month we are celebrating Moss as December’s inspiration colour. Read More
Colour of the Month: Russet In a season which is constantly losing light, Russet provides its reassuring glow to distract us from the steady onset of Winter. Read More
Colour of the Month: Damson If green is the colour of spring, then ‘damson’ conjures up autumn: mellow fruits and damp, dusky shadows. It is a warm, restorative colour that is both magic and majestic: the colour of kings and wizards alike. Read More
Crazy for camels Not all my design ideas are drawn from the English countryside. This camel motif was first inspired by a staircase mural I saw whilst visiting a palace in Rajasthan... Read More