Living Bright: Fashioning Colourful Interiors
Matthew Williamson and Michelle Ogundehin
A practical guide and personal invitation from the king of colour to find your own style and embrace the paint pot whether designing a castle or a cupboard.
Think beige, grey and white are the only neutrals? Think again. As a lifelong fan of rich jewel tones, fashion designer turned interiors expert Matthew Williamson makes the case for living cocooned in colour. Pink can be subtle, warming and very liveable, while used sparingly fiery red can get you going. Let Matthew help you find your style DNA and you’ll soon be getting out the paint brush and turning bland corners of your home into a technicolour paradise.
Packed with inspirational images of interior decorating projects, including his own homes in London and Mallorca, as well as visual references that will transport you to the places that are close to his heart, Living Bright is the hardworking handbook to take on your journey to colourful living. No space is too small and no project too big. Just follow his simple instructions, work out which shades speak to you and a lifetime of kaleidoscopic colour awaits. Now is the time to banish boring and learn to live bright with joyful interiors that will lift your mood without punishing your bank balance. Whether serene, soft pink, or lively mustard yellow, earthy olive green or rich, regal purple, there’s a shade that will work for everyone and every home.
Matthew Williamson is a British designer known for his love of pattern and colour. Starting out in fashion in the mid-1990s, for more than a decade Williamson’s eponymous brand dressed celebrities, appeared on magazine covers and won multiple awards. After collaborating on a number of collections for the home, he moved to Mallorca and pivoted towards interior design. Williamson designs joyful rooms and homewares inspired by his love of travel and was a guest judge on the BBC’s Interior Design Masters television show.