When decorating a commercial, industrial or office space, it is not always possible to make every decision with an entirely eco-friendly focus. There are time constraints, durability requirements, and specific colour scheme briefs to stick to. However, by making small but significant considerations during a design and decoration process, an eco-friendly decoration can occur almost without your noticing! [Read more…] about Meeting Green Commitments: Why eco friendly decoration makes a difference
Archives for May 2017
Last month saw the annual Olivier awards; London’s theatre-land celebrating the great and good of the craft. London attracts around 28 million overnight visitors per year, and one third of overseas visitors attended a theatre performance. So what is the appeal of the West End over and above other locations, despite its need for restoration? We’d argue that it is in a large part down to the appearance of the buildings themselves. In the main listed buildings, the West End of London offers not just entertainment but history. [Read more…] about London’s Glittering West End: When Redecoration Becomes Restoration
Choosing a design scheme for your working space is a decision that holds consequences. You may not realise it but the colour and tone of your surroundings are instrumental in the way that you work and indeed the efficiency with which you work. Biophilia is the emotional affiliation of human beings to other living organisms: in a workplace context, it means incorporating elements of nature—such as potted plants and an abundance of natural light—into employees’ workstations and common areas. [Read more…] about Bringing the Outside In: Colours, Textures and Why Natural is Best
The appearance of internal spaces make a difference. If this were not the case then you would not encounter couples in the paint aisle of your local high street decorating outlet (naming no names!) arguing the toss between Elephant’s Breath and Wild Mushroom. So why should this be different in a learning environment? Decorative forms can have a real impact on the receptivity of learning for those within the space. Study, though, isn’t a single discipline. From tiny tots to adult students, there are sometimes the most unexpected aspects of a room that can impact on learning. [Read more…] about Surroundings for success: Unexpected aspects of school decor that do matter.