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Tips for choosing the right paint for your project with Earthborn paints

Tips for choosing the right paint for your project with Earthborn paints

I love a makeover project and one of the easiest ways to instantly freshen up a space is with a new lick of paint. It’s amazing how much cleaner and smarter a room can look with fresh paint. But where to start with what type of paint, or even what colour, to use? Every home is unique and we all have different conditions to work with, so I’ve teamed up with Earthborn paints to share with you five tips for choosing the right paint for your project. Earthborn paints is a small, independent, UK-based brand that specialises in environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional paints. Their paints are free from acrylics, oils and vinyls, making them a much nicer product to work with because you don’t get the strong chemical smells. Says Cathryn Helsby, marketing manager of Earthborn paints: ‘Here at Earthborn, we pride ourselves on doing things differently. We do not believe you should have to sacrifice quality or style to protect your health or the environment. Our hero paint is made with clay, which gives it its name Claypaint – it has a unique ultra matt finish that softens and …

at{mine} – a new online community for home and design lovers

I love sneaking a look inside people’s homes; I can spend hours trawling through Pinterest, flicking through interiors magazines, or my favourite past time – walking down a lovely row of Georgian terraced houses and peering into their big windows, checking out what’s inside and how the owners have decorated their living rooms (no really!). If you’re anything like me then, you’ll love new online community at{mine}. Set up by founders Ia Bergman and Helena Benelbas, both former executives at Goldman Sachs, it was previously only visible to beta members (you might remember April’s Styling the Seasons was created in collaboration with at{mine}), but has now fully launched to the public. Together in one place you’ll find like-minded people, creatives and bloggers opening the doors to their homes and sharing decorating and interiors tips. Members can upload photos, tag the sources of the products and be inspired by other real interiors. You can find me at{cate st hill}. Say founders Ia and Helena: ‘When visiting homes of friends and family, inevitably someone would say ‘I love this, where did you get it …