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Right now the fashion world is abuzz with the latest from Men’s Fashion Week in Milan, and whether it’s the well fitted Jil Sander suit that gets your heart beating or the quirkiness of the Frankie Morello collection – there’s a catwalk trend that will help kick start an inspirational new look for your home interior.

We all know that interior styles can often stem from stand-out catwalk trends, and our advice this season is to take inspiration from Dolce and Gabbana and Andrea Pompolio AW 2012 collections. Mix and layer colours and fabrics. Try combining natural wools with man-made prints – go for heavy gold embroidery and rich velvets for a look that just oozes luxury.

On walls, choose an appropriate colour palette. We suggest natural earthy browns with more vibrant greens, deep blues and purples. For a look that is truly bang on trend, team our textured matt emulsion in Fawn Suede with a feature wall of Eveningwear® or Double Denim® from our Fashion for Walls® collection.

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Get the Sherlock look

Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr Watson, return for what is already the biggest show of 2012. Okay, so it’s only January, but the second series has got everyone talking – great plots, style, humour and even interiors.

The BBC’s take on the Sherlock Holmes tales works because it’s a modern twist on something classic and the same goes for the amazing, inspirational sets too. Sherlock’s flat is a fabulous eccentric mix of pattern, colour and memorabilia. The question is, how do you achieve this unique look for yourself?

Well the answer is quite elementary. Think Victorian chic meets 2012 high society London, with a dash of bachelor pad style thrown in for good luck.

The use of strong, deep dramatic colours will help you recreate that air of mystique created felt in Holmes’ Baker Street flat – statement reds, vivid greens and royal blues are perfect to evoke a feeling of the past while living in a modern build.

Try combining colours from our Indulgence® collection – mix the traditional feel of Tuscan Olive and City Life with the drama of Prom Night® – for a paint scheme that delivers rich velvety hues.

Alternatively, experiment with Ballgown®, Scarlett Ribbon® or Velvet Plum from our Period Colours Dead Flat Matt collection, for shades that provide decadent warmth with a contemporary finish.

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New Year, New Start, New Decor?

Got the post-holiday blues? Then give yourself a lift by freshening up your home. Ask yourself – does the decor feel a bit dated? Does it even reflect your personality?

Here at Crown, we believe your home should be your sanctuary – an escape from stress, and the place in which you plan for the future – so why not add a splash of colour to your walls, transforming them for 2012.

No matter what your desired look, we offer an array of matt and silk emulsions that are sure to suit each and every one of your individual decorating needs. From Soft Lime to Dramatic, we’ve got a colour combination to suit you.

Your time is precious, so why waste it? With our Solo® One Coat range, decorating times can be significantly reduced. The collection features thirty one beautiful shades to transform your room in just one coat and are all 99% solvent free.

Try deep red Fireside® – perfect for a dramatic transformation of any living room; Teal – a luxurious shade for that dining experience; or Golden Roast® – a shade that will add warmth and depth to any bedroom.

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