Instead of dunking the whole dining area in this rich colour, Abi created a two-tone effect by painting the top part of her walls in White Cotton. This technique creates the best of both worlds; the space will feel light and bright in the daytime, but cosy and sophisticated in the evening.
As an upcycling expert, Abi Hugo is no stranger to paint rollers and trays – or to the joy of Simply Refresh’s one-coat formula. “That one coat… it’s instant satisfaction, instant gratification, right there on the wall,” she laughs. She also recommends applying the paint generously. “Making sure that there’s enough on the roller initially is what gets you that beautiful finish.”
Our favourite decorating tip from this DIY expert? Have faith in the décor style you love. “I think you’ve got to trust your personal style and be OK with challenging yourself,” she says. “It’s just paint, that’s the fun of it, you can always change it!”