"Joa Studholme is the brains behind many of the distinctive Farrow & Ball shades that colour our lives. Joa's second Farrow & Ball book is a wonderfully instructive toolkit for understanding how the different paint colours, and their combinations and finishes can be used to conjure mood and atmosphere. It can be used either as a practical reference guide, to help you navigate your way to the style that you are seeking to emanate, or turned to as a beautifully rich source of inspiration." - House & Garden
"Say goodbye to drab and dingy: Farrow & Ball's colour guru, Joa Studholme, tells you what paints to choose in every room." - Sunday Times
"Farrow & Ball's design expert shows how to use colour to manipulate the size, shape and mood of your home." - Sunday Times Style
Farrow & Ball Recipes for Decorating offers winning colour combinations created by the experts at Farrow & Ball for every room in your home. At the heart of the book are 13 case studies of inspirational homes, from city apartments to country cottages, explored in turn to reveal how selecting the right range of colours can create a harmonious whole. For each case study there is a detailed colour palette recipe and a menu of ideas to copy. Colour is then considered room by room, showing how to combine colour with light and space to get the most of every area of the house, be it a large kitchen or a compact study.
"Joa Studholme knows a thing or two about what paint works where. As Farrow & Ball's colour consultant, she is perfectly placed to tell me how the right hues can create a house that has heart and soul." - i paper
"The new book from paint masters Farrow & Ball, Recipes for Decorating, encourages you to bring heart to your home with the clever use of colour." - Psychologies magazine
"Joa Studholme is the font of all wisdom when it comes to creating a scheme for your home." - Red magazine
Octopus; March 2019
- ISBN: 9781784726041
- Available for download in secure ePub format
- Title: Farrow & Ball Recipes for Decorating
- Author: Joa Studholme
Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
About The Author
Having joined Farrow & Ball more than 20 years ago, Joa Studholme has amassed a vast wealth of experience. From developing new colours to consulting on design projects, Joa works with the paints and papers every day on both residential and commercial projects and chooses colours for more than 4,500 rooms a year. A self-confessed "colour geek", her passion for interior design and colour means her own home is under constant renovation and she claims to redecorate it at least once a month.
London-based James Merrell is the book's photographer. James's work has been featured in W, Elle Decor (all editions), Vogue Living, Town & Country, Domino, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, Departures, Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal and Living Etc. It has also appeared in many bestselling interiors books.
Joa was co-author and James was photographer for Farrow & Ball How to Decorate, which was also published by Mitchell Beazley in 2016.