Sophie Robinson workshop
With great excitement I headed off to Brighton for a colour lovers workshop with the amazing Sophie Robinson. From the minute I arrived in Brighton I was surrounded by a brilliant buzz and an array of colour.
I actually had a whole day off whoppee!! to explore Brighton on Friday which started with breakfast on the beach on one of those glorious summer days when you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world. You can eat everything gluten free, dairy free, meat free but didn’t manage to find totally calorie free (maybe there is an opening there)
The course was all about exploring colour psychology and why we love what we do, and what attracts us to certain things and conversely why we can buy something but we never really can make it work in a room. This has happened to me so many times when I have followed a ‘trend’ to only find ‘said’ item moves around the house never finding it’s exact home until it gets relegated to the spare room (anyone else put all their bad buys in the spare room!!) With the poor spare room being so neglected I chose that as my room to work on for the day
We started by colour crushing and just gathering things that we love (without thinking too much about them) and tearing things out of magazines. From this it was concluded that I am an Autumn personality which means I love warm colours and a space that is busy, bright, full of treasures and very cosy and welcoming. I do not fit into the minimalist camp! I found it fascinating that the boards were so different and tastes were so varied.
We had lunch at The Ivy, bit different from a pasty on the run. I have decided I would like to move into the toilets (does that make me weird) but OMG you have to see them they are amazing. In fact the whole place is an assault to the senses (and the food isn’t too shabby either)
My lesson from my little weekend jaunt was never eat a sandwich in the gardens of The Royal Pavillion because their seagull problem is as bad as Newquay, they are scary when they dive bomb you, it stole a little old ladies egg and cress sandwich, the bird was so big I was concerned it may come back for her.
The other thing I have taken away with me is to go with what you love. Why will you tire of a bright pink sofa more than a grey one. I would say if you don’t really want a grey sofa but that is the safe option you are more likely to tire of that. Let’s be honest our tastes don’t massively change it is fashions that change and we can add small touches to keep our pads looking fresh. If you want pink have pink!!