NDA Blog

Low Maintenance Gardens
Written by NDA Garden Design tutor Gill Lotter Expectations upon each of us to have the perfect garden to match our picture postcard life and home are as demanding as ever, but how do we rationalise this with our needs? Instead of feeling a sense of overwhelming panic when we step out of the back…
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Dulux Colour of the Year 2020
  It is so exciting to finally reveal to everyone, Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2020. With information exclusively provided by Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director of Dulux and a great friend to the NDA, we’re going to explain not only the ideas behind Tranquil Dawn, but the first of it’s associating palettes. These four palettes…
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Did Kim and Kanye Kill Minimalism?
Written by NDA tutor Ruth Skrytek When you consider minimalism, most will think of the crisp white walls, large amounts of smooth white cabinets coated in plastic resin, and closed storage to pack away any potential clutter in the otherwise perfectly pristine environment.   A typical “minimalist” bedroom   Minimalism in the post-modern sense was…
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Gaming for the Creative!
Written by NDA Senior Tutor, Simone Haley   If you’re into gaming, keep reading. We are always on the look out for different ways to keep you inspired. Sometimes, we just want to sit back and enjoy a good session of décor gaming, city creating or have our architectural knowledge put to the test. These…
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Mustard in Interiors
Written by NDA senior tutor, Vicky McClymont Mustard seems to be a colour that doesn’t disappear from our interior consciousness. Since 2015 (if not even earlier), mustard has been at the forefront of popular interior colour choices and it doesn’t seem to be losing any momentum. In 2018, Pinterest reported a 45% increase in searches for…
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