The Kouamo Blog

Four F’s for a Festive Home

Debi Treloar for Selina Lake's 'Winter Living'

Wherever you live or whatever your beliefs, chances are that the winter months will be celebrated or marked in some way. We love the mixture of traditions which have touched our lives and the hotchpotch of festive objects we have gathered for our home over the years. For us Christmas is about comfort, celebration and personal touches. We’re happy to put aside the idea of ‘perfect styling’ and to opt for simple, effortless ideas so we can spend quality time with the ones we love.

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Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios Wrap Up

Julie during Deptford Open Studios

A big warm heartfelt thank you to everyone who came along to see us at Kouamo for the Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios. This year there was a competition for the best decorated studio. The buildings in Holborn and Deptford were both brimming over with festive charm, not to mention the delicious waft of mulled wine drifting down the corridors! Here is our news from this years event...

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A Kouamo Christmas

Kouamo Travel Journals

A season of festive Winter shows starts for us this month at Kouamo with Country Living Christmas Fair, Strawberry Hill Christmas Art & Design Fair and culminating with the fabulous Cockpit Open Studios at both Holborn and Deptford.

Our new Travel Journals make a perfect present and are set to be Kouamo’s hottest Christmas design. With 170 other mastercrafters at Cockpit Arts we decided to take a sneak peek in some of the other studios to pick handcrafted and innovative gifts for our own wish-list.

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New Territory: Creating the next Kouamo Collection

Kouamo batik exploration

Embarking on a new collection is like stepping into unchartered territory - both exciting and a little bit unnerving. The next Kouamo collection is inspired by Julie’s travels in Bali, Indonesia and more specifically Ubdu and its region. We want to share the early beginnings of this new creative journey with you…

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Autumn Styling with Denim Drift

Denim Drift Dulux Colour Futures

This Autumn the world of interiors is awash with Denim Drift, Dulux’s official colour for 2017. At Kouamo we love this calming smoky blue shade, which blends beautifully with deeper indigo, contrasts with crisp white and tones with warm gold, copper, walnut and rosewood. Here are our picks for beautiful interior accessories to style a room featuring Denim Drift.

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Kouamo on Show at London Design Festival

Kouamo at the London Design festival

We love the London Design Festival at Kouamo - the capital always celebrates creativity in style. For the festival this year, Kouamo was invited by the French Antiques Dealers of Lillie Road to create a showcase of our travel inspired textiles. A series of pieces featuring our Bangou Esplanade (Ferrous) print will be on show at Barbe-Despas, No 315 Lille Road, from 17 September to 15 October.

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My Life in Colour: Debbie Blott, The Decor Café Network

Spinach, Image courtesy of Organic Connect

Debbie started her career creating the colour ranges for Dulux and it was here that she developed a deep rooted love of colour and interiors. Today, as the founder of The Decor Café, her particular passion is to connect, support and inspire people to create their own homes and home businesses. The Decor Caf provides an online hub of experts, useful sources and resources and the network has a growing programme of workshops and events. Discover Debbie's Life in Colour...

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Creating a Travel Journal - Kouamo’s Top Tips

Kouamo Journals lifestyle image

Holidays memories are precious. Creating something tangible, to have and to hold can be very special and this is one of the reason we love travel journals at Kouamo. 

We believe that with a little thought and care - each of us can create something beautiful and meaningful. There is so much room for free expression, but here are a few ideas to get you started…

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