Samantha Bacon is a graduate of the International School of Colour and Design in Sydney, Australia. Samantha is a professional member of the Design Institute of Australia and has extensive knowledge of colour theory and its application in both commercial and residential settings. She has designed many colour schemes and interiors for projects in Sydney, the Central Coast of NSW, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. Samantha is the colour expert for Australian lifestyle magazines, Modern Home and Country Home Ideas.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have been a colour feature writer for two Australian national magazines for the past ten years and this complements my role as an interior designer. Although contributing to magazines has not made me wealthy it is one of the most enjoyable aspects of my portfolio of work. I really enjoy researching new colour and decorating trends and also love learning about how trends in colour and design have evolved over the years to bring us to where we are now in the exciting world of interiors. I love writing and therefore thought it would be good fun to condense some of my knowledge into a book about colour and how to use it in interior decorating projects. A good grounding in colour is really important for people approaching their own decorating projects and I noticed that there were not many books around just focusing on this aspect - so I decided to write one.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy is when people I don't know tell me that I have helped them to solve a decorating problem and that I have made their interior or exterior colour choices easy. It's great to see your book published and then to hear that people are finding practical solutions to their decorating dilemmas from it.
What you need to know about colour to create successful interior decorating projects. This book describes the basic principles about colour and the development of schemes to decorate rooms and other spaces. The book contains many different colour schemes supported by beautiful pictures and accompanying colour palettes.