Colour was used in the hallway of Margherita Thuminger's maisonette. The wall behind the staircase has been painted a dark shade to evoke a sense of depth, while the staircase was transformed with a bold yellow. 'The hall seems so much bigger', enthuses Margherita 'and the cheerful colour put a smile on the face of anyone entering my house'. Gabby and Olivia similarly injected colour into the studio apartment seen in the September 2011 issue. A dramatic orange - Farrow & Ball's Charlotte Locks - gives the walls a shock-factor; slices of the colour threads through the apartment, providing a bold backdrop to a monochrome scheme.