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'Trend' is fast becoming a dirty word. Fickle and fanciful, it alludes to a fast-paced, throwaway approach - the antithesis of sustainability. With uncertain times ahead, the idea of the 'investment piece' is beginning to dominate our sartorial and interior design decisions with a 'make do and mend' mantra on its tail. All this aside, 2019's arguably hottest 'trend' - 'Mixed Materials' - is far from flighty.

2019 TREND: MIXED MATERIALS

28th January 2019 , 7 Comments

MORE THAN A TREND: MIXED MATERIALS ‘Trend’ is fast becoming a dirty word. Fickle and fanciful, it alludes to a fast-paced, throwaway approach to design – the antithesis of fashionable term ‘sustainability’. With uncertain times ahead, the idea of the ‘investment piece’ is beginning to dominate our sartorial and interior design decisions with a ‘make […]

Interior design mistakes - we've all been there. Sofas that don't fit, impractical finishes regretted mere moments after installation, a colour that looks totally different to the tiny sample you signed off. In this post - the first of two - I will be identifying 3 common interior design mistakes and discussing ways to avoid them.

3 COMMON INTERIOR DESIGN MISTAKES – AND HOW TO AVOID THEM!

13th December 2018 , 0 Comments

Renovations can be great fun. A chance to put your ‘stamp’ on a space – to elevate its aesthetic and and establish a fresh approach. Unfortunately, alongside the fun comes dust, spiraling costs and stress. Oh, the stress. I often meet clients mid-build who are utterly exhausted by the process. The constant decision-making – from […]

Whilst I strongly support the notion that great design is for everyone, regardless of budget, and appreciate that many people have great success in the aforementioned areas, I feel it necessary to highlight from the outset that 'stylish interiors on a budget' is not necessarily my specialism. I say this wincing uncomfortably and hiding behind my hands. This is, after all, not what I should be saying out loud. Upcycling/reviving the old has seen a fashionable revival. Sustainability is hot topic. But, whilst I support these ideals and practices wholeheartedly, it's important to remember that we all have our individual preferences and strengths. 

STYLISH INTERIORS ON A BUDGET – A THRIFTY CHALLENGE FOR THE BHF

16th October 2018 , 12 Comments

MAKEOVER CHALLENGE: STYLISH INTERIORS ON A BUDGET I’m opening this post with a frank admission; frugality is not my USP. Thrift-shopping/bargain hunting is not my forte. And – at the risk of full disclosure – know that I couldn’t be less of a seasoned ‘re-purposer/’up-cycler’ if I tried. Whilst I strongly support the notion that […]

A classic leather sofa can be paired with a variety of components as the foundation of the space. This scheme features the Nicoletti Azione Leather Corner Chaise Sofa, £3995 from the Nicoletti Home collection at Furniture Village

SOFAS & HANDBAGS – THE ULTIMATE INVESTMENT

25th April 2018 , 4 Comments

  SOFAS AND HANDBAGS – INTERIOR & FASHION FOUNDATIONS Sofas and handbags. Two of my MAJOR obsessions. And, whilst other elements fall in and out of favour at any given time, they remain permanent fixtures. It may seem odd to group sofas and handbags together. However, these trusted staples have more in common that you […]

This scheme, designed by Sarah Mailer Design, a London-based interior designer, combines neutral greys with sunny yellow accents. A key interior design secret is to integrate colour with multiple accents, carefully planted around the space to balance the overall scheme. For more ideas and interior design secrets, click on the blog link...

5 INTERIOR DESIGN SECRETS TO ENHANCE YOUR SPACE

3rd August 2017 , 21 Comments

We all deserve to live in a beautiful, functional space. A space that reflects us – our lifestyle, interests and passions. Our home should be our haven and a little pocket of the world that is true to our individual aesthetic. The big question is – how do you achieve that ‘wow factor’? A gorgeous dining […]

WHY YOU NEED A CONTEMPORARY COFFEE TABLE IN YOUR LIFE

4th July 2017 , 4 Comments

CONTEMPORARY COFFEE TABLES: THE WHY When you’re at a friend’s house, sipping tea, the kids are off playing (ideally/if only) and you’re having a good old natter, sometimes you need to exemplify aspects of your conversation. Just a little confirmation with phone-based imagery. ‘I just have to show you’. ‘You won’t believe this’! You begin […]

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