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EXPLORING THE INSPIRATIONAL; THE INTERIOR DESIGN & STYLE BLOG BY SARAH MAILER

With references to Matisse, Yves Klein, Rembrandt, Peter Blake, Leonardo Da-Vinci to name a few, these new-age prints are the new 'cool'. Think illustrative mark-making, etching, cut-outs, collage, freehand drawing, painterly lines, ceramic glazing and experimental play: This is one cool new season wallpaper trend! For more ideas, advice and hot new trends, click on the article link...

5 NEW SEASON WALLPAPER TRENDS TO COVET

10th September 2017 , 6 Comments

WALLPAPER – THE POWER OF NEW I’m a little bit excited today as we’re talking wallpaper. Hot-off-the-press, fabulous new season wallpaper trends, to be precise. Yes folks, it’s September and – as forewarned – we’re on shiny, new territory. It is my duty, after all, to keep you abreast of all that is trending, current […]

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.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT PAINT COLOUR FOR YOUR INTERIOR

30th August 2017 , 7 Comments

With September around the corner, it’s almost impossible to escape that inevitable ‘back to school’ feeling. The apprehension of the unknown, married with that giddy excitement of a ‘fresh start’. Even if you’re nowhere near a classroom, I always think there’s a real sense of ‘newness’ in the air around this time of year. Exciting […]

Sarah Mailer dressing the space in a master bedroom. Her blog, Girl About House has been nominated for 'Best Newcomer' at the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2017. This is a really big deal for GAH, being such a new interior design blog. Click on the link for loads of interior design ideas, amazing product recommendations and inspirational looks. #iba17 #interiordesignblog

BEHIND THE SCENES OF AN INTERIOR DESIGN BLOG

10th August 2017 , 20 Comments

BEHIND THE SCENES AT GIRL ABOUT HOUSE A little bit of styling goes a long way in interior design. Image source: Sarah Mailer Design This post is a little different to my usual content, as I’m taking you ‘backstage’ at GIRL ABOUT HOUSE and discussing my motivations behind creating an interior design blog. Before we […]

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 , 15 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 […]

This Polish pastry shop is pure Millennial Pink perfection! For more on the hot trend that's not going anywhere, click on the link for lots of fabulous ideas and to shop the look.

HOW MILLENNIAL PINK CAN WORK FOR YOUR HOME

26th July 2017 , 7 Comments

As an interior designer, I’m well versed in grey. Grey walls, grey floors,  grey furniture. Not if I can help it, mind you, as I always encourage my clients to allow some warmth and depth into their schemes – it’s just better that way; more homely. Pink has long been a stellar way to achieve […]

PiP Studio's vibrant, yellow wallpaper is totally uplifting and would add a vibrant flavour to any interior scheme. Click on the blog post for more summer floral bights and a gorgeous edit of the best blooms around.

TREND FOCUS: BRIGHT SUMMER FLORALS

12th July 2017 , 5 Comments

Bold, bright, summer florals – effortlessly eye-catching, shamelessly loud, eternally happy. The high-summer must-have trend and perfect alongside our fortunate run of hot, balmy weather (downpours aside). Floral prints kick about in one guise or another most seasons (I do love a dark-based, gothic winter floral during the colder months), transcending across fashion and interiors. This summer, […]

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