Tag: Furniture

Commissioning bespoke furniture varies significantly from ordering something 'off-the-peg'. Every element has the potential for alteration - the world is your oyster!

THE BEAUTY OF BESPOKE: COMMISSIONING BESPOKE FURNITURE

8th July 2019 , 0 Comments

It’s official – we’re bringing back bespoke! Not that bespoke (furniture, fashion or art) ever really left. Commissions and patronage have, after all, shaped our creative canon. And there has always been something extra special about that one-off piece, specifically made-to-order. It’s just that for a long time now, low price points paired with the […]

Designing children's bedrooms is often a family affair. Not only do you have yourself to consider but a little one who, quite unexpectedly, may have developed a strong sense of personal style. The aim of this piece, is to help you source and shop the ultimate kids' bedroom.

DESIGNING CHILDREN’S BEDROOMS PART 2: WHAT TO BUY

31st May 2019 , 11 Comments

DESIGNING CHILDREN’S BEDROOMS: SOURCING, SHOPPING & STYLING Shopping for any interior scheme can feel overwhelming. With so much choice available, it can be difficult to make a final decision. ‘Much like wedding dress shopping’, I told my sister as we tamed yet more layers of ivory tulle and pinned some sparkle in her hair. ‘Sometimes […]

Summer Bathroom Styling: Some months ago, in the deepest, darkest depths of winter, I discussed creating a spa bathroom. A joyously cocooning sanctuary at home. My mindset shifts entirely once the clocks spring forward and the ankles appear. I want to be out, enjoying the world. This enthusiastic and immersive attitude manifests in several ways...

SUMMER BATHROOM STYLING: IBIZA VIBES TO ZING & ZEST

26th April 2019 , 8 Comments

SUMMER BATHROOM STYLING AT HOME Some months ago, in the deepest, darkest depths of winter, I discussed creating a spa bathroom. A joyously cocooning sanctuary at home to while away the evenings. Blissful! Now I don’t know about you but my mindset shifts entirely once the clocks spring forward and the ankles appear. I want to […]

'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 […]

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