Tag: Styling

White decor - To achieve a Hygge-inspired Scandinavian space - the ultimate winter retreat - champion white and work texture. It can be daunting but don't be afraid to forgo colour, instead layering shades of white on white. If you wish to expand the palette, introduce soft greys, muted taupe or desaturated blues for a sense of tranquillity. Complement gentle hues with whitewashed wood, raw birch or greyed-oak and embrace natural materials wholeheartedly.

DREAMING OF WHITE DECOR

7th December 2017 , 18 Comments

WHITE DECOR We’re talking white – crisp, chic and elegantly timeless. Casually understated; when it comes to decorating white is our faithful ally. The ideal non-colour, perfect for a fuss-free interior reboot. Reflecting light beautifully, it is incredibly versatile and works with just about anything! After all the excitement and sparkle of the festive gift […]

Festive Gift Guide - I LOVE this time of year. Who doesn't?! Chunky knits and cashmere socks; the coats, the boots, those crisp sunny mornings. The sequins, the sparkle, Red-Apple nails, chai lattes served in festive cups, scented candles and Christmas windows...

THE FESTIVE GIFT GUIDE

26th November 2017 , 5 Comments

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS… I LOVE this time of year. Who doesn’t?! Chunky knits and cashmere socks: the coats, the boots, those crisp sunny mornings. The sequins, the sparkle, Big Apple Red nails, Chai lattes served in festive cups, scented candles and Christmas windows… work parties, extra fizz, Secret Santa, the […]

Holiday House London - Following the beautiful runner up the stairs, Fiona Barratt Interiors's 'Curated Design' living room caught my eye immediately. A generous, light-filled space with a great sense of flow, it was finished to the highest of standards. The sculptural light, curving downwards above the coffee table, was a stunning focal point with its undulations emulated in the art relief hung on the back wall. This was a scheme with space to breathe - to step back and admire all the wonderful pieces within it - and a place where every vista was curated to perfection.

HOLIDAY HOUSE LONDON – YOUR PERSONAL TOUR

18th November 2017 , 7 Comments

Why Holiday House? ‘Because every day is a holiday when you’ve survived cancer’  – Iris Dankner, Holiday House founder   ** Extra long post ahead but absurdly gorgeous interiors -‘inspo’ throughout (and all for a great cause)**   HOLIDAY HOUSE LONDON Kitchen of dreams. Image source: Iggi Interior Design official Instagram On Wednesday 8th November, […]

Gold has certainly taken the reigns as hardware hero. Gold accents add a gorgeous glow so if you possess a greyed-out or monochromatic space (or love a desaturated outfit), I urge you to introduce a little gold. It really will uncover a new dimension. Whether its some shiny brass buttons on a blazer or a few choice home accessories, even a touch of gold can change the status of an outfit of an interior scheme from mediocre to outstanding...

GOLD ACCENTS: YOUR AUTUMN TREND GUIDE

29th September 2017 , 22 Comments

Today, we’re talking about one of my favourite subjects ever. GOLD! Not a total surprise, you might think. And you wouldn’t be wrong. It has featured heavily in my ‘New In’ section for some time, in many of my Sarah Mailer Design interior schemes, plus it’s the metal du jour. Having graced both London Fashion […]

Focus/17 (17th  – 22nd September) runs with the motivation (as always) to unite the design world at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour (DCCH). This fabulous venue is somewhere I regularly frequent as a designer. Chelsea is known as the interior design epicentre of London and the Design Centre is home to 600+ leading international brands, offering a dynamic collective unseen anywhere else in the world. It's a real go-to destination for industry professionals but is also open to retail visitors who want to step beyond the high-street, gather inspiration and shop higher-end. A dynamic and immersive six-day event, Focus/17 showcases global creative talent in an elegant, sophisticated setting. For more on Focus/17 and new season design inspiration, click on the article link.

HIGHLIGHTS OF LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL – FOCUS/17

21st September 2017 , 1 Comment

FOCUS/17 It’s undeniable that the month of September is a generous provider.  Now, I’m not only talking about the shiny, new looks and cutting-edge trends on offer (more on this here), or the fact that the school bell has called time on the summer holidays. No – moreover than that – London Design Festival is […]

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 , 9 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 […]

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