Category Archives: Design advice

A Room with a View

If like me you’re already getting nostalgic for the long, bright days of summer and outdoor living, make sure you optimise the view of your outside space so that you can enjoy it to the full from inside once the autumnal chill … Continue reading

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All that glitters is not bling…

If designer fabric and bespoke furnishings are the haute-couture of interiors, then lighting is definitely the jewellery. When well thought-through and correctly placed, the use of statement pieces will give a room the wow factor and never more so than at Christmas…

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Just a drama queen at heart!..

How similar interior design ought to be to theatre! Always on a mission to introduce novel and often shocking ideas to shake up the status quo… either using brash, bold overstatement or subtle, nuanced, ‘work it out for yourself’ language.

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decorfest!..

I just had to add an extra post this month to give a mention to decorfest which is being put on by the brilliant decorcafe.com see http://thedecorcafe.com/decorfest/ If you’re at a loss for what to do this weekend, love interiors, or … Continue reading

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Wardrobes for wonky walls in Wiltshire…

Last month we completed an English Wardrobe Company installation in a period property in Wiltshire, and I’m posting a couple of photos…

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3 of the Best Online Interiors Stores

If you’re reading this, the chances are you’re a serious amateur interiors junkie! You want to know what’s new in the industry, access the latest trends and design advice, and search out individual items for your home which can’t be … Continue reading

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New this month…

Who said wall lights were dated? I love these new wall mounted plaster LED fittings from John Cullen. The problem with LED fittings, including ceiling down lights and architectural strips which tend to be sourced from outside the UK, is that … Continue reading

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Design Exhibitions – Decorex 2013

Sadly, summer’s now officially over and, as I write, the weather app on my ‘phone is depressing me with the forecast that this is our last hot, sunny day. Still, I always love September because it’s the month to catch … Continue reading

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Garden Chic

Summer time, and the living is easy… Or so it should be, but the garden often gets neglected in the UK until the sun shines, and then there is much scurrying around to find something suitable to carry outside to … Continue reading

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Making an entrance… Mediterranean-style

A recent holiday to the French Mediterranean coastal region of Languedoc-Rousillon provided us with plenty of inspiration for some front of house make-overs.

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