A sofa is such a big investment that you really need to make sure you get it right first time. Here are a few practical tips to help on your next sofa-buying expedition! Size: One of the most important things is choosing the right size, especially if you are moving into a new build where […]
I have been neglecting this blog lately as I’ve been working on a new project, setting up an online interiors shop specialising in accessories: cushions, wallpaper, prints, ceramics, lighting and gifts. Changing your accessories is the easiest and quickest way to add personality to a room, or change the look of a room while still […]
I have been sourcing some radiators for a clients scheme as they want to swap their boring old radiators for some new interesting ones. We all need radiators but we seldom pay much attention to them. However there are so many new, interesting designs around that we no longer have an excuse not to incorporate […]
Today’s kitchens increasingly set the style of the whole living space of the home. They have become more a family room than the old open-plan kitchen-diner so they need to fit in with the rest of the home. I think colour and texture will be popular looks for 2014, especially in worktops and splashbacks. A […]
I have been taking advantage of the lull between Christmas and New Year, when most businesses are shut or working with just a skeleton staff, to research a new project, an online homewares shop. While spending many hours trying to source suitably quirky and different (but still chic and elegant), reasonably-priced products, I have been […]
Short curtains aren’t generally considered to be as elegant or chic as floor-length curtains but they can look just as good in certain situations.
If you are redecorating a nursery , these tips will ensure you create a functional, practical and stylish room which you and your baby will love, and which will co-ordinate with the rest of your house.
This Autumn, I’ve decided to do learn something practical so I’ve enrolled on an upholstery course. We covered upholstery and fabrics while I was studying for my interior design diploma but the theory, not the practice, and thought this would be a useful skill to have (especially as up-cycling is becoming so popular). So last […]
A while ago I designed a home office for a wedding planner, which also needed to double as a guest bedroom. She wanted the design to reflect her occupation, and appeal to brides and their mothers, so she wanted it to be glamourous and girly as well as professional and practical. I chose a monochrome […]
I am re-decorating my bedroom at the moment and have been considering the best way to dress the windows. I have one large bay and a separate sash window so traditional, lined floor length curtains will work out very expensive, which led me to thinking about stylish alternatives. You can customise plain ready-made curtains by […]