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Characterized by sleek surfaces, geometric shapes, and a neutral palette with just a splash of colour, modern interior designs have fast become a go-to for new home builds and renovations. Since it’s tricky to know where to begin when faced with the barrage of different images from a cursory magazine-flick, we’ve put together five modern interior design ideas to get you on your way.

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Last month we saw ‘It’ girl and our number one girl crush Gigi Hadid become the face of Tommy Hilfiger’s brilliant fashion campaign. Hadid rightfully opened the catwalk for Hilfiger’s new season collection for the Fall Fashion Week show – and what a treat this was!

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Vintage homes embrace the past to create spaces that are full of character and history. They weave in flea market finds, antiques and collectibles and lots of rustic, distressed furniture items. They’re inviting and homey, whilst brimming with up-cycled treasures and homeware and furniture that tells a story.

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Now that the kids are all back to school, it is now the perfect time to reclaim your home and inject a little organisation and decluttering into your life! You could even turn it into a task for the whole family which can be both satisfying and a great way to teach kids the importance of being organised and tidy.

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scandi interior design style

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Due to its’ simplicity, functionality and beauty, I will hands-down admit that Scandinavian is my favourite of the interior design styles. It is an aesthetically pure minimalistic style, that lifestyle bloggers, Instagrammers and fashionistas alike have been obsessing over (think @wonenaandemadelief and @tarmarz).

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laura ashley shabby chic kitchen

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Shabby chic interior design style oozes character and charm, merging pretty pastel shades with delicate floral designs, lovely laces and rustic, worn vintage finds. The base is often white, with colour pops of dusty pinks and blues, duck-eggs and faded greens. Delightfully feminine, bright and breezy. Imperfect elegance.

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Flowers instantly breathe life into spaces and really add the finishing touch to your rooms. Artificial flowers are the way forward – a one-off investment, they require no watering and can transform a space.  Here’s a guide on how to match flowers to interior design styles, so you can quickly see the best arrangements for your rooms.

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Wedding season is well and truly here which means there are also lots of anniversaries around the corner! Giving gifts on anniversaries is thought to have originated in Central Europe in the Middle Ages and traditionally specific materials are tied to specific anniversaries. The material increases in value and is meant to represent key stages of a couple’s life together.

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So far we’ve covered Shabby Chic and Modern Retro interior design styles in this mini series. Now we’re going to delve further back into history, to the 1920’s and 30’s and into the era of flappers, jazz and glamour. That’s right, hold onto your pearls, it’s the Art Deco movement!

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best pocket sprung mattresses

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To make the most of the Dreams Summer sale we thought we’d pick our top 10 best pocket sprung mattresses and gel mattresses to help you in choosing a mattress. You can save up to half price on some of them, and on others you’ll get a big discount on TV beds – get one now before the prices go up ahead of Winter (when, let’s face it, we’ll be spending a lot more time snuggling in bed with a good movie).

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john lewis croft collection

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Last weekend I decided to get out into the sun and try my hand at growing some herbs and vegetables. After all, what can possibly be more satisfying than digging up your own veg? However, every gardener needs great tools so I’ve been on the hunt for some great value top notch items. Turns out the John Lewis croft collection outdoor range is rather fabulous and it has a gorgeous, rustic and slightly vintage home decor feel. Here are 8 handy products for the happy gardener.

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Planning a home makeover? Follow these key rules used by interior designers to ensure you create balanced and beautiful spaces. This will help you to figure out what your interior design style is and how to work it into your rooms. Click on the infographic to see it in full over on Pinterest.

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Interior design styles- interview with Lisette Voute

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Whatever your interior design style, there are a few basic tips we can all follow to make the most out of our spaces. I spoke to my great friend and brilliant interior designer, Lisette Voûte, to ask those common questions we all have. You can read the full interview below or watch the video here.

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I’ve long loved the John Lewis Croft collection ever since the brand kindly sent me a bedspread and matching cushions from the range a year ago. I adore its simple, relaxed, yet refreshing appeal which can instantly lift the home, so I thought I’d pull out a few of my favourites.

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Spring is here and there’s no better time for a revamp. One room that can often be neglected is the home office or study, yet it’s the place where many of us spend a lot of our time. Here we will look at how we can update our existing home offices and then how we can use these ideas to transform unused spaces in ours homes into gorgeous working environments.

 

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Shabby chic is one of the timeless and classic interior design styles, fusing vintage home decor with a smattering of Boho mix-and-match and English country prettiness. Lift your bedrooms for Spring with a few gorgeous shabby chic home accessories. Here’s our selection of 50 finds for under £50.

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As an ex-Biologist, I’m passionate about science and I love knowing how things work. Lately, I’ve been giving a lot of thought as to how science can be applied to home decor. I’ll be telling you more about this over the coming weeks, but for now, I decided to try and unpick my own psychology to explain what it is about my latest Anthropologie bedding set that I love so much.

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Two of my nearest and dearest have recently gotten engaged and it’s got me thinking about unique wedding ideas for them! Wedding favours can often be left until last, but they are a great opportunity to add a truly personal touch to your special day. If you start planning and making them now, you’ll easily have them done in time for a Summer (or Winter!) wedding. Here are 4 homemade favours your guests will love.

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Beautiful aromas can awaken our senses and send our minds wandering to rich memories. The scents of Spring and Summer can refresh, invigorate and revive our homes and fill us with the excitement of the glorious long days ahead. Here are 10 gorgeous fragrances to energise your homes for Spring.

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Today we’re venturing to snow-kissed Vienna, truly one of the most exquisite places I’ve ever visited. The city is dripping in striking Baroque and classic architecture, dotted with sculptures, beautiful parks and cobbled streets. I could chat endlessly about this incredible place, but today I’m going to take you on another hotel interiors nosey, this time in Vienna’s Hotel Bristol. Read more »

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There are many beautiful places around the world that we all dream of escaping to, but there’s very few where you can truly hide from ‘real-life’ and immerse yourself completely in another world. It’s time for a dose of healthy escapism and this week I’m going give you a snapshot of life in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Knowing the differences between mattresses is vital to ensure you buy just the right one. Gel mattresses are currently all the rage, harnessing new technology that enables them to mould to your shape and regulate temperature. However, they can be pricey. The next best thing, and largely just as good for most of us, are pocket spring mattresses. Here’s some top picks that have received consistently shining reviews:

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Gel mattresses are all the rage in the bed market. A relatively new technology, gel layers enable a mattress to mould to the contours of your body, ensuring good sleeping posture and comfort. They also regulate body temperature and prevent over-heating (unlike memory foam mattresses). Most gel mattresses combine layers of different materials such as gel with pocket springs.

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The Arabic decor/Middle Eastern interior design style is about wealth and luxury, but also simplicity and comfort. My decorating style blends the traditional Middle Eastern design with contemporary elegance. If you want to add the charm of arabic decor to your home, here are a few top interior design tips.

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Temperatures have plummeted, snow has fallen and we’re all feeling more than a little chilly. A thick duvet, squashy pillows, and snuggly bed linen will help take the chill off and make for an inviting and cosy bedroom. Making the most of the Dunelm sale, here are some of my favourite Dorma products and Dorma duvet covers, which have also received fantastic reviews.

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