Do you break a sweat even thinking about the trail of destruction that can be wrecked by you inebriated Christmas guests? Sit down, take a deep breath and read our 5 easy guest-proofing tip. They may sound obvious, but do each of these things and you’ll sleep more soundly. You can thank us later.
Posts Categorized: Interior Design Styles
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!
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.
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.
Anything goes with Boho! This look is a carefree mis-match of old and new, weaving an elaborate array of intricate patterns and designs. It’s disorderly and relaxed, often featuring lots of drapes and layers, lanterns and lights, and colourful fabrics.
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).
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.
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.
Here are 8 little extras that will make your wedding day that bit more special.
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.
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!
Here are our top ten picks for taking vintage home decor into the kitchen. With just a few small additions, you can turn your kitchen into a gorgeous vintage paradise.
There’s no place like home, and certainly no place like home in the long, warm days of Summer! With a few magic touches, we can add a relaxed, carefree holiday vibe to our spaces and enjoy ‘weekends away’ in our own homes. Here are a few ideas that will have you dreaming of a staycation.
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.
This Spring I’m introducing a mini series that will explore four decorative modern interior design styles for your bedroom. Today we’re kicking off with Shabby Chic.
If you’re a lover of vintage home decor, here are some great ways to take the look into your garden or patio area to create an inviting, rustic and warming feel.
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.
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.
A splash of white can lift a home, refreshing and rejuvenating spaces after the cold Winter months. Here are 10 ways you can work white into any interior design styles.
Patchwork is a key feature of any vintage home decor scheme. Guest blogger and master quilter Lucie Wakefield gives us some innovative ideas on how to add a splash of pretty patchwork to our homes. Over to Lucie.
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.
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.
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.
For all vintage home decor lovers now is the time to make the most of the warmer, lighter days by heading to one of the many vintage and antique markets across the UK. Aside from being a great opportunity to bag some vintage buys for your home and garden, they also make wonderful days out, with many being hosted in some of the countries prettiest places.
Top tip: Get there early and be ready to haggle and move quickly!
Spring is when we emerge from our wintry cocoons and embrace the sheer joy of lighter and brighter days. Often we forget how closely aligned our wellbeing is to our physical environment, so this Spring let’s freshen-up our spaces and in so doing rejuvenate and refresh our spirits, ready to embrace the long-awaited warmer months. Here are 4 interior design styles that are perfect for a Spring home refresh.
Long associated with all things girly, pink is having a grown up and sophisticated comeback, no longer reserved for toddlers and teenagers, blush pink is having a moment in both fashion and interiors.
Kick off 2016 in luxury with the trend for decadence. Of all the interior design styles, Art Deco-inspired opulence will fill your home with unashamed glamour and luxury. This look is all about more, more, more…
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.
In 1992 I immigrated from Jordan to the US. While it was exciting to experience something new, it wasn’t long before I felt homesick. To ease my loneliness, I began surrounding myself with family photos, books, home accents and arabic decor, including artwork, from Jordan. My apartment became my sanctuary where I felt comfortable and happy; a true desert oasis in a sea of western influence. But only after the birth of my first child did my new home have a meaning.
As the mornings darken and the evenings draw in, take a step onto the dark side with this season’s trend for gothic glamour.