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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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).
Now that Christmas is just around the corner, I can’t help but notice that everything (really, everything) is lit up! I mean, what is Christmas without Christmas lighting?
I don’t know about you dear readers, but I love a good picnic.
It is hotting up this summer with this season’s tropical jungle trend, evoking sunny destinations and emphasizing nature.
For a person who is not particularly into floral prints and patterns, I have to hold my hands up, and admit, that I have had a major about turn recently.
As the founder of an interiors blog and website, you’d be forgiven for thinking I had an eye for design. I don’t. In fact, so abysmal is my creative flair that I still drag my Mother clothes shopping with me.*
It is official the print of this Spring/Summer is gingham; the classic print is making a revival this season in both interiors and fashion alike, and believe me will instantly make your home appear on trend.
Come springtime, in many homes across the UK, a time honoured traditional is taking place.
Spring has sprung, the holidays are just around the corner, and the shops are all full of seasonally themed motifs. Bunnies, butterflies, chicks and eggs can be found printed on fabrics, stamped on flatware and hung as decorations everywhere you look.
Lisette Voûte Designs undertook a full refurbishment of a Victorian terraced townhouse in Southwest London.
I have always had a passion for textiles, so becoming a fabric designer was a natural route for me to take. I wanted to design and produce fabric that had skill behind it, but would also be accessible and easily incorporated into people’s homes.
Generally, I would say I’m an optimist, a glass half full kind of person. But today, I stepped in something I shouldn’t have.
This Spring take a trip on the Oriental Express, as designers in both fashion and interiors alike are taking inspiration from the cultural Far East.
Compass and Rose were successful in winning this project located in one of the most desired areas in the heart of London. This serviced-residential-new build, designed by Norman Foster, overlooks the River Thames, just a stone’s throw away from Chelsea Bridge.
Lombok casts my mind to pearly white beaches, lapping turquoise waters and palm trees slouched with coconuts. I can almost smell the sun-drenched, salty air. Now amble away from the coast and the lowlands are awash with bananas, cacao, rice and coffee and the highlands are cloaked in a blanket of rich, dense forest. It’s an island dripping with resources and steeped in history and LOMBOK furniture and homeware has captured this far eastern magic and woven it into its spectacular designs.
Interior designers work in many different ways. Some have a strong vision and want to see it carried to fruition. Others have a very unique or individual style that a client will buy into. The way I work, is much like making a bespoke suit. Hopefully it will be a perfect fit, that flatters all the good features and disguises the poor. I literally tailor the house to my client.
With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, we’re seeing red everywhere. From the bouquets of flowers, clothing through to home accessories. It might be big business but don’t let that spoil your romantic mood.
I’m cold. It’s freezing outside, and although Christmas is over and January is behind us, my radiator is turned up full whack and much to my husband’s dismay I’m wearing socks in bed.
Bedlinen is such a personal item that comes in so many different styles and fabrics. But let’s face it, how many of us fully understand what Egyptian cotton actually is and what a thread count means? Heirlooms, a maker of luxury sheets, is here to shed some light.
In How To Choose A Rug (Part 1) I covered hand knotted, hand tufted, flat woven and tapestry rugs. In Part 2 I’ll cover machine made and natural fibre rugs.
Getting handymen in to do small jobs around the house can be expensive and deter you from making welcome changes to your living space. At the same time, doing them yourself can seem like a daunting prospect. .
I am a true romantic. I love the idea of love. Grand gestures, hearts, flowers, candlelight, the works.
The fun, exciting part of a New Year is of course being adventurous and trying something, well…new. If you’ve been thinking about trying a new colour in your home then this is the perfect time to make the change.
The first signs of spring are emerging, and this spring it is all about florals and the birds and the bees!
Area rugs are such a beautiful accessory to place in ones home. They add warmth, they decorate a space, they diminish noise and they can complete a look. I think of rugs as artwork for the floor. Here are some tips on how to choose a rug.