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).
It’s that time of year when all we really want to do is hide somewhere gorgeous and emerge a beautiful butterfly in the Spring. As pennies are often tight after Christmas, I’m running a short series on hotel interiors and hotel decor, inspired by a recent trip to Switzerland. Read more »
I’m a keen adventurer with a passion for exploring foreign cultures and seeing how other people live. There’s really no better time than gloomy January to go for a walk on the wild side, so let’s forget reality and send our minds to Myanmar to explore Burmese homes.
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?
As a wildlife and nature lover, I’ve always absolutely adored Juliet Travers work and cannot speak more highly of her designs. They are simply stunning – in fact, my Mum actually had some beautiful curtains made from her fabric last year and everyone always comments on them! The company is also fabulously British with the wallpapers and fabrics made in England. Since we last spoke to Juliet about her Safari collection, she’s launched her latest Albion collection that’s inspired by British wildlife, so she’s the perfect guest to have on the blog for our ‘Best of British’ collection. Over to Juliet. (Tip: scroll to the bottom for a code to get 25% off her Safari cushions – great Christmas gifts!). Read more »
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.
Picture a hot day in June. There is a haze in the air where the morning’s mist has burnt away. The sky is so blue it’s almost violet. Only the wispiest of clouds can be seen in the sky, morphing and changing from one shape to another; nature’s kaleidoscope.
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.