Small Space Styling: Tiny Bathrooms

In the second of my Small Space Styling series, I explore the bathroom and present examples of how to decorate with savvy storage, innovative layouts and elegant concepts that make a modest space feel abundant.  WALL SPACE It is a wonderful idea to make use of all wall space within small bathrooms, installing shelving for storage, hooks for hanging…

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Hard Materials V

Stainless Steel Stainless Steel is a metal alloy made of steel along with other elements including 10.5% chromium. Other additions added to the steel when it is in the electric furnace before it is moulded into shape,  include carbon, silicon and manganese which help strengthen and toughen the texture of the material. The chromium used…

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How To: 10 ways to style a Fireplace

From cosy rustic farmhouse to clean sleek minimalist, there are so many ways to decorate a fireplace. Here I share 10 ideas and tips on how to style a fireplace no matter what your interior taste or the time of year!  LESS IS MORE Minimalist does not have to mean boring, but rather by going…

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10 Ways to Style a Hallway

Often overlooked, the décor and design of your hallway is crucial as it is the link between spaces within your home, a high activity, functional area and the first impression people have once they arrive. In recent studies it was found that 80% of potential home buyers decide whether the home is right for them…

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Small Space Styling: zoning your living room

Decorating smaller apartments or studio flats can feel tricky – it is a careful balance between producing clutter and chaos and maximising the limited floor plan. I’ve decided to produce a new blog series called ‘Small Space Styling’ where I research and share all the top tips from interior stylists and designers. My first entry…

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8 Paint Ideas to Transform Your Home

If you have grown weary of your surroundings at home and want to inject some fresh life into the space, yet do not want to go down the costly and time-consuming road of redecorating – simply sprucing up your paint colours can totally transform your interior. There are countless creative ways to utilise paint that…

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Design a Healthy Home II

In Oliver Heath’s book ‘Design a Healthy Home – 100 ways to transform your space for physical and mental wellbeing’ interior design is linked with nature as a way of increasing our health and happiness. In last week’s blog I covered tips Oliver shares when considering colour, pattern, and texture, as well as the activities…

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How To: create a Spa Sanctuary in your own bathroom

Our homes are increasingly becoming a space for us to take refuge from the stress and chaos of our everyday lives. With the general population having a more vigorous and active lifestyle than ever, it is no surprise that we are seeking new and innovative ways to help reduce anxiety and tension. One of the…

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10 Ways to Style a Guest Bedroom

The guest bedroom can often be a secondary thought when decorating as we do not necessarily use it ourselves. However, it is crucial that we pay as much attention to this room as we would our own bedroom, creating a space in our homes that family and friends can come and feel hassle-free, content, and…

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Break the Decor Rules – 8 interior ideas that go against the ‘norm’

When it comes to interior design, we sometimes get caught up in all the rules! Styling tips, current trends and décor faux paus can dictate how and what we include within our homes. However, I think it is about time we tore up the list of dos and don’ts and focused on what we like, decorating our homes…

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How To: Renovate on a Budget

Designing our homes as a place to relax, share memories and enjoy is all about how we include our own personal touch within the décor. Taking on the task of renovating your space can be thrilling, but also quite daunting. Especially when we must consider the realistic constraints of that dreaded B word – Budget! …

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How To: build a successful interior design brand!

Tips and motivation on developing a thriving, exceptional interior design brand by some of the industry’s most talented designers! Living Etc recently gathered a number of creatives from the interior industry to share their ideas, experience and advice on forming a lucrative interior design brand. Here are some of the key viewpoints: AUTHENTICTY & ORIGINALITY…

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How To: Create a Coorie Home

In Beth Pearson’s book The Coorie Home: Beautiful Scottish Living she explores the notion of ‘Coorie’ and how we can incorporate this into our personal space. Coorie is a Scottish term to signify the cosiness and rural warmth of highland life and bringing this style into your interior is a simple and effective way of…

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Book Edit: Mad about the House 101 Interior Design Answers

Interior design can sometimes feel like a treasure trove of contrasting ideas and inspiration, which in turn can be overwhelming if and when you have to make décor choices for your own home. Journalist Kate Watson-Smyth recognised this and has come to the rescue with her latest book Mad About the House – 101 Interior Design…

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How To: use Ticking within your home

Ticking is not known as a fabric of choice within contemporary interiors, but instead a staple of traditional country style homes – however Ticking stripes can be one of the most versatile and straightforward fabrics to incorporate into your space. A classic pattern that can be employed in an array of manners including within furniture…

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