Textiles IV

Curtain lining is the fabric that attaches to the back of a curtain whilst interlining provides an extra layer of fabric between the front of the curtain and the lining. Using lining and interlining will give you a neater, more structured appearance and a full drapery to your window treatments. Most lining and interlinings also have thermal properties…

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Viva Magenta – Colour of the Year 2023

I always look forward to December, when Pantone announces the official ‘colour’ of the following year. It feels like a new beginning, fresh start and I am eager to see the design inspiration, style concepts and interior trends that will be coming our way. Pantone is widely considered the official authority on the colour of the…

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The Fife Arms at Christmas

When it comes to whimsical eclectic décor, nowhere does it quite as boldly and stylishly than 5* boutique hotel The Fife Arms in Braemar, Scotland. So of course, when it comes to the festive season, they take traditional decor and throw the rule book away, with charming cosy corners, roaring fires, and a highland twist on the…

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History of Styles- Louis XVI Neoclassical

SOCIAL HISTORY The last king of France afore the French Revolution, Louis XVI tackled disgruntlement and dissatisfaction as well as a vastly growing resentment towards the monarchy. During his reign, Louis XVI was considered to be ill equipped to deal with political and foreign policies, described as uncommunicative and sombre. As the country’s debt was…

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History of Styles -Regency

SOCIAL HISTORY After his father fell ill Prince George became the country’s acting monarch, distinguished as Prince Regent, and this period of time became known as the Regency era. There were noteworthy changes in society and the economic landscape within Britain as well as a wide divide between the high class and the lower classes…

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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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Marie Antoinette Style

The impact that the Queen of France had on decorative arts was significant and it ushered in a ‘golden age’ of French art and design during the Neoclassical period. Originally from Austria Marie became Queen at the young age of 19 and was infamous during her time in the monarchy for lavish spending, frivolous extravagance…

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Maximalist Style

Maximalism is here to stay – it is official! A style rooted in bright juicy colours, an excess of décor and exhilarating personality, maximalism can take your space from plain jane to fabulously OTT. It is all about provoking a positive emotional reaction and being able to truly express oneself. It can be hard to…

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