Minimalism

Minimalism emerged during the modernist movement, with a reaction against overindulgence and the exclusivity of the art and design world, instead focusing on the notion of ‘less is more’. Architect Miles Van Der Rohe was one of the initial innovators of this design aesthetic with refined skyscrapers, the use of ‘new’ high quality materials (concrete,…

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Textiles I

CHENILLE Type of fibre: Can be made with natural cotton (the more eco friendly option) or with synthetic fibres such as polyester or acrylic resulting in an increased amount of durability. Very similar to velvet, is elastic and durable with notable thermal properties. First known to be manufactured in France in the early 1700s. How…

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Window Treatments I

CURTAIN HEADINGS PENCIL PLEAT A standard heading for most curtains and valance that are suspended from tracks and poles above a window frame. A heading tape with 3 hooks positions is sewn at the top of the drapes with 3 rows of string threaded through. This forms a neat row of single ‘pencil pleats’ and…

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Highland Country

Country style interiors can be achieved within a variety of homes, whether traditional, modern or bohemian – ‘country’ is the epitome of laid back elegance. Surrounded by luscious green fields, hills and forest, our home is in a prime location for cosy rural life and this is reflected within the decor.   Teaming ‘country’ with its…

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How To: create the cosiest bedroom

The start of the year can often feel dreary and drawn out, with dark nights, frosty temperatures and long months ahead before the buzz of summer. Your home can be your haven during these monotonous times and making sure it is a comfy and welcoming space is easily achievable. Our bedrooms are the best place…

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Post-Modernism

Defined as an opposition to views and ideals within the modernist movement, Post Modernism welcomed the distinctive, whimsical and eclectic. With an increasingly unsure and sceptical western world, the design movement embodied a cultural move in which exclusive modernism no longer represented the majority. Turmoil and instability after two world wars and an exposure to…

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Eclectic Style

  Defining ‘eclectic’ style can be somewhat of a challenge, as it is a term that is thrown around loosely in defining interiors. What can be said for sure is a home that represents eclecticism is one that is rich in character and humour and as you enter you get a real sense of the…

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Traditional Highlands

When you image a country home in the Scottish Highlands, images of traditional tartans and cosy fireplaces may arise – a country home and its traditional styling. Within our home we have a predominately modern rustic aesthetic, but upon closer inspection we also pay homage to Scotland and our surroundings with some traditional highland touches.…

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