Book Edit: How to Hygge – The Secrets of Nordic Living

By now I am well informed on all things ‘Hygge’ having read most books and blog articles on the topic as well as scrolling endlessly through cosy inspired Pinterest boards. Yet I was pleasantly surprised by Signe Johansen’s book How To Hygge – The Secrets of Nordic Living, an informative guide with décor tips, recipes…

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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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Design a Healthy Home I

Interior Design continues to consider and incorporate health and wellbeing into styles, trends, and design philosophies. Wellness becomes more and more prevalent in our requirements and desires when we decorate our homes, and this has been meaningfully recognised by designer Oliver Heath who has written a comprehensive list in his book ‘Design a Healthy Home…

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Monthly Recap – April

Happy April & Easter This month did not start out great as I unfortunately caught covid, so spent the first couple weeks in bed. Not only did I miss out on a weekend trip to Edinburgh (gutted),  I fell behind with some of my work and sketching goals (if you remember last month, I also gave…

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Book Edit: Never Too Small – Reimaging Small Space Living

Never Too Small has been one of my preferred resources for design motivation and space saving tips, with their stunning website (seriously check it out!) and their successful YouTube channel, they have now launched a book Never Too Small – Reimaging Small Space Living by Joel Beath and Elizabeth Price. Focused on looking at the future of…

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Rental Style

Knowing how to communicate your personality via your décor and making your space feel ‘truly’ yours can be a challenge at the best of times – but particularly if you are living in a rented home. However, it is possible to decorate your interior without knocking down walls and losing your deposit, as explored by…

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Raw & Rustic Style

The use of raw wood and rustic earthy tones within interior design is a dedicated staple when it comes to calming contemporary style. In the latest photography book by Swedish stylist Hans Blomquist ‘Inspired by Nature: Creating a Personal & Natural Interior’ he explores the pure and organic, producing some stunningly evocative and beautiful imagery.…

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How To: 6 easy ways to style a Happy Home

The conquest to find out what makes your house a happy home can be a tricky one, but luckily for us The Sunday Times recently published a sneak peek into the report ‘The Science of a Happy Home’ with lots of insight and tips into how we can transform our space into a place of…

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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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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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History of Styles- Gothick

An architectural style that emerged in the Middle Ages, Gothick has re-emerged  in design movements through the years. In particularly in the early Georgian period, Gothick was merged with Rococo and Chinese Taste. The evolution in technology during the middle ages meant architecture took on a fresh and innovative guise, with progression in stonemasonry and…

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Focus: The Parasite House

Arguably one of the years most unexpected and thrilling films, Parasite surprised many with it’s hilarious and haunting portrayal of the class divide between two Korean families. But at the heart (and spoiler alert) centre of this story was the unique home in which the majority of the film took place. As Bong himself describes…

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How To: tame the mess and tidy your home

There is nothing more satisfying than feeling like you have a methodically tidy home, but it does not have to be a ‘spring clean’ task – it is doable to get on top of your mess at any point in the year by employing clever storage, wardrobe space and shelf ideas. Here I list 4…

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Ikigai Style

The Japanese concept of Ikigai loosely translates to ‘a reason for being’, and in the delightful book ‘Ikigai – The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’ authors Hector Garcia and Albert Liebermann explore the custom and happiness of keeping busy and the art of doing something with joy. The Japanese live longer than…

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The Fife Arms

Nestled in amongst some of the most beautifully remote and magnificent Scottish Highland scenery is an unexpected and truly exhilarating hotel – The Fife Arms. Situated in the small and humble town of Braemar, this hotel has fast become an out of the ordinary vision that truly is a ‘must see’. Purchased in 2016 by…

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