Window Treatments III

BLINDS ROLLER A piece of fabric that rolls around a wooden or metal cylinder that is fixed to the top of a window frame. The fabric can then be pulled down as the cylinder turns and this blind then covers the window space. The hanging / pull cord is either attached to the bottom of…

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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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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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Monthly Recap – May

THE FIFE ARMS A visitor from London meant scooting over to Braemar to show off and have another nosey at The Fife Arms (any excuse really). A scrumptious Sunday roast and a wander around the hotel for lots of insta snaps, including my favourite nook, the Art Deco inspired Elise’s Bar with the stunning vintage…

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Ochre Palette

10 ways to style your home with Ochre Sunnier than mustard yet soother than zesty yellow, Ochre has become a go-to colour within interior design due to its warmth, elegance, and versatility. If you are not afraid to experiment with colour, Ochre can team with almost any style in any room making it a playful…

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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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The Bulgari Hotel Milan

When it comes to refined exclusivity there really isn’t a better example than The Bulgari hotel in Milan, Italy. A 5* indulgent retreat in the centre of a lively cosmopolitan city, this hotel combines luxury, elegance and unforgettable design. Bulgari is one of the most infamous and oldest jewellery brands with a focus on timeless…

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History of Styles- Herculaneum & Pompeii

The excavations of ancient Italian towns, Herculaneum and Pompeii, had a profound effect on architecture, design and the decorative arts around Europe. After the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, these towns were covered in ash but miraculously perfectly preserved. Pompeii was officially discovered in 1738, where ancient treasures and artefacts such as furniture,…

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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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Textiles III

TOILE DE JOUY Type of fibre: Made from the natural fibre of cotton or linen. How is it manufactured: Toile de Jouy involves a cotton or linen fibre being spun into a thread which is then woven together. Toile de Jouy is characterised by the repeated patterns and imagery that is imprinted onto this fabric.…

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Monthly Recap – March

Happy Monday! March began with one of my favourite days – pancake day! Any excuse to whip out the Nutella is always a hit with me TARAMCAN CAFE One weekend this month I took a drive over towards Balmoral and discovered a new café called Tarmachan. The interior décor is ultra-contemporary and fresh, with it being…

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6 Ways to achieve Soft Minimalism at home

Over the last couple years, I have seen a gorgeous décor style appear more often on my social media feeds – a subtle blend of pared back minimalism with softening cosy warmth, otherwise known as Soft Minimalism. This style takes the best of classic minimalist styling and teams it with wistful palettes, sumptuous fabrics, and…

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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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