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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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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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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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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History of Styles- Empire

SOCIAL HISTORY A period of time defined by the declared emperor Napoleon and his regime over France. Following the French Revolution there was political conflict and disorder and after the abolishment of the monarchy there was space for new authority – Napoleon Bonaparte seized this opportunity to rise through the ranks. During what was known…

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Very Peri – Colour of the Year 2022

Last month Pantone announced their Colour of the Year 2022 with a confident and imaginative hue – Very Peri. Pantone, who are widely considered the authority on upcoming colour trends, have created a blue tone with violet/ red undertones that feels peppy and dynamic. Described as a ‘periwinkle shade of blue’ this colour symbolises moving…

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History of Styles -Restoration

SOCIAL HISTORY An era (1660 – 1702) characterised by the re-establishment of the monarch and a modern political direction following Cromwell’s commonwealth and the end of the civil wars. Charles II returned to Britain after being exiled to Europe. An altered form of government was established, including the return of bishops, and Charles II laid…

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Wellness within Interior Design

In Happy Inside: How to Harness the Power of Home for Health and Happiness Michelle Ogundehin explores wellness within interior design, more specifically she implores us to ask ourselves ‘is our home serving us or our social media feed?’ People are increasingly decorating and purchasing items for their homes based solely on influential images and…

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How To: create your very own ‘designer bathroom’

With our homes increasingly developing into a space where we unwind, decompress and escape daily stresses, the bathroom in particular has evolved into a habitual haven. You can relax, focus on yourself and dabble in a little ‘self-care’. Creating your very own ‘designer bathroom’ is a fabulous way to inject some luxury and indulgence into…

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Eco-Friendly Interior Design

As the consumption of natural resources and energy has dramatically increased over the last few decades, so has our awareness of the damage caused to the earth’s eco systems. Design can have a vast impact on the environment, and it is imperative that we incorporate sustainable materials and products going forward in order to contribute…

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Brand New Launch – My E Design interior services!

The last year has been an anxiety driven whirlwind for all of us and the start of a new year has coincided with me finally completing my interior design diploma. It has been a journey to say the least (I can delve into that experience in another blog!) but one benefit of being stuck at…

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History of Styles- Neoclassical

SOCIAL HISTORY George III acted as monarch between 1760 – 1820, and was the first Hanoverian king to speak English. During his reign British society and politics underwent vast changes that began to shape a new direction for upcoming years. Crucially, Ireland merged with the rest of Britain after the Act of Union, and we…

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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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