New Etsy Summer Product Launch! 

After a quieter start to the year with my Etsy shop Jalan Interior, I have recently been on a massive sourcing spree and subsequently added lots of lovely distinct preloved vintage pieces, perfect for home décor that fits with an eclectic, cosy or country themed interior.  I am so close to achieving my star seller status…

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Book Edit: Small Homes Grand Living

Designing and decorating a small home can have challenges with restrictions on floor space, storage, and style. In the book ‘Small Space Grand Living: Interior Design for Compact Spaces’ Robert Klanten and Caroline Kurze show that sometimes the teeniest spaces can have the greatest vision and depending on how you style your small space, it has the…

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8 ways to Style your Laundry Space

If you are anything like me and you love peeking on the socials into the organisation and cleaning methods of others, then you must also adore the notion of a ‘laundry space’. A nook, cupboard or even a room that is dedicated to washing machines, clothing orderliness and general utility storage. After the last few…

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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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Interview: Behind Canvas

As a new year begins, so does a new blog series! I have aspired to include an ‘interview’ section on my site for a while now, chatting to people, brands, insta personalities and artists I am motivated by or admire.  For my first go it is only right that I interview Stephanie from Behind Canvas.…

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Hard Materials V

Stainless Steel Stainless Steel is a metal alloy made of steel along with other elements including 10.5% chromium. Other additions added to the steel when it is in the electric furnace before it is moulded into shape,  include carbon, silicon and manganese which help strengthen and toughen the texture of the material. The chromium used…

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Monthly Recap – October

THE SAVOY The month started off with a fantastic treat, a visit to The Savoy in London. I had been gifted a voucher for Champagne Afternoon Tea a couple years ago, prior to lockdown, so we were finally able to make use of it. Despite growing up and living in London for years I had never actually…

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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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10 Ways to Style a Hallway

Often overlooked, the décor and design of your hallway is crucial as it is the link between spaces within your home, a high activity, functional area and the first impression people have once they arrive. In recent studies it was found that 80% of potential home buyers decide whether the home is right for them…

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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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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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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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