Chintz Style

Often thought as more of a traditional style, Chintz is now commonly featuring in our modern homes in a colourful and exciting way. Whether it is an appreciation of nostalgia as we have all been at home in lockdown or this ‘Granny Chic’ style coming squarely back into fashion right in time for Spring –…

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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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The Fife Arms – Artwork

One of the most exclusive and remarkable aspects of The Fife Arms Hotel is the display of marvellous artwork that adorns its walls. A showcase of contemporary and topical art by the owners Iwan Hauser and Manuela Wirth, otherwise known as Hauser + Wirth. Founded in 1992 the art gallery originally began in Zurich, however,…

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Textiles II

DAMASK Type of fibre: Can be made from natural or synthetic fibres. Most often made from natural cotton, wool, linen and silk or with a combination of these with various manmade fibres. How is it manufactured: Damask is fashioned by weaving the fabric threads on a computerized jacquard loom (which controls individual yarns and constructs…

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