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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Hard Materials IV

VENEER There are many benefits to using Veneer within interior design instead of solid wood, including the fact that the design possibilities are endless. Remarkable and noteworthy interiors can be generated with Veneer as it can suit multiple styles (eclectic, modern, traditional, bohemian, country etc). Solid wood can be restrictive hinging on the stability and reaction…

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Monthly Recap – February

Happy Monday! After a slow start to the year, this was a busier month including birthdays, mini staycations and snow! FONAB CASTLE  The beginning of the month began with a weekend away at Fonab Castle, a Scots Baronial castle converted into a 5* luxury hotel situated just outside of Pitlochry. A small birthday celebration for myself…

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Mushroom Palette

Our love affair with neutral inspired interiors does not seem to be lessening and over the last 5 years the popularity of mushroom colour palettes within design are increasingly popular. Seen as an alternative to simplistic white yet more characterful than cream, mushroom has the sophistication and warmth to be incorporated into an assortment of…

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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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Focus: The Tiny House

Over the last few years, the Tiny House has increasingly become a lifestyle goal and design phenomena that seems to grow from strength to strength. Fed up with the mental stress and financial strain of normal living, people have embraced a more self-sufficient approach to their homes and gone for the Tiny House. An ethos…

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Japandi

Japandi is a stylistic expression to describe the interior trend of blending East and West – Japanese and Scandinavian design. Although at first you might not see these two styles are particularly similar, they do both focus on comfort, simplicity and craftmanship, resulting in a space that can make you feel calm and content.  Here…

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How To: Create a Coorie Home

In Beth Pearson’s book The Coorie Home: Beautiful Scottish Living she explores the notion of ‘Coorie’ and how we can incorporate this into our personal space. Coorie is a Scottish term to signify the cosiness and rural warmth of highland life and bringing this style into your interior is a simple and effective way of…

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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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Cottagecore Christmas

Last year Cottagecore became the ultimate wholesome aesthetic to help us through lockdown, and since then its popularity has remained sky high with many of us seeking some cosy escapism from real life.  If you are not familiar with the concept of Cottagecore, check out my previous blog post here To sum up, Cottagecore is…

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