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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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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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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Cottagecore Style

Over the last year a ‘budding aesthetic movement’ known as Cottagecore has dramatically increased in popularity, primarily due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown we all faced throughout 2020. Is it any surprise that whilst stuck at home people turned to their electronic devices in search of faraway, idyllic countryside images for a little calming…

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Minimalism

Minimalism emerged during the modernist movement, with a reaction against overindulgence and the exclusivity of the art and design world, instead focusing on the notion of ‘less is more’. Architect Miles Van Der Rohe was one of the initial innovators of this design aesthetic with refined skyscrapers, the use of ‘new’ high quality materials (concrete,…

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Focus: The Parasite House

Arguably one of the years most unexpected and thrilling films, Parasite surprised many with it’s hilarious and haunting portrayal of the class divide between two Korean families. But at the heart (and spoiler alert) centre of this story was the unique home in which the majority of the film took place. As Bong himself describes…

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Scandinavian

A LITTLE HISTORY Within the realm of the modernist movement and minimalism, Scandinavian style was formed in Nordic countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. These countries had experienced a far calmer and more settled political and economic climate during the 20thcentury. A humanist and composed approach to design was produced with clean lines,…

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Hard Materials II

SOFTWOODS Cedar With the hard texture and lightweight density, Cedar wood is appropriate for cladding and panelling within interior design. London Bridge Station has the ceiling of the main concourse with Western Red Cedar cladding. With the fully concealed fixings it is visually appealing, as well as practical as the wood had sound absorption qualities…

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Ikigai Style

The Japanese concept of Ikigai loosely translates to ‘a reason for being’, and in the delightful book ‘Ikigai – The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’ authors Hector Garcia and Albert Liebermann explore the custom and happiness of keeping busy and the art of doing something with joy. The Japanese live longer than…

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