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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How To: grab that interior design job!!

Job searching can often feel daunting, arduous and endless… and with creative roles such as interior design it seems like there is boundless competition and it can be tricky to stand out from the crowd. Here I have listed 5 ways to prepare and grab that interior job you are waiting and wishing for: CREATE…

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Ultimate Gray & Illuminating – Colour of the Year 2021

For 2021’s highly anticipated colour of the year Pantone have surprised us with not one but two shades, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. It is only the second time Pantone have selected two colours, the first being in 2016 with Serenity and Rose Quartz (or otherwise known as Millennial Pink) and after a tumultuous 2020, a…

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Gleneagles at Christmas

Gleneagles Hotel in the north of Scotland is one of the most luxurious and glamorous hotels in the world, and when it comes to festive cheer and stylish decoration in December they certainly do not disappoint. This year sadly they will be closed due to covid, however I thought I would take a look back…

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Hard Materials III

Laminate Laminate involves synthetic plastic sheeting layered onto of paper or wood, with the resolve of copying real solid wood or more expensive, luxury materials (tiling, concrete, marble etc). Laminate is very easy to install and maintain without the need for professionals, a straightforward choice to ‘do it yourself’ when decorating. Rather than using nails or…

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The 8 most Serene Spa Interiors

After a year like 2020 can you think of anything more delightful and decadent than visiting a peaceful spa hotel? Unfortunately, most of us won’t be able to make that a reality, however we can all daydream to our hearts content – and to give you a little hand I have compiled a lovely little…

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Raw & Rustic Style

The use of raw wood and rustic earthy tones within interior design is a dedicated staple when it comes to calming contemporary style. In the latest photography book by Swedish stylist Hans Blomquist ‘Inspired by Nature: Creating a Personal & Natural Interior’ he explores the pure and organic, producing some stunningly evocative and beautiful imagery.…

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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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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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The Fife Arms

Nestled in amongst some of the most beautifully remote and magnificent Scottish Highland scenery is an unexpected and truly exhilarating hotel – The Fife Arms. Situated in the small and humble town of Braemar, this hotel has fast become an out of the ordinary vision that truly is a ‘must see’. Purchased in 2016 by…

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