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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How To: 6 easy ways to style a Happy Home

The conquest to find out what makes your house a happy home can be a tricky one, but luckily for us The Sunday Times recently published a sneak peek into the report ‘The Science of a Happy Home’ with lots of insight and tips into how we can transform our space into a place of…

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Window Treatments I

CURTAIN HEADINGS PENCIL PLEAT A standard heading for most curtains and valance that are suspended from tracks and poles above a window frame. A heading tape with 3 hooks positions is sewn at the top of the drapes with 3 rows of string threaded through. This forms a neat row of single ‘pencil pleats’ and…

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History of Styles- Gothick

An architectural style that emerged in the Middle Ages, Gothick has re-emerged  in design movements through the years. In particularly in the early Georgian period, Gothick was merged with Rococo and Chinese Taste. The evolution in technology during the middle ages meant architecture took on a fresh and innovative guise, with progression in stonemasonry and…

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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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Highland Country

Country style interiors can be achieved within a variety of homes, whether traditional, modern or bohemian – ‘country’ is the epitome of laid back elegance. Surrounded by luscious green fields, hills and forest, our home is in a prime location for cosy rural life and this is reflected within the decor.   Teaming ‘country’ with its…

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Hard Materials I

HARDWOODS Beech Beech wood has an unaffected fresh, pale colour making it a great fit for modern, scandinavian style interiors. A robust, hard wearing wood, and scratch resistant with very good flexibility during construction meaning it is suitable for the building of houses.  Beech wood can fashion a warm, modest and uncomplicated design within an…

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Cork Palette

With sustainability being a major movement and talking point within design, it is inevitable that we have embraced resources and materials with eco-friendly credentials that are free of chemical components. One of these said materials that I have particularly enjoyed witnessing designers explore is Cork wood. Sustainably harvested from the branches of a cork tree…

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History of Styles -Arts & Crafts

The Arts & Crafts movement primarily derived from a reaction against the mass production of products that had begun during the Industrial Revolution. In Britain, working class labourers had to endure long hours for minimal pay in huge factories, which in turn had an adverse impact on their worth and value, as well as a…

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