How To: Renovate on a Budget

Designing our homes as a place to relax, share memories and enjoy is all about how we include our own personal touch within the décor. Taking on the task of renovating your space can be thrilling, but also quite daunting. Especially when we must consider the realistic constraints of that dreaded B word – Budget! …

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The Bulgari Hotel Milan

When it comes to refined exclusivity there really isn’t a better example than The Bulgari hotel in Milan, Italy. A 5* indulgent retreat in the centre of a lively cosmopolitan city, this hotel combines luxury, elegance and unforgettable design. Bulgari is one of the most infamous and oldest jewellery brands with a focus on timeless…

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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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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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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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Monthly Recap – January

Happy Monday! If you follow me on Instagram you will know that one of my 2022 resolutions & goals was to consistently upload a blog every Monday. As part of this, at the end of each month I will post a Monthly Recap where I share all the going ons in my life – both…

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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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