How To: create the cosiest bedroom

The start of the year can often feel dreary and drawn out, with dark nights, frosty temperatures and long months ahead before the buzz of summer. Your home can be your haven during these monotonous times and making sure it is a comfy and welcoming space is easily achievable. Our bedrooms are the best place…

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Classic Blue – Colour of the Year 2020

It is that time again…  when Pantone announces their Colour of the Year and we are treated to an insight within the design world and what we will be sure to see crop up in upcoming months in fashion, music, technology and of course interior design – and for 2020 we have Classic Blue.

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Botanical Style

The application of nature within our interiors have transformed through the years – from the increased popularity of plant life within 1970s mid-century homes to recent trends of bold palm prints or boho terrariums, there are no limitations or restrictions within botanical style. A varied source for colour and pattern inspiration, floral and plant imagery…

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Minimalist Christmas

Christmas can be a time of stress and excess  – the chaos of completing your ever growing to do list seems impossible, the anxiety of watching your bank balance slowly deplete and desperately  trying to sum up energy in order to get through the final month of the year. In addition to all this disorder,…

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Colour Theory

Primary Colours – Red / Blue / Yellow Secondary Colours – Orange / Green / Violet Tertiary Colours – Red- Orange / Yellow – Orange / Yellow – Green / Blue – Green / Blue – Violet / Red – Violet NEUTRALS Neutral colours are not on the colour wheel. These include white, cream, grey, beige, taupe and…

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Coorie Style

With the recent popularity of Nordic lifestyles such as Hygge and Lagom, it was inevitable that a new wellness concept would develop, and we have this with our very own Scottish version – Coorie. Described as a sense of comfort, charm and tranquillity wrapped up in Scottish heritage and traditions, the notion of Coorie evokes…

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Terracotta Palette

When Dulux announced their colour for 2019 was Spiced Honey it reignited my love for rich and earthy Mediterranean shades, and throughout the year I have been drawn to Terracotta tones –   like my new dusty pink cushions or the Pinterest board I obsessively add to. Terracotta is a subtly sophisticated palette that can energise…

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Mid Century Modern

Although the expression Mid-Century Modern was not devised until 1984 (by author Cara Greenberg) the movement emerged after the end of the second world war. There was a rise in demand for property and housing as soldiers arrived back home in the US, resulting in the expansion of cities and a large growth in the…

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Kitchen Design

CONTEMPORARY Contemporary kitchens are the epitome of a sleek, minimalist environment that is understated as well as attention grabbing. The layout and cabinetry  is simple and uncluttered with clean lines. Every item has a function and purpose, there is no unnecessary decoration. The colour scheme is toned down and often monochromatic. This style of kitchen…

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Lagom Style

Lagom is a Scandinavian concept in which you achieve moderation and balance within your life – not having too much, or too little but just the ‘right amount’. Lagom has followed in the footsteps of Hygge (the Danish wellness ideal of ‘enjoyment in the simple things’) and is now exercised in modern life, not just…

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Post-Modernism

Defined as an opposition to views and ideals within the modernist movement, Post Modernism welcomed the distinctive, whimsical and eclectic. With an increasingly unsure and sceptical western world, the design movement embodied a cultural move in which exclusive modernism no longer represented the majority. Turmoil and instability after two world wars and an exposure to…

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Rainbow Palette

RED This bathroom is luxurious as the bold red walls make the room feel modern and sophisticated. The symbolism of red in interior design is often associated with confidence, high passion and power, illustrated in this bathroom as it is a small space turned into a focal feature area in a home. The large inviting…

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White Palette

All-white schemes within home interiors have always been considered a safe and sound base that you can add style and character to – a blank palette in which to express your style. However, the idea of keeping your space plain and neutral has become increasingly popular within design as simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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Art Nouveau

The last design movement of the 19th century, Art Nouveau pushed boundaries within art, architecture and interiors, concentrating on nature and the organic origins of form. Originally emerging in Belgium known as “New Art”, this period was in many ways a continuation of the Arts and Crafts movement that preceded it, yet was a dismissal…

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Bookshelf Styling

One of the easiest and fun ways of personalising your space is to focus on home accessorising, and your bookshelf is an enjoyable and achievable way to do this. Here are some key tips to follow when styling your bookshelves: START WITH NEEDS Are your shelves for more practical needs such a storage or are…

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