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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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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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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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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Antique Shopping

One of my absolute favourite things about moving up to the Scottish highlands is the great mix of antique and vintage finds tucked away in little treasure troves like this place, a stones throw from Inverness, just off the A9. A charming collection of everything from furniture to smaller collectible pieces, it is a step…

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