Key interior design trends for your home this year

One of the things I enjoy with the start of a new year, is the opportunity to step back and explore some of the major interior design trends that we can expect to see in the year ahead. With the year that we’ve just had, there are some clear, new macro trends driving these predictions.  The increased time at home over the last year has us re-thinking the way we use our homes, with an even greater focus on multi-functional…

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Working with an interior designer – what you need to know

No matter how big or small your brief and budget, an interior designer can ensure your renovation or decorating project runs smoothly, is less time-consuming and is more enjoyable for you.  So, whether you are building, renovating or just looking to freshen up your space, it is worth considering the help of an interior designer. Still not sure?  Then keep reading for some more reasons to engage an interior designer on your project… What does an interior designer do? Most…

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Get Ready for Outdoor Entertaining!

With the festive season almost upon us, now is the perfect time to prepare your outdoor space for long hot days and nights spent entertaining family and friends. It is also important to unwind and restore your energy levels at the end of a busy year (and this year perhaps more than ever!), so your ideal outdoor space should also be one in which to relax, recharge and reconnect with nature… and we have just the right tips to get…

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Earthy colour palette

What’s new in colour… Dulux 2021 Colour Forecast

Colour can add an exciting dimension to your home by helping create a specific feeling or mood. Whilst white or neutral walls may be preferred by many, there is certainly still plenty of scope to add personality and style with the use of accent colours for décor items and architectural features, so fear not!   Each Spring, Dulux release their much-anticipated colour forecast for the year ahead.  This forecast is influenced by what’s been happening in the world around us,…

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Multi-Purpose Living

Multi-functional living has never been more important than right now, with so many of us working from home.  But not everyone is fortunate enough to have a separate home office, so the question I often get asked is how to make your work space stylish and seamlessly integrated with the rest of your home. WHAT DID WE DO? Zoning the space was key so that it felt welcoming and balanced.  Floor rugs and cleverly placed furniture items were used to…

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How to warm and cosy up your home this winter

Whilst for many of us in this part of the world winter is relatively mild and short, there is still something lovely about updating your home to help you keep warm and cosy over these colder months.  Here are a few tips to help you warm up your home … Rugs Image: Armadillo & Co Nothing says cosy like a soft, warm layer underfoot, so rugs are the best place to start when looking to warm up your home (both…

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Benefits of Working With an Interior Designer

Ever wondered about working with an interior designer, but just not sure it is right for you? All this extra time spent at home recently has many people thinking more about tackling those renovations or decorating projects that they have long been dreaming of.  But if, like many of my clients, you don’t have the time (or the desire!) to manage your own renovation or decorating project, then hiring an interior designer just might be the way to go.  …

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Seven of the Top Interior Design Trends for 2020

I love the start of a new year (and even more so a new decade!) and what better time than to delve into the interior design trends for the year ahead. I’ve picked what I see are seven of the biggest interior design trends for 2020, many of which are super easy for you to implement in your home this year. 1.  Natural and tactile This trend continues to build and is strongly influenced by our desire to care more…

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How to find your design style … and own it!

If you’re thinking of redecorating your home and looking for design inspiration it is easy to quickly become overwhelmed by the array of design ideas available these days.  Just a quick flick through Pinterest can easily lead you into a tailspin if you don’t know where to focus. Knowing your design style can be a big help, and gives you a great foundation that you can then build from, adding different elements to personalise it and make it your own.…

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Outdoor Living … how to create that holiday vibe at home

Back at work?  Kids off to school?  Holidays a distant memory?  Hands up if you are missing that holiday feeling! School is back, so for most of us it’s a pretty strong signal that the holidays are over.  But with warm days set to continue in this part of the world for a while yet, why let that stop you keeping some of that holiday resort feeling alive at your place? If you want to keep that holiday vibe going…

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