Good Classroom Design, Imaginative Children

My son’s imagination failed him recently.  Pen poised over a blank sheet of white paper to plan a short story, he found nothing forthcoming. He blamed it on the classroom: ‘it’s like sitting in a grey box’ he explained, ‘ sometimes, the ideas just won’t come’.  This left me thinking about classroom design and how […]

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Does your Home need a Detox?

Sustainable living is to be lauded and it is crucial that we continue to change our habits & curb our excesses for the long-term future of our planet. Hats off to Sir David Attenborough for raising the profile of plastic pollution in our seas when Blue Planet II aired last autumn. Since the 1950s it […]

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Curtain Styles # 2

Continuing the series of posts on window treatments, the first of which you can read here, today we take a closer look at some more curtain styles ideally suited to full length windows: Goblet Heading Formed in a very similar way to a French pleat, this luxurious curtain heading is created by pushing out the […]

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Italian Strung, French Pleated or Smocked Sir?

Any good interior designer who has undertaken professional training will be able to help you navigate the world of window treatments, will steer you through the different options to suit your preferred design style, the period of your home and most importantly, your budget. Part my professional training whilst at the KLC School of Design […]

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A Year in Interior Design – 2018

During September professional interior designers, interior decorators and stylists flock to London for the annual offering of Interior Design exhibitions.  A staple part of the interior designer’s calendar, many of the events are open to the public and attract those in the search of new seasons’ wallpaper collections, innovative lighting suppliers and up-and-coming furniture makers.  […]

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Good Office Design, Productive Workplace

The relationship between workplace aesthetics and its effect on employee wellbeing is well documented. An office with a good atmosphere, positive surroundings and the flexibility for employees to work comfortably will enable and incentivise them to be more productive at work. Engaging an interior designer can be an invaluable long-term investment for a business. Whether […]

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Interior Designer or Interior Decorator?

  In the UK there is no statutory regulation of the Interior Design industry and currently anyone can use the title interior designer regardless of experience or training. As this can be a little confusing when trying to appoint a professional, here’s a closer look at the difference between an interior designer and an interior […]

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Seeing Green

According to the 14 patterns of biophilic design, a visual connection with nature (that is, being able to connect with the outdoors through what you can physically see) is the first and I think, the most important principle. A natural scene can significantly lift our mood; it can stimulate and relax in equal measure. Nature lowers […]

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What do interior designers do?

There is so much more to interior design than paint, pelmets and cushion plumping. Having spent the last 5 years working towards a professional diploma, I can testify that any good designer worth their salt will be able to offer you a complete design service from coming up with an initial design concept in response […]

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