London Design Festival 2018

Beginning next weekend, under the banner of the London Design Festival, exhibitors, design enthusiasts, industry experts, refurbishers and renovators flock to London to immerse themselves in all things interior design. Here’s our compilation of the main events beginning with trade fair Decorex, celebrating its 40th year and open to the public from 17th September Decorex, […]

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Good Classroom Design

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 good classroom design and […]

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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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The Story of Winter White

The sun rises behind naked trees, slowly warming the day with its diffuse light, reaching through the low mist to touch frosty fields. That ethereal moment before the gossamer shroud lifts and we feel cossetted in the warm glow of Winter White. White with the merest hint of yellow, tempered with a touch of gauzy […]

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Good Office Design, Productive Workplace

The relationship between workplace aesthetics and its effect on employee wellbeing is well documented. With a little consideration, designing an office with a great atmosphere, positive surroundings and the flexibility for employees to work comfortably will both enable and incentivise them to be more productive and happier work. Engaging an interior designer can be an […]

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The Story of Lilac

May is one of the most beautiful months of the year. As the cow parsley froths along lanes dotted with celandine, red campion and mallow the verges begin to swell with new growth. One of the jewels of the British hedgerow is lilac; in flower for only a few weeks, it raises our spirits in […]

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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

the colour green soothes and relaxes

Looking at something green, can significantly lift our mood.  Be it a view from a hilltop, a walk in the park   or a picture of a beautiful landscape hanging on a wall, seeing green has been proven to stimulate and relax us in equal measure. Nature lowers our blood pressure and heart rate and it […]

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Nature, bring it on!

get outside

Intuitively we know that getting outside is good for us.  It lifts our spirits, blows away the cobwebs and leaves us feeling ready to take on our next challenge. Many of the green urban spaces that we enjoy today came into being during the Victorian era. They had a clear understanding that nature promoted wellbeing […]

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