If your workspace is dire it won’t inspire. Discover how to go from a hot mess to a hot desk with these easy tips…
You know those people whose homes are just effortlessly cool? You’re about to become one of them…
We’re often asked “what on earth do you buy for creative types?” Here’s our suggestions for the hard to buy for fraternity!
The ultimate low down on sofa buying from style to construction. Plus 12 insider secrets you need to know..
Don’t get your baubles in a tangle – read our easy step guide to decorating a Christmas Tree..
It was only a matter of time until the eco spotlight quite rightly turned to interiors. Take a look at our style heroes that literally don’t cost the earth.
“We all shine on…like the moon and the stars and the sun…we all shine on…come on and on and on…” – John Lennon
Hang on to your chintz! Escape to faraway lands with an exotic collection of crockery and teas from around the world
Your walls will talk with this selection of amazing wallpapers, including a couple that have more to them than meets the eye.
A feast for the eyes as we explore some banging headboards! Get ready for a shift towards patterned, scalloped, buttoned and fringed headboards that’ll bring serious pizazz to your boudoir.
I’m not a lover of predictability so it may surprise you that I’m sharing a list of ‘coffee table books’. But I love books and there is something super relaxing about flicking through one with beautiful photography and stylish places. So, forget the notion of having a stack to impress your guests and choose a few that make your soul sing. Here’s a few of my favourites…
Excited and ready to decorate with swatches galore and ideas in abundance to create the home of your dreams? All you have to do now is settle on your final choices and bring it to fruition. Suddenly you’re not so sure about that cinnamon swirl fabric or latte mochalottadoodah loose cover sofa.
Going Green – inside the designers mind of a fresh faced makeover
A breezy new trend for coloured basins is emerging, so we go in search of details from Kast Concrete whose collection puts the colour back in wash….
Hello Spring! Fresh from the catwalk, the future’s marigold. From clothes to cushions, this sunny colour will radiate confidence and playfulness.
“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.” Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
Dulux Colour of The Year 2019 – a winner for its positive emotional energy, or it could be just a little bit, well, too brown?
Essentially, when times get tough we want to retreat, we hanker down. Home is about feeling safe, nurtured and welcomed. It’s the only place we can exert true control and express who we really are.
Hail a full on fetish for statement ceilings that has seriously set my pulse racing – a feeling that’s like the interior designers’ equivalent of finding the Holy Grail, hello excited me.
It was the perfect working bag for bus conductors back in the day, so how clever of The Cambridge Satchel Company to bring it bang up to date. Love retro twist design.
This year Dulux’ chosen shade is Heart Wood – a welcoming warm neutral with a hint of heather that helps you relax and recharge. Heart Wood is a really versatile colour that creates a range of moods, depending on the palette you pair it with.
Ah fringe – the marmite of interior design. Love it or hate it, everything comes back around so brace yourself, fringes are back with avengence, from cushions and lampshades to fringed sofa’s – yes, they’re back too.
It’s good news for all those singleton earrings that have survived a night out, where sadly, their partner didn’t make it home. Now the sole survivor can partner up with a cool friend and come back out to play.
“Christmas is too sparkly” – said no-one ever. Move over Santa, Bonkers Baubles are this years star attraction
Curious? Be Bold With Rebel Ella B 05/11/2017 Words: Polly Photos: Waterford "You don't have to burn your bra, or books to rebel, you don't have to rebel against teachers to rebel; to rebel is to truly own your own self" Award-winning designer Jo Sampson (of interior...
One of the trends that has some staying power (other than pineapples, which I thought would last a season – who knew) is stars. Following on from white hearts, which ultimately became a bit too shabby chic for my taste; stars have an ethereal, magical quality that evokes joy.
“Hi! I’m not here right now, but my shoes are, so leave them a message.” – Carrie Bradshaw. The SJP shoe collection would have been a dream come true for character CB whose on screen love affair with Manolo Blahnik has become a chic reality for the actress.
Radio 1’s Ibiza 2017 kicks off tonight and plenty has been written about the wild club scene that’s defined the island since Amnesia and Pacha opened their doors in the 70’s. When the sun is up before you get home, such a hedonistic lifestyle requires grounding in calm, comfortable surroundings, especially if you are lucky enough to be marooned on the island for the summer scene.
Be kind, be playful, be curious, be a little bit boho darling!
Creating a home from home is something Soho House are experts at, now they apply it to their retail arm, Soho Home so you really can bring the house home…..
It’s getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes and jump into a cool bed with our guide to the best bedlinen to keep you chilled out
Inspired by his favourite places; Capri, Santorini and Palm Beach, the Clinique packaging echoes his signature interior style, and is so iconic worthy I think there’ll be a generation growing up who’ll say they stole it from their mother’s cabinets.
Creative forces merge to conjure up design magic. Check out the best interior collabs right now.
With the wind turning my already fluffy hair into candyfloss I don’t care, because this is so much fun. Cruising in a Mustang convertible from Miami down the US1 to Key West is a bucket list entry for sure. The sun beats down from blue skies and I am grinning from ear to ear. This is a great car to drive, with air-con seats it’s comfortable as well as responsive, pokey and functional; all the qualities that make for great design. Yet, in a era of equality where there is no more pink or blue, I wonder if it is still too masculine for me and too aggressive looking for the UK? Can I imagine turning (growling) up at Tesco for my click n’ collect on a rainy day?
Enter the parallel universe that is the wonderful design world of Marcel Wanders. His unique skill lies in creating an experience; that is his signature style – designs with a sense of theatre, fantasy and escapism.
Whether your travels inspire timeless effortless chic, or vibrant colour popping interiors, the aim is to live in spaces that make us come alive, like a great hotel or beach cafe. Banish drab and I promise the benefits of amazing interiors can be transformative, lifting spirits whatever the weather.
Moroccan interiors are interlaced with an Arabian rhythm that brings a sense of harmony to the home. Get it right and you’ll have a captivating and relaxed look, get it wrong and it’ll look more ‘shabby souk’ than chic….
It’s a sad indicator of the state of our air (certainly that in some areas and countries) that a pollution mask is either necessary, let alone ‘designer’.