In my late teens I was keen to get out of my mum's house ASAP, which meant spending several years living in dingy basement flats and warehouses with no hot water. At times it was a bit grim but it's all part of growing up and it taught me a lot. For me - now I'm living somewhere less squatter-chic - I've learnt to create an illusion of space.
Britain... Not the sunniest of places and probably not the first place you think of when we say decadent outdoor living. However, you are able to create pure luxury outdoor living, by purchasing the most outstanding feature pieces of furniture that will make you garden the envy to all of your friends and family.
While most think of the Kitchen as a primarily functional space kitchens today are much more than a place we cook food. The kitchen of today serves many purposes often acting as the main family living space, a play area, informal dining room and home office in a single day. As a result it is just as important to consider the design of this space in aesthetic terms as it is in functional terms.
Turning your pad into a fabulously stylish abode is what decorating is all about. Whether you've got a McMansion or a one bed apartment, be it your own or borrowed, whether you're decorating the loo or library it's the details (mementos, personal treasures, books, lighting, plus that hammered tin bowl you picked up from a far flung joint in India) that bind a space together and add the wow factor. It's called giving a home a heart and soul and it's the trend of the moment.