Decorating

Complaining Versus Excercise

Kerry Hudson | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Kerry Hudson

To save money on shabby chic I've been making my own, painting everything in sight an 'antique white' then pasting embossed vintage printed paper onto it.

How to Survive City Living

George Lamb | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
George Lamb

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.

Decadent Outdoor Living

Amanda Walters | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Walters

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.

Why I'm Proud to be Called the Queen of Taupe

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

Far from being derisive I see being linked with neutrals a signature to be proud of. Because I take my inspiration from organic shapes, texture and the interplay between materials, is it subtlety and ease that are the hallmarks of my style rather than brash, 'in your face' elements.

Kitchens: the Heart of the Home

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 18.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

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.

The Devil Is In The Details

Abigail Ahern | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Style
Abigail Ahern

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.

The Devil Is In The Details

Abigail Ahern | Posted 02.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Abigail Ahern

Congrats, you've got the pad but it's a style disaster a little bit more crash than flash. Before panicking consider accessorising as it's these finishing touches that can turn effortlessly bland and boring rooms into snazzy and super cool. Its cheap, its easy and its highly addictive!