Home Design

You've Either Got or You Haven't Got Style

Paul Marshall | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Your Home In Their Hands has the strutting, pouting, preening Celia Sawyer as its host. Hostess might be more to the point as on first appearance, she looks as if she might show you to your table in a Las Vegas strip club.

Don't Forget the Toilet Roll Holder

Paul Marshall | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Once you're happy, or as happy as you can be, with your choice, you want to be confident that any contract is as tight as the space under your stairs. Heavens above, who was the contractor who said that there was plenty of room for a swimming pool, sauna and gymnasium?

7 Clever Smart Home Inventions on My Radar

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Google may have cornered the market with its Nest range of thermostats and smoke alarms, and Apple ignited the battle for the Internet of Things a few months ago with the announcement of its "Home" app... Here are some of the most exciting and accessible smart products that I've spotted recently.

My Favourite Looks For: Living Rooms

Nikki Wright | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Wright

We have just finished decorating our living room, so we are left with a shell to fill with personality, which in my opinion is by far the best bit.

How British Is Your Home?

Patricia Evans | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

The popularity of the show Downtown Abbey reignited the interest in English home design ideas. A typical British abode feels cozy, warm and snug. Note that even though the emphasis is on personalising your own home and achieving comfort, there are specific aesthetics that are necessary to achieve a British accent on your home.

Side Street Style's Top Picks From Cardiff

Laura Schwormstedt | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Schwormstedt

Last week was very exciting indeed as I was invited to take part in an Inspiration Day at Cardiff HomeSense. A lovely table with all sorts of yummy ...

It's More Than Gorgeous - Top Picks From Manchester

Sian Astley | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

I had a great afternoon down at my local HomeSense, choosing my Top Picks and helping shoppers solve their interior design & home buy dilemmas, finding myself rummaging through treasures to find 'on trend' bargains and helping design savvy clients select the perfect partnering items for challenging rooms.

Solving A Reader's Challenge: The Issue With Lighting A Dark Room

Fritha Strickland | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

With the only access to direct sunlight through the adjoining kitchen she wanted to know what she could do to brighten up the area without a major overhaul. We talked about the colour palette that would work best and were drawn to bright pinks, golds and turquoises to complement the other features in the room.

Five Steps to a Sexy Yard - the Planning Stage!

Sian Astley | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

Any good designer will tell you the trick to a cohesive scheme is finding your fabulous inspiration, wherever that comes from, then planning it into your design, layout, decisions and purchases.

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.

Bathroom Basics

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

Every home has one but bathrooms are often overlooked when it comes to well thought through design and attention to detail.

Refurbishment Rules: dot Your 'i' and Cross Your 't'

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

Designing a home is a challenge and more than a few people have been brought to tears as a result of the process. To avoid headaches and heartache it is imperative that you start with a plan and stick to it.