Interior Design

Home office trends 2015

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

The age of freelancing is at its peak, meaning more and more people are choosing to reject the daily grind of traffic, expensive commutes and being confined to the same desk for forty odd hours a week.

Better Buy British: Six Reasons Why

Lucy Duggan | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Duggan

Every time you buy British goods that are made with skilled labour, you're not only creating jobs for British workers, you are also keeping skills alive in this country. Often these skills have been handed down through the generations. It's about culture, tradition, heritage and history as much as it is about the thing you buy.

Seven Ways to Make Your Living Room Look Larger

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

Don't let a small living room be the bane of your home life or the Achilles heel of your future design plans. You can have just as much fun with style and furniture even within the confines of a small space - you just need to spend a little more time in the planning stages, rather than jumping straight in.

Tips to Create the Perfect Dining Room

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

The dining room is one of those spaces that was once at the height of fashion and a total necessity in a home. Nowadays, unfortunately, it has been downgraded, and is a room that is only considered when there is enough space to play with

How to Use Your Big Ideas

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Kelly Hoppen

When I started my business I was fearless, tenacious, ambitious, passionate and totally in love with my job. Fast forward forty years and guess what - I'm fearless, tenacious, ambitious, passionate and TOTALLY in love with my job... What keeps this spark alive is big ideas YOU have and they're incredibly important to pay attention to every day.

Celebrity Style Dressing Rooms - In Your Home!

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

Whatever your needs or objective may be, whether it is to house a growing collection of clothes or for space saving reasons, in this post, I am going to explore five incredible examples of dressing room ideas.

Decorating your bedroom with all white

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

For some, the thought of a white on white colour scheme is frightening. With the looming fear of a space looking sterile and banal, perhaps even hospital-like, decorating with only white may be the last idea on your interior design radar.

Five Luxury Bathroom Ideas

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

Humans are naturally curious beings; we love ogling over the likes of celebrity homes and mansions. We especially love peering into their bathrooms and closets, where they, too, peel back the layers and become regular people.

My Christmas Decorating Checklist

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

With Christmas just around the corner, this is the weekend to do your Christmas check-list and ensure your home is ready for guests. There's nothing worse than having a less-than-perfect display in the home when you have all the family round. Here are my top nine decorating "don'ts" for dressing your home in December... I hope these tips help you create a festive look you'll love and will be proud of your home when you welcome guests this Christmas. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and happy decorating!

Modern Construction With a Traditional Twist

Jim Matthews | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK
Jim Matthews

Homebuilding in the UK is constantly influenced by a range of trends and architectural styles and naturally enough, it is consumers that lead the way in dictating what these will be. Starting with the building blocks, the bricks, customers are now realising that traditional manufacturing methods can really help add character to new homes.

How Pinterest Can Help You Transform Your Home (From An Award-Winning Interior Designer)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Remember when finding inspiration for your home involved splurging on stacks of glossy interiors magazines and hours of cutting and sticking? The i...

As Cool as Carrie Bradshaw: Telly Show Style in Your Home

Sonia Waszkowiak | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sonia Waszkowiak

I've got an addiction and they haven't made patches for it yet. There are no groups to help me and no support. In fact, telly shows actively feed my habit. It's time for me to stand up and admit it to myself. My name is Sonia - and I'm an interior design-aholic.

How To Make A Dingy Room Look Light And Airy

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If there’s a room in your house that looks eternally gloomy, no matter how bright it is outside, there are plenty of tricks you can use to breathe m...

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.

11 Items You Should Not Be Able To See From Your Sofa

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From entertaining friends and playing family games to watching the TV or reading a book, we demand more of the living room than any other room in the ...

Top 5 English Stately Homes

Ceri Tinley | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ceri Tinley

There are numerous reasons for visiting England's Stately Homes, one being that you learn history right where it happened. However, another is that they offer a wonderful reference point for interior design, often being the ambassadors for style of a particular era.

What You Should Buy for the Perfect Housewarming Gift

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

The problem with housewarming parties is that guests can accidentally morph from close friends, into strange relatives bearing surprising gifts. Where once they brought wine, now they come bearing indoor tulip trees, personalised chopping boards, and tasting plates, with accompanying dipping sauces.

Is Our Key to Happiness Unlocking Who We Spiritually Are?

Tony Lobl | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

That refusal arms us with the all-important key to unlock the gates of self-preoccupation and open our hearts to the health-giving joy of loving - and living - who it is we spiritually are.

10 Things You Should Have in Your Home By the Time You're 40

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

I remember the first time I slept over at my future husband's house, I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. He was the most kind, wise and addictively eccentric man I'd ever met. But that wasn't the reason I wanted to stay forever. It was his grown-up coffee machine.

For True Mindfulness, Space Matters

Helen Sanderson | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Sanderson

Mindfulness is everywhere. It's a wellbeing buzzword. Most people have an idea of what it represents - the desirable ability to be 'in the now' instead of letting mind (and body) gallop ahead to the next thing and the next. But many are unsure how to access this sought-after mental state.

The Edgy Ambience of US Supermax Prisons

Neil Durkin | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK
Neil Durkin

In certain London bars I reckon the bare monastic cell look is considered quite cutting edge. By contrast, ADX Florence is beyond cutting edge (unless it's prisoners cutting their wrists in despair). ADX Florence's ambience is an altogether bleaker affair, one which seems designed to crush people and push them right over the edge.

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.

Top 9 Home Design Upgrades That Wowed Brits

Patricia Evans | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

Home improvement can be as simple as adding a key piece to your furniture collection or as tedious as transforming your outdoor area into a contemporary veranda with the addition of certain architectural elements like awnings for the home.

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.

Natural Entrepreneurship - Turning a Passion Into Profession, With Alix Bateman

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Katerina Zherebtsova

Alix was asked to be a guest speaker, showcasing high end craftsmanship and exchanging opinions on making inspiring choices in life.