Interior Design

Hacienda Petac ~ Where Petals Promise Peace and Paradise

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

We did not know it at the time, but as we drove through the open gates of Hacienda Petac, we were entering an embrace with Paradise.

The Kitchen Renovation Survival Guide

Vicki Marinker | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Now that I have had the time to appreciate the kitchen in all its glory and cook for two sets of guests, I can pass on some of the things I've learned along the way - through trial and error.

Finding your Zen | Interior and Exterior

Rae Duke | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

The term that best encapsulates the dots I am trying to join up here - spirituality and home design - is well being: that is our 'elephant'. Whether it's the thread count of the Egyptian cotton sheets you're sleeping on, your newfound yoga addiction, or unquenchable prayer/meditation habit that keeps you sane, we're all essentially doing the same thing when it comes to these lifestyle choices.

Feeling Bold? Be Brave and Use Black and White in Your Home Interior

Celia Sawyer | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Celia Sawyer

It is easy to see how this grouping frightens the life out of many novice interior designers, the less adventurous part of you, however it doesn't need to be overpowering and coarse, more of a way of expressing drama with an elegantly powerful appeal.

Behind the Design

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The new designs see four subjects that might be seen as twee, transformed into a much more contemporary reincarnation - the same vision as five years ago. This time I opened up the brief to both country and city life, choosing two icons from each - a bird, deer, red telephone box and black cab.

How To Solve Common Interior Design Issues Like The Professionals

Anna Tobin | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Tobin

You don't need to employ an interior designer to make your home function and look at its best. Keep these few simple rules in mind and your home will always work well and look beautiful.

Five Ways to Not Become a House Buyerzilla

Gabrielle Blackman | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Blackman

Boring as this may sound, start by writing down your budget and your checklist of genuine needs before the fever of house buying takes over. Stick this list on your fridge door so you have to see it every time you reach for the milk/mineral water/wine. Go back to it when you find yourself wailing "But the wisteria on that cottage is so wonderful!" Was wisteria on your checklist?

Getting the Interiors Right in Your New Home

Oliver Heath | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Heath

Good considered interior design is all about combing the practical issues with the aesthetic and finding your style - ultimately to create a home that is warm, comfortable, practical and nurturing. So start by getting some of the practical issues out the way...

Why I'm Over the 'Scandi' Look

Celia Sawyer | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Style
Celia Sawyer

Scandi style is limited to only being great if you want a quick Ikea fix for a student flat or a lower budget rental apartment, but this way of designing in real terms reflects no creativity, comfort or drama at all.

Remembering Zaha Hadid

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kelly Hoppen

Zaha saw the creation of buildings and cities and their synergy in a way that seemed effortless and yet extraordinary in the same way.

Designing Your Home Like Your Wardrobe

Celia Sawyer | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Celia Sawyer

Time and time again I meet clients who haven't got a clue on how to furnish their homes or make them look aesthetically pleasing to the eye. You don't need a three year course in interior design to get this right, you actually just need to use a bit of knowledge and a lot of common sense.

Supporting the Prince's Trust with Dynamo and Graham & Brown

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kelly Hoppen

Having been a fan of Dynamo's by a long time and bewitched by his amazing live shows, it truly was a pleasure to be able to incorporate his skill for illusion and my experience as a designer to come together and create something truly unique and experimental.

Women in Business Q&A: Barbara Viteri, Founder/CEO of Designerlebrity™ & the |POTENTIALS|™

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK
Laura Dunn

Debra Somerville Barbara Viteri is a mother, wife, entrepreneur, writer, brand campaigner, creator of Designerlebrity™ & the |POTENTIALS|™ Esta...

Designer Rules to Transform Your Home

Robert Angell | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Angell

For many people interior design can seem an intimidating and time-consuming task. However, there are some simple and fundamental design rules you can follow that will allow you to transform spaces and re-create beautiful interiors in your own home.

Interior Design Experts To Follow On Instagram

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Interior design is right up there with food, fashion and holidays when it comes to our favourite daydream fodder – and it’s all thanks to Instagra...

This Is How Top Interior Designers Create Perfect Rooms

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you’re changing to a warmer colour scheme, having a post-summer de-clutter or investing in a new sofa for all those cosy nights in front of ...

10 Ways To Brighten Up Your Home This Autumn

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Even the most sombre room can look full of colour and light when there is sunshine streaming in. But as the sun gets hazier and the nights start drawi...

How to Survive a Home Renovation

Fiona McPhillips | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona McPhillips

Two years ago, my husband and I bought a "blank canvas" property, i.e. a shell. Apart from the addition of a couple of electrical sockets, the house had not been updated since it was built in 1934. You name it, it needed it. And more. In the last two years, I have learned many things - here are eight of them.

You Can Now Live In Carrie Bradshaw's Apartment

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Style

Ever dreamed of living out your days in a real life version of Sex and the City, complete with fancy-pants New York apartment, flowing Cosmos and your...

Introverts Are Doing It for Themselves at Work

Helen Sanderson | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Sanderson

It doesn't come naturally, but I'll be upfront: I'm an introvert. Some of my best friends are introverts. At the Ministry of Calm we love introverts. We're everywhere. But many of us struggle to perform at our best when at work.

How to Embrace Al Fresco Dining With Style

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

The heat is on! Whether you have a terrace, balcony or patio - it's that time of year when you want to make this space look as amazing as your interiors. In this fantastic weather, it's only natural that you'll want to spend more time in the sun, so here are my top tips on how to get your outdoor space ready for enjoying and entertaining!

Simple Accessories to Make a Beautiful Nursery

Faye Jacobs | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

Finally the nursery is complete! In a total contrast to the girls bold prints and bright colours, Anastasia's nursery is calm and tranquil with new white furniture and pastel coloured textiles. Her room is quite small so using these shades opened up the space and makes it feel much bigger than it is. Let me talk you through the details...

Four of the Coolest Man Caves!

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

For some people, the great outdoors is too far away to even think about. So where is the next option that we can immediately retreat to when our hour of need calls? Where else than into our own backyards, into the sanctuary and respite of a tiny space that we can call our own.

Five Decorating Tips for Bedrooms

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

The bedroom is one of the most difficult spaces in the home to decorate. This is largely due to the fact it is an intimate area; and is the one space that we are allowed the absolute freedom to decorate in a way that reflects our true style and personality.

Home office trends 2015

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 25.04.2015 | 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.