Interior Design

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

Paul Marshall | Posted 29.09.2014 | 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 24.09.2014 | 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 15.09.2014 | 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 01.09.2014 | 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.

Simplifying Your Home for Summer

Fritha Strickland | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

Pre motherhood I was a total hoarder of things, I was a clutter mouse and very happy to be so. Since having my son the sheer amount of 'things' in our house has started to make me feel a tad anxious. So at a few predictable times of the year I declutter.

Creating a Space to Entertain in Five Simple Steps

Laura Schwormstedt | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Schwormstedt

When creating a space to entertain you want to keep it light, bring in some colour, patterns and a bit of fun. I am a huge fan of fresh flowers and I think they instantly brighten up the table and you don't even need a great vase - you can be creative and use anything you want; I used an old glass jug.

Five Bank Holiday Mini-Upcycling Projects

Sian Astley | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Astley

Any tips for the Bank Holiday, HuffPost UK & Homesense have asked me? Sit in the garden on a roasting hot May Day, with marinated deliciousness grilling on coals and sipping a glass of something cold? Ha! Chances are in the UK, the sky will cloud and the heavens will open.

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 ...

Check Out Our Favourite #FabulousFinds From Readers And Enter Our Competition To Win Big From HomeSense

Jennifer Barton | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Our exciting #FabulousFinds competition, where five lucky winners can each score £100 gift cards to HomeSense, is now underway, and we've been enjoyi...

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.

Tigerlilly Quinn's Top Picks From Bristol

Fritha Strickland | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

There were a great selection of Indian and Moroccan themed picture frames in a variety of different shades. I love mix matched frames to create feature walls, I think it's a great idea to choose different sized frames too and not to be too concerned about aliment or spacing.

Instagram #Shelfie Trend Is The Ultimate Way To Show Off Your Interior Design Skills

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Have you heard? Pouting and hands-on-hip poses are soooo last season, now there's a new selfie on the block - and it's called the #shelfie. As you'...

How to Add Value to Your Home the Traditional Way

Sonia Waszkowiak | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonia Waszkowiak

If you already own a home but the location is more Skid Row than Millionaire's Row, sprucing up your space and adding value is vital if you have a desire to climb the property ladder. Here's how...

Channelling Llewelyn-Bowen: Interior Design on a Shoestring

Sonia Waszkowiak | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonia Waszkowiak

In frantic attempts to keep up with the Joneses, 25% of Brits will make improvements to their properties this year, spending just under a grand to make their dwellings that little bit more homely.

Solving A Reader's Challenge: The Bedroom Makeover

Laura Schwormstedt | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Schwormstedt

Overall the bedroom look really fresh and inviting and all the pieces worked really well together in brought in some colour without clashing and create a sense of order and calm in the room. Rhian and Gareth loved the experience and found HomeSense to be a real treasure trove of unique and inspiring pieces.

Interior Trends SS14 - Rich Pickings

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

The sun has arrived, and a new light is cast into our homes, calling for a fresh look at our interiors. Similar to fashion, it's unlikely that many of us can get a whole new wardrobe each season, so it is all about ways of updating our spaces with small accessories - and perhaps a few big splurges along the way!

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.