Interior Design

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 29.07.2015 | 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 12.07.2015 | 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 29.06.2015 | 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.

Better Buy British: Six Reasons Why

Lucy Duggan | Posted 19.04.2015 | 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 11.04.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 28.03.2015 | 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 22.03.2015 | 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 15.03.2015 | 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.