Interior Design

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.

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.

HuffPost Home Partners With HomeSense

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If your lunchtimes are spent reading interior design blogs, you adore shopping for homeware online, and have a Pinterest board devoted to your dream l...

Elite 100 Restaurants in the World Ranking Shows How Design Matters

Tomo Taka | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tomo Taka

Design matters, and fine dining is catching on. Customers want more than just food at restaurants. They seek an experience - it's not just what's on the plate. Quality of food remains at the heart of fine dining.

Finding the SAMA Style

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

This was a very interesting project for me to work on, and a real departure from many of the interiors I have done in the past. The final result stands out in the Wimbledon landscape and lives up to my vision of a traditional meets futuristic dining experience.

New Adventures, News Beginnings

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kelly Hoppen

Filming for the next series will start again soon and I can't wait to see the passionate individuals that come up the lift to face their fears and us Dragons to pursue their business dreams.

Colourphobe

Nikki Wright | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Wright

I'm a self-confessed colourphobe when it comes to interior design. If it's not in the taupe, grey, white, or from the 'neutral' family, I'm usually not listening! Now, as we begin to embrace the new season here at Butterfly Lane, I am determined to also embrace the subject of colour - and injecting it in to interior design.

Art for Work's Sake

Charlie Green | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Charlie Green

And this isn't just opinion; research has also shown that staff work 15% more efficiently in an office decorated with art and plants and when staff decorated their own office space, productivity increased by 30%.

How to Survive City Living

George Lamb | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
George Lamb

In my late teens I was keen to get out of my mum's house ASAP, which meant spending several years living in dingy basement flats and warehouses with no hot water. At times it was a bit grim but it's all part of growing up and it taught me a lot. For me - now I'm living somewhere less squatter-chic - I've learnt to create an illusion of space.

Style: The Gallery Wall

Nikki Wright | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Wright

Gallery walls create a chic and stylish statement for any room in your home. Use different sized and shaped frames to create a haphazard, 'thrown on the wall' look or simply use identical frames for a uniformed style, like below.

Must Have Metal: Copper

Nikki Wright | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Wright

The copper hue is on the rise and I couldn't be more excited. It has a warmth and style that cannot be matched by other metals. Copper doesn't overwhelm the interior of a room, it is very subtle but steals the show every time.

Impractical Skills

Jen Brister | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Comedy
Jen Brister

In my head I am brilliant at DIY and I want to be able to say things like, "Pass me the Phillips screwdriver will you?" "You want a use square drill head for that..." I would love to be one of those lesbians that can deal with any kind of DIY emergency.

Making Your Kitchen Work for You

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

For some, their kitchen might feel too small or they're not making the most of the space they do have. Being part of Zanussi's Easy Team initiative, I thought I would share some of my best interior design tips for making your kitchen work for you.

Debate: Modern Luxury or Classic Country Chic?

Nikki Wright | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki Wright

in the last few months I've hit an unexpected cross roads in my design life, where I am beginning to be divided between classic country chic styling and modern simplicity. Now, I live in a listed property but this doesn't mean I can't delve in to my inner modernista does it?

Jonathan Adler Brightens Up Britain

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Style
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Now that Jonathan Adler has settled into the homes of Britain, I for one, am very grateful for the humor and boldness he has brought with him. Long may his free spirited design ethos reign over our interiors, and long may we love our homes as our own.

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.

How to Avoid Decorating Disasters

Amanda Walters | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Walters

Like most people, you probably don't have your own personal decorator who can pop over to your house, make a few decisions and voila! - Revamp your home just like that? So, when it comes to giving your home a makeover, you will have to rely on stacks of decorating magazines.

Apartment Living

Zahra Razavi | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

I moved into my first apartment last June. Before that, I'd lived my life in relatively spacious countryside homes and city terrace houses, and if I'm honest, I didn't consider the potential differences apartment life might brings.

Allow Your Home to Spring Back to Life With These Cleaning Tips

Chris Mayhew | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Mayhew

I know it has been a long time coming but after one of the coldest and longest winters on record it looks like spring is finally here; rejoice! However, your excitement may be short-lived when you remember that spring is not just synonymous with new born animals and budding daffodils but the dreaded spring cleaning also.

Can Women Have It All?

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kelly Hoppen

Having 'it all' or even defining what that means can be difficult. For women, success is often painted in a different light than for men. Success for a woman is more than having a successful career, its about relationships with others, family, friends, community, creative fulfillment.

Interior Trends 2013 and How to Incorporate Them Into Your Home

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Your home is a great chance to express your personal style, but like fashions we see on the runway, each season there are key themes that retailers and interiors magazines will be focusing on. The big change this year is that colour is back.