When it comes to designing living spaces for clients with children, there are a few extra considerations. For example: avoid obvious potential hazards such as glass-topped tables, and furniture with sharp corners. Sofas with removable covers will be invaluable when it comes to inevitable spills and smudges. Added storage will also come in handy when it comes time to tidy up! In general, a kid-friendly space should prioritise practicality, versatility and comfort.
If you have a wardrobe as well-curated as your home, why not put it on display? Using a clothes rack is a great storage option in small rooms, as it leaves more open space, and can be more practical for those who like easy access to their garments. Prepare to go minimal with your clothes though, as most racks are around 100 to 130cm in width.
While we might think of corporate or hospitality spaces as being bland, the tide is changing. With corporate culture becoming more casual, and businesses attempting to attract trendy millennials, interiors that look more like your local hipster coffee spot are becoming more common. Don’t be afraid to add in quirky touches to make it unique!
Living Coral is hitting 2019 with a rosy new outlook. This bright, energetic hue is said to create a convivial atmosphere that encourages human connection. What do you think about this peachy colour trend?
The bathroom might seem like a room that can remain fairly featureless, but a well-designed bathroom is the calling card of a truly accomplished interior designer. Aspire to give each bathroom its own unique personality – incorporating aspects like colour, artwork and fun personal details.
Go bold or go home! Nothing transforms a room like a lick of paint, especially in a standout colour. However, don’t go down this route out of a pure desire to be “on trend”. Advise clients to focus on choosing colours they simply love, and suit the space, as these will stand the test of time. Nobody wants to be repainting every year or two!
The Black Friday sales provide shoppers with the chance to grab goods greatly discounted over one weekend. These sales spill over into Cyber Monday, a recent counterpart to the event, which offers even further deals to online shoppers.
In 2019, flooring in shades from birch to light oak will be right on trend. These brighter hues literally reflect more light, lifting darker spaces, and can be incorporated into a range of looks.
A simple way to ensure that your Christmas decor matches with your existing interior is to choose a colour that is prominent in you home and incorporate it into your Christmas colour scheme. For example, the yellow gold of this armchair is reflected in the decorations on the tree, easily creating visual harmony.
Bedrooms should be a place of rest and relaxation, and colour can have a big influence on our mental state. If you need some inspiration, greys and blues are a great option as they instil a sense of order and calm. Adding gentle prints and textures will keep it interesting without shocking the system.