vintage furniture dimensions

Vintage Furniture Dimensions

Ever wonder why different items of furniture are usually a certain height? As shown in this vintage diagram from 1952, the standard measurements are all designed with the average 5’9″ human in mind – quite brilliant when you think about it!

design tip: paint swatches on every wall before you decide on a colour

Swatch Every Wall

Before you decide on a new paint colour for your room, be sure to paint swatches of all your colour options on every wall. This will allow you to fully analyse how it will look under all of the different patterns of lighting from both indoors and outdoors (don’t forget to check how it looks in both day and night!)

design tip: substance always trumps style

Substance Trumps Style

The best designers are those who can find compromise between their artistic vision and the practical needs of their client. For example: an expensive white leather sofa would be a very poor choice for a client with kids and a dog, no matter how well it fits in the colour scheme! Something durable and easy to clean might be a better option for a family.

plants bring life to any interior space

Plants Bring Life

Plants have had a recent resurgence in popularity in stylish homes everywhere! But did you know that indoor plants have been found to boost productivity? Practical and aesthetically pleasing.