Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Make The Most of Black Friday & Cyber Monday

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.

Give new life to charming vintage finds

Give New Life To Vintage Finds

Sometimes all it takes is a creative mind to turn trash into treasure! For example, this old ladder might not be safe to use for it’s original purpose, but looks great used as a rack for throw blankets.

Wine inspired tones are a big interior design colour trend in 2018

Wine-Inspired Tones

Moving on from blushed hues, wine-inspired tones are the next big trend in the pink/red family. These colours all incorporate a dash of purple (the colour of the year) to add a touch of sophistication. Your inspiration can be anything from a peachy pink Rosé to a deep ruby Merlot.

design tip: choosing a white paint is harder than it looks

Choosing White Paint

Although painting walls white might seem like the easy choice for an interior designer, choosing the perfect white is an art in itself. “Pure white” is almost never used, so the designer must consider warm/cool tones, tints, glossy/matte finishes, and how all of these will be affected by the lighting of the space.

it's the little things that turn a house into a home

Turn A House Into A Home

A room can have the most luxurious furniture in the world – but without the smaller finishing touches it is likely to have a cold, empty atmosphere. Don’t forget details such as wall art, cushions, and personal items to give a warmer, lived-in feel

design tip: a creative work space encourages creative work

Creative Space = Creative Work

When working in a creative industry like interiors, it helps to operate in a space that sets the right tone. A drab grey room with poor lighting is unlikely to encourage your imagination!

design tip: art doesn't have to be forever

Art Doesn’t Have To Be Forever

Buying art might seem like an ordeal, but it doesn’t have to be. If your client is unsure about making a big investment, art prints are perfect for adding a touch of interest without the big price tag. They can also be easily swapped out according to changing trends.

design tip: wire mesh is a hot office trend

Wire Mesh Trend

Wire grid memo boards have become a popular trend for creative office spaces, perfect for clipping up notes and inspiration. The style is practical and aesthetically pleasing, also echoing the grid prints that are currently on trend in the fashion sphere.

"Paint a room white and you have a blank canvas for anything" - Rachel Ashwell quote

Rachel Ashwell on Blank Canvases

It may seem like a cop-out for an interior designer to paint walls white – but the truth is that white cannot be overlooked as a versatile, goes-with-everything shade that doesn’t date and makes spaces feel larger and more open. This also leaves clients with more options for the future when they want to freshen up the space.

design tip: light and space will always be in style

Light and Space

Always make a point to use natural light to the best of your ability. Place areas of most use (ie. dining or living areas) in the spaces that get the most light. Avoid crowding items into a space as this can make it feel smaller and darker. Better to choose a few high quality items and give them room to breathe.