Wall transformations

Murals provide instant appeal.  Their bold artistic presence in a room, dominating an entire wall or area of a room, should not be underestimated when you're choosing a way to make a statement.  



Beautiful curtain flower dolls

Handmade flower dolls hang perfectly on curtains as a pretty accessory for every little girl's room.



Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - upcycling with ease

Heralded as the best paint for upcyclers because of its remarkable versatility and impressive colour range, the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint range has revolutionised decorative painting over the past 25 years.



The joy of handmade

Buying handmade products from local artisans satisfies the need to be ethical in this ever growing age of globalisation, but it also enables us to own something unique and a little bit special...


New possibilities with leather

Leather is being taken beyond the frontiers of design and has evolved away from its association as the nation's favourite sofa covering.  What is emerging now are new ways to craft leather so it can be more versatile and unique in our homes. Studioart is leading the way forward with it stunning collection of leather wall coverings and leather rugs.  Their Ricamo collection is revolutionary in how it combines the refined art of embroidery with leather, and explores new textures and designs ranging from delicate flowing motifs to geometric patterns,  creating stunning effects.


Intriguing wallcoverings

On a recent visit to the Chelsea Design Centre we happened upon a unique collection of thermo-formed wallcoverings  from the Intrigue range by Arte International.  The distinctive three -dimensional designs are irresistible to touch and fascinating to look at, and heads the way forward in cutting edge wallcovering design.  


Denim design

Denim features strongly in the newest fashion trends this season, showing itself once again across the catwalks of Paris and Milan. Generally where fashion leads, interiors follow.  But denim had never really gone away; it is woven into the fabric of our lives and is so entrenched in our history that itís like an enduring love affair.  This time, as always, we have simply brought it back out of the box and re-invented it.  


Show Stopping Spring Style

Spring 2016 sees the launch of new fabric and wall covering collections from all the top design houses, and this year doesn't fail to impress.  From Jane Churchill to Osborne and Little, the array of inspiring and fresh designs have us deliberating just which to choose.  The design possibilities are endless, with themes firmly fixed on floral and animal prints, a design staple of Springtime, and the countryside bursting into life once again.


Pet Style 

After spending time, effort and money on creating a beautiful home it is important that the furniture we buy for our pets should tie in seamlessly to the design scheme too.  A tatty cat bed nestled alongside a designer 3 piece suite isnít particularly appealing, so update your petís bed with some of these catchy new designs.


Tricks of the trade 

The beauty of interior design is that there are no hard and fast rules.  The key to design success lies in your own instinct, personal creative flair and imagination first and foremost.  But there are a few designer hacks which are useful to know and donít require years at Design College to master.  



Headboard Headliners

A grand headboard instantly uplifts a bedroom and is a simple but very effective technique used by top rated hotels to create an air of opulence, luxury and style.  You too can inject a bit of boutique hotel chic into your bedroom quite easily and cheaply...


Out of this world interiors 

Space travel is not something we are likely to experience first hand, but if the beauty of the cosmos inspires and excites you then bring the cosmos into your home instead...


10 of the best design and interior shops in London

If you want something a bit different, not so high street, then we have compiled 10 of the best go to places in London to find that special piece you have always been looking for...


Transform your junk

Make your own rustic beach, lake and bed and breakfast signs...

Transform an old armoire into this stunning one...



Add  bling to your bedroom 

Give your bedroom some star quality with the Kylie Minogue bedding and curtain range.  What could be better after a long day than to retreat to a sparkly and glitzy bedroom to help you to unwind...


Now for something completely different...

Sisters and artists Lola SŠnchez & Ana SŠnchez Gal from the Oliver Gal company have put a quirky and humorous slant on some of the old masterpieces, reworking the originals with bold colours and Lego inspired characters.  


Tech ready furniture for 2016

There are always innovative steps being made towards a more user friendly home, and the age of tech ready furniture is already upon us....


Wall art to inspire 

Wall art stickers are a fabulous idea for livening up a plain wall.  Impress with a famous Banksy sticker, or inspire with a famous quotation.  They can be removable, allowing for a room scheme to be changed by simply switching to a different wall art sticker.  

Winter warmth

Creating a galleried wall

Making a teenage haven

Bring winter warmth into your home this season and cosy down with a chunky knit throw....


A collection of artwork or pictures hung together in a collage formation can turn a plain room into a cosy and inviting one...

Teenage boys need space, lots of it.  Their personal needs change dramatically from the age they start secondary school...

Japanese spa bathroom ideas

With the pace of life gradually increasing and becoming more frantic, it is understandable that more of us are seeking out ways we can re-charge our batteries and unwind where possible...

Simple ideas for table dressings

A beautiful table setting enhances the overall experience of a meal.  Enjoying food and good company is as much about what you see and feel as well as taste...

Illuminate your kitchen

Lighting is integral to any room scheme, but this probably applies more so to the kitchen.  The kitchen is the hub of the home, where people gather to cook, eat and relax ...

Loft living

Loft conversions are a simple solution to maximising space in the home.  They can increase the square footage of living space by on average a third, and open up endless possibilities for usage and design inspiration...

Snape Maltings

Tucked away snugly in a little corner for the Suffolk countryside, is the widely acclaimed Snape Maltings, you really could lose yourself for hours in the wonderful shops, art galleries and eateries... 

Hallway chic

Those first impressions really do count when you are inviting guests into your home.  A bright, clean and fresh hallway will certainly make visitors welcome and relaxed...

Urban elegance

Who would have believed that this once dreary, dusty grey compound, found solely on construction sites and exterior architecture, would be the new interior design staple?   

Less is more

If you are lucky enough to be starting from a blank canvas, with no de-cluttering needed beforehand, then achieving the minimalistic look is pretty straightforward.  But you really need to scrape the room down to its bones before you begin, or those cornices, skirting board and architraves will detract from the look you want....

Time for reflection

Mirrors are a designerís best friend.  They can change a room instantly, creating the illusion of space by reflecting natural and artificial light, as well as adding a touch of sparkle and glamour...

Rooms made for you

Three innovative ideas brought to you by British Gypsum which are set to revolutionise the way we decorate...