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Top Tips For Creating The Ultimate Workspace In The Home

Working from home is becoming increasingly fashionable. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for all home offices. Often, home workers will make do with converting the family dining table into a makeshift office, which is all well and good if it’s a one-off, but if working from home is a regular occurrence a more permanent space is most definitely needed. But if your house is already bulging at the seams finding a dedicated area can be challenging. So it’s time to get creative.   De-clutter Spring is the perfect time to have a clear out. Put some serious time aside...

Dressing Your Window - The Everyday Artform with a Staggering Array of Options

Curtains and blinds were once so unappreciated, not surprising given the choice before us was so underwhelming. But there has been something of a quiet revolution on this front and today’s window accessories can set a casual, relaxed scene, just as they can create a dramatic backdrop.   Casual Chic For a modern rustic interior, sheers are the way forward. Gone are the days when net curtains were hung simply to obscure the view. Today’s featherweight drapes create a light, bright and breezy atmosphere – offering a far more informal solution when compared to the relatively stiff and formal traditional...

Spring Forward

Spring forward   WITH JUST A FEW WEEKS UNTIL THE CLOCKS GO FORWARD, INTERIOR DESIGNER LESLEY TAYLOR GIVES HER INSIGHT INTO THE LOOKS THAT WILL BE HUGE THIS SPRING   With the days getting longer and bursts of sunlight appearing more often, it feels as though winter may finally be drawing to a close. Fresh starts abound; and with the season of spring often the most exciting of all in the interior design realm, 2017 looks set to be no different. But first a quick word of warning: there are some stunning trends heading our way; but go with your instinct....

The Hottest Interior Must Have of 2017

Excited about radiators? INTERIOR DESIGNER LESLEY TAYLOR ON THIS YEAR’S HOTTEST HOMEWARE. Are you ready to get excited about radiators? You should be… Radiators were once in the home purely for practical purposes – providing heat and somewhere to precariously prop a cuppa. But in today’s fast-moving world of interiors, these previously innocuous items have transformed into something really rather beautiful – helping to secure their place as this year’s hottest home essential.     Farewell to the traditional… The era of the traditional radiator – underperforming, bulky, ugly things hastily hidden with wooden radiator coverings – is over. The evolution of this humble chunk...

Bathroom Blues? Make a Splash With a Bathroom Makeover That Doesn't Break the Bank!

MAKE A SPLASH WITH A BATHROOM MAKEOVER THAT DOESN’T BREAK THE BANK Bathroom renovations command quite the price tag – ranging in price from around £2,500 up to £6,000 and beyond. For the average Joe or Joanne, this isn’t small change, especially after all the expense of the festive season. But it doesn’t have to be this way, and you don’t have to put up with a damp, dark and lacklustre bathing space that offers little in the way of practicality. Here’s how to style your bathroom, beautifully, without a major renovation and with plenty of functionality.   Get creative with key...