Category Archives: Inspiration

Bringing the inside out

The Bank Holiday weekend was a pleasant surprise weather-wise. The sun was shining in Farnham and so I flung open the doors, planted out some colourful flowers in the otherwise still winter-weary garden and, finally, put our garden furniture out … Continue reading

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‘Be brave and do different!’ You’ll love it if you do!

There’s nothing like a talent contest to get you thinking about what you like, what you don’t like, about what works, what is remembered and what is utterly forgettable. I hesitantly took my children to watch their school’s talent show … Continue reading

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Blue-black magic!

I don’t know about you but whenever I’m watching something on TV I always, always check out what is going on in the background. Whether it’s people standing behind someone being interviewed, the interior setting of a period drama or, indeed, … Continue reading

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Sliding doors

Quite often, particularly when designing for small spaces, doors (and door swings) can take up too much space. Pocket doors are a good option – but unless they are of good quality – they can suffer from runner/ track issues and finger … Continue reading

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Driving you up the wall -a few quirky ideas to add a little something to those bare spaces…

What to put on your walls? They are often the biggest space to consider in an interior design and, yet, what to put on them is often left til last. Photos and art is an obvious choice – but what else? … Continue reading

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Hodsell McKenzie Lineage Collection

Hodsell Mckenzie launched it’s new collection ‘Lineage’ under the guidance of American designer Robin Klingensmith. Robin has an eclectic background including costume and surface design and had also worked with the likes of Brunschwig & Fils and Colefax & Fowler before … Continue reading

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Colour Blocking

I am actually a massive fan of colour blocking and am very appreciative of its braveness when I experience it, but am I brave enough? Well I think I am. Now is the time to embrace colour especially with all … Continue reading

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Needing to Re-Surface?

Surface View really have attacked the wallpaper market with a vengeance by offering an exciting and affordable alternative that is easy to install. What I love about it is the ability to create a quirky and truly individual feature. Let me … Continue reading

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Creating a Moodboard

There are now apps and websites which allow you to compile moodboards online and on the go. Take a snap shot whilst you are out and about and pin it up on your virtual board. Couldn’t be easier! Have a … Continue reading

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Ben Nicholson Exhibition

After Isabel visited The Tate in St.Ives and purchased a Ben Nicholson print she has become a lover of his art. So when she found out he was exhibiting at Somerset House on The Strand, off we both went for ‘the … Continue reading

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