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On the radar…. Edward Bulmer’s paint collection with a conscience

The brilliant furniture-making company Benchmark held one of its relatively regular workshops last month at its wondrous premises in the heart of the Berkshire countryside. Promoted by the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) it is a great opportunity to meet up with fellow interior … Continue reading

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Quality, design and craftmanship: it’s all in the frame….

There are many quality framing businesses in and around Surrey and Hampshire but I have never seen the breadth of expertise and experience that I saw at John Jones Framers in Finsbury earlier this week. Established in the 1960s, John … Continue reading

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Hold on to Summer brights!

Normally at this time of year the, what I would call, mainstream interiors magazines: Homes and Gardens, House and Garden and Elle Decoration are full of the joys of the South of France – beautiful conversions of elderly properties calling you to … 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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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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The Ivy: the art of relaxed dining

Here I am again going on about restaurants! But this time it’s not to moan about bad acoustics, food ordered that never arrives or waiters constantly brushing past my chair  – no because …. I went to the Ivy! The … Continue reading

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GP&J Baker celebrate The Queen’s Jubilee Year

Very on trend and using this Springs key colours (oranges and blues for everyone who missed our previous blog). GP&J Baker are celebrating The Queens Jubilee year in style with this patch work Union Jack display at their showroom in Chelsea … Continue reading

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Buying Affordable Art

We can all dream about owning an original piece of artwork, but how many of us can actually afford it ? As an Interior Designer, I feel that art is an integral part to a scheme and while I don’t mind … Continue reading

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Blue is the colour

There is no doubt that blue is the colour of the season – you simply need to flick through any interior design magazine – ELLE Decoration, Grand Designs, Homes and Gardens and there it is – everywhere. This is not the … Continue reading

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