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A colourful, manic energy takes us into 2016!

‘Doodle Art for Interiors’ is the new fabric launched by Kirkby: it’s a manic, in-your-face and highly colourful collaboration with designer Jon Burgerman and represents a complete departure from their usual hard-wearing textured weaves, plain wool felts and cottons. Doodle … Continue reading

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Paul Klee: full of colour, style and atmosphere!

It had been a while since I had caught up with design school pal Mandy and the usual rendez-vous point (Tate Modern) was hosting Paul Klee – not an artist I knew much about – but one I wouldn’t mind … Continue reading

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Make your home a palace

There’s a great new wallpaper collection from Cole and Son that we saw at Focus ’13 last week. It’s inspired by the architecture, gardens and interior details found in 5 of the UK’s Royal Palaces – Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, the Tower … Continue reading

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On the ball with lighting

On Friday Isabel and I went back to the KLC School of design in Chelsea to get up to speed with all the latest developments in the world of lighting. Sadly not the glamorous, decorative side of things but the nitty … Continue reading

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Wallpaper with a personal touch

I’ve just had a look at a new wallpaper collection online. It’s not your usual pages and pages of florals, geometrics and quirky metallics. No, this is really quite different in a fun, user-friendly way and actually gets you thinking about … Continue reading

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Thrifty design ideas to lift your scheme into Spring 2013!

At this time of year, when everyone is starting to believe that Spring is in the air, we often get asked for advice on how to freshen up an interior. Sometimes, along with the desire to ring the changes, there … Continue reading

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P-P-Penguin P-P-Paper

Have you seen this? New out from Osborne and Little this is a fun, colourful wallpaper design that will create a wonderful feature wall in a study, playroom or a family room.  Penguin book covers have been used to create a wallpaper design that is full of … 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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Happy house. The rise of the anti-depressive design master Jonathan Adler

I saw an article on Sunday about the success story of designer Jonathan Adler. I first came across him when I was at KLC a few years back and, since then, have been aware of his building success and permeation into … Continue reading

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Give a little bit of Art and glamour at Christmas

Fancy a bit of Grayson Perry or some Hockney for Christmas? There are some great gift ideas out there for friends and family members who are into design and art – you don’t even need to leave Surrey to get them … Continue reading

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