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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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The pre-Raphaelite influence is back – everywhere!

The current pre-Raphaelite exhibition at Tate Britain seems to be having a profound influence over the colours and fabrics in this season’s interiors. Their rich palette of deep blues, yellows, burgundy and green together with their intricate nature-inspired patterns can be … Continue reading

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Dressing windows for the occasion

Having the opportunity to choose new curtains or blinds is exciting but sometimes a number of issues – the position of the windows, the number of windows or the light –  can present confusion, hesitancy and indecision. I saw this image … 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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Are you using the Design Club at Chelsea Harbour?

Isabel and I visited Chelsea Harbour Design Centre on Monday. A beautiful sunny Monday morning, until we got stuck in traffic on the Kings Road, but this is envitable – London equals traffic! Anyway we arrived and first stop was the … Continue reading

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Designer extras on show in Guildford

I couldn’t resist taking a snap of these unusual additions to a Mini Cooper when out shopping in Guildford, Surrey this week. I am not sure if the designer ‘eye’-  or should I say ‘headlight’ – lashes are a unique gift … Continue reading

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A behind-the-scenes scene from London Design Week!

At Isabel Ballardie, we are always looking for interesting interior design ideas and I couldn’t resist a picture of this holographic wallpaper in Osborne and Little’s Kings Road showroom. The effect is amazing – it looks 3 dimensional and as if it is … Continue reading

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Half Term Tips for Tidiness

There is nothing quite like a half term holiday to get out and about with the kids visiting friends and, inevitably, other houses and let’s face it, casting a critical eye over new things and new rooms is one of … Continue reading

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