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Don’t Miss These 2018 Design Events

Image source: V&A An exciting summer of events awaits us. If you’re looking for some design inspiration over the next few months, check these out: The Future Starts Here, exhibition at the V&A, London 12th May – 4th Nov 2018 This is a fascinating exhibition by the V&A’s Contemporary Architecture, Design and Digital team exploring…

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Living Walls: Fantasy or Reality?

Image source: Clair Strong Indoor living walls have been popping up on my Pinterest feed for some time now. They look incredible, offer potential health benefits, and are apparently quite easy to maintain. But do they really work indoors? Or is it just a fantasy… We’ve all seen living walls on the exterior of large…

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How to Fix These Nagging Home Issues

Image source: Clair Strong I don’t know about you but I can walk around my home at any time and find at least one or two small issues. Today I want to show you some quick fixes to common issues; issues that affect the overall look, and in some cases, comfort of your home. Because…

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Five Uses for the IKEA Raskog Trolley

IKEA is well-known for its multifunctional furniture. But few pieces have quite so much versatility as the Raskog Trolley. At £49 this sturdy little number is an affordable investment. It comes in four pleasingly neutral colours, has three walled ‘shelves’, and is made from wipe-clean, powder coated steel. Oh, and it’s on wheels. Here are…

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Interior Trends for Spring/Summer 2018

In March, I wrote an article for The Bath Magazine covering the 2018 interior design trends. Today I’m sharing a snippet of that article, showcasing the trends I think will be huge for spring/summer 2018. Bold Colours Image source: Apartment Therapy 2018 is the year for experimenting with colour. Bold, bright hues are dominating colour…

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Five (More) British Etsy Sellers to Watch

Last year I shared five of my favourite British Etsy sellers in the home and living category. But that small list barely scratched the surface of the incredible designer-maker talent on Etsy at the moment. So without further ado, here are five more British Etsy sellers to watch: Florence and Moose Multicolour concrete planter by…

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How to Reduce Plastic Use in Your Home

Image source: Mur Lifestyle I thought I’d write about something a little different today. Something that I know has become increasingly important to many people in recent months. If you saw David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II (or indeed have seen any news headlines since it aired), you’ll know single-use plastic is having a devastating effect…

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How to Make Space for Your Hobbies

If you’ve taken up a new hobby for 2018, or are planning on turning your pastime into a profession, you’ve probably come across the issue of storing all the stuff. Whether you mountain bike or macramé, most hobbies come with a bit of gear. And the usual problem is finding a practical home for the…

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Dolce & Gabbana x Smeg

Image source: Smeg Domestic appliance makers Smeg and luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana have collaborated for a second time on an artful range of small appliances. This somewhat surprising collection has been getting fans of both brands rather hot under the colour. And it’s easy to see why. The collaboration sees Smeg’s award-winning small…