Green Interiors

Best Of: The Autumn Interior Trends

You know the drill; new season, new trends. Here are my picks for autumn 2017. Shades of Green Image source: Apartment Therapy Green is definitely having its moment. Pantone’s colour of 2017 is a bright, light and cheerful shade of green but the hues on trend for autumn are darker and warmer. Cosy and enticing…

Luxury Bathroom

Living the Fantasy

You may have guessed by now that my personal interior design style is more minimalist than exuberant. I usually opt for classic colours, functional furniture and pared-backed ornamentation but that doesn’t mean I don’t really appreciate a bit of excessive luxury. Today, I’m indulging in the fantasy and sharing some of those dream design features…

Tech-Nique

2018 Colour Trends as Predicted by Pantone (Part II)

It’s time to look forward to the coming year’s interior design trends. At the International Home and Housewares Show back in March, Pantone’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman revealed the colour trends we may well be seeing in 2018. They announced eight colour groups Pantone at the show: Playful, Discretion, Verdure, Far-Fetched, Resourceful, TECH-nique, Intricacy and…

Discretion

2018 Colour Trends as Predicted by Pantone (Part I)

Autumn has well and truly arrived so I’m looking ahead to next year’s interior trends. Today I’d like to talk about colour. At the International Home and Housewares Show back in March, Pantone Colour Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman revealed the colour trends we could be seeing next year. They announced eight colour groups Pantone…

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H&M Group Launches New Company ARKET

ARKET is the latest retail offering from the monolithic H&M group (which also includes high street favourites &Other Stories and Cos). It opened its doors just a few days ago on August 25th and at the moment there’s just the one bricks and mortar shop on Regent Street in London. Fortunately, you can also shop…

Corkboard walls

Schoolroom Inspired Interiors

The summer holidays are coming to an end and while most parents are thinking about school uniforms and stationery supplies, I’m (unsurprisingly) thinking about interior design. More specifically, I’m thinking about the ways in which you can incorporate vintage schoolroom charm into the home. Not just in the kid’s rooms but throughout the entire house.…

Underhill House

Three Incredible Home Conversions

From warehouses and water towers to shipping containers and churches, just about any structure can be converted into a home. It’s a wonderful way to repurpose buildings that are no longer required for their original purpose. Rather than tear down these often historical or architecturally interesting structures, they’re given a new lease of life as…

Curtains

More Interior Updates for Renters

Back in January 2015, I wrote a blog post with some easy, landlord-friendly interior design tips for renters. Well since then the property market has gone wild, and as a result more people than ever are renting privately. Not only that, but first-time buyers are getting older and fewer renters ever expect to be able…

Triangle Wall Shelf

Five British Etsy Sellers to Watch

You’ve almost certainly heard of Etsy, the handmade marketplace where talented artists, designers and crafters sell their wares. It’s an enormous site with more than 1.7 million active sellers around the world, as of 2016. That’s a lot of items to wade through. In fact, the site can actually feel quite overwhelming, especially if you’re…