The Best Places to Buy Sustainable Home Textiles

I’ve covered sustainability in a few different ways on this blog. We’ve looked at sustainable design in general, and I’ve highlighted some of my favourite sustainable interior brands. But today I want to focus on a really specific topic: textiles. Sustainable textiles are growing in popularity because they are so environmentally friendly. There are many…

How to Find and Define Your Personal Style: Part 2

Image source Read Part 1 here. Today we’re finding and defining our personal style with some practical tips. Let’s get right back to it! Walk Around Your Home Have you ever heard the saying ‘can’t see the woods for the trees’? Sometimes we’re so focused on finding our personal style and creating the perfect home,…

Ahead of the Curve

Image source: Clair Strong Sharp edges and sleek straight lines have had their day. It’s time for something softer to grace our interior spaces. Here’s a snippet from my latest feature in May’s issue of The Bath Magazine. Curves in interior design are no new thing, but after years of straight edges, they’re making a…

Four Alternatives to the Gallery Wall Trend

Image source I really like a well thought-out gallery wall. They add boundless character and interest to a space and they can be frequently edited to keep it fresh. However, I understand that for some people creating and maintaining a gallery wall feels like too much work. And for others, this trend has just become…

Five Quick Jobs to Do Around the Home this Weekend

Image source: Clair Strong Interior Design It’s officially spring cleaning season. I like to use this time of year to deep clean, de-clutter and fix any maintenance issues around the home. I also like to tackle some quick wins; jobs that take between five and fifteen minutes, but make a noticeable difference to how my…

80s Interior Trends Making a Comeback

The 1980s isn’t exactly revered in the design world. Shoulder pads, coiffed hair, overdone makeup, outrageous interiors and clashing colour schemes all seem to be staples of this decade. So when I spotted an article titled ’80s Home Décor Trends That We’re Absolutely Living For, I shuddered slightly. And then I cautiously clicked on the…

Best Of: Four-Poster Beds

Image source: Nick Smith for Clair Strong Interior Design Four-poster beds are commonly associated with Tudor royalty or grand hotels but modern designs have seen them become less stately home, more detached three-bed home. They’re more accessible, affordable (in some cases) and popular than ever. Here’s the evidence… Gjora Bed Frame, IKEA Gjora Bed Frame…

A Short Guide to Memphis Design

Carlton Room Divider, Designed by Ettore Sottsass Memphis design is making a comeback and we’re all about to become well-acquainted with its divisive style. Here’s a quick introduction to this pioneering movement. What, Where, Who? Ashoka Lamp, Designed by Ettore Sottsass In 1980, Italian designer Ettore Sottsass founded the Memphis Group collective, named after the…

Retro Geometrics: The Bath Magazine

This month’s article for The Bath Magazine was all about retro geometric prints. Today I’m sharing a condensed version of that article. To read the full thing, pick up a copy of The Bath Magazine or find it online here. Celebrating bold shapes, sharp lines and block colours, geometric prints and patterns have been used…