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…

Moody Minimalism (it’s not all white)

It seems to me that minimalism’s biggest PR problem is the (still widespread) belief that it lacks colour and warmth. Many people picture empty, clinical, all-white interiors as the face of minimalist design and I can see why that would be unappealing; no one wants a cold and unforgiving home. Fortunately, minimalism is rarely like…

Urban Farming from IKEA and Tom Dixon

Above: IKEA Krydda/Vaxer systems IKEA has teamed up with British designer Tom Dixon on a truly exciting project. Tom Dixon has designed for IKEA before, creating a unique collection of ‘hackable’ furniture. Now the duo is working together to encourage city-dwellers to grow food in their own homes. The project will include a range of…

2019 Interior Trends: The Bath Magazine

Every year we see a slew of new trends hit the interior design scene. From the return of Art Deco, to the enduring charm of hygge, I walked The Bath Magazine through the trends set to take hold in 2019. Here’s a condensed version of that article… Art Deco Image source: Melissa Grieve Interiors Aspects…

2019’s Must-Attend Design Events

Image source: 100% Design With a new year comes the return of inspiring, exciting design events that are a must-attend for enthusiasts and professionals alike. From vintage-focused events to long-running favourites, here I list five you don’t want to miss. Clerkenwell Design Week, 21st to 23rd May Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and…

Green is the New Black

Eco-friendly living is a focal point of interior design in 2019. From sourcing sustainable materials to embracing upcycling and greenery, sustainability is perhaps more important now than ever before as our relationship with the environment is pulled into sharper focus. This week I explore simple ways you can make your home more environmentally friendly. Furniture…

Marine Inspired Interiors

This week I’m exploring marine-inspired interiors. This style, with its ability to capture the spirit of holiday life, proves that seaside living isn’t just confined to homes on the coast. It remains eternally popular in the world of interior design, thanks to a minimalist colour palette and chic accessories. It’s a great way to inject…