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…

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…

Trend Alert: Boho Style

Image source: Rock My Style Bringing the beatnik – or bohemian – into your home is easier, and more affordable, than you might think. This look fuses the contrasting styles of minimalism and maximalism to achieve a bespoke way of living, creating an energy and aura that is popular amongst homeowners. Think the markets of…

Honey & Caramel

This is a condensed version of an article I wrote for November’s issue of The Bath Mag. Image source: Little Green Notebook Spiced Honey, a rich and warming caramel tone is officially Dulux’s 2019’s colour of the year. The paint brand announced its choice back in September, but caramel tones have been trending for many…

Decorating with Animal Print

Animal print has officially clawed its way back into interior design. It’s a difficult trend to get right; use too much and it all starts to look a bit Bet Lynch. While too little can look out of place or like a sad afterthought. Pair it with the wrong colours and suddenly you’re in Austin…

How to Take On the Houseplant Trend

Houseplants exploded in popularity a few years ago and it’s easy to see why. Plants are timeless, they’re affordable, they are valuable (some cleanse the air, others reduce stress) and in urban spaces, they give us our much-needed connection to nature. Oh, and of course they look good too. If you’re new to this trend,…

A Guide to Sustainable Interior Design

Sustainability is no longer just a trendy buzzword; it’s becoming a way of life. Today I’m sharing a recent article I wrote for The Bath Magazine, which shows you how to make your home more sustainable. Save Energy Image source: Sofa.com The first, and perhaps most obvious, area for concern in sustainable design is the…