Green is the New Black

Image: Robyn O’Mahony for Kitsch Stitch 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…

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…

How to Hide Unsightly Electronics

Image: Clair Strong Interior Design Almost every home has the need for an array of electronic devices. But while helpful and necessary, electronic devices tend to bring with them lots of unwanted clutter. Here I suggest helpful way to clear and camouflage all those cables, cords and the more unsightly of your devices, allowing you…

The Enduring Allure of Scandi Style

Image: Clair Strong Interior Design Scandinavian interior design, also known as ‘New Nordic’ on Pinterest, has remained popular since its arrival in the mid 20th century. Celebrated for its sleek and functional approach to home life, Scandi design has proven itself an enduring style that suits all lifestyles. Here, I explore why its popularity continues.…

Trend Alert: Boho Style

Image: Clair Strong Interior Design 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…

What Makes for Good Interior Design?

Today I’m tackling a hotly debated topic; what makes for good interior design? Like any art form, design is subjective which means one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. It’s highly divisive, and I’d argue that good design should be highly divisive. If you create something that engenders strong feelings in anyone, you’ve created something…

New Ways to Paint Your Walls

Image: Clair Strong Interior Design Want to give your home a fresh coat of paint? Wondering what you can do to change things up? It might surprise you to know that there are more ways than one to go about painting your home. Here I look at four creative methods to try. The Ombré Effect…