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Six Things Every Homeowner Needs

Image source: Clair Strong Interior Design Whether you’ve just bought your first house or you’ve lived in your property for years, there are certain things every homeowner needs. The following is a short list of absolute essentials to keep your home safe, secure and stress-free. An Emergency Fund Being a homeowner is expensive, and there…

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Bespoke Lampshade

If you’ve ever spent hours looking for just the right lampshade, only to have to settle for something that’s good enough (but not great), I have the perfect solution for you today: DIY fabric lampshades! Choose your own fabric, shape and size for a completely bespoke lampshade that will suit your interiors perfectly. Image source:…

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The Best Interior Design Apps

If you’ve ever needed to capture a colour you love, desired immediate interior inspiration, or wanted to play around with your room layout, now you can. Because there’s an app for that. In fact, there’s an app for pretty much every interior decorating need. Here are a few of my favourites: Houzz An app of…

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Best of: IKEA’s Small Storage Solutions

IKEA are seemingly experts in just about every type of furniture. But there’s one particular area where they really excel, and that’s in small storage options. They have a vast range of stylish but affordable organisers for your desk, wardrobe, dressing table, bookshelves, kitchen cupboards, utility room… you get the picture. If you ever feel…

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Don’t Miss These 2018 Design Events

Image source: V&A An exciting summer of events awaits us. If you’re looking for some design inspiration over the next few months, check these out: The Future Starts Here, exhibition at the V&A, London 12th May – 4th Nov 2018 This is a fascinating exhibition by the V&A’s Contemporary Architecture, Design and Digital team exploring…

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Living Walls: Fantasy or Reality?

Image source: Clair Strong Indoor living walls have been popping up on my Pinterest feed for some time now. They look incredible, offer potential health benefits, and are apparently quite easy to maintain. But do they really work indoors? Or is it just a fantasy… We’ve all seen living walls on the exterior of large…

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How to Fix These Nagging Home Issues

Image source: Clair Strong I don’t know about you but I can walk around my home at any time and find at least one or two small issues. Today I want to show you some quick fixes to common issues; issues that affect the overall look, and in some cases, comfort of your home. Because…

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Five Uses for the IKEA Raskog Trolley

IKEA is well-known for its multifunctional furniture. But few pieces have quite so much versatility as the Raskog Trolley. At £49 this sturdy little number is an affordable investment. It comes in four pleasingly neutral colours, has three walled ‘shelves’, and is made from wipe-clean, powder coated steel. Oh, and it’s on wheels. Here are…

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Interior Trends for Spring/Summer 2018

In March, I wrote an article for The Bath Magazine covering the 2018 interior design trends. Today I’m sharing a snippet of that article, showcasing the trends I think will be huge for spring/summer 2018. Bold Colours Image source: Apartment Therapy 2018 is the year for experimenting with colour. Bold, bright hues are dominating colour…