2020’s Best Interior Design Events

There are many excellent interior design shows coming up in 2020. Here are some of the UK’s best: London Design Week, 8-13 March London Design Week at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is a show for interior professionals and enthusiasts (open to the general public from March 11th). This show was once described as “The interior…

The Best Interior Design Books

Nothing beats a good book. Pinterest and Instagram offer loads of visual inspiration but if I want to get really deep into a particular style or concept, I pick up a book. Here are some of the best interior design books available at the moment: Rockett St George: Extraordinary Interiors: Show-Stopping Looks for Unique Interiors,…

Why Hygge is (Still) Going Strong in 2019

Photo by Lasse Møller on Unsplash By now, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the term ‘hygge’. It’s the Danish lifestyle concept that has spawned countless books, products and Pinterest boards. I first wrote about hygge in January 2017, back when it was a relatively new concept to those of us who don’t speak fluent Danish. Three years on and…

Sell Your Home Quickly With Design

So you’re thinking about selling your home? I imagine you already know you’ll need to put some work in to get the place ready for viewings. But did you know there are specific design-focused things you can do that may help your home sell quicker? If you’ve got the deep cleaning and decluttering sorted but…

How to (Further) Reduce Plastic Use in Your Home

Image copyright Clair Strong Interior Design Since I first wrote about this topic in March 2018, the plastic-free movement has gained serious traction. There are now more ways than ever to reduce your plastic consumption and it’s becoming increasingly easy to make the switch. Here are some suggestions for reducing plastic use around the home:…

Designing for Children: Part 2

Image copyright Clair Strong Interior Design Last week we looked at how to design for children in the long-term. This week we’ll tackle the must-haves for any functional child-friendly space. Let’s jump straight back in! The Must-Haves Black-out blinds or curtains are essential. They will help you create total darkness at any time, which is…