In Praise of Plywood

Overallt Easy Chair, IKEA Plywood is the interiors material of the moment. Lightweight, stronger than solid wood, and extraordinarily flexible; it’s no surprise the material has been used in some form or another for thousands of years. Like most things, plywood’s popularity in interior design has waxed and waned over the years. It was last…

2019 Kitchen Trends We Love

Kitchen design is in a really exciting place at the moment. We’re seeing experimental ideas, new materials, and fresh innovations take shape in kitchens of all shapes and sizes. It’s even better when some of these new ideas become ‘trends’ because they suddenly become much more accessible. Today I’m looking at some of the best…

Four Alternatives to the Gallery Wall Trend

Image source I really like a well thought-out gallery wall. They add boundless character and interest to a space and they can be frequently edited to keep it fresh. However, I understand that for some people creating and maintaining a gallery wall feels like too much work. And for others, this trend has just become…

80s Interior Trends Making a Comeback

The 1980s isn’t exactly revered in the design world. Shoulder pads, coiffed hair, overdone makeup, outrageous interiors and clashing colour schemes all seem to be staples of this decade. So when I spotted an article titled ’80s Home Décor Trends That We’re Absolutely Living For, I shuddered slightly. And then I cautiously clicked on the…

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

Image source 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 Aspects of Art Deco…

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…