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The illuminati

Despite once being considered a dim aspect of interior design, lighting has never been more popular. Attitudes are changing rapidly, with designers and consumers viewing lighting as something revolutionary which can completely transform a space. Gone are the days of... Continue Reading →

Kilim me softly

Kilim--or gelim in Persian—translates literally as “spread roughly.” Traditionally used as prayer rugs, these flat woven tapestries are produced from the Balkan region across to Pakistan. They have become increasingly popular in Western households and can be practical or purely... Continue Reading →

Raising the bar

A bar--whether in a hotel, restaurant or at home--represents enjoyment, indulgence and relaxation. Comfort is key to ensuring patrons stay for the long haul, but an inviting atmosphere is just as vital. Mood lighting instantly adds to an ambience and... Continue Reading →

Blue hues

As a self-professed lover of neutrals, blue is the colour I feel most confident using. Hardly bold you might say! However, inky navy or a piercing turquoise can make a real impact. One trend that has brought blue to the... Continue Reading →

Check mate

Check, tartan, plaid, gingham...they are all cut from the same cloth. The pattern, and its variations, have a long history of popularity, with use of the fabrics dating back as early as the 17th century. If you're a traditionalist you'll... Continue Reading →

Mid-century modern

Mid-century modern is about mixing the innovative designs of the 1950s with contemporary concepts--a retro update as you will! This decade embraced sleek wooden furniture and bold textiles. For me, the greatest symbol of this era is the molecular chandelier.... Continue Reading →

Herringbone hysteria

Herringbone has been a stalwart of the design world, cropping up everywhere from hardwood flooring to textiles. Often associated with antiquated parquet flooring, herringbone is experiencing somewhat of a revival with much more contemporary takes on the trend available. Herringbone... Continue Reading →

Lessons in geometry

Geometry has been an important element of architecture and interior design for as long as time. The Ancient Greeks are said to have invented it while the Ancient Egyptians were pioneers in using the subject matter in construction. The Temple of... Continue Reading →

Household hardware

Interior design is all about examining all aspects of your home and adding a unique, personal touch to every corner, leaving no stone unturned. While rarely a showstopper, household hardware can make a real impact and enhance the drama of... Continue Reading →

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