Living rooms

21 Mar 18

How to design an open plan living room

Here’s the latest room reveal from the show house I designed at the current Ideal Home Show. Open plan spaces are often one of the hardest rooms to decorate. How to make the whole space work as one while still honoring the different zones is not straightforward. For example the vibe you want in the […]

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14 Mar 18

Are you a Winter personality?

Winter is a season of extremes, from the sharpest frosty morning with piercing blue skies (the kind that makes it hard to drive on the school run) through to those foggish drab flat dull January afternoons which feel like they’ll drag on forever. There is also a real motionlessness to winter. Unlike the energetic styles […]

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12 Mar 18

Are you an Autumn Personality?

When I did a poll on my recent Instagram Stories, the Habitat seasonal room set that got the most votes was Autumn, but only by a smidge! It was actually pretty evenly matched across the four seasons, which just goes to show this really works! No matter what the time of year or what paint […]

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11 Oct 17

Getting cosy for Autumn

I’ve just about got over huffing and puffing about the rain, the chill and the dark evenings and am ready to embrace autumn. It didn’t take me too long when I realised it means I stop shaving my legs and can finally dig out the cashmere. And I can’t deny that it’s a lovely time […]

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29 Sep 17

That yellow velvet sofa

So by now you have probably seen on my instagram feed or twitter or facebook, THAT canary yellow velvet sofa. How wonderful to come to a point in life where a canary velvet sofa becomes a good idea. Of course I’ve not yet reached that pinnacle of maturity for the aforementioned golden seat belongs to […]

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08 Aug 17

How to hang artwork like an interior designer

Arranging artwork has to be my favourite way to accessorise a home. You get to create a focal point, a striking opportunity to add some colour and by far one of the best ways to really personalise your space. BUT I see it done so wrong time and time again so I thought this would […]

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