The Ultimate Bar Cart

The ultimate bar car

I expect that most of you right now are thinking about entertaining at some point over the Christmas holidays and I suspect there is just a little bit of panicking going on too!  So you really want to be able to sit back and enjoy the time that you have with family and friends.  However,.. Read more

How to decorate with Mustard

How to decorate with mustard

I doubt that any of us would ever say that Mustard is a favourite colour.  In fact I always remember Tricia Guild, the founder of Designer’s Guild and a lover of colour, professing Mustard to be one of the few tones she disliked! I must agree that Mustard can be a rather dull and dingy.. Read more

Contemporary Christmas Decorating Ideas

Contemporary Christmas Decorating Ideas

Colour schemes for Christmas decorations change every year so you need to find a look that you like and build on it.  Unless you have a bottomless pit of money!  I have some contemporary Christmas decorating ideas to show you to make your Christmas fun and tasteful! My favourite contemporary Christmas Decorating Ideas Going Green.. Read more

Colour Trends for 2020

Adding warmth to a cool colour palette

Warm whites, soft organic neutrals and delicate blush tones to offset and work with simple grey palettes are leading the colour trends for 2020. With a foundation to the colour palettes of warmer softer whites with pink and orange based neutrals, the look is pretty and inviting.  This isn’t goodbye to grey, but a softening.. Read more

How to create a classic white kitchen

How to create a classic white kitchen

Designers are always writing about trends but it is great to have a design element in the home that is a classic and a white kitchen is truly one of these.  Whether contemporary or traditional in style, a white kitchen is timeless.  I love to introduce colour into kitchens and do get excited when clients.. Read more

The Rattan Trend – how to incorporate it into your home

The Rattan Trend - how to introduce it into your home

Have you noticed the Rattan Trend gaining hold in interior decorating?  It seems that whichever style you look at, from British Colonial through to Coastal, Bohemian, Retro or Scandi, the Rattan Trend is firmly entrenched.  I have always been a fan of furniture in rattan as I like the casual look that it introduces to.. Read more

The Humble Garden Bench – my favourites

A Bohemian Coastal style garden bench

With Spring upon us my thoughts are turning to my garden again which needs much love, care and attention.   I love a nice place to sit and the humble garden bench, which has been popular for centuries, makes both an ideal resting spot and a great focal point and garden accessory.  Now is the.. Read more

Tropical Style – 7 steps to achieve this look

Tropical Style - 7 steps to achieve this look

A new fresh contemporary Tropical Style is currently on trend.  Related to the more traditional British Colonial Style, this modern version is fresher and more akin to a breezy coastal look.  If you love open plan living, open windows to catch the breeze, fresh clean white with injections of some strong colour, then this may.. Read more

Stylish White Bedroom Schemes

Stylish white bedroom schemes are always a classic.  The simplicity of the colour white makes this the perfect choice to use in this all important room. Calm and serene, white is a gentle colour to relax in and therefore perfect for this space.  Even if you have a neutral or a soft calming colour like.. Read more

How to display a statement artwork

How to display a statement artwork

Did you know there is an art to hanging an artwork?  How to display a statement artwork I realised is a complete topic in itself.  If you want to make a statement, you really need to do just that and not something that is just halfway there.  Large pieces of art can be a big.. Read more