THE POWER OF KINDNESS I hope you and your family are well and are coping with the constraints of the lockdown. I know many people have real restrictions - no green space, looking after very young children, trying to work from home and [...]
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A BIT OF INSPIRATION FROM MY TRIP TO HAVANA . . . I wrote this blog a few weeks ago long before Coronavirus was the issue in everyone's' thoughts. I worried that I'm being insensitive posting this - ignoring the elephant in the room. But last week I was inundated with emails from all [...]
GETTING STARTED WITH COLOUR In our last blog, we talked about how you can identify your interior design style. It's not about making pretty rooms. It's about creating a home that makes you feel emotionally connected, gives you a sense of well being and reflects your uniqueness. Achieving this takes a bit of [...]
START YOUR INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT WITH THESE SIMPLE STEPS FROM OUR MASTERCLASS We’re inundated with social media inspiration and short term fads that are seriously seductive, so how do we curate our homes so that they feel genuine and authentic? We're launching a 1 day interior design masterclass introducing the essential ingredients for creating [...]
INTRODUCING OUR 1 DAY INTERIOR DESIGN COURSE We've had a lovely time over Xmas with family and friends. Now it's time to return to work with fresh ideas and energy. I'm starting the year by planning a new one day Interior design course called “Personify” introducing the essential ingredients for creating authentic, sustainable interiors. [...]
Happy Christmas to everyone and our very best wishes for 2020. Christmas can be a time of mixed feelings. While for many, it's a time of celebration and fun with friends and family. It also seems to make loved ones' absence more keenly felt. I've enjoyed putting up the [...]
Visiting Kettles Yard House An hour-long stationary traffic queue and then "closed for renovations" meant I abandoned earlier trips. After 30 years, I finally made it to @kettlesyard in Cambridge. I found it quite an emotional visit. Until recently, I've kept my love of Art entirely separate from my job as an interior designer. [...]
The Art of Flat Weave: Roger Oates "Authentic materials, rich texture and delicate design balance are core to our artisan heritage." Roger Oates Roger Oates and Fay Morgan Oates recreated the Venetian flat weave more than 25 years ago. It all started with a chance invitation from an American [...]
COTSWOLD INTERIORS - COLOUR We're based in the Cotswolds, so we're very fortunate to be close to the likes of Daylesford, the Lucky Onion group and Soho Farmhouse. They each have their own unique interiors that have been fine-tuned into the ultimate manifestation of their brand. We do something similar for each of [...]
How long does an interior design project take? You'll get the best out of your relationship with an interior designer if you understand their processes. Here's a handy guide to the stages and timescales involved in a typical house renovation that doesn't require significant building works. You may be asked lots of questions when [...]