French Connection Home

March 3, 2014

Spring is on its way and the new arrivals at French Connection Home look at fresh, textural and natural pieces which make the ideal designer beach house look ready for the warmer weather.

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French Connection: http://www.frenchconnection.com/category/homeware/homeware.htm

Inspired by winter colours, this trend brings icy whites and cool blues and all things that sparkle. Even if its not a white christmas this year, it will be indoors.

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Images Via:

1. The White Company: www.thewhitecompany.com

2. Marks and Spencer: www.marksandspencer.com

3. Next: www.next.co.uk

4. House of Fraser: www.houseoffraser.co.uk

5. Lakeland: www.lakeland.co.uk

6. John Lewis: www.johnlewis.com

Christmas Trends: Nordic

November 19, 2012

Like in interior accessories this year, the Nordic style is proving popular in decorations this Christmas. It is ideal for creating a cosy, stylish Christmas look. Think real christmas trees, reds, greens and natural tones and reindeer, alongside cuttings of branches and twigs.

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1. Mit Hus: www.mithus.co.uk

2. Scandinavian Design Center: www.scandinaviandesigncenter.com

3. The Contemporary Home: www.notonthehighstreet.com/thecontemporaryhome

4. Nordic Bliss: www.nordicbliss.co.uk

5. Nordic House: www.nordichouse.co.uk

6. Selfridges: www.selfridges.com

Christmas Trends: Gold

November 12, 2012

 Leading up until it is time for the Christmas decorations to go up I will bring you this years Christmas trends.

The first is the traditional gold theme, which like last year is very popular. This trend is very luxurious and adds richness and warmth to a home. This theme doesn’t have to look traditional as a variety of contemporary twists have been brought to this Christmas classic.

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Images Via:

1. The White Company: www.thewhitecompany.com

2. Zara Home: http://www.zarahome.com

3. Marks & Spencer: www.marksandspencer.com

4. Selfridges: www.selfridges.com

5. John Lewis: www.johnlewis.com 

6. The White Company: www.thewhitecompany.com

Trend: Macaroons

August 12, 2012

Macaroons seem to be popping up everywhere in recent times, on adverts, in coffee shops, for weddings and are popular on Pinterest. They have caught my eye because of their colourful and pretty shades. Maybe their popularity ties in with the recent interior trend of pastel colours, so these French sweets are the ideal inspiration for creating a pastel coloured interior.

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Images Via:

1. http://amour–love.blogspot.ca

2. http://design-seeds.com/

3. http://www.thelennoxx.com/browse-by-color/gray-grey/pastel-perfection-ana-antunes-amazingly-beautiful-home/

 

Interior Design Project

April 23, 2012

I have been working on an interior design project over the last few weeks and the design is now complete. The project involved designing a two bedroom flat to a considerably small budget. The decoration needed to be contemporary and of a neutral colour scheme throughout, whilst giving a high-end look. Space planning was important as the rooms where awkward shapes and quite small and a study needed to be incorporated into the flat. Below is the original mood board I created for a source of inspiration at the beginning of the project and the three final concept boards to give you a feel of the final outcome.

 

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Nautical Design Scheme

March 27, 2012

I am thinking of decorating my summer-house ready for the summer BBQs and get togethers with friends. Living by the sea means I can take full advantage of the nautical interior trend. This is a trend that pops up every year and is popular again this summer. Below I have created a mood board with the home accessories available at the moment and is a great source of inspiration.

 Images Via:

1. Marks & Spencer: www.marksandspencer.com

2. Willow & Stone: www.willowandstone.co.uk

3. Mini Moderns: www.heals.co.uk

4. Buy The Sea: www.notonthehighstreet.com/buythesea

5. John Lewis: www.johnlewis.com

6. Dulux: www.dulux.co.uk

7. Nautical Living: www.notonthehighstreet.com/nauticalliving

8. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

9. Lillies: www.notonthehighstreet.com/lillies

10. John Lewis: www.johnlewis.com

11. Dulux: www.dulux.co.uk

12. Little Bird Designs: www.littlebirddesigns.co.uk

Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2012

With Valentine’s day on its way, here are a few things that will make your home perfect for a romantic night in…

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1.  Sweet & Chic: www.sweetnchic.co.uk

2. Big Little House: www.big-little-house.co.uk

3. Zara Home: www.zarahome.com

4. Big Little House: www.big-little-house.co.uk

5. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

6. Big Little House: www.big-little-house.co.uk

7. Heals: www.heals.co.uk

8. The Contemporary Home: www.tch.net

With the clocks going back soon, I have gathered together a few of my favourite accessories that will warm up home for the cold, wintery weather ahead of us. These quick fixes will create a cosy living room whilst adding a touch of style, instantly updating your home.

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Images Via:

1. Orla Kiely: www.heals.co.uk

2. Ferm Living: www.occa-home.co.uk

3. Susan Bradley Design: www.notonthehighstreet.com

4. Cox & Cox: www.coxandcox.co.uk

5. The White Company: www.thewhitecompany.com

6. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

A visit to… Portugal

August 27, 2011

I have just come back from a holiday in the Algarve, Portugal and the beautiful surroundings and surface designs provided me with a lot of inspiration. Much of the patterns found on architectural and decoration elements of Portuguese buildings are similar to Moroccan designs and even the smallest details to the Portuguese tiles were attractive. Combining what I noticed from the Portuguese interiors, the influences and finds from this holiday I have produced a design scheme that could be transferred into a British home (or your holiday home!) to get that Portuguese look.

Images Via:

1. Dulux: www.dulux.co.uk

2. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

3. Topps Tiles: www.toppstiles.co.uk

4. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

5. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

6. Dulux: www.dulux.co.uk

7. Neisha Crosland: www.neishacrosland.com/wallpaper/papers.html

8. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

9. Dulux: www.dulux.co.uk

10. Zara Home: www.zarahome.com

11. Graham & Green: www.grahamandgreen.co.uk

12. Walls and Floor: www.wallsandfloors.co.uk

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