Ceiling Chic: Decorating the 5th wall!

August 29, 2014
Ceiling Chic: Decorating the 5th wall!

One of the most over looked parts of any room (unless it is the Sistine Chapel) many decorators will pay much attention to a ceiling. This is more so the further up they happen to be. As long as it is well looked after i.e: no cracks or flaking plaster pieces, it’s generally deemed as […]

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Vinyl: Super chic or outdated?

August 27, 2014
Vinyl: Super chic or outdated?

When one thinks of the word ‘Vinyl’ it can often bring music records to mind. This material is a lot more than just the stuff of records, it has a whole host of different uses in practically every industry- in particular the domestic setting. The substance itself is a complex formula of chemicals closely related to […]

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Framed Photo of the Week (Fiona Compton)

August 26, 2014
Framed Photo of the Week (Fiona Compton)

This weeks Framed Photo of the Week comes from professional photographer Fiona Compton. The bright and lively image is just one of the photographers vast collection of dynamic work across photographic disciplines. One is drawn to the very naturalistic feel of the photo, the natural shades on the leaves and flowers are so evocative of […]

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Real Decorating: Working Within Design Boundaries

August 25, 2014
Real Decorating: Working Within Design Boundaries

  Designing one’s home is an exciting time for all- who doesn’t love to see the transformation from old to new? The finished room should be instantly uplifting. But it’s all too easy to get carried away with glossy interior design websites and their delectable and spacious examples. While one may be lucky enough to […]

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Going Vintage: Antique Picture Frames

August 22, 2014
Going Vintage: Antique Picture Frames

Classical looking frames come in all shapes and sizes from an unusual oval with ribbon detail to the more traditional rectangular styles. In all their guises they are a must have for this season’s home look. But what does one’s antique picture frame say about you and your design choices? Here are just some examples […]

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Framed Art of the Week (Louise De Masi)

August 21, 2014
Framed Art of the Week (Louise De Masi)

This weeks Framed Art of the Week comes from artist Louise De Masi. It depicts a Kingfisher perched on a branch possibly having a rest from flight, just watching the world go by. Along with their other delicate features, Kingfishers are known the world over for the striking colours found on their feathers. Louise De […]

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The Home Decorator: Modern Mantels

August 20, 2014
The Home Decorator: Modern Mantels

  The official definition of a mantelpiece could read something like the following: “…A fireplace surround: the mantel of a fireplace, especially its projecting top”. The fireplace mantel or mantelpiece is also commonly known as a ‘chimney piece’. It is said to have originated back in medieval times predominantly as a hood that would project over a grate to pick […]

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Pampered Pooches and Puss’s: Decorating for Pets

August 18, 2014
Pampered Pooches and Puss's: Decorating for Pets

Have a feline friend or two living with you? Maybe one has a couple of canine companions too? We are a nation of animal lovers whether it is our four legged friends or the more exotic. Folk will have rooms dedicated to them and their welfare. When it comes to our redecorating, they are important […]

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Decorating: Could an Interior Designer be the Answer?

August 15, 2014
Decorating: Could an Interior Designer be the Answer?

Interior Designers have been around for centuries- think back to ancient China and the practitioners of Feng Shui. Home and our well being has long been linked, both practically as well as spiritually so it pays to create the right setting at home. A professional interior designer can help one to do this! Although a […]

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First impressions: Decorating your home’s exterior

August 13, 2014
First impressions: Decorating your home's exterior

While so many of us spend most of our time considering the inside of our homes, it pays to think a little of the outside too. After all, the colour scheme along with the general look of the front will make up those first impressions- aspects that we all know count. The first step is […]

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