TOP 10 REASONS TO HIRE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

Do you claim to be an interiors junkie? Do you love to look at all the new trends and get them into your homes as soon as you find the accessories that really hit the special place in your heart? Or do you have a vision in your head but it nearly never goes as planned, or doesn’t turn out…
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How to Add Warmth to a Space in the Cold Months

Now that it’s getting dark earlier we all generally feel a bit low, we all love the daylight, even night owls like me. Lets be honest; bright, warm sunshine would be even better, but we live in the UK, we have to deal with the fact that its cold most of the time. But what if there was a way…
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Coffee with a Creative: Harri Dhokia of Black Qubd

Coffee with a Creative is all about meeting like-minded creatives in various industries talking about them, their businesses and their favourite hot drink of choice! Today we meet Harri Dhokia of Black Interiors and Black Qubd. What is your coffee (tea, infusions, hot chocolate) of choice? Latte  What inspired you to set up your Company? I found the courage to…
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What is Perfect Imperfection?

For those of you that know me know that my style is a fusion of the old and the new, of working with different genres and creating a look that tells a story and has layers of intricacy. Hello ‘wabi-sabi’ or as we may know it to be ‘perfect imperfection’ i think that this really sums up the look perfectly…
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NEWS ALERT: Amara Blog Awards!

So very big news – Guess who has been nominated for an Amara Blog Award?! I am beyond excited and honoured to have even been nominated – so thank you!! I am down for ‘Interior Lifestyle’ and when nominations open in a couple of weeks i do hope that you will all vote for me!! Thank you!!
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The Scandinavian Influence

The ‘Scandi-look’ is what I have requests for from a lot of my clients, they love the style and the feeling it evokes. The pure simplicity of clean lines and pared back elegance makes the space warm and inviting and is usually functional and minimal. The use of muted tones and earthy materials such as wood is a must for…
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Spring is Here – Goals for the Season

With the clocks going forward, giving us more daylight it already feels like spring is here. The bright weather makes me feel like i need to set myself some goals for the season and I feel more optimistic and that goals are more achievable (suddenly?!). I am also hoping that by writing them down and letting the whole world see…
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Being my own Client

I’m working on a new residential design project, but this project is different. Why is it different you ask? Well firstly it’s for an interior designer (uh-oh) and secondly it’s for my worst critic (me!), this presents me with the biggest problem… How do you work on a creative project when it’s for yourself and you are super fussy and…
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Colour of the Year 2017

Now there is a lot of differing opinions from designers all over the world about the trend that is colour and the colours that mean current to one designer is not the same as what means current to another. Dulux colour of the year is Denim Drift and Pantone colour of the year is Greenery, MY colour of the year is more like…
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Inside Scoop: How do you develop a concept?

I always have a lot of people asking me how I choose a look and develop the concept for a project, which can be as complicated as using a keyword derived from primary and secondary research or as simple as a ‘style’ of living.  My first port of call would be looking at what I have been supplied in terms…
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Hello again..!

Hello to all of you out there, some of you may have noticed that i have been a little quiet… well i am hoping that this is all about to change, its not that i haven’t wanted to but I’ve just been so so very busy. Its been a very interesting year or more since i have last spoken to…
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Vintage Interiors

Its been a while since my last post and i’m really trying to get the momentum going again, being busy is not an excuse… so here goes… A friend recently asked me to come and take a sneak peak at a project he was working on and i was taken aback, it inspired me to try and get back on…
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Project Install: Fineburger Co – St Pancras – Completion Photo’s

Ta-daaa! The finished article! I definitely recommend popping down to check out the interior, grab a burger and their ingenious ‘garlic fries’!!
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The Liebster Award!!

So I woke this morning to find that I had been nominated for the Liebster Award by Something for Lilah, which is great as i’m new to blogging and this award is great recognition and makes me realise that my blog does get noticed! So thanks for this!! The Leibster Award is one which is awarded to bloggers with less…
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Feature Walls: Cityscapes

So i’ve been thinking about cityscapes and how I love them visually, I think they’d make a great feature wall and the development from Getty who have released thousands of images for us to use free of charge has made me take this further and put together some of their best cityscapes (in my opinion of course!) which i’d love to…
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My Goals for 2014….

Instead of ‘new years resolutions’ i’m taking them to be my ‘GOALS’ for 2014… I’m not sure if that means that they are more achievable but i will certainly give it a good go! LOOK AFTER MYSELF To put my health first and look after number 1, apt that this is my first goal of 2014! In order to achieve…
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Radiant Orchid: Pantone colour of the year 2014!

Pantone ‘Colour of the Year’ is Radiant Orchid, this colour lends itself to many associations from the hues of a particularly special sunset to sultry jewel tones. Looking at how the industries have embraced this colour is fantastic, from accessories to jewellery and home furnishings.                              …
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New Project Install: Infamous Soho Nightclub

Thanks to us this top secret soho nightclub’s VIP room  will have a re-vamp as well as freshly upholstered sofa’s and branded customised wallpaper. It has been a huge operation co-ordinating all the artists and contractors, particularly so because of the small space! Works involved: Antiquing furniture, mirrors, peeling and distressing wallpaper, stencil artwork painting, lighting design, styling and branding.…
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New Project Install: Fineburger Co – St Pancras

So my role at Shaun Clarkson ID involves project management and implementation on site as well as a few other things…. The first project install that I worked on here was for The Fine Food Company, more specifically Fineburger Co, we re-designed the interior to incorporate more of a dine in restaurant as well as expanding the take away options…
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