Coffee with a Creative: Urvi Sheth of Raw Invites

My new series is all about meeting like-minded creatives and was also on my spring goals list, so here i go with a series of interviews talking to creatives in various industries talking about them, their businesses and their favourite hot drink of choice! First up we have Urvi Sheth of Raw Invites. What is your coffee (tea, infusions, hot…
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First Hygge, now Lagom?

So first we had the Swedish hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) meaning to “enjoy life’s simple pleasures” and now we have lagom (pronounced “LA-gom”) another Swedish word meaning “just the right amount”. The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as “enough, sufficient, adequate, just right”. Lagom is also widely translated as “in moderation”, “in balance”, “perfect-simple”, and “suitable”. Taking this meaning literally we can see where the style…
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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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So guess who’s now on Bloglovin’

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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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Getting Creative

So part of my problem has been that I’m struggling to get creative, its through no fault of the universes, just mine. I find myself over thinking everything and so not able to just ‘be’ or get creative with anything. You could say a mind block of sorts. Yes as an interior designer that can be a problem! So in…
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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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Festival of Colour: Holi

Today Hindus everywhere will be celebrating the festival of Holi. An annual festival  of colours that marks the beginning of spring. The festival was primarily celebrated in India but with the widespread of Hindus all over the world is celebrated widely. The festival starts with the lighting of a bonfire which is said to rid any impurities and ill feeling, so…
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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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Fuerzabruta at the Roundhouse

This show was just phenomenal! I was like a super excited child when my little sister (not so little!) told me she’d booked tickets for us to go, particularly as it had been sold out for an age and getting tickets was proving to be very difficult!! It was created by Diqui James in Buenos Aires in 2005, it is…
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Playacar; Mexico’s hidden treasure

Our trip to Mexico’s Caribbean coast of Playacar feels like it was an eternity ago!! I don’t think it needs any words to describe the trip of R & R, so here are a few photographs to show you what i am now holiday blue-ing over!! I love this ‘loveseat’ … its on my list for when we move, although…
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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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