There’s no doubt that having a brick or stone feature wall can add warmth to a room and be aesthetically pleasing – this is exactly why they have seen a recent popularity surge in the world of interior design. However, stripping a wall back to its bare bones can cause a number of problems if the conditions are not right or if the job is done carelessly.
Every room needs a focal point. Focal points lend a sense of unity and harmony to a space. Not only do they draw us in, they guide our gaze, meaning our eyes alight upon objects of interest in sequence, rather than at random. Rooms lacking a focal point often appear cluttered and chaotic. Since we aren’t sure what it is we’re supposed to be looking at, even the most beautiful pieces tend to blend into the background. One of the best ways to add focus and form to your design... Read More
Minimal is back Next season, minimal design is set to fly. We’re talking clean lines, uncluttered spaces, block colour and timeless, contemporary furniture. When it comes to wallpaper, minimal doesn’t necessarily mean plain. Take this Graham & Brown contour wallpaper, for example. It’s bold. Yet team it with sleek, monochrome furnishings and dramatic houseplants and you’ve got yourself a grownup minimal scheme. Don’t add, subtract The most effective minimal schemes feature just a handful of key, complementary pieces. If you’re tired of your cluttered sitting room or blowsy bedroom, take... Read More
Retro design never goes out of fashion when it’s done right. Whether you favour a busy aesthetic, or a more pared down design scheme, integrating retro touches into your home is both simple and affordable. While some people favour pieces and patterns from a specific decade, others mix and match, creating an eclectic scheme bustling with colour and interest. Hunting for retro and vintage treasures has never been so popular. Remember, you can find the real deal on the high street, at auctions, or online, or you can pick up... Read More