Tag Archives: interior design

How to make your conservatory look stylish and stand out

By | December 15, 2017

Conservatories can all look rather similar. We give you some tips for making yours look stylish, and one that stands out from the rest. The three steps to a stylish conservatory Be clear about your conservatory’s purpose. Is it a personal space, for example, or a place to hang out with friends and family, a… Read More »

Does a corner sofa really have special powers?

By | November 29, 2017

A corner sofa is a comfortable place to sit, that’s true, but it also brings people together to talk in a relaxed way. It does this because you’re sharing a common space, in the same way as when you sit around a table with other people. A corner sofa is very good for private conversations.… Read More »

Get your home right with rattan ‘garden’ furniture

By | October 30, 2017

Rattan could be the answer to that nagging design question: which furniture is best for my home? That’s because you can use rattan ‘garden’ furniture throughout your home and garden. It bridges the house/garden divide, pulls the interior design of your home together, and has the happy side effect of making it seem bigger. Types… Read More »

Five things to get straight before you commission an interior designer

By | November 11, 2016

Hiring an interior designer for the New Year Some people like to spruce up their houses before the New Year and other people like to do it afterwards. Whichever group you fall into, you may be considering hiring an interior designer to provide new ideas for your home and new solutions to any intransigent problems.… Read More »

On trend: revamp home and garden together

By | November 2, 2016

Revamping it all – home and garden – at the same time has a lot going for it. In the short-term, there’s only one set of mess and chaos to sort out and get over. And for the long-term, you can make sure that home and garden really mesh, giving you a much smoother living… Read More »

Black rattan with orange or purple accents for Halloween?

By | October 31, 2016

You may try for a sophisticated and minimalist Halloween but once you let Halloween through the gate or in the door, it takes over. Be careful out there (and remember, black rattan is your friend). Let’s face it, Halloween isn’t very sophisticated … But you could at least try for a chic look. Perhaps even… Read More »

Gazebo and conservatory: blurring inside and outside

By | October 27, 2016

A gazebo? A conservatory? Blurring the line between inside and outside living spaces pulls your home together, and gives you more room for eating, entertaining and just enjoying. And if you can minimise the boundary between indoors and outdoors as far as possible, you are on the road to an illusion of boundless space. The… Read More »

Add value to your home with a conservatory or garden room

By | October 17, 2016

Add value to your property with a conservatory, orangery or garden room. Fit bi-fold doors to open it up to the great outdoors and bring in more light. Rattan furniture will complete the look at no great extra cost. Add value to your property, or at least maintain it Whether you’re hoping to work your… Read More »

A garden room sounds lovely! Please tell me more!

By | October 15, 2016

A contemporary garden room has more glass than other rooms. It gives you views over the garden and easy access to it. It’s a relaxed space to use however you like. I’m a bit confused about where a garden room is exactly What it comes down to is this: a garden room can be attached… Read More »