Archive for the ‘Interiors’ Category

Slowly but surely, spring is on the way, which means it’s time to switch up your cleaning routine. To help put the fun into housework, we’ve called in the pros to share their top tips on how to get started… PLAN YOUR CLEAN “I love a list!” enthuses Laura Harnett, founder of Seep eco-cleaning products […]

This year’s Pantone Colour of the Year is described as ‘an unconventional shade for an unconventional time’ – and Viva Magenta is certainly far from muted. In fact, ‘brave, fearless, powerful and empowering’ is how this nuanced crimson-blended shade is described – ‘an animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without […]

Having guests to stay this Christmas? This might be perfect excuse to give your spare room a spruce up – especially as they often end up being a dumping ground, soulless and forgotten about. “One of my favourite parts of the festive season has to be having friends and family to stay, with a busy […]

The excitement is building with many households already twinkling with Christmas decorations. If you want to radiate a classy festive style this year, then sometimes less is more. As the excitement builds in the count down to the big day, it’s very tempting to go down the ‘more is more’ decorating mantra – pile everything […]

Staying warm this winter is the hot topic up for debate. With many of us looking for the easiest most cost-effective ways to stay warm in our homes, here we offer some helpful tips. It’s been an unseasonably mild autumn, but winter is looming – and we’d prefer to focus on the joys of the […]

Halloween is nearly here, which calls for a variety of spine-tingling decorations. It’s all about weaving a web of intrigue – play-up those ghostly shadows, dine by candlelight among cobwebs, and spook your friends with creepy props. Want to mark the occasion without going full-on fright night? Halloween décor doesn’t have to be ghastly and […]

Winter inevitably means spending more time indoors, therefore creating a cosy sanctuary will help soothe you over the darker months. “The additional stress and increased cost of living are making many people feel exhausted, fed up, depressed and anxious,” agrees Samantha Agbontaen, founder of affordable interior design company House Designer (housedesigner.net). “Making our homes a […]

A new season is in the air. To embrace autumn at home it helps to invoke fragrances that tune in with the season. Empower the senses with aromatic smells that complement the season…think early notes and scents of berries. “Although I’m a little sad to say goodbye to summer, I’m also excited to welcome in […]

Organising expert Lucy Mansey shares her home editing prowess for getting organised. By Sam Wylie-Harris. Self-confessed organiser and mum of three, Lucy Mansey says she’s always been fascinated by how organisation can impact your life. A teacher for many years, she says it wasn’t until she moved to Sydney and worked in interiors and design […]

Using natural colours and materials throughout our home can help us feel better connected to nature, interiors expert Victoria Harrison claims. Harrison, who’s written the book Rewild Your Home to explain how to introduce nature into your house, says: “Living in connection with nature can help make us happier and healthier. Spending time outdoors has […]

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