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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 […]

After the popularity of events such as GlasGLOW in the Botanic gardens this autumn, here’s how you can find inspiration on lighting up your own garden. Here are some experts tips… All about the atmosphere “Rather than think decoration, think atmosphere first, and the mood and the feeling you want when you are in the […]

With summer slowly fading, the need to grasp onto the colourful backdrop can be strong. “With autumn fast approaching and darker nights shortening our days, keeping summer’s spirit alive using clever interior choices can help ease the most difficult seasonal transition,” says Alysha Alli, who heads up the interior design team at Redrow. So how […]

Summer can be a hectic and packed season for many of us, so when it comes to our homes, it’s helpful to have a place that evokes a peaceful and streamlined environment to unwind in after a long day. Inspired largely by Japanese culture, minimalism has become one of the most popular lifestyle trends. The […]

With these longer days, it’s easy to notice your home may be needing a good deep clean this summer. The sun can make surfaces appear dusty and all those chores you’ve been putting off can become all too present. Much as we welcome warmer months, long sunny spells and summer holidays, jobs around the house […]

Before we know it, our homes can reflect some of the chaos of our lives. If you’re getting to the stage where you feel the urge for a big clear out, then you may need some advice on where to start. Lisa Salmon talks to psychotherapist and home organisation expert Helen Sanderson, whose new book […]

A bathroom, however small, can become a relaxing sanctuary with just a few bold improvements. A place where we can escape the day-to-day and take time out for ourselves, this haven also has the potential to be pivotal in our decorative prowess – but all too often they’re last on our list when it comes […]

Functionality and clever space design ideas have become increasing trends for those dealing with small living spaces. Learning how best to utilise space no matter how much (or how little) you have, is always useful. When it comes to furnishing and fashioning a small room, there are some useful hacks on how to make the […]

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