designjunction in pictures: press preview

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Yesterday we visited designjunction for the press preview and here’s a quick glimpse of what is on offer.  We stopped and chatted with many of the designers and brands which meant we only covered 1.5 floors in 4 hours! So much great design to see set against the stunning industrial backdrop of the Old Sorting […]

Joy of design at designjunction

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Photographs of design personalities and international designers (both emerging and established) will grace the walls of designjunction, one of the four top shows at The London Design Festival this week.  This special exhibition, named Joy of Design, will display around 60 photographs taken over a 10 year period by Barbara Chandler (specialist design writer and photographer). Joy of Design includes photographs of British designers Ross […]

Lust List: Neon Color Crush – Modern Home Decor

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Neon colors are gracing the furniture and home accessories world like never before… hot on the heels of the fashion industry. And while neon colors are not for the faint-hearted, you might be surprised to see how they can be applied to create  youthful through to sophisticated interior schemes. Rather than mixing neons with bright whites […]

Paris Design Week 2013

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This week I was in Paris, next week will be London…design is most definitely everywhere right now.  Its amazing what you can fit into just 36 hours in Paris including wine tasting at the Baccarat gallery and museum, a browse in design book store Artazart and a stroll down the Champs Elysees to Laduree that’s […]

Fab want to see your product designs!

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If you’re dreaming of the chance to have your product design manufactured and sold worldwide then grab your drawings and prototypes and head down to The Conran Shop Marylebone on 19 September 2013.  This is where Fab will be waiting with a panel of notable judges to find 3 new product designs to put into […]

designjunction: retail therapy & our hot design finds

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Design shows are generally the place where you scout out new designers, product launches and suppliers, and the actual shopping and buying aspect takes place at a later date.  A little frustrating when you see that ‘oh so awesome’ pendant light or chair that you wish you could just package up and take away with […]

Feel-Good & Fabulous Florals – Modern Decor

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With geometric patterns being so prominent in interior design lately, I have been thinking – maybe it’s time to switch things up abit … and florals might be just the answer. Ironically floral prints are nothing new. They have been around for-like-ever. But florals are taking a new direction – they are now projecting a […]

Decorative lighting trends at designjunction

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Designjunction is set to raise the bar again at this year’s London Design Festival with a line-up of top international brands, plus emerging designers, pop-up shops, flash factories, eateries and seminars.  New for September 2013 is lightjunction, part of the show dedicated to lighting design and showcasing the very best in decorative lighting. A vital […]

Mood Board: Outdoor living rooms

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Outdoor living rooms…who wants one? We do – that’s for sure!  Style your patio or deck area with a good mix of seating including outdoor sofas, lounge chairs, floor cushions and poufs like the Kite Kilim Floor Pouf (4) from West Elm (also loving the whole range of poufs – see them here).  Rock on […]

Inspiration: outdoor living rooms

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Inside out or outside in?  Creating an ‘outdoor living room’  is a great way to extend your living space and make those summer days last long into the night.  The sun has finally arrived here in the UK (albeit its arrival rather late, but very welcome) and I’m visualising a new outdoor room scheme with […]

Lust list – Copper Crush: Home Decor

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Metallics are huge in interior design right now, and copper (more prominent in the past) is making a big comeback. Thank you Tom Dixon for putting the vogue back into copper! Copper is showing up in modern home decor and furniture – everything from light pendants, art and coffee mugs to side tables and beds. Copper […]

Colorful dining chairs – Modern Mix Up

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It is funny how in a period of about five years the term ‘matching’ has almost become a dirty word in the interior design vocabulary. Mixing it up is what it’s all about right now and this applies to all rooms in the home; the dining room and dining chairs are no exception. A mix-up […]

mood board: black & green

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This modern ikat design pillow (7)  from Designed Goods in Los Angeles landed on my desk last week and sparked the idea for a green and black mood board.  With the Echo pillow as my starting point, I was inspired to go bold and graphic and create a look with an industrial edge and a little rock chick at […]

Flutter-tastic bird & butterfly decor

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Back in the 60’s and 70’s it was the flying duck wall ornaments that were in vogue.  Now it appears that wallpaper, fabrics and home accessories featuring our winged friends (birds and butterflies) are making a splash all over again. So popular, that fashion designers like Julien MacDonald, Jean Paul Gaultier and Christian Lacroix are getting in […]

California Home+Design: It’s a good day!

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It’s a good day when you find yourself in California Home+Design’s: Designer Crush feature.  (Did I happen to mention that CH+D is my absolute favorite interiors publication in the USA? Yup – that’s right!) Anyway, that was a few weeks ago, so here I am spreading my good news and giving you the chance to catch […]

Interior Design inspiration via Pinterest!

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Hey everyone! Today is all about Pinterest and we are delighted to be part of  the Pin It Forward campaign –  a collaboration with over 300 bloggers to get the UK pinning!  Have you come across Pinterest before?  It’s already a big success stateside, and if you haven’t signed up as yet, now is the time […]

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