Our week on Pinterest

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We’ve pinned lots more inspirational images this week from homes and gardens all over the planet.  A favourite is this bold and graphic style living room in a 1920s apartment in Sweden (home page and top) photographed by Jonas Ingerstedt.  Come on over to Pinterest and join us – you can find us here or paste www.pinterest.com/thedesignlovers into your browser.  All images below […]

Dwell – new collection 2014

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I’m working on a design for a bespoke built-in wardrobe with dressing table and hunting for a stylish stool that tucks away neatly underneath.  Drum roll for the Button Stool found on Dwell.co.uk for my search is now over!  With crossed walnut legs and a soft faux leather seat pad (see below – top left) […]

Vitra 2014 Collection – Bright, bold & graphic

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Modern lines, abstract graphics and colorful fabrics dominate Vitra’s new 2014 collection of furnishings launched at Salone Del Mobile in Milan. Vitra reissued timeless pieces from renowned designers like Alex Girard, launched new products by designers Edward Barber, Jay Osgerby and Hella Jongious amongst others and expanded their color library of fabrics, giving many of their […]

Missoni Home Collection 2014

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Launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan, the new collection for Missoni Home screamed flower power, along with black and white stripey or chevron print and a loose patchwork pattern. A diamond-shaped pouf was among my favourites from the new soft furnishing pieces and the Pretoria outdoor fabric sparked an idea for a new outdoor living scheme I’m working on. At […]

Decorator Showcase, San Francisco Top 10 – Part 2

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A mixologist quarters, a luxe kitchen with glittery accents, an imaginative retreat for a little roamer, a potting shed, a gallery retreat, a bathroom with million dollar views – all here in Part 2 of our roundup of Top Ten Rooms from San Francisco’s Decorator Showcase 2014.  You can read Part 1 here.   Kitchen For the […]

Luxury Hotel Sofitel Munich

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At the heart of a Sofitel hotel, is not only French elegance and good design, but a super comfy bed known as MyBed™, an exclusive design for Sofitel.  Providing you with the best nights sleep on the planet is serious business for Sofitel, with their bespoke bed creation installed into every hotel room.  My first […]

Decorator Showcase, San Francisco 2014 – Top 10 Rooms

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Unleash twenty-six interior designers to work their magic on one of the most prestigious homes in San Francisco and what do you have? The annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase – the West Coast’s top home design event which runs from April 26 – May 26, 2014.  The location of this years house is 3660 Jackson Street, […]

Get the look: East London home

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This five bedroom house in East London was transformed from a run-down wreck into a stunning home in just a few months.  The property appeared on the front cover of this week’s Evening Standard Homes & Property, and since then I’ve received lots of emails asking where to find the furnishings and accessories featured in the […]

Milan Design Week 2014

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Each year, Milan hosts the largest and one of the most important design shows in the world.  From the huge fairground of Salone del Mobile in Rho – just on the outskirts of Milan, to the design districts in the city centre where furniture showrooms and fashion stores pull in the crowds with parties, pop-up exhibitions and attention […]

Modernist Garden Elements – Palm Springs Modernism Week

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Palm Springs is home to many sleek, modern houses built in the 1950’s and 60’s. Designed to embrace the desert environment and dramatic landscape of the Coachella Valley these mid-century modern homes offer the perfect balance and seamless transition of indoor and outdoor living spaces. Designing an outdoor living space that is conducive to entertaining […]

Mood board: retro patterns, geo shapes & zesty accent colours

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Retro patterned prints, light wood, geometric shapes and a zesty colour palette is guaranteed to put zing into your space.  To visualise how this style could work for you, read this post and see some room shots styled with items on the mood board.  This mood board is interactive –  hover your mouse over the […]

Colour palette: add zing to an all white scheme

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A lovely white backdrop, oak wood flooring, and a large expanse of glass overlooking the garden was the starting point for this interior scheme.  Working with a zingy palette of yellow, orange and a touch of blue, this room is punctuated with bright pops of colour, retro patterned prints by Orla Kiely and a nod […]

Lust List: Heart your Home

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Love sweet love is in the air and on our minds this week and for most of us hopefully working its way into our homes.  And while we see an influx of heart icons appearing on products around Valentines day, we feel any day is a good day to inject a heart or two into […]

Lust List: Kelly Wearstler Home Collection

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This week, Kelly Wearstler (known for her unexpected, bold Maximalist designs) received the California Home+Design Magazine – Design Icon Award for 2014. Not only a fabulous interior designer, she has an impressive furniture and accessories collection too. Gold and brass and black and white accents, natural stone pieces, figural art and 70’s inspired furniture make up her collection. The look is […]

Iconic Kelly Wearstler

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Kelly Wearstler exudes fierce glamour and style, whether it be with her fashion collections or interior design and has created a signature look which is uniquely her own, so we are thrilled that she has won the CH+D Design Icon Award 2014 and will be guest of honor at the  CH+D Awards gala event which will take place next Tuesday […]

Knitted products – our top finds

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Knitting isn’t just for grannies you know, and this week we’ve gone knit crazy and rounded up some more of our favourite product finds. For a recent interior design & styling project, I discovered these ceramic plant pots and vases by Japanese design company Kinto – the textured knitted effect and surface detailing is quite incredible and has to be […]

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