Fab finds at DesignJunction

Design Junction Finds

There is something to be said about seeing, touching and testing out interior design accessories, lighting and furniture pieces and speaking to the designers of the products themselves, that gives you an added level of  appreciation of them. This is exactly what we did during the press preview of ‘designjunction’, one of the most innovative and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inspiration: White painted floor boards

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Today I am channeling my inner Scandi with white painted floorboards.  The last time I had these in my home was about ten years ago and I just loved them.  It’s time to put lovely light and glossy boards in my current home, and now that I have decided to make this change, I have […]

Design Trends – Maison et Objet 2013 – Part II

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Great design is abundant in Paris – from clothes to art to food and architecture, so it makes sense that it is also home to ‘Maison et Objet’ Europe’s largest home decor and design trade show . While great design was expected during our recent visit, what did take us by surprise was the blanket of […]

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