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Sep
14

Lust List: Neon Color Crush – Modern Home Decor

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 […]

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Sep
13

Paris Design Week 2013

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 […]

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Sep
5

Fab want to see your product designs!

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 […]

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Aug
30

designjunction: retail therapy & our hot design finds

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 […]

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Aug
23

Feel-Good & Fabulous Florals – Modern Decor

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 […]

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Aug
16

Decorative lighting trends at designjunction

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 […]

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Aug
7

Mood Board: Outdoor living rooms

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 […]

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Jul
29

Inspiration: outdoor living rooms

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 […]

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Jul
25

Lust list – Copper Crush: Home Decor

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 […]

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Jul
8

Colorful dining chairs – Modern Mix Up

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 […]

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Jun
19

mood board: black & green

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 […]

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Jun
7

Flutter-tastic bird & butterfly decor

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 […]

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Jun
4

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

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 […]

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May
29

Interior Design inspiration via Pinterest!

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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May
8

Lust list – Hot pink Modern glamour

Modern glamour with a twist of whimsy and a shot of hot pink. It’s fresh, fun and glamorous and a look we are simply lusting over this week.  Here are some of our favorite product finds. The mid century lines and tight back tailoring of the Mrs Godfrey settee in navy velvet is the perfect […]

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Apr
26

SF Decorator Showcase 2013 – Top 10 Rooms

A chocolatier’s lab, a penthouse retreat, a sacred space to bathe, a Danger Zone, the Atelier… sounds like a James Bond novel. Instead these are all beautiful spaces dreamt up by a selection of San Francisco’s hottest interior designers as part of the annual San Francisco Decorator showcase opening this weekend (April 27 thru to […]

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Apr
25

Lust List – Bold color pops

The sun was shining in both San Francisco and London this week and this has us lusting for bright, bold and colorful furniture and accessories. From this amazing pop-tastic print of Elizabeth Taylor; to the hanging metal pendant lamp which has a burst of yellow peaking out from beneath it’s black shade; to the rainbow-bright flame […]

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Apr
16

London warehouse apartment – Industrial luxe

The 2nd issue of Curio Magazine takes a look inside this London warehouse apartment and home to Fiona Leahy, the go-to for OTT event & party organising (client list includes Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson). Originally from Dublin, Fiona has travelled and lived around the world and this is reflected in her interior style […]

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Apr
10

Inspiration: White painted floor boards

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 […]

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Apr
2

STYLE FINDER: inspired by interior architects Double G

  Today’s Style Finder on Design Lovers Blog goes shopping to create the laid back and contemporary style of this living space by Parisian interior architect duo Double G.  This artwork by Brandi Leah Hofer discovered on Saatchi online as ‘the one to watch’  is a perfect fit for recreating a similar interior scheme.  Will […]

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Mar
13

Wool House – an explosion of wool

Opening today at the grandiose location of Somerset House in London is Wool House, the world’s largest celebration and showcase of all things wooly for the interiors world (with some fashion sprinkled in).   A visual and touchy-feely explosion of colour with art, craft, furnishings and interior designed room sets all using wool to the max. […]

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Mar
7

A Peek inside Liberace’s Home, Palm Springs

Over the top glamour, chintz and bling – that’s what I expected to see inside the former home of Liberace, (the highest paid entertainer in the world during the 1950s–1970s). But when the doors of ‘Piazza de Liberace’ opened to the public for the first time during this year’s Palm Springs Modernism Week,  I was surprised […]

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