Cherished Gold Interiors

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Image Source: Calico + The Design Files (via Pinterest) The ongoing trend of featuring a statement metallic hue is enjoying a deserved update this year thanks to Dulux. Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2016, Cherished Gold, is a warm and welcome evolution to last year’s must-have metallic copper, and pairs beautifully with rich jewel shades such […]

Rose Quartz Interiors

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Image Source: Village North Copenhagen + The Design Chaser (via Pinterest) One of this year’s biggest interior trends lends itself to one half of Pantone’s Colour of the Year, Rose Quartz. A new take on a classically stylish colour, Rose Quartz is a hue that will fit effortlessly into the rest of this seasons best […]

Shop One of a Kind: Kids Room Decor

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When it comes to decorating modern nurseries and kids rooms the easiest way to to create a truly unique interior that any child would love is to incorporate some one-of-a-kind handcrafted accessories.  The online resource Great.ly is the perfect place to find such accessories –  each made with love and produced by small, creative businesses / artisans located around the globe. You can […]

A boutique hotel with color & soul: Halcyon House

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Today we are taking a virtual vacation to the recently revamped 21 room Halcyon House boutique hotel which is located at Cabarita Beach, on the stunning coastline of Northern New South Wales, Australia. Seriously, if this picture doesn’t having you packing your bags immediately it might be time to call the doc! Whilst the view alone will […]

It’s hip to hang: Bedside lighting

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Hanging a pendant light either side of your bed is a clever and efficient way to provide task or mood lighting in your bedroom (especially when space is at a premium), however, in todays homes, hanging pendant lights are as much a design statement as they are a practical solution and can be found in bedrooms of […]

Top 20 Modern Wallpapers for Kids Rooms

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When it comes to choosing wallpaper for kids rooms there is no shortage of choice, but with so many designs to select from it is hard to know where to start. In our round-up of top 20 modern wallpapers for kids rooms you will find nature-inspired Scandinavian designs featuring trees, mountains and feathers as well as herringbone, star, […]

Maison et Objet 2015 report

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It was a 48-hour whirlwind trip to Paris last week for the first big trade show of the year – Maison et Objet. With eight halls packed to the brim with brands and designers showing their latest collections and new product launches, it’s somewhat of challenge to pack it all in. However, with some pre-planning […]

Art: today’s picks from Saatchi

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The artwork of Danish artist Louise Langgaard caught my eye today. Split into 4 sections, this oil on canvas named Corrections #01 is an abstraction on the cityscape of New York. I’m also mesmerized by the geometric shapes and colour palette of Boxes in the Sky and Chevron Stack by Atlanta based artist Stacie Rose. […]

Saint Martins Lofts styled by 19 Greek Street

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A space steeped in creative history and the former home of London’s iconic Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design has been transformed into a new residential development of 13 loft style spaces. What once was the studios and classrooms for Stella McCartney, Sir Terrance Conran, Mathew Williamson, Gilbert and George and Alexander McQueen […]

Pantone Colour of the year 2015: Marsala

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Each year Pantone likes to tune our eyes into certain colours. And for 2015 it wants us to think about Marsala 18-1438, a wine-red with earthy brown undertones. Well how do they know this hue is ‘the one’? The new ‘colour of the year’ isn’t just picked on a whim but selected by a group […]

Lust List: The Top Brass

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The interior design industry is enjoying a huge revival of brass in lighting and home furnishings, and with so many sleek, modern products being produced in this ancient metal, we wanted to share our favorite finds with you.  At Milan’s iSaloni furniture fair this year, Tom Dixon launched several new stylish brass products including the (1) ‘Plane’ Light Pendants; […]

Brass Revival – Modern Interiors

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Not since the height of the 70’s have we seen brass so strongly embraced in interior design. Along with its other warm metallic counterparts (copper and bronze), brass is also enjoying a huge revival. Beaten, folded or polished – designers are celebrating it’s luxurious, yet industrial appeal, making everything from chandeliers, pendant lights, tables, dressers, chairs, bath and kitchen fixtures and […]

YOO Home launches at Harrods

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Global design brand YOO has launched its first furniture collection in Harrods, London’s iconic department store.  Over the last 15 years YOO has designed hundreds of homes and hotels around the world and this is the first time its in-house designed furniture is available for retail.  Around 160 pieces complete the curated YOO Home collection which is themed into Classic, […]

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 […]

Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

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Clerkenwell in the city/east of London is a megga-hub for architects and creative businesses alike – with more per square mile than anywhere on the planet!   It’s also home to Clerkenwell Design Week – a three-day festival for soaking up more design inspiration and getting up close to the latest furniture, lighting and accessories.  Showrooms in the area […]

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) […]

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