For many of us, creating something that simply looks lovely is no longer enough. Yes, of course, that is the starting point but to be home-worthy it has to feel great and last also and, increasingly, we want to understand the impact that we are having on the world around us too.
Anna Ainscough is a freelance copywriter based in South West London. She has worked in television, film production and for the press, developing scripts and writing features. After a career break, Anna decided to follow her passion and now focusses on writing for design and interiors. She is a regular contributor to The Decorcafe Blog.
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Louisa Warfield, founder of Louisa Warfield Art provides beautiful, bespoke art solutions for private clients, interior designers and friends. She kindly invited our decorclub to tour her beautiful home, recently featured in Living etc magazine. An ordinary 1930’s house, she has transformed it into an elegant yet practical family home.
Often what drives a career path is a change in personal circumstances and in Naomi Callan’s case, the arrival of her two children meant the long hours of site visits and client meetings entailed in being an interior designer had to be abandoned.
For this Wimbledon interior design project we created storage under the stairs with hanging space and drawers for all the unsightly everyday items. If your hallway doesn’t have enough space, tuck a cupboard just inside the kitchen or living room instead.
The Victorian home restoration of this property was an absolute labour of love by the owners, with just the DecorCafe Network for support Our Home Tour pics
Victoria Hill, based in Hampton, designs beautiful soft furnishings for your home. You can meet Victoria at The DecorCafe Festival on Friday 11th March. In the meantime she shares her experience here:
Pomegranate Living is an online interiors boutique where you will find wonderful collection of stylish hand-crafted lighting and decorative accessories for your home, all with provenance, quality and great craftsmanship.
The Art of Fusion Interior Design: Fusion in interiors is about mixing two or more design aesthetics to create a unique and individual look. East meets West
Keith Patterson is the founder of West London Kitchens, supplying bespoke family kitchens at friendly prices. As well as their studio displays, they will take you to see kitchens they have already installed so you get to see real kitchens in real homes.
t: 020 8741 1981
a: Studio 6, Kite Studios, 2b Bassein Park Road, London, W12 9RY
Keith Patterson is the founder/owners of West London kitchens and has designed hundreds of kitchens and knows the issues that crop up repeatedly and so we asked her to pass on her top tips.