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Creating the CURVE Bench: A Bench for all Seasons

Nina Moeller explains how she set about creating the CURVE Bench, which would become an iconic piece that could withstand all seasons.

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Tips and Tricks for Luxury Lighting from the Goring

Victoria Jerram takes us through her top lighting tips and tricks from the Goring Hotel for recreating luxury hotel style lighting in your own home.

Creating a Classic Kitchen and Wine Room with Contemporary Twist

Transformation of a Victorian property to include the creation of a classic kitchen and wine room, with a contemporary twist.

A Biophilic Design House, Brighton Mews

Tucked away in a leafy mews in central Brighton, this house was the perfect canvas for Biophilic design.

The Business of Being Creative

It is not always easy to balance creativity and the day to day process of making enough to live on. How can this be acgieved?

Top Ten Post Lockdown Refurbishment Tips

if you are considering a refurbishment how can you maximise the value of your house in the post-lockdown future? Wimbledon architect Keith Malone of Malone Architecture shares his ten top tips:

Chelsea Town House Renovation

The full story of the renovation of a Chelsea Town House with Interior Designer, Nicky Percival

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Interiors Inspo: Lifting The Roof

At home with Wimbledon Interior designer Nikki Rees. Nikki shows us around her new roof extension, with master ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.

How To Upcycle With Gold Foil

Ikea Hennes Side Table Hack Using Gold Foil: Leoma Harper of Style The Clutter shows us how she transformed two Ikea bedside tables with a lick of paint and gold foil.

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Future-Proofing A Beautiful Home In Richmond

A new light filled garden room and lift future-proofs this stunning victorian Richmond property, by Sophie Bates Architects.

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Contemporary White and Walnut Kitchen Project

Beautiful bespoke kitchen design with concrete floor, cantilevered walnut seating area and floating shelves creating a hidden reading space beneath the stairs.

Listen In: How To Care For Natural Stone

Listen In: Becca Cranfield of Athena Stonecare shares her knowledge about caring and restoring natural stone

Interior Inspo: The Smallest Room in The House

The downstairs facilities have many names — loo, toilet, cloakroom, bathroom, powder room — but it’s one place we all visit, whether in our own homes or as a guest in someone else’s.

Surface at 45 Park Lane – Art meets contemporary style

Enjoy Art & Cocktails at the latest Surface Pop-Up at 45 Park Lane, Mayfair.

A More Natural Home makes for a Calmer, Healthier Life.

In a behind the scenes tour of designer, Angela Cheung’s most recent development, Lesser Foxhills in West Sussex, we learn about the emerging trend of biophilic design.

Colour To Soothe The Soul

2020 will be remembered as the year we choose colour not just to adorn our bodies and decorate our homes but to soothe our souls and improve our wellbeing.

Inspiring Interiors: Aline Mackenzie-Reid Updates her Grade 2 Listed Home

After a twenty year career travelling the world as an interior designer and stylist on luxury hotels and high end residential properties, it was a change in job for her husband that brought Aline McKenzie-Reid to the South Coast and a very different kind of project.

Behind the Scenes at Designers Guild

Decor notes from the Decorcafe event behind the scenes at the iconic interiors and lifestyle brand, Designers Guild, at their King’s Road flagship store.

A Riot of Colour transforms this Listed London Apartment

Licenced to use colour. Interior designer, Helene Dabrowski’s transformation of this listed London apartment was all about bringing in colour and light.

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Decorcafe Inspiration: At Home With Leoma Harper

Decorcafe Inspiration: At Home With Leoma Harper An expert member of the The Decorcafe Network, Leoma Harper of Style The Clutter is an interior designer and stylist best known for her home and product styling. We were thrilled to see Leoma’s house as one of our regular home tours and we are delighted to share […]

Decorcafe Interview: Ohhfleur! From Interiors to Wallpaper Design with Fleur Ward

Decorcafe Conversation: Ohhfleur! From Interiors to Wallpaper with Fleur Ward

Decorcafe Conversation: Ohhfleur! From Interiors to Wallpaper Design with Fleur Ward Fleur has always been obsessed with interiors and creative ways to make more of her home. When her friends headed off to uni she went straight to work as an interior design assistant to hone her skills, building all aspects of the process. She […]

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How To Display Art In The Home, With Natalie Morgan-Davies

HOW TO DISPLAY ART IN THE HOME We asked Natalie Morgan-Davies, art dealer & owner of MORGAN-DAVIES ART, to share her knowledge about how to display art in the home. I’ve always believed that art is one of the main factors in turning a house into a home. Perfectly displayed artwork can be the finishing […]

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Architects Home Tour With John & Anna Proctor

Architects Home Tour With John & Anna Proctor John and Anna Proctor’s home began life as a bombsite, quite literally. Part of the post-war development it was built by the local authority in an unassuming street near Clapham Common in about 1958. In-keeping with the rapid build programme of the time it was totally utalitarian […]

My Relaxed & Elegant Living Room

My Relaxed & Elegant Living Room By Lisa-Jayne Baker  The hardest design brief of all has to be the one for your own home & when I set about designing our living room my initial vision was for an elegant take on a ‘Cornish Beach house’. I needed a great entertaining space but also a […]

Brighten The Mood With Easy Changes To Your Home

Quick tips to update your home and brighten the mood in these uncertain times.

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Inspired by Dior & Chanel. Monochrome Tiles

It’s thanks to fashion icons Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, who originally introduced the base monochrome bold black and white colour blocking styles into haute couture fashion collections, that our love affair started. Heralded as a ground-breaking new colour combination […]

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Decorcafe Conversation: Deirdre McGettrick shares her Kuldea

Decorcafe Conversation: Deirdre McGettrick shares her Kuldea In 2017 Deirdre Mc Gettrick and partner, Ray Wright bought a new apartment together and, like so many of us, found themselves spending hours searching for furniture. Deirdre took the lead and, determined to find the perfect piece for every room, reviewed all the options available. Sourcing relevant […]

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Circus Mural Designed For Paloma Faith

Circus Mural Designed For Paloma Faith by Anna Starling I am an artist and mural designer and have always loved my work. I enjoy working closely with my clients to create unique mural designs for their homes and gardens, but when my second child was born I decided to take a break. I loved every second […]

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Interior Inspiration: Revamping a Rental to Make it Home.

Interior Inspiration: Revamping a Rental to Make it Home. By Deborah Moor & Caroline Nicholls of Slightly Quirky. We were approached by a family who had been renting out their Reigate home for a number of years whilst they lived abroad. The tenants had moved out and the property was looking very tired. They wanted […]

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A Beautiful Wheelchair-Friendly Bathroom Design

A Beautiful Wheelchair-Friendly Bathroom Design This is the story of how interior designer Fiona Cochran created a beautiful bathroom for an older client who needed to make sure that there was the possibility of wheelchair access in the future… I was asked by a 79 year old client if it would be possible to convert […]

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Look Inside an Inspiring Grade 2 Listed Georgian Home in Richmond

Look Inside an Inspiring Grade 2 Listed Georgian Home in Richmond With Diana Thompson & Ann Jackman Built on the site of a sixteenth century farmhouse, it is formed in two parts. Two-thirds of the house is Georgian, from 1732, and the remainder a Victorian side extension added in 1853. The childhood home of Diana […]

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Interior Trends From Maison et Objet 2019

Interior Trends From Maison et Objet 2019 by Nikki Rees On a chilly Sunday at an unsociable hour I boarded a flight with the most stylish people I have ever seen so early in the morning, all ready to see the latest trends on offer at Maison et Objet in Paris. For me, Maison et […]

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Christmas Decorating Ideas

Christmas Decorating Ideas We have brought together a collection of Christmas decorating ideas from our network to inspire you. Hope you enjoy them – there is nothing quite like a few decorations to make a home feel loved at the festive time of year. Image: Leoma Harper of Style The Clutter Leoma has a branch […]

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How To Choose A Decorator

By Phil Robinson of Paint The Town Green: Choosing the right deocorator seems such a simple thing to do. Ask a few friends for their recommendations, get quotes and off you go. But it doesn’t always work out quite as well as you would like as friends can have different standards, budgets and expectations. So what else can you do?

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Flooring Trends

Flooring Trends This article first appeared in Time & Leisure Magazine  (Featured Image Maitland & Poate) The biggest trend across all areas of home renovation is the blending of interior and garden design. Opening up the backs of our homes with glass extensions and taking sofas and wicker furniture into the garden we are blurring the lines […]

An Eclectic Victorian Kitchen in Surrey

An Eclectic Victorian Kitchen in Surrey

Rosie and Peter waited 19 years before embarking on the refurbishment of their Victorian period kitchen in Surrey. “The kitchen has always been at the heart of our home and we wanted it to stay that way” says Rosie. “We were keen to avoid anything too modern and sleek.”

Bedroom Redesign & Bespoke Storage By Emma Green

Bedroom Redesign & Bespoke Storage By Emma Green

A good place to begin any design project is to think about what you want to keep and what you want to throw away, swiftly followed by what you need to hide and what you want to display.

How To Add Light To A Victorian Villa

Having worked as a residential architect for 20 years and starting Sophie Bates Architects in 2010 it was definitely about time we extended and refurbished our own home. By removing the chimneybreast and building in open kitchen shelving up to the ceiling with a hatch to visually connect the kitchen to the front room, light flows into the centre of the house.

Battersea Power Station Development with Gill Hynes

Battersea Power Station Development with Gill Hynes

The Battersea Power Station development is, in reality, the creation of a new town. It spans 42 acres and is one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe. It will have almost the same amount of retail space as Westfield, and one of the largest ever single office spaces in the city of London has recently been let to Apple – half a million square feet within the iconic Battersea Power Station building at the heart of the development.

Can strong colours and patterned tiles work in a small bathroom?

Can strong colours and patterned tiles work in a small bathroom?

It is a popular misconception that pale colours and plain tiles are always the best option for small bathrooms. Tucked away in the loft, this bathroom was cramped, dark and depressing before Slightly Quirky got involved and transformed it into this striking and spacious design.

Contemporary Interior Design by Caroline Browne

Contemporary Interior Design by Caroline Browne

The objective for this Esher home project was to increase the size of the kitchen and living areas by building a double height extension, strengthening the connection between the the house and garden and the woods beyond. Caroline Browne, worked closely with the family to create a highly personalised interior design which takes into account every […]

A Guide to the Planning Process by Sophie Bates

A Guide to the Planning Process

When looking to extend or build a new home, gaining planning permission is a necessary but sometimes tricky requirement.  Having worked as a residential architect for twenty years, here are my recommendations to making the process as smooth and successful as possible.

Why Move When You Can Transform?

Why Move When You Can Transform?

Interior designer Anne-Marie Taylor and husband David, had been in their Putney property for about eight years and, self-confessed change junkies, felt it was time to move on. Looking around they realised that the cost of moving would be so great that they would hardly have any budget left to decorate their new home. Instead […]

Inspiring Home Tour: Interior Designer's Balham Apartment

Inspiring Home Tour: Interior Designer’s Balham Apartment

Interior designer Angela Bunt is the daughter of a florist and an athlete, sometime national competitive swimmer, cellist and ex-data analyst. She’s a Kiwi by birth, but lived in Italy before settling in a two bedroom apartment on the edge of leafy Tooting Common, London.

Making Space for the Family. A Lovely Barnes Home.

Making Space for the Family. A Lovely Barnes Home.

London living can become a challenge when you have a young family and the organised home that you had as a couple is covered with toys and the debris of family life. Interior design starts to merge with therapy as couples seek help to bring calm back into their lives!

Wool & Linen Rugs by WAFFLE Design

Wool & Linen Rugs by WAFFLE Design

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.

At Home with Art Consultant Louisa Warfield.

At Home with Art Consultant Louisa Warfield

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.

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First Impressions Count. Make More of Your Hallway

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 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

Style Trend: East meets West. Fusion Interior Design

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

How to Design Your Kitchen: 10 Top Tips

How to Design Your Kitchen: 10 Top Tips

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.

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