Category Archives: Art

Selecting a board and frame for art with a client

Helping clients choose art for their homes is one of the fun things about being an Interior Designer. Art is very subjective and personal, over the years I’ve seen so many different pieces of art that appeal to people for many reasons. Art can be an investment, as well as something that lifts your spirit.


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Inspirational photography has the ability to evoke powerful emotions and set our souls to flight. Even more so when they bring back happy memories. So it is with inspirational photography taken during our travels, whether near and far. Travel is something hubby and I both love and we’ve been privileged to spend some time in


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Alt="Hotel Relais Christine Paris"

When you think of Paris, what springs to mind? Shopping? Sight-seeing? Sitting in a café watching the world go by? The truth is, Paris has a way of drawing you in and inviting you to explore. To help get you started in the City of Lights, let’s hear it from a local: Architect Laura Gonzalez –


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I love seeing people use clever ways to achieve recycled design in interior spaces. Something that may appear to be ready for the scrapheap, is reclaimed and lovingly converted into something that not only looks good but serves a practical purpose as well. The Junction Bar café in the first photo is in Chesterfield, England,


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Creating a beautiful and unique home takes time. Above all, a home should reflect the people who live there, telling a story of who they are, their journey through life and the many layers that go to make up the whole. It requires a considered approach to the layering (there’s that word again) process. This


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At the risk of repeating myself yet again, I believe that art comes in many forms. That’s why I was excited to learn about the incredible textile design work of Ronél Jordaan in an article from Maison & Objet Magazine. In 2003, Ronél, having been a textile designer for twenty-six years, did an art therapy course which included


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In honour of International Women’s Day last week, we’re showing some love to American photographer Patty Carroll’s ongoing series ‘Anonymous Women’. This collection explores the dichotomy of domesticity, and the ‘the home’ means to different women. Carroll suggests that sometimes, home is a place of comfort, where being a ‘stay at home’ mother or wife


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Warm, happy and very expressive, Pantone 2019 colour of the year is a wonderful combination of juicy tangerine with a delicate, soft peach. It sounds appetizing, and it looks even more luscious in interiors! Each year in December, Pantone announces its colour of the year and fashion and interior design world sits up and takes


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Wall murals and wallpapers are hugely popular now and I believe it’s set to stay for a long time yet.  But it’s hard to know where to start when it comes to making the right choice – there’s such a plethora to choose from! Wallsauce.com has recently announced its latest collection of geode wallpaper murals by


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A new crop of Parisian florists is making waves all the way over to American shores. Ever in pursuit of aesthetics and a sense of meaning, they’ve pioneered a new kind of French art de vivre. Within this current, known overseas as the Slow Flower movement, anything goes in terms of style. In France, and


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