Easy Ways to Give Your Home a Spring Make Over

Tue 18 Feb 2014

With spring just around the corner, its time to give your home a little make over, ready for the warmer months ahead. It doesn't have to take you weeks, some things you can do when you have a few hours at the weekend and sometimes the small things can really make a big difference. Not everyone can afford to completely revamp their house from top to bottom, but we've got some quick and easy more

Top Kitchen Design Trends For 2014

Tue 18 Feb 2014

The kitchen is the hub of most homes, it's where the family comes together each morning and evening to talk about their day and eat a delicious meal. So how can you give your kitchen a fashionable flair and make it the trendiest in town? There are quite a few trends that keep coming back around, but there are also lots of new and exciting technologies that have been making an appearance l more

Top Tips on Preparing Your House For Spring

Tue 18 Feb 2014

Spring is just around the corner and its time to start preparing your home for the warmer months ahead. During winter, parts of your home can often end up being slightly neglected and needing of a bit of TLC. Whether you want to add a lick of paint to the interiors of your house or you're looking to spruce up your garden for spring, these tips will ensure you are ready to embrace the warmer we more

Top Trends in Interiors for 2014

Tue 18 Feb 2014

Last week I looked at Pantone's Colour of 2014, Radiant Orchid. This shade is certain to feature in the most up-to-the-minute interiors this year. But how about the top interior design trends in materials, finishes, features and colour schemes? 1. Brass and Copper Shiny silver finishes are ancient history. Brass and copper are where it's at in 2014. These warmer, softer metallic hues are more

Decorating with Radiant Orchid – Pantone’s Colour of 2014

Tue 18 Feb 2014

Pantone's color of 2014 is Radiant Orchid, a fusion of pink, purple and fuchsia. This fetching shade will create dramatic statement and feature areas as part of interior design schemes.  Pantone choose their "colour of the year" by seeking trends in areas as diverse as films in production, popular travel destinations, hit art shows, and popular living artists. How to Make it Pop more

Staircase Envy : 5 of the most creative, interesting interior stairways

Thu 16 Jan 2014

Trippy Stairs by Atmos Studios This bespoke staircase design sits somewhere between art deco and psychedelia. The fluid build offers no clear boundary between staircase, wall, and floor, and its sinuous wooden tendrils extend into the interior space. A small bathroom makes excellent use of the area under the stairs, benefiting from a ceiling that reflects the steps' unusual shapes. Spir more

5 Simple Yet Tantalising New Year’s Eve Party Cocktails

Mon 30 Dec 2013

Wow your guests with your cocktail making skills. You can make these delectable concoctions with everyday kitchen equipment. If you have a cocktail shaker, great. If not, be unlike James Bond and simply stir. 1.    Cosmopolitan A favourite of the characters from Sex and the City, the Cosmopolitan never goes out of style. This one's handy for a party, as you can make a batch more

A Contemporary Christmas Playlist to Impress Your Party Guests

Mon 23 Dec 2013

Having a Christmas cocktail party? Forget the cheesy carols 70s pop tunes and go for these savvy remixes of festive favourites. 1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Acoustic Electro Swing Hiphop Who would have thought electro swing and hip hop would make such happy bedfellows? Get your evening started with this top interpretation by Postmodern Jukebox. 2. Bad Religion - "O Come, O Come more

8 of the Best “Fake” Christmas Trees

Mon 23 Dec 2013

Artificial trees could be the most environmentally-friendly option, if kept and used year after year. Plus, they don't drop needles. They also negate the need for that festive car journey accompanied by an aggressively spikey plant occupying 90% of your vehicle's interior. But fake trees can be just a touch declasse, right? My opinion is that if you're going to go fake, either go for s more

10 Reassuringly Expensive Christmas Crackers

Sat 14 Dec 2013

What recession? 10. The National Gallery English Country Life Christmas Crackers - PS36 for 10 These are so beautifully printed that, although they're a luxury, they do not seem at all overpriced. They contain some lovely gifts, too.  9. Thornback & Peel Patridge & Pear Christmas Crackers - PS55 for 6 The print on these is adorable and I love the plum and olive-green co more