Friend or Faux? My love affair with Faux Botanicals

Fresh blooms have always been my go to final styling touch, be it a bunch of blousy peonies for a romantic bedroom scheme, or vibrant greenery for a botanical bathroom. Texture, colour, and subtle scent helps, quite literally, to bring a design scheme to life. There’s...

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Hygge: Happy Home, Happy People

The word on everyone’s lips this Autumn (or, at least, those who can pronounce it) is Hygge (it’s {hue-gah} if you’re interested). It’s a Danish concept about enjoying the everyday; surrounding yourself with things and people you love. Fundamentally, it’s about...

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5 Ways With Marble

Marble has made a real come-back in recent years. Looking at design trends for 2017, it seems set to stay. And rightly so. With it’s rich texture, pattern and colour, it’s the perfect natural material to add luxury and opulence to your space. Although marble kitchen...

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Cosy Autumnal Lighting

Although the weather is making a last-ditch attempt at Summer, the nights (as my Grandma would say) are drawing in. Autumn is in the air. With darker nights ahead, now is the time to give some serious thought to your lighting. I’m not talking about a complete redesign...

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Hidden Gems Up North

We are proud of our Yorkshire heritage and love discovering local hidden gems which can give inspiration as well as, just simply, pleasure. Taitlands Country House is tucked away in the sleepy village of Stainforth, in the Yorkshire Dales. It is a stunning Grade II...

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5 cool wallpapers for your guest bathroom

A guest bathroom is the perfect place to have fun and be flamboyant. It’s a great space to be brave with and to provide an element of surprise for your guests. Don’t be afraid of introducing wallpaper into a downstairs powder room. It’s a good way to add colour,...

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Metallics: 3 ways with copper

Chrome and steel metal finishes are practical and they won’t go away, but there is a recent move towards using warmer toned metallics in interiors, such as gold, brass and copper.  We thought we’d show you some of our favourite ways to use them in your own home. We’re...

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Inspirational Architecture

No one can deny the bold and original architectural statement Zaha Hadid has left on the landscape. Sometimes cited as creatively controversial, she wasn’t afraid to push boundaries. Following her premature death earlier this month we wanted to show you a few of our...

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Little Hands

We simply love designing spaces for little ones. It’s a special process to help create a beautiful space in which a child loves, learns, sleeps and grows. It’s the  place where so many childhood memories are made. It’s a place to have fun. We love the work of Marta...

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Caroline Wood-Robertson in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK on Houzz