I’m not going to lie guys, I’ve had a pretty tough week here at Design Sheppard HQ. As you may know we’ve been doing some renovation work to create a utility room and I’ve been spending a bit of time in there painting. Well, this week the newly installed power kept tripping out. We had
You’re probably going to think I’m obsessed with artwork after reading a few arty posts here recently and in fairness you’re probably not far wrong. I spent so many years not having the confidence to buy artwork for our home or to hang it, that now I’ve conquered my fear of getting it wrong our
Well guys, you may have noticed that there was no monthly giveaway in May. I’m very sorry about that but I was so busy trying to make my blog compliant with the new data protection laws that it took up all of my time for a few weeks.If you haven’t received my weekly newsletter for
How is it midway through April already. January and February felt like the longest months I’ve ever experienced, probably due to the fact that we didn’t have a summer or autumn/winter holiday. In fact, the last time we went away on holiday was last April when we went to visit my husband’s family in Poland.
Artwork is a funny old thing, isn’t it? It’s such a personal matter. What one person loves may be something that another doesn’t even consider to be art. I remember my parents visiting the Guggenheim in Bilbao and telling me all about it on there return. My dad said it was definitely not their kind
Art is such a personal thing. I’ve documented my struggles with choosing artwork quite a few times here and it is something I think I am finally getting to grips with. It seems the more artwork I buy and put up, the easier it gets. I am no longer paralysed by indecision. Previously, I only
I can’t believe January is almost over already, that has just whizzed by. I’m starting to worry that I’m not going to get through all my plans for my home (again) this year. There just isn’t enough time in the year. But one thing that I am going to be able to achieve is finally
I have recently become much more confident when it comes to choosing artwork for my home. I’ve always found it a real challenge to find artwork that I love and that I won’t get bored of easily. The fear that I will go off it quickly has, for years, prevented me from even buying any…how
I have become somewhat obsessed with artwork and prints at the moment. I’m currently creating a gallery wall in my bedroom which is so long overdue but it’s almost complete now and I can’t wait to get it finished. As I’ve probably explained before, I am super picky about artwork. If it’s going up in
A week or two ago, on Twitter, I discovered a number of local designers based right here on my doorstep in Devon and decided to feature them here on the blog. The first, you may remember, was the recently launched Bert & Buoy and I had the pleasure of interviewing the very talented designer behind the
Today I am extremely happy to announce that another great designer has joined the Design Sheppard Shop! Hurrah!! I’d like you all to welcome Mleko to the party. Mleko is a fresh and exciting interior and gift label offering contemporary, graphic art prints directly from the artist. The venture was set up by Ania Newland,
I’m always on the look out for great graphic artwork and I think I have found some that architecture lovers will adore. These City Screen Prints are by a Dublin-based design studio called Me&Him&You, which was founded in 2010 by Ronan Dillon and Peter O’Gara. Historically Irish people have emigrated to work all over the
I have been looking for artwork to put up in my house for a couple of years now. The problem is I am very picky and quite flaky so I tend to go off things quite quickly. In the past this has prevented me from committing enough to actually get around to purchasing art work.
For those of you who love colour and are fans of the Pantone Colour Institute, I thought you might appreciate these contemporary wall art canvases. Based on the renowned colour system that has been used by designers for the past 45 years as the most reliable way to match colour, these canvases are produced by
The trend for personalisation has been gathering pace over the past few years as consumers react against standard issue products and search for something that is more tailored to their own personal needs or that will allow them to express their own personal style. As people seek out more unique ways of decorating their homes
I decided that I absolutely had to do a blog post on this when one of my very favourite Tweeps, Igor Josif tweeted a link to the blog 23qm Stil featuring the stunning artwork by Swedish freelance art director Therese Sennerholt. Her work mostly centres around advertising, editorial, graphic design and corporate identity, but she