Joanna Thornhill’s latest book guides you through an extensive list of design dilemmas offering advice and tips to solve them.
A couple of months ago I was contacted by Anita Martinez Beijer, a Swedish Author, Photographer and Interior Designer, who wanted to tell me about her new book that was published earlier this year. The book is called Home Life Around the World (affiliate link) and Anita basically spent two years travelling the world in order to find
Happy by Design (affiliate link) is a relatively new book written by Victoria Harrison, who you may know as the Editor of Houzz. She is also a columnist for the Metro and i newspaper and has over 14 years experience writing for consumer magazines like Ideal Home, House Beautiful, The English Home and Real Homes. I received this book to review
*This post contains affiliate links which are marked with an asterisk* If you’re anything like me, books are one of the best presents you can receive at Christmas. I love having a selection of interior design books at my disposal and I’m starting to build up quite a collection. I’m looking forward to creating a
I hope you all had an amazing Christmas and were able to take time off to enjoy all the festivities with your loved ones. We certainly did. Christmas has become so much more fun and enjoyable since we’ve had the kids, they really do bring a sense of magic and excitement to this special time of
The latest book to arrive at Design Sheppard HQ for review is a great little read called 1000 ideas for colour schemes by Jennifer Ott, an interior designer and architectural colour specialist based in San Francisco. Now I say it’s a great little read, but to be honest there isn’t really much reading to be done. It’s
This book has been sitting on my bookshelf for a good long while now and I have finally gotten around to reading it. I could have reviewed it before but I don’t like to write book reviews until I have had the time to actually read the book from cover to cover. Needless to say,
Tomorrow, the 5th March 2015 is World Book Day so I thought it only fitting to do a quick post on books. I love books with a passion and it’s been my dream for as long as I can remember to have a home library. I not long ago started doing book reviews here on the blog
Today I wanted to share this really lovely book with you guys as I know you will appreciate it, particularly those of you who are into your arts and crafts. The Origami Home is a really unique, modern approach to the ancient Japanese art of paper folding combined with high-end interior design. The book features
It’s starting to feel really wintry outside now, don’t you think? Those dark evenings are drawing in earlier and earlier every night and it’s now dark before I even leave the office at night. Don’t get me wrong, I actually quite enjoy winter and the cosy dark evenings but it is only November and I
A few weeks ago I read a really interesting article in the Independent about how French women are using colouring in books to relieve stress and anxiety. I found this a really interesting article and I was actually quite excited by the prospect. I used to love colouring in as a kid. I was never
I hope you all had a great Easter and didn’t indulge in too much chocolate! Over the weekend I spent some valuable time with family. My parents were dying to get their hands on Matylda, which gave me a little free time to kick back and relax with a book that has been on my reading
I love flowers and plants but I have to admit that I do not have green fingers at all. In fact, most plants in my care sadly tend to perish. The only species that I have any luck caring for are succulents, cacti, bamboo, and Dracena plants that practically need no care at all and
Set somewhere in the bustling beauty of Brighton’s South Coast, the founders of i gigi have crafted their skills into the pages of the exquisite book A Life Less Ordinary, a catalogue of their inspirational ideas and trends, published by Cico Books. A captivating journey through their rural lives, Zoe Ellison and Alex Legendre have
If you truly believe that a house is not a home, then acclaimed stylist and interiors blogger Mr Jason Grant is here to give you a reason to change your mind. From his popular lifestyle blog to the pages of Vogue Living and Elle Decoration, Jason’s decade of experience has lead to the publishing of
Central Saint Martins College graduate and international knitting design goddess Melanie Porter is well established in her field, creating fabulous bespoke pieces designed to enrich your home in a gloriously contemporary fashion. But if you’re looking for a way to interpret Melanie’s products with your own personal spin, then look no further.