Following Milan Design Week, I spotted a distinct trend for unusual shaped rugs. It would appear that rugs don’t just come in standard rectangle or circular shapes anymore.
Choosing flooring is always difficult but I’ve rounded up some of this year’s top flooring trends to help you.
The new Amazonia collection of botanical ceramic tiles from CTD Architectural Tiles will bring your interior design project to life.
Any of my friends and long-time blog readers will know that what I love most about design writing, whether that’s blogging or writing for magazines, is the story behind the projects and products that I feature. I love interviewing designers and finding out about their inspiration, their background and their journey so far. I also
You may have noticed from quite a few of my product round-up posts that I’ve always been a bit of a fan of MADE.COM (affiliate). Ever since I first discovered MADE.COM back in 2010 and interviewed their co-founder Ning Lee in 2011, I have been a big fan of the company and the products that
Ever since I was a teenager, Grand Designs was one of my favourite TV programmes. Even before I got into interiors or ever considered it as a career I was obsessed with watching Kevin McCloud help all those adventurous self-builders construct their dream homes. I myself would spend many hours dreaming of the day when
As you know, I’m having a flooring dilemma in my kitchen. The tiles need replacing so I’ve been doing a bit of research to find out what we should replace them with. I don’t think I want to go for tiles again as they are quite cold and we don’t have underfloor heating. So I’ve
You’re probably sick of hearing about how much I hate the floor in our kitchen. I wrote about it in this post and in this post. It will be quite a big job to get it fixed so I’ve been putting it off…for years. It really does need tackling though so I’ve always got my eye
Tiles are one of my favourite interior products and I’ve always had a little bit of a love affair with them. They have come so far over the past few years thanks to technological advances and the effects that can be created these days are just so exciting. We are now seeing tiles of all
A couple of months ago, we got a professional company in to clean the carpets at work. Both my bosses regularly bring their dogs in to work and with moderate foot fall through the building, the carpets were starting to look really rather filthy. It didn’t help that the carpets were fairly poor quality to
Image © Woodpecker Flooring Getting on the property ladder is a real challenge these days. The economic situation in the UK has made it particularly difficult for first-time buyers to save enough money required for a deposit. Even those lucky enough to be on the rungs now find themselves in a situation where economic uncertainty is
I am so excited to share today’s post with you guys! Just after Christmas my husband and I decided that it was time to do a mini livingroom makeover. I say mini makeover as it was actually the first room we tackled when we moved in back in 2013 so it didn’t need much doing
Remember last year when I wrote about my kitchen makeover? Yeah well, we’re still no further along. For one reason or another it kept getting put on the back burner, but we’re hoping to forge ahead with it this spring and finally get it all sorted. It is so long overdue. One thing that is
Happy Valentine’s everyone! Do you celebrate Valentine’s day? My husband and I tend not to only because it seems silly to celebrate your love for one another on one particular day. Love should be something you celebrate all year round don’t you think? Anyway, to give today’s post a romantic feel, I wanted to share
I really love it when a company has a great story behind it, especially if that story entails empowering people and helping them to earn a living and care for their family. And that is exactly what Sukhi is all about. Working together with skilled artisans in India, Turkey, Nepal and Morocco, Sukhi produces beautiful handmade
Other than wallcoverings, artwork and textiles, I think rugs are a really great way to personalise your space in a non permanent way. They allow you to put your own stamp on your interior and can really make a bold statement with the right design. Sadly in my flat we have no need for rugs
Today I wanted to share with you the latest collection of rugs from Rug Maker. I have previously featured the Stamp Rug Collection by Rug Maker, so I’m already of fan of their products. This new collection has been created to celebrate 150 years since the first publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I
Staffan Tollgard is one of my favourite interior designers because I really admire his philosophy and his approach to design. If you are unfamiliar with Staffan and his work you can read my interview with him here. His design philosophy is encapsulated in the Scandinavian notion of the röda tråden or red thread, which he says
When I first started my blog way back in 2009 I saw it as kind of an online diary where I could keep track of all the great products and designers I came across and didn’t want to forget. It was a great deal of hard work and research back then to discover all the
When it comes to rugs I love nothing more than really bold, dramatic designs that make a statement. I have previously featured some fantastically bright and graphic rugs from Sonya Winner and also some amazingly arty and abstract rugs by Calle Henzel, which are two of my favourite rug collections. Today I am adding a new
Since we moved into our new home, all I can think about is re-doing our kitchen and bathroom. These are two of the most important rooms in a house in my opinion. But they are also two of the most expensive to do up and unfortunately we can’t afford any redecorating at the moment. To
Designer Lindsey Lang has been on my radar for some time but it wasn’t until she recently launched her new range of encaustic floor and wall tiles that I really felt compelled to interview her here on the blog. Granted I loved her colourful, geometric cushions and kitchenware collections but as you all know nothing
I honestly have no idea why it has taken me so long to feature Sonya Winner‘s vibrant contemporary rugs on the blog. I first discovered them a few years back and I have been a huge fan ever since. Sonya’s highly original rugs are completely unique and I am yet to spot anything remotely similar.
If there is one thing I love almost as much as great wallpaper, it’s great flooring. But by great I mean that it has to be really eye-catching, colourful and original. I think you’ll agree that these uebercool area rugs by Swedish designer Calle Henzel fit all these criteria. Bold, daring, contemporary, graphic, urban, and