Natural light has been proven to be good for our mental and physical health and wellbeing. But how can we harness the power of natural light in our homes?
We all know that exposure to daylight makes us feel better but why should we maximise natural light in our homes? Here are five great reasons why we should and eight ways to do it.
We all dream of winning the lottery but it is still possible to decorate like a Millionaire even if you don’t have a Millionaire’s budget. Here I share my tips for decorating your home like a Millionaire.
I’ve made some exciting Autumn home updates with the help of Habitat. Come and see what changes I’ve made and how my living room looks now.
Renowned interior designer Kelly Hoppen MBE has released a debut collection of five designer light switches for Focus SB that she calls “wall jewellery”.
The Heng Balance Lamp is inspired by traditional Chinese round fans and window frames. The innovative switch mechanism consists of two suspended wooden balls containing magnets.
Focus SB specialises in designer electrical wiring accessories that are specified for high-end residential and hospitality projects around the world.
The Anglepoise type 80 lights have a striking, graphic profile, which is further enhanced by an attractive ‘halo’ light-escape feature in the shade.
The HouseOf lighting collection features a range of minimalist lighting designed to help consumers bring more colour and personality into their homes.
Over the past five years or so I have found myself increasingly featuring local companies here on the blog. I suppose this has been a conscious decision as I really do love living in Devon and like to champion local companies and designers where possible. When I first started my blog back in 2009 it
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
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
Natural materials is not a new trend I’m predicting by any means, however it is a strong trend at the moment so I figured it deserves its own post. I kind of covered it a little in my post about the Global Nomad trend, but the trend for natural materials in interiors could stand on
Happy Monday guys! Today we’re talking about fringing in interiors. As I’ve explained here before, I do like to share all sorts of interiors trends with you guys, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I like them myself. I can appreciate them for what they are of course and the reason I feature them here on
Some time ago now I wrote a blog post about how the Anglepoise lamp was my 20th Century design icon. I decided this after having interviewed Simon Terry, Innovation Director at Anglepoise, for an article I wrote for World Interiors News. The story of the Anglepoise lamp and the traumatic struggle that Terry faced in trying
As you all know I love discovering new designers to share with you guys. This particular designer came onto my radar back in March and I just know you are going to love her work as much as I do. Louise Tucker is a lighting designer and maker who is based in Cardiff. Her work is
The past few days have felt decidedly warmer down here in Devon. We even had to turn the central heating down one evening as we were feeling a little balmy. To me, that is a sure sign that Spring is edging ever closer and I can’t wait. It’s hard trying to get through the winter
I’ve been blogging for about seven years now and in that time I have met some absolutely amazing bloggers, many of whom I now consider to be friends. What I love most about the interiors blogging scene is how friendly and supportive everyone is. I am inspired on a daily basis by how wonderfully talented
If I had to choose my favourite interior design style I would have to say it is Industrial Chic. This particular design style is one that I never tire of and that I have tried to bring into my own livingroom. What I really love about this style is the fact that it takes inspiration
I have been meaning to tell you guys about Mushroom Designs for so long, and now I have finally gotten around to it. I was first introduced to it by a friend who spotted the shop on Totnes highstreet. She told me all about it because she knew I would love it and she wasn’t wrong.
Speak to any lighting expert and they will tell you just how important it is to make sure you have a variety of lighting available in your home in order to create an atmosphere that is both comfortable and practical. The general advice seems to be that you should have a mix of light sources
When I first received the email asking if I would be interested in reviewing the Sengled Pulse LED Bulb + Wireless Speakers I have to admit my first reaction was a bit of a scoff as I immediately thought it must be just another useless gimmick that nobody really needs. However, I decided to visit
I can’t even begin to tell you all how excited I am about this huge news! IKEA has launched a range of furniture that is designed with integrated wireless charging points in it. Granted this is not the newest technology around, but what makes this announcement so exciting is the fact that the majority of us will
I am a big fan of Scandinavian design. I love its simplicity, its elegance and its minimalism. It speaks to me on an emotional level and when I see Scandinavian interiors I am filled with an overwhelming sense of inner peace and calm. Perhaps its the earthy or monochromatic colour schemes or maybe it is