Portapivot : Door Hardware for Pivoting Doors


I’ve been dying to write a post about this for months now, and today is the day. I am so happy to be able to feature the iF Award-winning Belgian design company, Portapivot, on the blog with their amazing pivot hinges. Portapivot is actually a spin off B2B company aimed specifically at interior professions. The mother company, ANYWAYdoors, has been around since 1995 providing great designs for interior doors to markets in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg. The company has been awarded many international design awards which saw interest appear from an audience outside their established market. Portapivot has been designed as their answer to these international requests and makes their popular room divider products and its patented hinge system accessible to interior professionals across the globe. Read More…

Timber Strips Wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek for NLXL

Timber Strips Wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek for NLXL

You’ve probably heard the names Piet Hein Eek and NLXL on this blog many times before, and so you should have because I wrote about them here and here. I’m basically obsessed with their work, so imagine how happy I am to get to write about another of their collaborations that launched at Dutch Design Week last month (Oct 2017). After the success of their last collaboration, NLXL and Piet Hein Eek have joined creative forces once more with a new range called the Timber Strips Collection, a back-to-basics approach using faux wood designs for wallpaper.

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Giveaway : £200 to Spend at The Hairpin Leg Co

The Hairpin Leg Co A Frame Industrial Legs

You guys, the last giveaway I ran was hugely popular, the most popular ever in fact. I love doing giveaways for you as I feel like it’s a great way to reward you for being such loyal readers and coming back time and time again to check out what I’m writing about. If you were unsuccessful in the last giveaway and didn’t bag yourself a Paradise Bird Armchair from The Lounge Co. I’m happy to tell you that I have a special discount code for you so that you can get 10% off all Paradise Bird products – simply enter the code SHEPPARD10 at the checkout before 18 November 2017. Or alternatively you can enter today’s amazing giveaway that I’m running in collaboration with The Hairpin Leg Co.  Read More…

Stylish Cat Beds for Design Conscious Pet Owners

Covo cat bed from Tuft + Paw - stylish cat beds for design conscious cat owners

I’m not a big animal person as I’m actually allergic to animal fur so when it comes to pets I have to keep it simple. We have a Syrian hamster named Fritz and that is it. Until recently, I’ve been quite pleased that we don’t have cats or dogs as I’ve never really come across pet beds that I would be proud to have on display in my own home. They tend to be quite ugly and that is a real challenge for design conscious pet owners. But I started looking into it and I found that there are actually some great options out there now. (Remember this post and this one?) It seems that the market for designer pet accessories has finally matured. I even heard that IKEA is bringing out a range of pet beds soon so that means that design loving pet people will no longer have to take out a small mortgage to accommodate their furry friends stylishly.  Read More…

Trend : Coloured Skirting Boards

Dulux Livingroom in purple with white skirting

Image c/o Dulux

When it comes to cutting edge interior design, one of the absolutely last things that will probably spring to mind is skirting boards. In fact, in my mind skirting boards are pretty boring and a bit of a non-entity. I rarely ever notice them and can’t say I’ve even thought of them much. They did briefly cross my mind when I was painting my hallway a couple of years ago. I noticed that ours have so many thick layers of gloss paint on them and I mentioned to my dad that I’d like to replace them. But he said there is a risk that removing them might rip the plaster off the wall so it could turn into a much bigger job. And that was the last time I thought about skirting boards. Until now, that is. I’ve been noticing a bit of a new trend when it comes to skirting boards. They’re not boring anymore. We’re used to seeing skirting boards similar to those in the picture above, aren’t we? Painted with pristine white gloss no matter what the wall colour. Have you ever been into a home that doesn’t have white or, at a push, natural wood coloured skirting boards? I know I haven’t. But in the last year or so I have been noticing a change of approach in the way that interior designers and paint companies are treating the humble skirting board.  Read More…

Giveaway : Paradise Bird Armchair from The Lounge Co.

The Lounge Co Paradise Bird Armchair group photo

I realised the other day that it’s been an absolute age since my last giveaway. It was back in May and I figure it’s time to remedy that and give you guys something to get excited about. So I have teamed up with The Lounge Co who I introduced you to this time last year (remember that post?). They recently joined forces with top British designer Lorna Lucas to produce an exclusive range of stunning nature-inspired accent chairs. And it is one of those chairs that you guys will have a chance to win so keep reading. Read More…

All Hail The Brabantia Bo Bin

Brabantia Bo Bin that doesn't look like a bin

They’ve done it again guys!! Look at this little stunner from Brabantia. You’ll be forgiven for not knowing what it is at first glance because it has been designed in such a way that it is not immediately obvious what it is. But I guess I kind of gave the game away with the title of the post. So this is Brabantia’s unique new Bo Touch Bin, the bin that does not look like one. I already love Brabantia bins because they look great and have been designed in a thoughtful and practical way, but this new bin takes aesthetics to a whole other level. This bin can take pride of place in the kitchen and you no longer need to worry about your rubbish bin lowering the tone. Because Bo will simply bring a level of elegance that kitchens have previously never experienced.  Read More…

KIP : London’s Affordable Design Hotel

Kip Affordable Design Hotel London - Reception

In this post I want to share another exciting design find that I discovered thanks to Curate & Display on Twitter. This time it’s an affordable design hotel in London. What? I hear you ask. Affordable and London in the same sentence? But yes, it’s really true. I have found a great looking design hotel in London that doesn’t break the bank. When looking for a hotel to stay the night in, design is always a very important factor in my decisions. If I’m going to stay away from home I don’t want to stay in a bog standard room that could be anywhere. I don’t want a typical hotel. I want somewhere that has personality, somewhere that is well thought out and somewhere that speaks to the design geek in me. But at the same time I’m not made of money, so I also need somewhere that won’t cost an arm and a leg. It took a lot of searching, but I’ve finally found it. Welcome to Kip, an affordable design hotel in London. Read More…

LYFE : The Levitating Plant Pot

Lyfe Levitating plant pot

I am so excited to share today’s post with you guys as this is one of the coolest things in product and home design that I have ever seen. As soon as I heard about the LYFE levitating plant pot I was desperate to try it out so I was over the moon when NOXU Home agreed to let me review it here on the blog. For those of you who don’t know, NOXU Home is a retailer that specializes in designer furniture. They seek out the highest quality and most stylish pieces produced by the very best independent designers and design houses. Their international collection features pieces from the Netherlands, Italy, Romania, and many other European creative hubs. It is the perfect place to shop if you are looking for something for the design-lover in your life. And the LYFE levitating plant pot is just one of the amazing products that they stock. Read More…

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