I won't divulge how long it is it is since we first decorated this home - suffice to say that I remember negotiating the rather steep driveway just before one of our 2 boys was born. This year, we were back to help with a complete refurbishment!
A. When I was a young teenager we moved to a country house which needed a lot of interior renovation. I watched my mum do a great job of turning it into a beautiful home. No room missed out on her eye for detail and colour. I've picked up on those values of home, story and love to furnish spaces that reflect the people who live there.
A unique Grade B2 listed building which has been extensively refurbished to provide for modern duplex apartment and town centre living. Ownership of the building can also be traced back to the 17th century, when it was owned by the Dobbin family. Then, for nearly 200 years, it was owned by the Kirk Family and their descendants until 1949.
Tassel fringes, cut fringes, bullion, and countless other variations of trimmings are part and parcel of the interior designer’s sample library. Admittedly, the trend lately was to avoid fuss and frill on curtains, blinds and cushions but we are seeing a return to the maximalism style of decoration.
This this is where trimmings find their happy place.
A passion for beautiful fabrics means that curtains are among my favourite things. Choosing them, designing the details of the styling, making them up and then installing them. There are many reasons to enjoy each stage.
It’s a great feeling to stand back and see a beautifully dressed window, perfectly fitted in just the right fabric choice!
You've read magazines. Watched home decorating shows. Spent countless hours looking at Pinterest for inspiration. Now what?
Decorating a home can be a daunting and time-consuming process. If you're looking to revamp an entire home or simply spruce up a room, here's a great place to start...some useful do's and don'ts to make it easier, quicker and enjoyable for you!
For most households, decorating the house for Christmas is a fiercely protected practice enshrined in certain traditions. Some families religiously wait until December 1st, some insist on a real pine tree decorated in classic red and gold, while others insist on decorating against the backdrop of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ while clutching mugs of marshmallow-topped-hot-chocolate.
We love these kinds of traditions and long may they serve you and your family! We’re popping in here simply to offer a few styling tips if you fancy a re-jig of your Christmas decor. Let’s get to it!
We know that sometimes you see a particular piece of furniture, or a wallpaper, rug or other beautiful piece and you wonder how it might fit together with your existing room. We also know staring at blank walls and trying to imagine the finished look can be equally as hard.
To give you a little inspiration and perhaps a glimpse into some options for your room, we've brought together a few brief details and pictures of our recent work for clients.