The Homespun Look is Back

Posted by on Nov 8, 2009 in Interior Design | No Comments

Katrina Burroughs says farewell to “clinical chrome perfection” in today’s Times. She says the recession has turned us away from Michelin-starred cooking and towards comfy, snug family kitchens. Polka dot ceramics and Cornish sourced products are featured as rustic examples of the “inexpensive route to the homespun look.” So if you feel this look’s for ...

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Thermal Curtains and Roman Blinds: Using Lining and Interlining to minimise draught and reduce heat loss

Posted by on Nov 7, 2009 in Curtains, Tips & Techniques | No Comments

After resisting for as long as possible, the time has now come for us to switch our heating system timers on again  – because let’s face it, it’s suddenly become quite chilly over the last few weeks. Our thoughts instantly turn to how we can save money over the winter months whilst keeping our houses ...

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Autumn fabrics in berry shades – drawing inspiration from nature’s offerings

Posted by on Oct 13, 2009 in Curtains, Interior Design | No Comments

Katrina Burroughs put it rather nicely in the Sunday Times this weekend. This time of year she adores “the berry shades that flood the stores, making them resemble larders reassuringly full of conserved summer fruits”. Rich berry colours from strawberry through to blackcurrent, and dark purples were firmly in residence at Decorex a couple of ...

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Bottom Up Roller Blinds – are they the answer?

We’ve recently been discussing with an interior designer the best way to tackle a bathroom window on a redevelopment that she’s working on. Client wants privacy without substantially diminishing the amount of light coming into the bathroom. The bottom up roller blind solution was suggested – but is it really the best solution to this ...

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