Planning New Interior Design Projects

Are you planning a new interior design project in your house this spring?  Mooching over changing the paint colour in your bedroom? contemplating a new kitchen? or having grand plans to renovate a whole house?   Whatever it is you’d like to change, pulling some inspirational images together is a great way to start. Even […]


New Garden Design

For two long years we looked out on a desolate scene, the aftermath of our Grand Designs style house build. The house was everything we’d hoped for, and more; toasty warm, light, bright, sunny, spacious and delightfully economic to run. But by the time we moved in in late 2014, the piggy bank was looking […]


Barbara Hepworth in St Ives

BARBARA HEPWORTH IN ST IVES Hepworth’s early work was figurative, this piece being produced shortly after the birth of her son Paul in 1929 January isn’t my favourite month generally being too cold/dark/wet for my liking and with that nasty sting in the tail, the dreaded tax payment….. so this year I was determined to […]


January Resolutions

So as mid-January approaches, how are your resolutions for 2017 going? Whilst everyone else seems to concentrate on what they’re eating and how much exercise they’re taking, this year I’m focusing on my own home & interiors resolutions. As an interior designer, people often say that my own house must be “amazing” and it’s true […]


Celebration of craftsmanship

One aspect of London Design Week that caught my eye this year, was the celebration of craftsmanship. Spring is a season of such optimism and promise, with its longer days, bright green shoots of early growth and the prospect of shedding layers in warmer temperatures – I love it!  In the interiors  industry, the season is marked […]


Designers Charles & Ray Eames

Charles & Ray Eames are among the most celebrated designers of the twentieth century, so when I heard that a major retrospective exhibition, showcasing the work of these famous Americans, was to be staged at the Barbican in London, I leapt at the chance to visit.  The exhibition runs until 14 February 2016, so there’s […]


Tanya Joins the British Institute of Interior Design

Tanya is delighted to start 2016 with the recognition of being a Member of the British Institute of Interior Design, having completed the Professional Pathway to membership. The Institute is the pre-eminent professional organisation for interior designers in the UK, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015.  The Institute places rigorous requirements on all its […]


Sustainable Interior Design

Do you feel slightly scared that if you call in an interior designer they’ll tell you that you must chuck out all that “old rubbish” and spend a fortune on the very latest designs?  Well the world has moved on and now, it’s more important than ever that we produce environmentally friendly, and sustainable interior design.  […]


When To Call The Interior Designer

At what stage in a project should you call in an interior designer?  “Sooner than you think!” is probably the best answer to this question. We often get calls from potential new clients who effectively say “you can’t come over yet, it’s still a building site”, when actually, it might already be a bit late…… […]


Timeless Designs

“Timeless”…it’s one of those rather over-used word in the world of interior design.  “Not affected by the passage of time or changes in fashion” is the definition in my dictionary. I was lucky enough to be in London the other week, to go to the celebration of the founding of Artek, the Finnish furniture and […]

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