Linen is a wonderful material that we gravitate back to every year as the summer days approach and the light pours through the windows and onto our tablecloths and curtains. There is something comforting about linen as a fabric – something that shows us the high quality of the material along with a nostalgia for the linen shirts of our holidays and the linen tablecloths … Continue reading Linen Tablecloths are on-trend for rustic comfort
Linen tea-towels conjure up an image of high tea in the gardens of a French chateau, or the wedding guests waving their linen napkins in celebration as the newlyweds enter the wedding reception as a married couple for the first time. Since 1866, TRP Charvet has been producing linen tea-towels and other product to the highest standards and exporting the French linen all over the … Continue reading Linen Tea-towels escape from the chateau to our kitchen
The Pritzker Prize has gone to an architectural practice that prefers to understand and reimagine buildings rather than bring in the demolition team and wipe away the past – and the results have been beautiful and successful for the communities involved. Often architects, as do consultants of all industries, come into a space and want to start from new; they want to demolish what’s there, … Continue reading Pritzker Prize celebrates reduce, reuse, recycle
Every year we excitedly lookout for the Pantone Colour of the Year – and although it’s not normally a surprise, it still helps us focus on what colour or colours are trending worldwide in terms of design and home interiors popularity. Previously we’ve had Living Coral giving us a pink outlook for the year, but as we usher in 2021 – regardless of lockdown and … Continue reading Colour of the Year 2021: Grey & Yellow team up
Even the tiniest sliver of balcony space can become a welcoming garden oasis — all it takes is a bit of creativity. Here, Nick Acaster, Managing Director of Rugs Direct, shares his tips for transforming your balcony and designing an inviting summer balcony. Now that the summer is here, many of us will be hoping to spend as much time as possible out soaking up the … Continue reading How to transform your balcony into a relaxing retreat
The Heng Balance Lamp is a simple but new and impressive take on the desk lamp. Offering ambient light to your living room, bedroom, or office, the Heng Balance Lamp works through the magnetic balls being placed in close enough proximity to switch on the light. Li Zanwen won the Red Dot Award 2016 with the Lamp and since then he has managed a successful … Continue reading Heng Balance Lamp brings zen to your living room
If you’re looking for a Designer Lounge Chair to fit into a smaller space, then Camerich is back with a smaller version of their Leman living room chair which could be the answer you’re looking for. With the height and seat-height dropped by a few centimetres each, the main space-saving on the designer lounge chair is to be found on the width of the Lounge … Continue reading Designer Lounge Chair: Camerich’s smaller option
Alexander Fordham is a writer for Property Guides, the experts in buying safely overseas. Here, he discusses how to buy a holiday home abroad that will be perfect for your family. Holiday homes overseas are a growing market for British buyers, not least for those looking to take advantage of burgeoning markets abroad compared to the sluggishness of real estate prices back home. Perhaps you’re … Continue reading How to buy a Holiday Home abroad: A Guide
School architecture tends to elicit a response in almost everyone, yet the emotional response can range from very negative to a positive feeling that lights up the face of the person questioned. But what effect does school building design have on the learning outcomes of the pupils and the work environment of the teachers and staff? An article on the BBC Website poses this exact … Continue reading School Architecture: Can Building Design aid learning?
Reducing your food waste is easier than you might think; just a few simple changes can have a big impact. Jane Rylands, from Belling, who specialise in kitchen appliances for the family home, told us how we can reduce our household food waste. The amount of food waste that we create post-farm in the UK equates to around 10.2 million tonnes, according to the Waste … Continue reading Food waste: How you can reduce your household contribution?