“Hard work, determination and self belief.” Kate Hollowood, founder of her namesake small business Kate Hollowood, is reflecting on how she started her own brand. Sat in her studio in the quiet town of Leamington Spa, Kate speaks passionately about her career to date. She studied Textile Design at the Birmingham University of Art and Design when her youngest child started school, a risk the … Continue reading Designer Profile: Kate Hollowood
Lighting Interior Design Tips dictate that the right lighting scheme is at the heart of every stylish home. Wherever you live and whatever your taste, lighting is one of the simplest and most effective ways to instantly add atmosphere and make your house feel like a home. Why is the light important? Good lighting can transform a space, create atmosphere, set a mood, direct attention … Continue reading Lighting Interior Design Tips
Urban Cottage Industries, the British lighting company who produce designer bespoke lighting under their Factorylux brand are out and bout this week for London Design Festival with their new retail pop-up on Brick Lane – literally a double decker van – bringing their factory in Yorkshire on wheels to London. Factorylux began life with the founders salvaging, restoring and reselling original light fittings from redundant factories and … Continue reading Factorylux pop-up lighting design showroom for London Design Week
Enjoy the late summer and autumnal evenings in beautiful surroundings by giving your garden a lighting make-over! Often over-looked in the garden, lighting is a very effective way of transforming your outdoor space, whatever the size, into a charming plot that will make you proud. Beautiful Borders Illuminate your borders to create a stunning lighting effect that you can enjoy all year round. The Fumagalli … Continue reading Lighting tips for your Garden
Sometimes, it’s not worth looking into different style movements to generate ideas for a living room’s décor, should you be planning a new interior design project for your home. While the likes of art deco, Bauhaus, steampunk and neo-classical can be popular choices for a living room for two or three years at a time, they can fade in popularity and end up being utterly … Continue reading Traditional living room decoration: what do you have to do?