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THE INTERIOR DESIGNER’S PATTERN GLOSSARY

Interior Designers use pattern in their schemes, to inject interest and movement. Pattern is a great way to stop a scheme from being bland, and to lift a more neutral room.Browse through these patterns

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CHOOSING WINDOW DRESSINGS

You would have thought that choosing window dressings for your home would be an easy task. Curtains or blinds, job done, right? It's not until you start looking into it that you realise there are a dizzy

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5 KEY DECISIONS WHEN CHOOSING CURTAINS

1. HEADERS The curtain header is the top part of your curtain, and there are several different types of headers style to choose from. Choosing a heading is really a matter of personal preference, but

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HOME DECORATING STYLE AND A THEME

 A while ago, I wrote a blog post about "themed" rooms - the sorts of rooms that you used to see on corny decorating programmes from the 1990s, where a big room reveal would display a pirate

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WHY PIGEONHOLING YOURSELF TO ONE DESIGN STYLE IS A DISASTER

 In last week's post, we looked at all of the different decorating styles that are out there. We learned about the key elements in styles like shabby chic, farmhouse, mid-century modern and more.Undoubtedly,

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HOME DECORATING STYLES 101

How did you get on with last week's home decorating style quiz? If you haven't taken it yet, be sure to take the quiz before reading on: The first step in your journey to creating a cohesive home is about

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HOW TO DEFINE YOUR HOME DECORATING STYLE

Confession time.Back before I trained in interior design, I was pretty useless at decorating my home.I'd have an idea in my head, and I'd start to decorate, buying new things and bringing them home, painting

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SETTING HOME DECORATING GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR

I have to admit that I used to be awful at setting goals. Not just goals for my home, but goals for anything. Goals for my business, goals for my family life, financial goals. You name it, I would avoid

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HOW TO DEAL WITH UNWANTED HOME DECOR GIFTS

OK, look, I know, I know. Some of you might think I’m being a bit miserly writing about unwanted Christmas gifts right before Christmas. It’s hardly in the Christmas spirit, and we should all

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TABLE SETTING IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS

Setting the table for our Christmas meal is one of my favourite tasks of the festive season. We are lucky enough to have lots of guests joining us for our Christmas meal every year, which means that there

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