Archive for the “Interiors” category

The Home-sewn Home

by sw on October 30, 2012

Vanessa Arbuthnott needs no introduction to fans of modern country interiors. From its beginnings on the kitchen table 10 years ago, Vanessa Arbuthnott Fabrics has grown to include the current fabric collections featuring natural and classic motifs, stripes and spots, plus (…)

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Mid-Century Modern

by sw on October 12, 2012

It’s hard to turn the pages of an interiors magazine these days without spotting an iconic piece of mid-century design inside a real home or as part of a decorating scheme. Eames chairs, Ercol tables, Lucienne Day’s textile designs, Poul (…)

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Winning wallpaper

by sw on September 4, 2012

For October’s Country Homes & Interiors, I wrote about the winners of the magazine’s country business competition. Among the runners-up was Katherine Morris, who has launched her own wallpaper range, Earth Inke Wallcoverings. Katherine’s designs are inspired by the landscape, (…)

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Stuck for storage?

by sw on May 16, 2012

British homes don’t offer storage for essentials, such as the vacuum cleaner, reveals an Ipsos MORI report for the Royal Institute of British Architects, released today. The report, called ‘They way we live now: what people need and expect from (…)

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Pale flooring

by sw on April 5, 2012

Light coloured flooring is an easy way to make your room feel bigger – but the thought of keeping up with the cleaning can be off-putting. I investigated the latest pale options for the May issue of Beautiful Kitchens and discovered (…)

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Jubilee colour

by sw on March 16, 2012

There’s an extensive choice of Diamond Jubilee-themed buys for your home on offer this year. But if you’d like a more understated take on the celebrations, what about a regal purple for your walls? Teamed with grey, it makes for (…)

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Buy British?

by sw on February 7, 2012

The summer press previews are in full swing, and there are no prizes for guessing that with both the home Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee coming up, both Union Jacks and all things royal and vintage-themed for the home are (…)

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