Monthly Archive:: January 2014

We were lucky enough to visit Paris’ prestigious Maison & Objet interiors show on Monday. After a torturous 3 30 am start, we made our way, via Le Shuttle, to Paris. The drive was long, but definitely worth it for one of Europe’s most renowned interiors shows. It will take a while before we know whether we’ll be working with any of the brands we saw, but it seems probable. A few notes and takeaways from the show: -It is massive, really massive. We’ve been to a whole host of other interiors shows, but the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre is absolutely titanic. -The standard of exhibitor is exceptionally high, which makes bad designs stick out like a sore thumb. Some of the smaller stands, [&hellip

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Liven up the dining table – Chairs + Table = Dining Room. It can be seem pretty formulaic and really restrict your sense of freedom when designing the room. You do need a table and you do need somewhere to sit, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give the dining room your own unique touch. Round tables and benches are great ways to give your dining room something different. Think about size – The amount of seating you want doesn’t always align with the amount of space you have available. If you want a large table, but don’t have the space, then an extending dining table will enable you to seat more when necessary. Just because you sometimes have a lot of guests, doesn’t mean [&hellip

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The first of 4 Living’s ‘New Year’s Resolutions for the Home’ looks at the heart of the home – The living room. Technically, I would say that these are more tips than resolutions, but t’s my list, so it’s my rules! Hide all of the wires- I’ll try not to harp on about this too much but, in most modern homes, the living room has become ‘the technology room’. Of course we all enjoy relaxing with a movie or some TV, but it shouldn’t be the most dominant influence on the design of your living room. The easiest way to minimise the impact of intricate matrix of different wires is to get a big bag of ‘zip ties’ and make sure they are all tidied [&hellip

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