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I’ve always been a firm believer in the idea that the design of your home should be something of an expression of your personality. There can sometimes be a conflict between personal interests and the conventions of interior design aesthetics. If your a big film lover like me, here are some great ways to express your love for teh big screen, whilst maintaining a cool contemporary interior identity. 1. Characters are everything Movie Posters are the most typical way of paying homage to your favourite films within the home. However, why not add a little eastern flavour with a Japanese version of a classic western film poster. As well as being more unique than the original, the characters (letters, not people!) are more visually interesting [&hellip

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Spring is finally here! We may have lost an hour of sleep, but it’s more than worth it  in exchange for the positivity and optimism of Spring! Spring is a great time of year in which to inject a different style into your home. Retro style is often particularly colourful, as well as providing a unique and different style to your home – Two birds with one stone. You can see our top 5 retro home accessories below! Retro Telephone – Petrol Blue/Red One of the best ways to bring back a classic style is to give it a little facelift and, perhaps, a dash of extra colour in order to adapt it for a modern interior. This phone, from Wild & Wolf is a [&hellip

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The Oscars can be a bit of a predictable and boring affair. It’s often quite clear who’s going to win, largely because they’ve strategically aimed their marketing at winning an Oscar rom the get-go. The categories which I tend to find actually do offer a certain degree of intrigue and surprise are those which focus more on the visual categories within the films. These categories can’t really be campaigned for or bought. The set, costume and design of a film are either beautiful; or they simply are not. The Grand Budapest Hotel took home the full set in last month’s Academy Awards, so let’s take a little sneak peak: (Being a furniture and interiors blog, I’ll stick with that angle. Fashion is slightly above my pay-grade. I [&hellip

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“It was a while back, when we first met…. Our recent encounter awoke these beautiful, nostalgic feelings and made us daydream and remember the good old times. Our younger ones, unfamiliar with all of this, were immediately taken by the genuine love and engaged in those memories and smiles…” This is the beginning of an unusual love story… YES ! We completely fell in love with our newest addition of Home Accessories at 4 LIVING. RETRO PHONES  by Wild & Wolf They are simply brilliant. Love the style, the sound and especially the wide range of incredible colors brightening up our homes. Who cares about all the smart phone features, when you can have all this character instead. It’s a MUST HAVE !

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In the spirit of the film award season, which culminated with the Academy Awards, we have decided to put together our own list of awards. Take a look at our selections and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. BEST FURNITURE DESIGN  Winner – Skovby SM32 Walnut Dining Table  This award was one of the easiest to decide on. The SM32 table from Danish brand, Skovby, is one of the most innovative and unique designs we’ve ever seen. The table is made from an extremely high quality walnut veneer, and comes in a few different tones. The fancy extending mechanism transforms a relatively compact 4 person dining table into a 9 person dinner party centrepiece. The mechanism is also fun, which earns extra points [&hellip

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OKI SATO – born in 1977, Canada Designer for the Brand “NENDO”  Designer of the year– nomination at Maison & Object Paris 2015 Designer of the year- nomination at Wallpaper Magazine & Elle Deco International Awards I discovered this inspirational talent, at the Paris Trade Show “Maison & Object”, where he gives a bit of insight into his approach and source of design. Nendo, meaning “modeling clay’, expresses his desire of having certain flexibility and the ability to reinvent oneself. At “NENDO”, they work on projects in the fields of Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior, Architecture and Furniture Design. Oki Sato believes that good design is when the idea is so easy to explain that a small child would understand it over the phone, without [&hellip

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  1. Pascal Brass Floor Lamp Lighting becomes increasingly important as the days become shorter and the nights become colder. This bold brass spotlight is the perfect balance between warming winter comfort and long-lasting contemporary aesthetics. 2. Chesterfield Brown Leather Sofa The Chesterfield sofa has been one of the most popular designs, without fail, for the last century. Although technically a ‘vintage’ style, the timeless style can be combined with virtually any other designs or colours effortlessly. 3. Black Ball Leg Coffee Table 4 Living’s ‘contemporary oriental’ range is perfectly represented by th ball leg coffee table. The clean lines and luxurious black lacquer are typical of modern furniture styles, where as the turned legs and distressed edging add a distinct oriental flavour. 4. ‘Colour [&hellip

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Interior design, unfairly, is often considered more of a female pursuit. The attention to detail and colour-matching might not be every gentleman’s favourite past-time, but that doesn’t mean they can’t engage with the process. You’ll also see most interiors magazines targeted quite obviously at women. We’ve decided to put an end to this, and give men a chance to make a part of the home their own. Here are out top 10 tips for creating the perfect man-cave: It’s a man-cave, not a teenager’s bedroom – Whether your man-cave is a games room, living room, office or bedroom, you still have to treat it with respect. Creating your own interior gives you the opportunity to create your own ideal style and atmosphere, so don’t mess [&hellip

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