Interior Design Tips Archive

Terence Conran has been designing beautiful contemporary furniture since 1956 when he designed his Summa furniture range at the age of 25. In 1964 he opened his first Habitat shop in Chelsea London which went from strength to strength expanding across the UK and Europe. His later ventures include The Conran Shop, Heals, Benchmark and Content By Terence Conran. Are you looking for a beautiful British-designed Conran sideboard to grace your home? Here are our top 3 favourite designs. Number One, The Wave Sideboard By Russell Pinch Our favourite and a real best-seller, the wave sideboard is available in Oak, Walnut, White and Charcoal and for good reason the winner of the prestigious 100% Design Award and runner up in the Elle Deco award .  [&hellip

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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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Happy new year from all at 4 Living! New year’s resolutions tend to polarise people; some love them some hate them. One benefit to making new year’s resolutions is that they at least get you thinking about what you might liek to improve or achieve. To make the process even easier for you, we’ve put together a list of 10 new year’s resolution for house and home. If you only stick to just one of these, your home will benefit greatly. 1. Don’t wait until spring to spring clean! – The weather is less than desirable at the moment. and it’s only going to get colder and more miserable. Make the most of being stuck inside by giving your house a good old fashioned spring [&hellip

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I think it’s quite hard to go by a ‘trend’ in furniture. For me, furniture should last, be functional and be designed with perfection and quality. It’s both modern – and timeless ! I believe the most rewarding way to invest in ones home, is by choosing a piece that one can appreciate and love. The furniture you decorate your home with is not only there to make the place look nice. It will make part of a story in your home. It contributes to a feeling and atmosphere. There is no challenge in creating a nice, perfect and show room -like interior. There is also no character in such place

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The holiday seasons have become quite stressful and more like a duty to fulfil for your family. It involves stress, so much money, and more stress. This year, our aim is to give a new meaning to it. We want to create fresh memories and make the occasion we host in our homes count once again, instead of just completing a task. You can make a much wiser investment by putting thought and effort into the whole style of your holiday, and the sharing of your home by hosting wonderful dinners and an unforgettable atmosphere

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