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10 Of The Best Nature Inspired Table Lamps

March 27, 2018
10 Of The Best Nature Inspired Table Lamps

A small disaster beset the I.E. household last week. Ok, not so much a disaster, but more of the breakage of a favourite kitchen lamp of which the I.E. Hubs is guilty. In his defence, it did happen whilst in the throes of decorating the other end of our kitchen dining space so all is forgiven. This has, of course, meant I’ve been doing a bit of virtual shopping in search of a replacement. With our new botanical look and feel of our…

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Contemporary Metal Designers – AnthologyFive

March 22, 2018
Contemporary Metal Designers - AnthologyFive

When contemporary metal designers AnthologyFive offered me a chance at a behind the scenes tour of their engineering workshops, I literally jumped at the opportunity. After all, it’s not every day that you get to see the design process let alone understand the complexities of how a design comes together.  And, if you’ve yet to have heard of this relatively new and exciting company, I can assure you, you’re in for a treat.   Contemporary Metal Designers – AnthologyFive AnthologyFive’s high-quality…

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The Big Velvet Home Trend

February 27, 2018
The Big Velvet Home Trend

If there’s one texture that will add an air of opulence and elegance to a room it has to be Velvet with its tactile qualities and luscious good looks. It’s been growing in popularity for the past few years and this year it’s set to be one of the biggest, dare I say it, trends.   The Big Velvet Home Trend I’m not one to usually be led by trends because for 1. I basically hate being told what to do as a…

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Marble – The Ongoing Home Trend

September 19, 2017

Regardless of what’s in or out in the interiors world, there’s no doubt that marble has grown in popularity over the past few years and it looks set to stay for a few more yet. Today I thought we’d take a closer look at this marvellous natural material for our homes.   Marble – The Ongoing Home Trend   Favoured since the Roman times’ marble was, and has been, a statement of wealth. Now accessible to all, it’s grown in popularity…

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The Cactus Trend

May 19, 2017

I thought we’d have some fun today with the Cactus.  It’s been a growing trend over the past couple of years, but this year, it appears we really are embracing the Cactus along side the triumphant Pineapple. You may even want to consider displaying them along side each other.   I’m not one to follow trends per se, but I do love how the cactus provides sculptural forms, and texture to a space. They have a way of catching our eye don’t you think?…

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