Author: Amy

PaQ’s Picture Perfect Post

PaQ’s Picture Perfect Post (an architect who loves the interior as much as the exterior)   Austere white walls, chic curators, silent spaces and . . . intimidation – choosing to visit a gallery to find that perfect print to fill that empty wall in your living room can be a daunting experience.   Do you need to know exactly what you are looking for? Do you need to spend lots of money? Do you need to buy an original?   “Wow”, a client said as they entered my dining room, “I don’t know what to look at first – you have a lot of pictures on your walls.”   I looked again at my gallery wall of prints, plates and original artworks – have I over done it? Was it too much? We have always liked unique artwork and when we stayed in London we bought a fair amount. Like many Londoners we had a small flat...

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“Old Fashioned” Decor – 2018 Interior Trends Checklist

Happy New Year to you all and I hope 2018 brings you lots of happiness, inspiration and joy.   This year, interior trends are going to be moody, warm, inviting, cozy and no white walls will dictate. The Hygge trend is over and there are new trends sweeping our homes.   Not only are non-white walls having a moment but velvet furniture, indoor plants, chandeliers, antique furniture, among others.     Antique and old, rustic and retro is back and architects and designers are embracing the styles of yesteryear.   We are now nearing completion of our very own drawing room / cocktail bar inspired living room. It has been an exciting project filling a room with antique style and experimenting with 2017 / 2018 interior design trends.   Below are some of our modern, chic and relatively easy ways to incorporate vintage classics into your own decor.     Velvet Velvet is not ready to slow down any time soon and is appearing...

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Going Green with Hip House Plants

House plants are back in vogue.   A fashionable interior design feature in the 60s and the 70s, they fell out of favour in the minimalist era of the 90s but bringing the outdoors indoors is all the rage again.   Plants are great for producing oxygen and contributing to a zen feeling but they also have health benefits. By increasing humidity levels and decreasing dust they can help fight colds and by removing pollutants they can help reduce headaches – what other interior design feature does that? Adding plants in your home can create a sense of well-being, making you feel calmer and more optimistic – a bonus for us all.     House plants can be enjoyed all year round and the least green fingered among us can grow an indoor plant and take satisfaction out of nurturing a living thing.   Potted plants can freshen the look of any room. Green is a neutral colour...

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