• Decorating ideas: soft powdery hues and pastel tones

    by  • April 21, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Chalky, pastel tones have always been an attractive proposition for interiors, giving rise to delicate, light rooms that are easy to live in. Create a relaxed and grown-up scheme by pairing these powdery hues with bold accent colours or natural textures, or opt for impact and go all-out with one sugary shade. Have a look at our Pinterest board for more takes on this colourful trend. 

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    A brilliant new decorating destination

    by  • April 20, 2015 • 0 Comments

    Brewers-by-Jim-Stephenson-1Brewers, the family-owned business and royal warrant holder that has been supplying the quality end of the decorating market for over a century, has just unveiled Brewers Home, a brilliant new resource in Eastbourne where it was founded back in 1904. The new Brewers Home is an answer to the prayers of anyone looking for inspirational wallpaper, paint, curtains, British-made upholstered furniture, bedlinen, cushions, lighting and rugs – everything, in fact that you could possibly need to add a smart, personal touch to any room in your home. Furniture includes sofas, occasional tables and both dining and kitchen chairs (that can be bespoked in your own choice of paint colour). There are a wide range of designs from all the leading brands; from Designers Guild, Nina Campbell and Farrow & Ball to Cole & Son, Sanderson and Albany. But it isn’t just the amazing breadth of what’s on offer that makes Brewers Home unique – it is also the thought that has gone into ensuring that planning a project will be almost effortless, with plenty of space to explore pattern books, access to brilliant sourcing tools and a café complete with a children’s corner. The added convenience is that the high quality equipment and materials that are Brewers’ stock in trade are available next door. Creating your perfect project will never be the same again! The new Brewers Home is at Birch Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6PL, 01323 434600.

     

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    Decorating with Paisley

    by  • April 18, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    This wonderfully vivid droplet design originated in Persia, coming through to us via India in the form of shawls where the Scottish town of Paisley recreated them, hence the name, and has never quite left our design imagination. Its wildness is tempered by its refined design and this balance has meant we’ve found it a perfect pattern to liven up plain interior schemes for decades. It’s a very smart look, but as we’ve shown here, set with less formal elements is still a classic look that remains wonderfully easy to live with. Watch our video of Ali Brown, Associate Decorating Editor talk through her decorating ideas. 

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    4 recipes for spring garden lunches

    by  • April 17, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    There’s a definite moment in the British calendar, usually in early May, when spring stops being coy and bursts joyfully into summer, bringing an abundance of produce with her. What seasonal cook wouldn’t want to rush to the kitchen when faced with the greenest shoots, peas and beans, edible flowers in every hue and armfuls of soft, fragrant herbs? To celebrate, this month’s floral and herbal recipes are written with those first sunny, garden lunches in mind. Pick and choose as you wish, or make them all to really push the boat out for a lunch crowd.

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    A classic en suite bathroom

    by  • April 13, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    Bookmatched marble and shrewd use of space give this opulent en suite bathroom an air of classic luxury. We spoke to the designers…

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    This bathroom adjoins the main bedroom in one of the apartments within Cheyne Terrace, a prestigious new development in Chelsea that we worked on in collaboration with interior design studio Hudson & Mercer. All of the apartments are extremely high spec, with luxurious features, and naturally, these standards had to apply to the bathrooms as well.

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