How greenery completes a room

How greenery completes a room

Happy Monday to you all. Hope the weekend was a success. I'm talking greenery this morning. I'm a bit obsessed with it and have been for quite a while now. Without it, a room just looks a bit....... dull and incomplete.

In my home I have mainly faux plants as the quality on offer these days is just so wonderful it's just a whole lot easier to go faux! My 'go to' place for the best faux is Abigail Ahern. She has created an unbelievably luxurious range of plants and botanicals. They are seasonal, high quality and beautifully realistic. 

Small projects still require planning

Small projects still require planning

Just a little thank you this morning before we kick off, to all you lovely folk who have subscribed to the blog. Much appreciated and I hope you are finding it useful. Lots of pictures today as I know you've said visuals are what you like to see.

If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen a number of projects that I've been working on lately that are quite 'grand' in scale. So today, I just wanted to make a point that it really doesn't matter what size project you're working on - they are still require careful planning, especially when we're talking kitchens or bathrooms.

Let's take this ensuite for example. Not massive in size but let me tell you, it still took quite a bit of careful planning and organisation.

It's all about the detail

It's all about the detail

I've been juggling various projects these last few months and some are gradually moving towards to the end stages. This is when I genuinely feel an enormous amount of pleasure. Yes, may sound strange as it's before all the 'finishing touches' go into a room but I honestly love seeing a room as it's nearing completion, when it is in its slightly 'raw and exposed' state. It gives you a chance to really appreciate how the careful planning and attention to detail has really paid off.

A well designed room doesn't just 'happen' - despite what we are lead to believe when seduced by all the beautiful images all over social media. When a room works it's because these finer details have been meticulously considered. The lines of the kitchen unit or valves on a radiator, all combine to make the design complete. 

Wallpaper for walls

Wallpaper for walls

As the finishing touches are being made to one of the projects I'm currently working on I've realised that I've become a bit 'wallpaper obsessed' as of late.

I think it's true to say that people have become much braver lately in introducing bold colours into their home especially when it comes to those deep darker hues. However, I still think a lot of clients still suffer from 'wallpaper worries' and I'm not totally sure why.

How to keep on top of your design project

How to keep on top of your design project

PACE - 'The speed at which something happens or develops' (English Oxford Dictionary)

PACE is an essential ingredient for any design project.

Whilst chatting to a fellow interior nut, Karen Knox from Making Spaces,

www.making-spaces.net

we were discussing how hard it can be sometimes as an Interior Designer to 'pace' yourself whilst working on a project as sometimes it can truly be all consuming as all the elements of the design come together. It got me thinking of how important the element of pace is to any project and how it can impact and effect the overall success of a design.

How to pick the perfect tile

How to pick the perfect tile

The blog is back!

After a little interlude, I've decided to restart my blog. Whoop whoop!  

What to expect?

I thought it would be nice to share some of the joys, challenges and frustrations of my interior design projects. Basically, it will be like therapy for me so that I can offload all my successes, worries and doubts onto you and in return I'm hoping it will help you with ideas or concerns you may have if you're thinking of starting your own interior projects.