lluminating Your Kitchen: A guide to kitchen lighting

lluminating Your Kitchen: A guide to kitchen lighting

In the heart of every home lies the kitchen, a space where functionality meets aesthetics. Crafting the perfect ambiance through thoughtful lighting design is crucial for a harmonious kitchen environment. Here's a comprehensive guide to lighting up your kitchen space....

The Best Walks in Birmingham and the Midlands

The Best Walks in Birmingham and the Midlands

There’s nothing better than a walk to get the blood pumping before returning to your cosy home, placing your muddy boots in your boot-room and making a well deserved cuppa in your beautiful kitchen, before curling up with a book or even having a sneaky nap in the...

How to choose the best TV unit design for your room

How to choose the best TV unit design for your room

With streaming services investing more in quality TV shows and movies, we are spending more time watching our televisions. Alongside this increase in watch time has come an appreciation for viewing comfort. For some this means having an ever-larger screen, a comfier...

How to choose colour for your bespoke fitted furniture

How to choose colour for your bespoke fitted furniture

How to choose colour for your bespoke fitted furniture "You can have your bespoke furniture in any colour", we say and then look at the client’s face. Somewhere between fascination and excitement lurks the dreaded fear that is always about when choosing the colour for...

How to create a bespoke home bar

How to create a bespoke home bar

Over the past few years, crowded public events have had to be minimised or even brought into private homes, hosting smaller house parties, sharing evening drinks and watching movies in the living room. Therefore, it is unsurprising to discover that Homes and Gardens...

How to create a beautiful hallway space

How to create a beautiful hallway space

When you open the door to hearth and home, your hallway is the first thing that greets you and your guests, setting the tone for what follows. All too often reality bites into this space and the clutter of shoes, coats, damp umbrellas, not to mention children’s...

Prize winning library and office bookcases from James Mayor

Prize winning library and office bookcases from James Mayor

A trend linked to lockdown and new ways of working with more virtual meetings, has led to more and more people caring about their backgrounds for Zoom calls. One of our customers impressed colleagues so much on a recent call, that he even won an accolade from his peers! Read on for pictures and the story behind it all.

20 Books You’ve Always Wanted To Read, But Never Found The Time

20 Books You’ve Always Wanted To Read, But Never Found The Time

Whether you’re off work, or looking for something to do in the evenings other than streaming media, now is the perfect time to dust off those books that’ve been sitting on your bookshelf or bedside table and immerse yourself in a good read. We’ve compiled a collection of our favourite must read books for you to delve into.

How to take advantage of a large space

How to take advantage of a large space

If you have the luxury of living in a large space, whether open plan or not – you’ll want to make the most of bigger rooms in your home.

To do so, there’s a number of interior design tips and tricks you need to be aware of, turning any large space into a stunning showcase area of your home – a talking point amongst friends and family.

Creating a home office that fits your way of living and working

Creating a home office that fits your way of living and working

Creating a beautiful home office relies on focusing on a number of key elements, even going as far as considering the type of person you are, to identify the style of space that best fits your personality, way of living and working habits.

In this post we also touch on the importance of colour and lighting, to assist in producing a well developed brief on the road to achieving your dream office space.

Organising your wardrobe: tips for success

Organising your wardrobe: tips for success

Your bedroom wardrobe is an element of your home you’ll interact with most, yet it’s amazing how many of us don’t think about making it work best for our individual lifestyles.

A handmade bespoke wardrobe is one of the best ways to efficiently use the space you have, so let’s look at the subtle intricacies to consider when choosing and designing your ideal wardrobe.

Infographic: British Interior Design in the 1950s

Infographic: British Interior Design in the 1950s

We take a look at how British interior design evolved in the 1950s, from post-war austerity to the consumerism that would herald the 1960s, with influences from America and the space race in between. We also have highlighted key designs and figures who defined the era.

1950s British Interior Design

1950s British Interior Design

The 50’s style, sometimes called “revived modernism” as it continued the modernist style that was starting just before the Second World War, is currently enjoying a revival. Whether it is our own ‘austerity’ that had led us back to this influence, or a nostalgic hankering for simpler times, this clean lined style is seen across all elements of the interior, from furniture, wallpaper and textiles to the shapes of appliances and ceramic and glassware design.

How to Create a Cinema Room

How to Create a Cinema Room

Cinema rooms (or ‘home theatres’ if you’re American) can be the most exciting and luxurious room in your home, and can be made in any size on any budget, from comfortable rooms for a small audience based around a large television, or a full-blown cinema experience with a projector and aisle-style seating. Home cinemas are great for young families who may not have time to go out to the cinema themselves, and these projects can add significant value to a house through “wow factor” alone.

Neutral vs Colour in Kitchens

Neutral vs Colour in Kitchens

The kitchen is not only the heart of the home, but it’s also the busiest room, where people gather not just to cook, but to socialise. As the kitchen is where you are likely to spend most of your time, choosing what colour to decorate a kitchen can be daunting when you know you will face the result of your choice for a significant part of every day.

Dressing Room Space Planning Considerations

Dressing Room Space Planning Considerations

Furniture Furniture is usually an afterthought when it comes to a dressing room, with the focus on storage and shelving, but enclosing clothing within furniture protects them from dust and sunlight and gives the room a much more serene, less cluttered ambience....

How to Decorate a Difficult Room

How to Decorate a Difficult Room

There are many reasons why a room can be a challenge to decorate and style, ranging from the obvious (too small, unusual shape) to the more complicated (too many focal points, an open living space or a large window). 

Get the Look: Arts and Crafts Style

Get the Look: Arts and Crafts Style

Famously started in the 1800s by William Morris, and inspired by a love of Medieval craftsmanship and a desire to ensure that mass production did not overtake traditional craft, the Arts and Crafts decorating style is a classic, traditional look that has stood the test of time and is still a very popular style in homes to this day. The arts and crafts styles’ focus on craftsmanship, functionality, simplicity and beautiful aesthetics means it remains relevant and though it has been in and out of fashion, it has never gone out of favour.

Wall Panelling Types and Uses

Wall Panelling Types and Uses

Wall panelling has never been more popular- as interesting as wallpaper and more versatile, panelling can add character, gravitas or simply signal an era or style that a room is designed to reflect.

Get the Look: Industrial Chic

Get the Look: Industrial Chic

A look that is currently taking the country by storm can best be described as ‘Industrial Chic’. Not two words you would usually see together, ‘industrial chic’ is about a clash of opposites – practical and fashionable, harsh and soft, masculine and feminine. This juxtaposition of elements also finds a shared harmony in simple and utilitarian design.

Eclectic: a style derived from a broad range of sources.

Eclectic: a style derived from a broad range of sources.

As your house becomes your home, the objects and furniture in your rooms are likely to have been collected over time from a variety of sources- inherited, picked up on your travels, bargains spotted out of the corner of your eye at a flea market, and that treasured statement piece you bought when you really couldn’t afford it.

We are absolutely passionate about bringing your vision to life.

Why would anyone trudge through endless preconceived and utterly unalterable designs, making seemingly small sacrifices along the way to ensure that you can make something work ‘well enough’ when you could just have exactly what you want all along?

Whether it is a hybrid concept that is the result of weeks of research or an imagined design that you have collected from your travels, we want to ensure that your home is as special and unique as you are.

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