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...
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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...
Discover how to take home decor magazine worthy photos, on your phone, with these 7 top tips for interior photography.
In this post we take you through how to create a classic New England Style Home. Tips from colour schemes through to blinds, storage and wall covering choices.
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.
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.
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.
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.