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Winner at the Northern Design Awards 2020
Winner at the Northern Design Awards 2020

What better way to start the year than celebrate our successes from 2020? We are extremely proud to announce that back in December 2020 we were awarded Best Interior Design Project < £150k at the Northern Design Awards for our Stanley House project in Clitheroe....

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HOW TO BUDGET FOR YOUR PROJECT

Budgeting is one of the most crucial stages of planning your perfect renovation project. For designers, it’s a common tale: a client comes to us with an innovative idea for a project, but when we enquire about their desired budget they admit they haven’t really given...

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Winner at the Northern Design Awards 2020
Winner at the Northern Design Awards 2020

What better way to start the year than celebrate our successes from 2020? We are extremely proud to announce that back in December 2020 we were awarded Best Interior Design Project < £150k at the Northern Design Awards for our Stanley House project in Clitheroe....

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HOW TO BUDGET FOR YOUR PROJECT

Budgeting is one of the most crucial stages of planning your perfect renovation project. For designers, it’s a common tale: a client comes to us with an innovative idea for a project, but when we enquire about their desired budget they admit they haven’t really given...

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5 Wallpaper Brands You Might Want To Know About
5 Wallpaper Brands You Might Want To Know About

Wallpaper is a little bit like Marmite; some people really love it and others would sooner chop off a finger than hang a strip on their wall. I, for one, love Marmite and I also love wallpapers. If you would've asked me this question 10 years ago the answer would have...

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Design Inspiration: The Eaglemont House by Kennedy Nolan
Design Inspiration: The Eaglemont House by Kennedy Nolan

Inspiration comes in many shapes or forms and one thing I really enjoy doing is accidentally coming across other people's work from all over the world. Internet is like a 24/7 open gallery we can all access and some of the world's finest architects and designers are a...

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‘So…what is your style?’
‘So…what is your style?’

As an interior designer, my style seems to be a recurring theme when asked questions or taking part in interviews. I think it’s one of those things people almost expect from a designer; surely we must all subscribe to a design style and one style alone? I always had...

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Remote design work – can it really work?
Remote design work – can it really work?

The world as we know it has undoubtedly changed in the past month; at least for the time being. Waking up in the morning feels almost surreal because things we normally take for granted are not an option at the moment – like going to your morning meeting or having...

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COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Update

During these uncertain times, we believe in communicating, in being honest and open – it is a difficult time for everyone, and we are all learning to navigate through the changes COVID-19 is inflicting upon us. Firstly, I would like to express my hope that you and...

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Final Reveal: Extension of a Chester family home
Final Reveal: Extension of a Chester family home

This project has been done and dusted for a while now but I only managed to get the professional photos done before Christmas. Now that I have them, it finally feels fully completed! So I thought I would share the project with you in a little bit more detail.  ...

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7 Stunning Luxury Hotels in the Lake District
7 Stunning Luxury Hotels in the Lake District

Being based near Preston, Lancashire, I'm lucky enough to live just under an hour from the Lake District and it is hands down my absolute favourite place here up North. It’s where I’ve done my first 7-hour hike, it’s where I went wild swimming for the very first time...

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Expecting the unexpected: working on a period property
Expecting the unexpected: working on a period property

I’m not sure if it is every interior designer’s dream to work on a beautiful period property at least once in their career, but it has definitely been one of mine. I know they tend to be problematic and there are many regulations and rules you have to follow and be...

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Spruce up your rental!
Spruce up your rental!

If I close my eyes, I see a beautiful stone period cottage, overgrown with ivy and white roses. Inside, the wooden beams are chewed by woodworm and time. There is a log burner in the sitting room with a comfy armchair next to it, and if I lean slightly to the right I’m able to see our back garden, overlooking the rolling hills of the beautiful English countryside.

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The Rug Know-How
The Rug Know-How

For me, flooring is one of the biggest factors in getting a design scheme right. It can be the starting point of the scheme, it can tie everything together and it's one of those things we instantly see when entering a room because our eyes are naturally drawn to it....

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In Conversation With: Little Grey Cells

I first came across Jane and Lauren through a friend’s recommendation. ‘Have a look at their Instagram account, you might like it!’, she said, and she was so right. After stalking them on Instagram for a few months (we all do it!) I gathered enough information to...

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Pendant Lights That Won’t Break The Bank
Pendant Lights That Won’t Break The Bank

I'm pretty sure picking out #decorativelighting is my absolute favourite part of the design process. My eyes tend to instantly zoom in on #chandeliers and #pendant lights as soon as I walk into a room! I strongly believe that getting the lighting right in a design...

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