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A contemporary sitting set with a grey sofa, area rug, wooden round coffee table and wall art in the background. Image: Norsu Interios.

Worst Interior Design Trend Pitfalls

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Beware of tempting fads, such as a kitchen with double islands, that gives out a chemistry lab vibe. It’s easy to fall in a decorating trend pitfall of this sort.…

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A lifestyle image of an outdoor setting with sea view featuring the Gubi Obello outdoor lamp on a square table. Image: Nest.co.uk.

Found: 12 Portable Table Lamps to Elevate Your Space

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Creating a space you love has a lot to do with the details. It is details like a favorite artwork, or the inspirational coffee table books on display styled for…

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Lifestyle image of a living room with floor to ceiling windows with a modern vibe and a blonde lady looking out, featuring the Fritz Hansen PK25 chair. Image: Nest.co.uk

Tips for the Making of a Happy Home

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According to SIRC, (Social Issues Research Centre – an independent, non-profit organisation), “the happiness of a home is independent of socio-economic group.” So what makes a happy home? It’s not…

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Texture overload. A dreamy off white contemporary sitting room with a brassy floor lamp, an off white sofa in boucle and a curvy armless chair also in creamy boucle. The Eichholtz Bond Chair. Image: Sweetpea & Willow.

Texture Trend Alert

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Texture is a huge interior design trend for 2022 and one of my favorite design elements. The flat finish drywall doesn’t seem to cut it anymore. It’s all about running…

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A stylish bright sitting room with windows from floor to ceiling and really long curtains pulled to the one side. Image: Luxdeco.

Choosing Window Treatments

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Long gone are the days of windows dressed in plain and dull curtains. Smart window dressing is the name of the game nowadays, that gives a new life to a…

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A model building of the Farnsworth House designed by Mies Van Der Rohe and completed in 1951. Image: Chisel and Mouse.

How Good Design Affects Our Wellness

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To live well, to be well, to have a chance in happiness, we all need to invest in good design. We can’t afford not to. Good design enables us to…

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A beautiful garden setting for alfresco dining with a canopy and the Festoon lights making it merry and bright. Image: Lights4fun.co.uk.

Garden Trends 2022

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Overnight, outdoor space became the new hot destination of the year. It is now on top of the home improvement projects priority list. As many people had to cancel family…

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This lifestyle image of a contemporary minimal sitting room with a green sofa, a green Ribbon Rug, and large windows resembles all of the interior design trends 2022. Image: Nest.co.uk.

Interior Design Trends 2022

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There’s been a lot of talk lately about the interior trends of 2022; what’s in, what’s out, what’s to come. The bottom line is that although interior trends do not…

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A stylish living and dining room overlooking at the garden views of Jardin de Luxembourg, in Paris. Image: Boca do Lobo.

A Chic Parisian Apartment With an Artistic Flair

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It is so easy to fall in love with a city like Paris, let alone a chic apartment like this, located at the Jardin du Luxembourg. Such a prime location,…

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Best of two worlds: A contemporary living room in the foreground and a open plan kitchen in the foreground. Image: Sofology.

7 Tips on Styling Kitchen Open Shelves

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Kitchen open shelves, dramatic marble backsplash and an open living space concept in full design bloom. Via Sofology. Contemplating kitchen open shelves? Imagine you could erase all of your upper…

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