A practical how-to guide from the author of Mad About the House, the bestselling book and UK s number 1 interiors blog. This easy-to-use dictionary of interior design answers all those questions you wanted to solve but were afraid to ask.
The book begins with the most important questions of all: Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? The aim is to answer these before you start any decorating scheme and you will avoid the most common mistakes, save money and, most importantly, create a home that works for you and the people who live there. Mad About the House: 101 Interior Design Answers is the super-practical guide that allows you to dip in and out so you can solve all your decorating dilemmas.
Something for all aspects of your style, we love GoodHood for the unique designers, great curated ranges and finger on the pulse of latest trends.
Amongst the great fashion seek out the homeware department, explore independent designers, products for every room in the house and great pieces to give as gifts.
Started in 2007 Goodhood is an award winning multi brand retailer selling over 200 brands across menswear, womenswear, lifestyle and cosmetics. Our aim is to cultivate our unique vision of effortless life style and redefine the idea of luxury living. Our curated buying ensures every product has a story and relevance to our ethos. We actively aim to create a culturally relevant experience influenced by the flow of culture rather than the trends of the fashion industry. The Goodhood Store remains unique in its brand identity, its culture, its level of service and as a space men and women can both find the best of a worldwide curated selection of goods.’
In 2018, Alice from award winning blog Alice In Scandiland opened her bricks and mortar shop in Cornwall. Having been selling vintage for a while and having an amazing eye for great homeware and interior design (just take a peak at her blog!) it was a great natural step to move into retail fully.
If you don’t happen to be in Cornwall, never fear, as her beautifully curated range of homewares for both adults and kids, vintage and gifts is available from her online store as well. Definitely worth a visit and you might be lucky to still grab a sale item too.
For a little luxury and to make an investment in beautiful furniture and homeware for your home, head to Rume.
Currently with 10% off with code ‘LOVERUME’
Their own designed and crafted pieces are beautiful but also complimented with carefully curated pieces from other brands to sit alongside.
Rume was established fifteen years ago when husband and wife Richard and Libby Baker left the family furniture firm to set up their own separate but complementary company. The philosophy behind the newbusiness was to delight in the beautiful and the beautifully made and to pursue this by making lovely furniture of original design to the very highest standards here in England.
For beautiful, calming interiors, with soft colours and a minimal feel, the new ‘Japandi’ trend is one to fall in love with.
Across the highstreet stores are embracing the essence of the trend and there’s a lot of products to easily create the look.
Choose soft tones, a few simple accessories, mix dark and light woods, light￼ grey, greens and choose pieces that combine the essence of scandi and Japanese styling.
There’s a new interior design trend in town – introducing ‘Japandi’: a hybrid of traditional Japanese minimalism andScandinavian decor. Also known as ‘japanordic’, this fresh style has been deemed the biggest new design movement for 2018. Combining the modern-rustic appeal ofScandi stylewith the traditional sophistication that’s associated with Japanese design, it’s no wonder that it’s a growing favourite amongst designers.
There’s still time slots available on the super (and free) New London Architecture consultations with an interior designer for guidance, tips and knowledge about working, designing and extending your own home. Invaluable advice can be gained from these meetings.
Book your time slot on September 7th at NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store StreetWC1E 7BT – now
NLA’s Don’t Move, Improve! Design Surgeries offer FREE advice and inspiration to Londoners looking to extend their homes.
Various architects, an engineer, interior designer and party wall surveyor will be on hand for free one-to-one consultations on how to improve your home. This booking is for a consultation with an Interior Designer.