Author Archives: Lorna S

Dressers to Impress

Dressers are multi-functional. They provide storage behind closed doors but also display attractive items on open shelves or behind glass doors. Even if contemporary in design, they offer a wholesome traditional atmosphere in a home. If you are looking for … Continue reading

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Interior Design Trends 2020

It is that time of year again when we look to the trends for the coming year. If you’re planning on getting a headstart on the interior design trends for 2020, these are the trends to be looking out for:-

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Smart Technology for your Home

It’s not that long since automatic dishwashers and washing machines, timers on cookers, microwaves and video recorders were life-changing for many. No more washing clothes in twin tubs and passing them through wringers. No more having to arrange your social … Continue reading

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Which Hob: Ceramic, Induction or Gas?

Whether you are remodelling your whole kitchen or just replacing the cooker, which oven and hob to opt for is an important decision. Here we are going to explore the advantages and disadvantages of the three main choices: ceramic, induction … Continue reading

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Best Indoor Hammocks and Swing Chairs

As winter approaches and you’re starting to make your home cosier with textured cushions, warm rugs, autumnal colours and perhaps by lighting an open fire or wood stove in the evenings, here are some ideas for cosying up with some … Continue reading

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Best Climbing Plants for Pergolas

Have you noticed that pergolas are making a comeback? I provided examples of pergolas, explaining their advantages, in a recent blog post but even in the month since then, I’ve noticed they are surging in popularity. Dermot Bannon, the architect … Continue reading

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How to make your Bathroom more Homely and Cosy

Winter is coming. It’s been a pretty good summer and cool rooms have been very comfortable when it’s hot and sticky. But as nights lengthen, the air chills and the rainfall increases, how are you going to make the rooms … Continue reading

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7 Kitchen Design Trends 2020

Kitchens aren’t just for preparing and cooking food. They are often the hub of the house providing a space to eat, to entertain, to relax and spend time with family. It should be a comfortable and pleasant room to spend … Continue reading

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How to make your Home Cosier this Autumn

It’s still August but the evenings are drawing in, we’re getting April showers and there’s definitely a chill in the air. I see many people have already started lighting their fires and stoves in the evenings. I’ve been tempted to … Continue reading

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Creating a Study Space for Teenagers

It’s not long now till schools are open again for another academic year and now is the time to start preparing for a good homework / study routine for your child. Having a clear desk where they can get into … Continue reading

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