Author Archives: Lorna S

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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Key Wallpaper Trends 2019

Wallpaper has never gone out of fashion but many people are nervous about using wallpaper in their homes due to seeing it as rather intimidating in trying to decide on a design; as almost permanent, as difficult to put up … Continue reading

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Exterior Windows – What Colours are Best?

The summer months are the perfect time to paint your exterior windows and doors. Long evenings, warm temperatures and plenty of daylight mean that conditions are perfect for the paint drying well before you apply a second coat the following … Continue reading

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Make your Bedroom Special with a Distinctive Bed Style

Are you heading away on holidays soon? Do you ever find yourself comparing the bedrooms, but more specifically the beds, when looking at accommodation and trying to decide where to stay? I found myself being swayed by old brass beds, … Continue reading

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Stunning Sliding Doors

Are you planning a new build, an extension or a renovation? If space is slightly tight, sliding doors may be the answer as the space needed for the door arc isn’t required. The sliding doors slide along a track so … Continue reading

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