The Sea Chair: watch beautiful sustainable furniture being made from marine waste

The Sea Chair Video

Sustainable design is something that is really important to us as Decorator’s Notebook. Sometimes the most inspiring creations are those made from re-purposed waste materials and some of our favourite products on the Decorator’s Notebook Shop do just that. Our light shades made from recycled pallet wood, recycled glasses and of course our Kantha quilts to name a few. This week I… 

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The Good List: Elephant Branded cement sack bags

James Munro Boon of Elephant Branded chats to Decorator's Notebook

Decorator’s Notebook blog will be three years old next Thursday, so I’ve been in a bit of a ponderous mood this weekend. A lot has changed since I sat down and wrote my first post, but perhaps the biggest thing has been my attitude to what good design means to me. I’ve become a lot… 

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House tour: The secret Paris apartment of Madame de Florian

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The story of Madame de Florian’s home seems almost too far-fetched to be true, but the discovery of her glamorous Paris apartment – which has been locked behind closed doors since 1942 – is evidence of a life and style too fabulous to be fiction. {Getty images via AnOther} The apartment belonged to Marthe de… 

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House Tour: a Welsh barn that toes the line between simple and sparse

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I am a great lover of simple homes – what better way to get the most from much-loved home accessories than against an uncluttered backdrop – but how minimal can a home be and still feel homely? This new-build barn in West Wales is an interesting case to consider as the fabric of the building… 

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Wallpaper wars: is ephemera the new scrapwood?

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My feeling is that we’re all over scrapwood wallpapers by now (?) but already the next big trend is peeping over the horizon. Linwood’s new range of Ephemera wallpapers are printed with vintage ticket stubs, matchbox labels, playbills and photographs to create a striking all-over collage effect. {Ephemera wallpapers, £79.90/roll, Linwood} No doubt these wallpapers… 

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Nature Table: red

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Everywhere I look now, vibrant autumnal reds are catching my eye… {all Decorator’s Notebook Blog} We’ve been photographing a lot of our products for the Decorator’s Notebook Shop against this slate background… it does something wonderful to colours and gives quite a different mood to the bright white backdrops you often see in online interiors… 

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