House Tour: how to make global finds work in a Victorian home

Victorian global style

Everyone has a style of architecture that sits well with their heart. For some, it’s cosy cottages with low beams and inglenook fires. For others, ultra-contemporary spaces with dramatic angles and glass. I have one friend who cannot feel truly ‘at home’ unless there’s a view of the sea. For me, Victorian buildings are my… 

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Moroccan Decor: 4 New Ways

Moroccan style bedroom white

MOROCCAN RUSTIC Wood, leather and wool are key aspects of Moroccan decor and can be richly layered to give the look a rustic twist. Prioritise texture over colour; go heavy on natural materials but stick to a tonal colour palette to bring everything together. To make Moroccan rustic work, patterns should be carved, punched out or… 

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House Tour: a small home with all the world inside

global style living room decor

I really love this apartment – not just because it has ALL the features I adore about a global style home (geometric dhurrie, check; indigo dyed cushions, yup; lush house plants, oh yeah) but also because its clever owner has created this eclectic look in a small space and on a tight budget. Let’s see… 

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Spend the night in Van Gogh’s bedroom!

Van Gogh bedroom Airbnb - 7

You did a double take, right? Me too! This room has to be the most weird and wonderful listing on Airbnb – a bedroom in Chicago that recreate’s Van Gogh’s masterpiece The Bedroom. For a mere £7 a night you can sleep in these colourful surroundings and dream that the rolling countryside of Arles is just… 

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House Tour: How to mix global and vintage pieces (and make it work)

Global home interior decor

I often ponder what it really means to say a home has ‘character’. It’s one of those styles you can’t easily describe; a look you can’t put your finger on. But when you see it, you know it. When you feel it, it’s warm and cosy and comfortable inside. For me, a characterful home is… 

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Decorating Dilemma: a pop of pink

Grey room with pink sofa

I’m not really the girly sort when it comes to decorating my home. You’re more likely to find me surrounded by grey and natural tones with rustic textures than pretty pastels. So imagine my surprise at my new-found love of pink! It all started with this throw… {Heavenly Honeycomb throw by House of Rym, £58.95… 

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The quest for the perfect bedside table

Vintage stool bedside table

Probably the most controversial post I’ve ever written on this blog centred around the humble bedside table. Innocent enough you might think, just a cool idea I saw on another blog. But boy, did one reader disagree… “I usually do not leave comments, especially a negative one, but I feel compelled about this. This is… 

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Five key global interior trends for 2015

Global interiors trends for 2015 Decorator's Notebook featured image square

I love spotting emerging interior design trends and, this year, global influences are set to make their way into our homes with a cool and contemporary twist. I’m so excited about seeing this one develop as I’m a big fan of adding unique touches to my rooms with intriguing textures and natural materials. There are… 

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