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

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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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Design Can Change the World: A Litre of Light

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Back in November I was fortunate enough to visit Durham’s Lumiere Festival for the third time. The light festival takes over the historic city for four days, with a projection onto Durham Cathedral as its centrepiece. One of the smaller installations brought attention to a simple invention which is changing the lives of millions around the… 

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The 7 secrets stylists use to give upcycled interiors a sophisticated edge

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Upcycling salvaged materials can be a fantastic way to give your home a really individual look, but it’s not an easy style to get right. Although the finished result may look effortlessly thrown together, get it wrong and you could end up creating the furniture equivalent of Frankenstein’s monster. The owner of this warehouse-style apartment,… 

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Join The Room Debate!

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope this light and airy room captures the mood of the moment for you and has plenty of elements to discuss for The Room Debate today. Everyone’s welcome to join in of course. If it’s your first time, simply take a good look at the photo below then head to the… 

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Apple crates as kitchen shelves. Nice.

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Even though I love the rustic look, kitchens made entirely from reclaimed wood are too much for me, so I am very much appreciating this best-of-both combo. {via Style at Home} Also very much appreciating the use of cactus and stuffed ferret.

15-minute make: magnetic storage tins

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I’ve posted before about my tendency to buy foods just because I like the packaging. My kitchen cupboards are full of decanted jam, biscuits and spices – some labelled, others not. Sometimes fun / disastrous at mealtimes! This (slightly belated) 15-minute make will require you to shop around for pretty tins and find another home… 

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15-minute make: pebble photo holder

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{Danny Seo / Miki Duisterhof via Country Living} When I was a child I was a bit of a magpie and my coat pockets were permanently filled with treasures I’d picked up and squirreled away… a grey feather, a scrap of ribbon, a patterned pebble or a shard of sea-smoothed glass. This simple craft idea… 

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