Interior Design Advice

  • Designing Children’s Bedrooms – Part 1 The General Rules

    As well as being an Interior Designer, I am a mother! Even more intense, I’m a mother of two crazy full-on boys with two very different characters; they’re now 9 and 12. So not only do I design children’s bedrooms for my clients and can look at them with a professional approach, I know what a child’s bedroom goes through. I know that the beautiful pictures last a moment before their stuff explodes all over the room.  That is how it should be!!!

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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  • The Other Wall Finish – Panelling!

    There is a lot you can do to a wall to completely change a room, but the options normally begin with two starting points – painting or wallpapering. These choices then lead to a massive amount of options from crazy mural wallpaper or dark paints to bring the drama and character out, or you might like a fresh light Scandi feeling for calm space. However, recently I have been playing with a third option: panelling and moulding.

     

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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    Bringing the Outside Inside!

    Bringing the Outside Inside! There is a wrestling match between what our bodies crave and what our lives are doing. We are spending 90% of our time indoors yet research is saying that we have a general happiness and wellbeing from contact with nature. Even when I look at my own family I can see this in action. My husband blossoms when he is outdoors as if his soul is filled with joy.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Biophilic Design, Interior Design Advice, Interior Styling Advice

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  • Phoebe’s Fab Three – Nature

    This month I am celebrating all things “Nature” and how we just feel so much better by being in contact with the great outdoors. By looking at the principles of Biophilia I have been fascinated how we can bring that happy feeling to our interiors. Natural products are an amazing way to go to bring the outdoors in and I can think of no better person who exemplifies this than Tom Raffield.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Biophilic Design, Interior Design Advice

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  • Biophilic Design – What’s that about?

    Have you ever noticed how your spirits are lifted when you are outside? Maybe it’s a walk on the beach or through the woods. At home you can get extraordinary pleasure from being in your own garden. Even your humble potted plants can bring you joy! This “feeling” is what makes the building blocks of “Biophilia”, a concept Edward O. Wilson introduced in 1984 which describes the relationship between humans and nature. But it’s not just about how we relate to nature; it is about how having contact with nature makes us happier.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Biophilic Design, Inspiring Interiors, Interior Design Advice

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