Interior Design Advice

  • Phoebe’s Fab Three – Paint Companies

    In this world of ours there is never a reason you can’t find the absolutely perfect paint colour for your room. There are so many companies, producing so many colours. It is also fair to say that Farrow and Ball have really changed the attitude of people towards the humble paint by creating a designer paint market.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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  • Air Pollution in our Homes

    There are only three very basic things we need in this world to live: water, air, food. Everything else – including light (though our food does require this to grow) – is an added bonus. Air is probably the one we take the most for granted and when we think of polluted air we see smoggy cities and congested motorways. However, air pollution ironically is starting to be 2-5% higher inside our homes than outside.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice, Wellness Design

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  • Wellness in Design – What’s that about?

    Over the last few years there have been a few buzz words that have started to really infiltrate our culture. One of them is “wellness”, another “self-care”. We have all become alert to the hype around wellness and how we should be shaping our lives to take our mental and physical health into account. But how many of us are asking if our homes or workspaces are supporting our wellness instead of just supporting our Instagram likes?

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Family Home, Interior Design Advice, Wellness Design

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  • Designing your Bathroom with relaxation at the heart

    What is the bathroom to you? A room you spring through to get clean before either leaping into your day or your bed. But what if this room could be doing more for you? As a designer I often see this as an over-looked space, where more thought is put into the tile selection than the health of the person using the room. I think these rooms could be the key to addressing a couple of health and happiness issues. What if your bathroom was more of a spa? Not just a spa that helped you relax but also helped with your health.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Design Shows & Events, Interior Design Advice

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