Interior Design Advice

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    The Textile Revolution

    Outside my window a rain storm lashes and the wind howls and I am sitting here waiting for Spring to come. It is not just to see some sunshine and the flowers peeping through but also I’m ready to see the new launches from all the fabric house and what I can only call – “The Textile Revolution” that is coming.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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    Smartstyle Sings the Blues

    Well here we are, 2014 and all people seem to be discussing is “Blue January”. What a sad way to start this brand new year! When I think “Blue” it doesn’t make me feel down in the dumps but delighted with the true beauty of the colour. Who doesn’t love a clear blue sky, the flutter of a dark rich blue silk dress or the inviting call of a Caribbean blue sea.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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    You have to break a few eggs to make an omelette.

    I haven’t lost my mind and decided to deviate from an Interiors Blog to join everyone inspired by “The Great British Bake Off” to tell you about cooking. “You have to break a few eggs to make an omelette” has become my new over-used phrase of late. I found myself wondering what it was I was passionately discussing when those words came popping out of my mouth.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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    Taste and Good Design

    Oscar Wilde, a man who prided himself on his fine taste, had the character Lord Goring in “An Ideal Husband” utter these now famous words “Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.” Oscar Wilde was a great wordsmith but also an immense snob. We all have our own style and taste and it’s time for us all to stand up and be counted!

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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    What’s in a Name..?

    An “In” Joke round the interior design circles goes “An Interior Design and an Interior Decorator walk into a bar and there is an Elephant in it, The bar tender says “What should I do with this Elephant” – The Interior Decorator suggest they paint it, the Interior Designer asks “Why do you have an Elephant at all?” Not a joke that is going wow your dinner guest anytime soon but one that got me questioning what is the difference between a Designer and a Decorator and why are so many Interior Designers online so worked up about it.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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