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    The Brexit Affect – How Our Changing Relationship with Europe will Effect Interiors in 2017

    Let me start by saying that I’m neither a politician nor an economist. I am but a humble interior designer and I am not writing this post to discuss all the pros and cons of Bexit or to consider how our country will cope with the future. Instead, I wanted to take a moment to discuss how I see interior design changing in 2017 as a result of the Brexit vote. I’ve watched my industry (and my company) weather the storm of the last recession, and I know that uncertainty can lead to choppy waters ahead, so I wanted to share what I sense is coming…

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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    Express Yourself: How to make your home about you!

    As an interior designer, I’ve noticed that my career is often misunderstood. Many people think interior designers remove or change the style and personality of our clients, and then impose our own. I think this myth is probably the result of television shows like Changing Rooms and The Great Interior Design Challenge as week-after-week, we see a client’s view pushed aside in favour of something more on-trend that viewers will respond to.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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  • Phoebe's Fab 3: Natural Beauties

    Phoebe’s Fab 3: Natural Beauties

    A wave (or shall I say weave?) of natural materials is hitting the high street this autumn and it’s putting me in my design happy place. From rattan, seagrass and wool, these natural materials are woven, tied and sewn into so many beautiful pieces of furniture and accessories. This month, I’ve selected three natural beauties that will naturally be a hit in any home.

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    The Palm House Look & Revenge of the Rattan

    I love it when a new interiors look hits the scene, bringing a fresh vibe that we all can’t wait to get our hands on. The latest new look to catch my eye is something I refer to as the Palm House Look. It’s a more reserved version of the jungle fever trend from a few years ago, which you may remember as being full of tropical prints and hot colours

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Biophilic Design, Interior Design Advice

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    The Meaning of Luxury

    There are a few words in the interiors world that I feel are a bit overused and have lost their essential meaning. Words like boutique, filament bulb, and, most of all, the word luxury. Flip through any magazine or scroll through any blog and you’re sure to see the word luxury describing some sort of everyday item, like hand soap or towels. But if everything is so luxurious, then what exactly is luxury?

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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    Fashionable Rooms

    Alexander McQueen. Coco Chanel. Vivian Westwood. These names are so strong that you know exactly who they are, what they look like, and the quintessential style in which the clothes are designed. In fact, these three fashion designers are as iconic as the clothes they lend their name to and have come to be a phenomenon within our culture that we can’t help but be dazzled by. These brands are now moving their style into the home, and we are all the better for it.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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