Interior Design Advice

  • Let it go

    Let It Go

    We’re now settled into January and filled with all the possibility and excitement of the year ahead! Despite my slight hoarding tendencies, I always like to pack away all the Christmas decorations and jump-start the new year with a cleanse– not in terms of diet, but a cleanse for my home.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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  • Leaded Glass Windows

    People In glass houses

    From sleek extensions to intricate knobs, pendant lights to votive holders, and vases to the humble tea cup, glass is all around you and is one of the most versatile materials in your home. Glass is also one of the most beautiful materials, and I love incorporating glass elements into a design scheme to accentuate a client’s personality, reinforce a colour scheme, or to add an extra layer of depth and luxury.

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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  • Embroidered Cushions

    Valuing The Craftsman

    The craftsman has been the lynch pin of interiors, arts and creativity since the dawn of time. The very definition of our historical time periods, The Stone Age, The Bronze age and The Iron Age, is taken from people’s ability to create weapons and tools from the  materials given to them. These skills moved civilisation forward and the craftsman was key to his community’s livelihood. But this makes me wonder, in our current time-period where we so often favour cheap fixes and throw-away style, have we started to undervalue the skills of the craftsman (and craftswoman!) within our current culture?

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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  • Tickled Pink copper cookware

    Tickled Pink

    I have a confession: I’ve recently found myself flirting with shades of pink! It started quite innocently, with the gleeful pleasure of designing bedrooms for my clients’ daughters, but the fixation has grown. The colour that I’ve long associated with plastic Barbies and girlhood daydreams has suddenly become all grown up and– dare I say it– even a little bit edgy!

    Posted by Phoebe Oldrey in Interior Design Advice

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