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October 2013

We’re often told that we should make the most of a small space, but chances are that if you have a small room, you also have a small house! We’ve looked at ways to maximise those extra inches in the hallway, kitchen, under the stairs – even underneath the window sill! Pocket doors, stackable chairs […]

October 2013

Phil’s a huge fan of open-plan living. He’s extended his own kitchen into his garden and made use of the under-utilized space to the sides of his house. Extending into the property’s side returns has given him a large open-plan living space with defined areas. It is amazing how much difference adding a couple of […]

September 2013

The London Design Festival is the place to find all your design inspiration. Set over four London districts, you’ll find all sorts of weird and wonderful designs, from the latest lighting to the craziest furniture concepts. Find out what the Brompton District had to offer and read our verdict on this year’s must-sees. Will it […]

September 2013

We hung out live with our design ambassador Abigail Ahern on Google+ and she revealed some of her “cheap and cheerful” style tricks. Did you know that now’s the time to buy brown furniture? You can pick up dining tables and wardrobes for as little as £50 and spray paint them in your chosen colour. […]

August 2013

          On Thursday the 15th of August at 1pm, we have the pleasure of hanging out with our interior design ambassador, Abigail Ahern, on Google+. If you’ve never hung out before, it’s really very easy. You don’t have to do a thing. Tune in to our Google+ page, sit back and […]

July 2013

          With the summer season upon us it makes sense to freshen up our interiors and invest in some small changes that can really jazz up our homes. Especially, since most of us will be entertaining outside as well as inside. Abigail Ahern suggests focusing on lighting, summery textiles, fluoro colours […]

July 2013

          Have you ever thought about painting your chimney in a different colour to your house? That would surely make your home stand out and give it a Notting Hill status in the neighbourhood (remember that blue door?). Inspired by the colour pop trend, we have looked at 5 ways to […]

June 2013

          Head down to Kew Gardens this summer and take part in the IncrEdibles festival – we went to have a sneak peak at the opening. The interactive experience takes you on a voyage through the incredible world of edibles. There are squeaking plants on Pineapple Island, a banana grotto to […]

June 2013

          According to Phil Spencer it’s all about location when picking a property. Get that right and you can customise the house to suit your family’s changing requirements. In fact, in many cases it can be cheaper to improve rather than move. If it costs less to turn your 3-bedroom house […]

May 2013

          Do you want to know the design trends for 2013? Abigail Ahern, our interior design ambassador, runs a shop in London’s Islington neighbourhood and she knows exactly what’s flying off the shelves at the moment. We went to visit her “Aladdin’s cave of gorgeousness” and in this video she talks […]