The Heart of the Home

A new business has been set up by the East Lothian based Chippendale International School of Furniture to design and make beautiful and bespoke kitchens. Generally considered to be the heart of the home, the kitchen is where a great deal of time is spent enjoying family meals and drinks with friends. So it’s understandable…

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Homework 2017

Taking inspiration from The Pinterest 100, Interiors Columnist and chief design geek at NORDEN, Hayley Flangan, brings us the top ten interior trends to try in 2017. The Bare Necessities Get green fingered with this Urban Jungle book. Indoor plants, olive trees, silvered succulents, fairy gardens, urban balcony, bathroom planting. Where to start? Dark Materials…

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Enchanted Gardens and Other Fun

Emma Cross brings us the highlights from the 2017 Scottish Interiors Showcase. The annual event held on what typically turns out to be a couple of freezing and bleak February days fills me with both dread and anticipation. Dread as I spend at least three hours throwing clothes around my bedroom trying to nail the…

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Your Guide to… Easter Chic

Spring is in the air and synonymous with spring is Easter and its age-old traditions. Easter egg hunts, egg rolling, gorgeous chocolate, cheery spring colours and whimsical Easter-themed touches all help banish the winter blues. HANGING EGGS Simply hang decorative eggs. Pussy willow, curly willow and cherry blossom sprays look amazing, especially in a vintage…

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It’s all about the Thread

According to the fairy tale, the test of a true princess was whether she could detect a pea hidden beneath a pile of 20 mattresses. Today, peas are out and thread counts are in. The higher the better. But as Kim Williams discovers it’s not all about the count. Is there anything better than sliding…

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The Brit List

Following on from our last issue, Hayley Flangan brings us the second four of the eight leading home-grown designers we should know. MissPrint was created by mother and daughter, Yvonne and Rebecca Drury, who are based in a countryside studio on the borders of East London. They believe that visual design has a huge part to…

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The Brit List

Over the next two issues, Hayley Flangan brings us the eight leading home-grown designers we should know. Here are the first four… Designer and stylist Abigail Edwards grew up in a small village in a rural part of Gloucestershire. She began her career studying fine art at Wimbledon School of Art in London and the…

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Get Creative with Annie Sloan

Three beautiful sunny days in a row is definitely grounds for getting creative! Hayley Flangan from theDEN has three exciting pieces of news from the colourful world of Annie Sloan to help you get creative. One of the world’s most respected paint and colour experts, Annie Sloan brings decades of knowledge and plenty of style…

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