• Home Design

    Rising Designer Sophie Ashby Transforms a Georgian-Era Home in London for her Young Family

    Just a few strides from the bustle of Brick Lane in London’s East End—where the sweet, spicy scent of the street’s famous Bangladeshi curry houses fills the air—hides a gorgeous Georgian-era gem of a house that British interior designer Sophie Ashby and her husband, fashion designer Charlie Casely-Hayford, currently share with their daughter, Gaia, born last May, and Casely-Hayford’s seven-year-old daughter Rainbow when she comes to stay on weekends. Having outgrown their one-bedroom apartment in West London, the family rented this place in February 2020, just weeks before the world went into lockdown. “We could have bought a house, but I knew it wouldn’t have been one I was happy…

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  • Garden Design

    ‘Gardens aren’t just for looking at’ – Prolific garden designer predicts trends for 2022

    Sustainability, recycling and the use of native plants are going to be trends which gardeners will be pursuing in 2022, experts are predicting. Award-winning garden designer and TV presenter Ann-Marie Powell says priorities have changed since lockdown.  “It’s about people wanting more layers in their garden. Pre-lockdown, people wanted something nice to look at. Post-lockdown, people want to have something that’s beautiful to be in.  “People have realised gardens aren’t just for looking at. They are places that enable you to do something good which makes you feel good, creating a space that’s not only beneficial to you but beneficial to the environment as well.” Embracing all seasons The last leaves…

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    20 Easy Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas From Designer Rooms

    Wall decor isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when designing a kitchen, but just because it isn’t as functional as, say, the oven or sink doesn’t mean that it’s not a crucial element to a happy gathering and cooking space. Though storage and natural light take precedence on the walls, there are lots of ways to get thrifty with kitchen wall decor. That’s why we rounded up our favorite examples. Once you see the 20 designer kitchens with stylish and creative artwork ideas ahead, you’ll want to prioritize decorating the walls, stat. 1 Veggie Still Life Collection With a natural stone backsplash and then separating shelf, the…

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  • Home Design

    Color and Charm Define The Hamptons Family Home Crafted by AD100 Designer Rayman Boozer

    A residential concept for retail space may not seem like a new idea today as mega-brands settle into domiciles worldwide. But when AD100 inductee Rayman Boozer first opened his beloved Manhattan boutique, Apartment 48, in 1994, his approach was groundbreaking. Tucked on the garden level of a town house at 48 West 17th Street, the shop unfolded in a warren of rooms, with every corner (kitchen, bath, bed) outfitted as if inhabited. For Boozer, who had studied interior design at Indiana University before moving to New York to work for the likes of Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s, Apartment 48 was more than a chance to push products. It was…

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  • Living Room Decoration

    5 Ways To Dress Your Living Room With Designer Indoor Planters

    Image: Instagram Living rooms are the soul of every house. Whether it is hosting your guests or just spending time with your family, living rooms are the perfect in-house hangout spots. For the last two years, spending more time indoors has certainly created a need to decorate your living rooms in a beautiful manner. Plants are not only a great way to bring a lively vibe to your living rooms, but they also serve other purposes. They purify the air indoors, reduce pollutants in the air, increase oxygen levels, enhance your mood and add a sense of positivity. Kapil V, founder of Bonasila Planters lists down five ways you can…

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  • Garden Design

    Renowned garden designer and architect

    Angela JupeBorn: February 1st, 1944Died: May 4th, 2021 The well-known and widely appreciated garden designer and architect Angela Jupe has died. Renowned for the beautiful gardens that she designed around the various homes she owned throughout her life, Jupe lived for the last number of years in Bellefield House, Shinrone, Co Offaly, where she restored a walled garden, planted native trees and created a bog area managed for biodiversity. In her will, she bequeathed this property – her last personal project – to the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland (RHSI). Jupe was a long-standing member of the board of the RHSI and a founding member and first chairman of the…

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  • Home Improvement

    Home Improvement Guide: Ask an interior designer

    Igou Design Group offers interior design services in the Greater Nashville region. (Courtesy Igou Design Group) Interior designer Amie Igou with Decorating Den Interiors talks about things to consider when decorating a home as well as what designs are coming into style. How do homeowners work with a designer to determine style? I provide my clients with about a 10-page questionnaire, and it really lets them get honed in on colors that they like, colors that they don’t want, furniture pieces that they need, window treatments that they need, [etc.]. I also listen to what they want to accomplish in their home. What is the best way to choose an…

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