How Glass Is Revolutionizing Kitchen Countertops

By • Sep 2, 2014 •  Advertorial 

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Glass countertops are breaking the mold of standard building materials and are revolutionizing the way people view their kitchens.

Not only are glass countertops aesthetically stunning, but are also notorious for their strength and durability.


Kitchen Design Tips for Small Spaces

By • Oct 28, 2013 •  Advertorial 

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This guest post is by Kathryn Ward.

Where kitchen space is minimal, performance is key.

Don’t despair if your kitchen feels too small to accommodate a cat, let alone swing one – because with a dash of clever planning and a sprinkling of creativity, you can think yourself out of that box, creating a space that is both functional and stylish.


Why Dark Kitchen Designs Are So Popular

By • Jun 21, 2013 •  Advertorial 


This guest post is by Adam Stevens of The Poles Company.

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home.

One of the most important rooms, you want to feel comfortable and happy in it, as you could be spending hours in here cooking, talking and living.


Seaside Cottages Scatter the Coast of Kennebunk, Maine

By • Apr 30, 2013 •  Advertorial 

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The Cedar shake clad exteriors and billowing American flags waving in the ocean breeze paint a picture of the quintessential New England retreat.

Interiors are full of life and spirit.


How to Revamp your Dining Room in Under a Week

By • Nov 23, 2012 •  Advertorial 

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It may sound ambitious, but with a bit of planning you can have a brand new dining room in less than a week. You may be looking to replace all of your dining room furniture or to keep your existing dining table and order a new set of dining chairs.

Equally, your dining room may need redecorating from top to bottom or simply a fresh coat of paint and some new accessories. Either way this step-by-step guide should help.


Cherry Tree Cottage, a Modern Home in a Rural Setting

By • Nov 9, 2012 •  Advertorial 

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Combining a clean, modern aesthetic with stunning panoramic views over a Kentish Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cherry Tree Cottage is a remarkable example of just how sophisticated rural living can be.

This sought-after Savills property, constructed in 2009, was designed to highly energy-efficient specifications, but without compromising on practicality or style.


Shipwood Dark Lounge Chair by Logan Komorowoski

By • Oct 3, 2012 •  Advertorial 

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Three weeks after I placed my order I was greeted in the early hours by a delivery man.

His package contained my Shipwood Dark Lounge Chair, a beautiful piece of furniture which is made, as the name suggests, from the recycled wood from a ship and more specifically the recycled wood from an old Chinese fishing boat.


Hunsett Mill by Acme

By • Jul 3, 2012 •  Advertorial 

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Hunsett Mill is an extension to a 19th century mill house in England’s Norfolk Broads National Park, near the coastal town of Great Yarmouth. The Norfolk Broads are a unique historic area with a wealth of architectural history; the area’s buildings range from historic windmills to creative renovations – click here for Zoopla properties for sale in the area.

The 2,292 square foot (213m2) green project won London-based studio Acme the RIBA Manser Medal 2010 for best new house in the UK, as well as the CPRE Norfolk Award 2010 – Campaign to Preserve Rural England.


Trend Inspiration: Exotic Fusion

By • May 30, 2012 •  Advertorial 

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In the final of a series of guest posts sponsored by John Lewis, interiors blogger Kate Baxter from The Fabric of my Life gives her take on one of the retailer’s key 2012 interior trends – Exotic Fusion. 

The inspiration

For me, fusing together an eclectic mix of products in my home has been the key to creating an environment that feels warm, cosy and inviting. In my rental property, the only way I can make my mark on my (thankfully neutral) surroundings is through the layering up of treasured keepsakes from my travels with vintage bric-a-brac I’ve unearthed at car boots sales, mixed with colourful modern accent pieces.


Trend inspiration: Sleek Scandi Style

By • May 25, 2012 •  Advertorial 


In the second post of our series sponsored by John Lewis, online magazine editor & interiors blogger Caroline Taylor from Patchwork Harmony gives her take on one of the retailer’s key 2012 interior trends – Scandinavian style.

The inspiration

In the past I have been known to enjoy a ditsy floral print or a chintzy vintage teacup, and this, I’ll admit, is still true. But as I get older, I’ve found myself searching for a simpler, more pared-back style for my own home. And the place to look to for this kind of inspiration has to be Scandinavia, where subtle colour palettes, natural materials and simple design reign supreme.