Here are a few tips on how to use same size frames to showcase your photos or art and create amazing display walls.
A staircase is often a great place to show photographs or artwork. If you use same size frames it gives you the illusion of an elevated space- so good if you don’t have very high ceilings. Start hanging from about 20 cm above your skirting boards.
Thin shelving with a lip or a photo shelf is a great love of mine. It can easily be put up in a space that doesn’t have much depth and can be painted the same colour as the wall to blend in. It is also very economical to buy. You can use it instead of a bedside table if you don’t have a big bedroom – you can keep your water, book, glasses (if you need them!) and phone close by!
I just went to the cinema this week and before the film started, an advert came on which I though was arresting and funny. It’s the new advert for Euromillions lottery, “Nicer problems to have (watch the video)” an avid DIY-er installed a gigantic water fountain with putti in the middle of his palatial hallway and tries to fix it in the middle of the night.
This made me think of some wonderful, gigantic pieces of architectural salvage I saw at Lassco’s Three Pigeons. If you have the space and the means these could be yours.
Bridget Jones is now 40+ (well my age really 43!), she is at the same time competent and ditsy, funny and optimistic. The third episode of the Bridget Jones saga Bridget Jones’s Baby follows the beloved heroine through her ups and downs to motherhood.It feels very much like the previous two films – like you are slipping on a pair of comfortable splippers. A lot of the film is based in Jones’s flat at the centre of the trendy Borough Market in London. Her flat really shows off her authentic, quirky personality and is a really lived in place – not at all a picture of perfection. Clearly Bridget Jones is not an interior designer but she does make some efforts at making the space her retreat –a warm, cosy and inviting environment.
Decorex in Syon Park, London is the most wonderful resource for designers. You can find anything from soft furnishings, carpets, interior accessories to furniture and architectural detailing.
Here are my picks of the must see brands in the furnishing fabric category. They are fabrics which have great visual power, which are beautifully crafted or make a difference to our planet. Many of the companies are British, we are definitely masters at textile design.