A Night To Remember: Dinner Party Ideas For Unforgettable Entertaining At Home

Whether you live in a party city, small town or rural idyll, enjoying the company of friends and family old and new is one of life’s great delights. So here are some of our top tips for creating a dinner party that will have guests praying for a return...…

Summer Brights; How To Get The Best From The Season

Summer is here, full of promise and potential. It uplifts our mood, drives us outdoors for an added boost of  Vitamin D and makes everything look that little bit brighter. But the bright sun does bring its own attendant challenges. As the earth tilts through the year, the summer...…

Pastel Perfect

Interior design fashions may vary but the effect of colours and tones really don’t alter. So whilst pastel shades are having a design moment with pink, aqua and lilacs leading the revival, they are a style investment that will never fade. A way to bring in colour but with...…

Decorating With Stripes; The Best Way To Bring This Design Classic Home

Decorators and designers may debate the various values of plains and patterns, but classic and contemporary stylists alike can agree on one thing; the power of stripes. They work across all periods and properties, and add instant depth and excitement to a scheme. The optical effects they bring can...…

Real Homes, Real Solutions

We know window coverings. Our technicians have been innovating with products, our designers creating news styles and our dealers helping find solutions every day for homes. So we’ve rounded up some of our most popular queries to bring some real solutions to real home problems. My new build home...…

How To Decorate With Neutral Fabric

Neutral colours never lose their appeal, but choosing them can be daunting, as with so little to distract, it’s hard to lose mistakes in the mix. But if you’ve chosen the right neutral fabrics for your room design, they can create a space of timeless beauty and calm. So...…

The Best Ways To Winter-Proof Your Windows And Doors

Winter is wonderful, but it can also be bone-chillingly cold. Which happily creates the perfect excuse for cosying up at home. However, keeping that home toasty warm can be a drain on energy and resources, with windows and doors being a large part of that potentially costly problem. So,...…

The Buyers Guide To Roman Blinds

Made to measure Luxaflex® Roman Blinds are the ideal choice for a window treatment that feels both decorative and uncluttered. The elegant, linear form of Roman Blinds allows the fabric to be the focus, be that an earthy, textured neutral fabric or a floral print on a shimmering silk. And...…

Making the Grade: How To Decorate With Ombre

It’s been a big style story for recent years and due to its pretty, yet simple look and feel, ombre is a look with a long future still ahead. Ombre, which means ‘shaded’ in French, is the gentle blending of one shade to another, usually through a dark to...…

Purple Reigns; How To Use Purple To Create A Regal Bedroom

Purple bedrooms have a very particular mood, whether in the washed out tones of Jerusalem artichokes or the richness of deep purple velvet cushions. More playful than black yet more serious than pink, purple bedrooms convey a sense of luxurious decadence but also sleek sensuality. From the addition of...…

How To Keep Your House Cool In The Heat

Sunshine is a wonderful thing. It improves the mood, the view and opens up a whole world of fun outdoors from long rambles to surfing that the faint hearted amongst us wouldn’t consider when the chilly months arrive. But after a long day of activities (or sun lounging) the...…

Go Bold; Statement Blinds For Showstopping Rooms

Windows naturally draw the eye, so they’re the obvious place to make a bold design statement. New fabrics and technology allow them to change the mood and use of a room, from shimmering fabrics that soften light to digital printing patterns that can bring a whole scheme together.  We’ve...…

Forget Flowers: How to Decorate With Vases

Vases, pots and jars, once heirlooms, wedding presents or junk store finds. These vessels can be found in most homes and from the most practical to most precious, they can be repurposed to create show-stopping everyday displays. So even if no one recently brought you home blooms, your best...…

Vintage Decorating Ideas For A Modern Home

Love the quirk and character but also the lack of maintenance that comes with a modern build home? Not to worry, we’ve got five ways to put the personality into your home whatever the period of property. So you can have the best of both style worlds: vintage interior...…

Protecting Art And Furniture From The Sun

We all love the warm kiss of the sun on our skin. But perhaps enjoy less the ravaging effects it can have on our lovely design scheme, treasured family heirlooms and favourite photographs. How can nice sunlight cause such chaos? The light from the sun includes UV rays, damaging...…