Category: On trend

Showtime!

A visit to Top Drawer/Home Showtime! The trade shows have started in earnest so it’s an exciting time for our team searching out the latest trends for our lovely customers. We love the shows, which is just as well as we’ll be schlepping around miles

Shedding the seasonal clutter

Shed the season’s clutter As much as I love Christmas with all the razzle dazzle it entails, I’m happy in the new year to declutter, detox and revive my seasonally over-stretched home with a pared down style and quiet soothing patterns, natural fabrics and calming

Everybody ready for Christmas?

Some last minute prep with Mel and Maisie Everybody ready for Christmas? This year, as ever, it’s a huge family Christmas at ours. Of course it’s not always easy entertaining in a veritable palace of decorating glamour, but after a couple of festive sherries I’ll

Timorous Beasties

Nothing scaredy cat about these designs… Scaredy cats? Not these Timorous Beasties… We got together with Paul Simmons from Timorous Beasties to explore the roots of their wonderful creations. WD How did you and Ali McAuley decide to work together? PS We met and studied

Christmas colour splash

Poinsettia display points to a perfect Christmas Poinsettias paint a perfect Christmas Leaden skies may loom over lovely Lewes, but the window of No. 1 Lewes (remarkable antiques shop and stylist’s wonderland) features a heavenly poinsettia display that’s the perfect antidote to Winter. The Santa’s

Thoroughly Modern Minis

A sneak peek at Mini Moderns new paint collection Thoroughly Modern Minis We’ve been treated to a sneaky peek at Mini Moderns’ coming collection, and we’re very excited! Mini Moderns Hinterland wallpaper collection is inspired by the history and culture of the Cinque Ports towns

Fade to gold

Summer gives way to autumn with leafy walls and windows Fade to gold Fast forward to Autumn… and nature’s weaving its colour magic through our parks and gardens. The sun waves goodbye through the trees, and golden leaves glow in a defiantly colourful shower of

Decor in the park

Our visit to Decorex 2014 in London’s Syon Park Decor in the park I’ve just emptied out my burgeoning tote bag after our annual visit to Decorex, one of the biggest events on the trade decorating calendar. West London’s Syon Park was the venue this

Turning Japanese – Farrow & Ball style

A new range of Japanese inspired wallpapers from Farrow & Ball Turning Japanese – Farrow & Ball style The craftsmen at Farrow & Ball (better known for their lovely, whimsically named paints) have embraced the shibori trend and launched four Japanese inspired wallpapers. And each

Decorating in the dark

Boutique hotels point the way to decorating in the dark. Decorating in the dark Why stay somewhere ordinary, when remarkable quirkiness you can talk about for years afterwards can be yours for those special nights on the town? Domestic decorators are rarely prepared to go

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