Category Archives: Interior Design

Bring Home Comfort to a Small Room with a Wall Fire

Where do you put a fireplace when you don’t have room for one? This might seem like a daft question, but there is a distinct trend towards smaller rooms in modern properties. As well as making us feel hemmed in, these … Continue reading

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Simple Wooden Fireplace Surround Ideas

Simple fireplace surrounds combine understated appeal with the versatility to enhance a huge range of interiors. Some incorporate elements of historic fireplaces while others draw on modern design. This post gives examples of some of the most popular types of simple wooden … Continue reading

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Modern Fireplace in Homes & Gardens

How do you combine a home with an art gallery? Philip and Maria Arden, whose London townhouse is featured in Homes & Gardens (September issue, p.56-60), have the answer. With the help of interior designer Caroline Shasha they have created a … Continue reading

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Gazco Electric Stove Featured in Ideal Home

I love the warmth of the coral and turquoise roomset featured on p.96-97 of the August issue of Ideal Home. Nicky Phillips has created a warm and lively atmosphere with a combination of neutral and bright colours which complement the … Continue reading

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Guide to Modern Wooden Fire Surrounds

Contemporary wooden fireplace surrounds broadly fall into two categories – updated versions of traditional designs which have a timeless appearance, and designs directly inspired by modern aesthetic movements such as minimalism. Although some modern fireplaces are made from solid wood, wood veneered … Continue reading

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Freestanding Baths – A Buyers Guide

A well-chosen freestanding bath makes a defining design statement, setting the style of your bathroom. It’s important to be practical though, so we have come up with this handy buyers guide to help you make the right choice. Check Before You Buy … Continue reading

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Vermont Castings Stove in Ideal Home Magazine

If anyone is craving the cream enamel woodburner shown on page 60 of the July issue of Ideal Home magazine, it is a Vermont Castings Intrepid II in a finish called “biscuit”. Claire Perrins, whose Surrey home is featured in the … Continue reading

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