Top 5 home decorating trends unlikely to return

Top 5 home decorating trends unlikely to return

From wallpaper techniques to throne etiquette, what’s best left to history? In this industry, those who declare, “it’ll never come back” inevitably eat their words within a few decades. For example, not many would have picked pastels to be back in the form of...
Efficient furniture design for compact living

Efficient furniture design for compact living

The space-conscious age  Smaller houses have been ‘our future’ for two decades now. As if punctuating the trend for compact living, HOME Magazine’s 2017 House of the Year was recently awarded to a Cambridge townhouse, built on a 315m² section. Unsurprisingly, the...
Why good design lasts

Why good design lasts

Buy once, buy well The great windmill of design fads will turn again this season. Driven by smart-suited trend forecasters in big cities, the latest cycle will release a glut of on-trend knock-offs into shops around the world. But will longevity and quality ultimately...
Copyrights and wrongs in the modern age

Copyrights and wrongs in the modern age

How new tech is challenging classic design Watch any DVD over the last decade and chances are you will have sat through the dramatic, Law and Order styled ‘You wouldn’t steal a car’ message. The response by many? ‘Well… I might try and download one though’....
Re: decorate

Re: decorate

Interior design tips from Hildy Kovacs. It doesn’t matter who you are, an expert interior designer or an amateur staring down the barrel of your first project, redecorating a room can be a daunting task. Be it a new room or an existing one, there are a few simple...
Leather: The care within the craft

Leather: The care within the craft

In the works With no two pieces ever quite the same the skill behind leathercraft focuses on initial sourcing, expert assessment and careful placement of the various grades upon the furniture. Sit down with Johnny and Hildy Kovacs and it quickly becomes clear the...