Archive for rented accomodation

Introduction to Residential Interior Design

Residential Interior design is the process of enhancing the interior of a home to achieve a practical and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the space. Interior designers are the people who plan, research, coordinate, and manage these projects. The Residential Interior Design Process Research and planning Your interior designer or interior design […]

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Easy home update: the transforming power of knobs and handles

I’ve never really known how to refer collectively to knobs and handles. “Knobs and knockers” always makes people giggle. There used to be a shop with that name in Kensington; I was entertained, too, every time I went past Hinge & Bracket in Brighton! Small things, big impact Knobs and handles can quickly update and […]

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Eco-conscious interior design: 10 tips for an eco-friendly home

Many of us are aware of the problems of waste, and recycling our rubbish has become second nature. But could we do more at home to help look after the planet? As an interior designer based in West London I’m passionate about designing healthier, more sustainable places to live and work in – here my […]

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Best interiors shops in SW8 and SW11

When it comes to finding stylish home décor, Cathy Phillips knows all the hidden homeware treasure spots in London. Here she shares her pick of the best places to shop in Battersea. Battersea, that large and prosperous area in South West London, is as rich in interior design shops as it is in cafés and […]

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The hottest High Street buys

Nomad meets mid-century modern is a fantastic fresh new look for the home. However, it can be quite a tricky interior to pull off without spending a fortune. So check out my tips for surprisingly affordable on-trend collections from stores near you. Modern nomad Interiors inspired by the concept of the ‘global nomad’ or traveller […]

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A profitable makeover in central London

How do you make your property irresistible to tenants? Call in the experts. Cathy Phillips & Co. understands the property market and undertakes all kinds of makeovers to maximise rental income and minimise void periods. See how we turned this high-end apartment into a desirable space. The landlord of this apartment with a prestigious address […]

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Lagom: this year’s coolest design trend for interiors

Lagom, the Swedish word for ‘just the right amount’ is the latest lifestyle concept from Scandinavia. It focuses on simplicity, quality not quantity, and bringing order and organisation to your home. Lagom inspires us to make things less complicated. Cathy Phillips & Co acclaimed in Sweden for lagom-style ideas The Cathy Phillips & Co bespoke […]

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Cathy Phillips & Co Houzz 2017 Design winners

We’ve done it again! Following our success in the Houzz 2016 awards, we are delighted to announce that the Cathy Phillips & Co team are winners in the Houzz 2017 Interior Design category. You can find out more about this and our other interior design awards here. Houzz is recognised as the platform for interior […]

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Six design tips for better bathrooms

A Cathy Phillips & Co-designed bathroom in west London was recently featured on Houzz, the leading interior design website, which led me to wonder… Do we invest enough time and thought into the design of our bathrooms? On Houzz, we showed how our interior designers refreshed a standard bathroom with bright accessories. However, there are […]

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Ten ways to update your rented home

Living in rented accommodation? Then you’ll know how frustrating it is, living with someone else’s taste in furniture and not being able to have everything to your liking. As an interior designer with abundant personal experience of brightening up rented accommodation from Battersea to Brighton, I want to share with you my top 10 tips […]

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