Create your dream bedroom with interior design advice from Cathy Phillips

Planning to revamp your bedroom? Let Cathy Phillips guide you through her most important interior design principles for creating a stylish and comfortable sleep space. As a professional interior designer, I understand the essential elements that make a bedroom welcoming and relaxing. Here are my seven key rules for designing and decorating a beautiful bedroom. 1. Clutter free A cluttered…

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Love your living room with interior design advice from Cathy Phillips

Want to redesign your living room? Let Cathy Phillips inspire you with her expert interior design tips. As an interior designer I’ve spent many years studying the details that make a living room an inviting, comfortable and stylish space to relax with family and friends. Here are my top tips… Plan the layout Decide on a focal point – this…

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How to create better storage in your home

Have you ever heard anyone complain that they’ve got too many cupboards? I don’t think so! A lack of the right places to store things is a problem many of us share. Most homes could benefit from more effective storage, whether it’s for household equipment, hobbies or shoes. The trick is to make the most of unused or untidy spaces…

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Key interior design trends for Autumn 2018 and beyond

Colour has made a huge comeback for home interiors this year, as you will have noticed on Instagram, Houzz or Pinterest. In 2018 interior design styles have become more sophisticated and daring, incorporating a far bolder use of colour. Designer furniture and homeware brand are now featuring pieces in forest green, peacock blue and tomato red. While Houzz users…

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How to find the perfect interior designer for you

There are many interior designers and interior design companies in London, and they all have different ways of working. So how do you choose the right one for your project? Here are my five steps to finding your perfect match. Look out the designer’s portfolio An interior design portfolio will give you an overview of a designer’s style and what…

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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 company will talk to local…

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Houzz acclaims this ingenious home office

A little bit of Cathy Phillips-ness in west London has spread overseas again, with one of my home office designs being featured on Houzz. In Swedish! It’s a real honour as I’m a huge fan of this world-leading interiors portal, as well as Scandinavian design. I think this accolade highlights William Morris’s words: “Have nothing in your house that you…

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East Battersea Interior Design

Spotlight on brilliant East Battersea Interior Design

Every day as I drift down to my interior design studio in SW8, I marvel at the exciting developments going up everywhere… This is an exciting place to be, with the River Thames and beautiful Battersea Park nearby, and fantastic transport links. The Northern Line Extension to Battersea Power Station opens in 2020 and there’s already a new river bus…

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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 transform furniture and doors, 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 suggestions for making your rooms…

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