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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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A month in the life of an interior designer

There’s lots more to being an interior designer than creating fabulous-looking homes. Cathy Phillips gives a snapshot of a typical month working for her interior design business in Battersea. My working life is incredibly varied as it encompasses so many different types of projects and places. I could be meeting new clients and preparing sketches […]

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Find great things for your home in Shepherds Bush and North Kensington

Want to know where to pick up amazing things for your home? Ask an Interior Designer! Cathy Phillips, opens her little black book to reveal her favourite stores in Shepherds Bush and North Kensington. Often considered poor relations to Notting Hill, Shepherds Bush and North Kensington have much to recommend them. Anyone who has a […]

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New perspectives – a sunny interior all year round

As autumn approaches, our homes can start to feel dark and drab. So, now is the time to transform your rooms into fresh, bright, cheerful living spaces. Let Cathy inspire you with her interior design advice. The end of summer (sigh!) brings new perspectives for many of us, including a desire to make your home […]

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