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Letting the outside in

I have just got back from Hampton Court Flower Show and my head is full of gardens and flowers. It’s reminded me of the influence of nature and that important link between the spaces we inhabit inside and outside our homes. If you have a garden you’ll know the joy of stepping outside and relaxing […]

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How to create the perfect workspace … in your home

If you’re one of the millions of people in Britain who work from home, whether full-time or occasionally like me, you’ll appreciate having a dedicated workspace where you can be productive and creative. But how do you carve out that wonderful workspace for yourself that doesn’t encroach on the rest of your life? At Cathy […]

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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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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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Why should I hire an interior designer?

Well, what a question. But I bet it’s one that’s often asked, perhaps just to oneself, and given the lack of satisfactory answers maybe some people (maybe even you), are put off and never get beyond flicking though Elle Deco and dreaming? It you were wondering, some of the following might help: Space Planning A […]

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Interior design part 2

Last week I talked about what happens when you start working with an interior designer (well, us, Cathy Phillips & Co).  So, you’ve seen the mood board, you’ve signed off the budget and we have a schedule of sorts. Here’s the next bit: TECHNICAL DRAWINGS AND WHY WE NEED THEM A technical drawing shows a […]

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Interior design – what’s it all about?

The British Institute of Interior Design is the governing body for interior designers. Makes sense, doesn’t it? But, at the moment, anyone can call themselves an interior designer; I showed the qualifying criteria to a friend recently and he said it looked like a NASA application. An exaggeration, but yes. It is hard work, in […]

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