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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 […]

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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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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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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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West London calling – an interior designer’s guide

The more I work on homes in different parts of London, the more fascinated I become about the differences in property types as well as the “feel’ of the neighbourhood. Here are some of my observations… W1 to W14 I am really familiar with West London and love working on those big Victorian houses you […]

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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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The role of visual digital media in interior design

Not so long ago, I jokingly mentioned to a friend that my Pinterest habit was my excuse for not immediately filling in my tax return……she liked this, and tweeted it to the twitterati who responded in droves…seems Pinterest is the new crack cocaine….. ….but, joking aside, some of these visual media sites can be very […]

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