Archive for Nottinghill

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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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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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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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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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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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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Ten Sources of Colour Inspiration for Interior Design

I’m often asked where I get my colour inspiration from, a difficult question to answer in one sentence but an interesting one, because there are so many answers. I’ve written elsewhere about the importance of abstract mood boards in creative interior design (if you’re interested, read my blog How to Create a Harmonious Interior ), […]

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