Archive for property refurbishments

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 MADE.com are now featuring pieces in forest green, peacock blue and […]

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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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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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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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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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