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Real Homes: An Interview With @kateshomelyhome

Mon 16 Sep 2019 Amy Kilvington
We’re so pleased to introduce our next Instagram interiors extraordinaire, Kate McCabe from @kateshomelyhome, who is the next in our Real Homes line-up. Kate is currently renovating her beautiful Georgian home in the heart of Norfolk, and sharing the journey with a dedicated Instagram following. Kate’s unique approach to decor strikes the perfect balance between the […]

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Trend Focus: Intergalactic

Wed 11 Sep 2019 Amy Kilvington
Space is a fascinating place, and with the intergalactic trend growing in popularity, more and more of us are able to explore the beauty of the cosmos from the comfort of our own homes. When it comes to space-inspired design, there’s something inexplicably effective. These shapes, textures and colours are scientific and contemporary, yet mystical […]

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Trend Focus: Statement Walls

Mon 2 Sep 2019 Amy Kilvington
Statement walls are a simple way to transform the look and feel of a room. Embrace this trend and create your own canvas with our top tips… A statement wall, also known as a feature wall, is a focal wall within your space that may be decorated with patterned wallpaper, a painted mural or one […]

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Real Homes: An Interview With @ourlifeat51

Wed 28 Aug 2019 Amy Kilvington
We’re pleased to introduce Instagram interior design star Mickila from @ourlifeat51, the latest influencer to take part in our Real Homes series. Mickila loves to share images of her beautiful Staffordshire home, from her ultra organised cupboards to her pink front door! @ourlifeat51 showcases Mickila’s style, which is all about the fresh and the feminine. […]

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Colour focus: forest green

Thu 22 Aug 2019 Amy Kilvington
Rich and luxurious, yet calming and cosy, forest green is certainly a colour of many sides. We explore this eye-catching shade and explain how to style it in your home… About the colour forest green The words ‘forest green’ immediately evoke an impression of rich foliage; thick bushes, tall trees and low canopies of branches […]

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Real Homes: An Interview With @thelittlevictorianhouse

Mon 19 Aug 2019 Amy Kilvington
It’s time to introduce the next Instagram interiors influencer in our Real Homes series: Tegan Dutton from @thelittlevictorianhouse. Tegan shares snapshots of her charming Victorian property over on Instagram, where her followers are always delighted to find out about her completed transformations, next projects and latest bargain finds. With a love of dark colours and […]

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Trend Focus: Mid-Century Geometrics

Wed 14 Aug 2019 Amy Kilvington
Since the 1930s, mid-century style has been revised, refined and repurposed to integrate into the trends of the moment. Its versatility and timeless nature make mid-century style a mainstay in the world of interior design, from its simple forms and clean lines, to its mixed materials and statement geometric patterns. It’s these geometrics that we’re […]

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Colour Focus: Olive & Rose

Mon 22 Jul 2019 Amy Kilvington
Olive and rose marry together harmoniously. This combination’s soft pink tones lift deep and muted green, creating a gentle, pretty feeling whilst remaining earthy and grounded. About the colour olive Olive, the colour of its unripe namesake, is a yellowy-green shade with a tint of grey. It is a wise and compassionate colour. Representative of […]

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Life Kitchen Cookery School

Mon 15 Jul 2019 Amy Kilvington
A few weeks ago, we were delighted to attend the launch of Life Kitchen Cookery School, having gifted some of our handmade wooden blinds to this award-winning, not-for-profit project. Life Kitchen Cookery School is a non-profit organisation based in Mowbray Park, Sunderland. Headed up by food writer and stylist Ryan Riley, Life Kitchen Cookery School […]

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Charity Boat Race 2019

Wed 10 Jul 2019 Amy Kilvington
On July 6 2019, our talented team tried their hands at something a little different. For the second year running, we took part in the Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge at Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield. We rowed our socks off in aid of our chosen charity, Martin House Hospice, who provide family-led care for children with life shortening conditions. […]

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Get the Look: Coral Accents

Wed 10 Jul 2019 Amy Kilvington
You might know that coral is Pantone’s chosen colour of 2019. Now that the summer season has well and truly arrived, it’s the perfect time to experiment with this family of shades for a stylish and on-trend look throughout every room in your home… Coral is a comfortable and optimistic colour. Its healthy dose of […]

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Child Safety Advice from Blinds Direct

Mon 1 Jul 2019 Amy Kilvington
At Blinds Direct, it’s our mission to help all parents and carers child-proof their window treatments. Loose blind cords pose risks of entanglement and strangulation, something that we’re sadly reminded of each time the media share stories of fatal blind accidents. As a manufacturer of interior products, we have a responsibility to our customers, ensuring that […]

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