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Broadway Market teams with parents and pushchairs seeking a free spot on the pavement to drink a cappuccino. Number seven has a somewhat dour grey painted frontage but the large window is colourfully displayed with fabrics and graffiti style art. Shop owner Barley Massey told

Did you know… Wallpaper has a murderous past. Here are five surprising facts about wallpaper: 1. In 1710 a wallpaper tax entered the statute books. Queen Anne was on the throne then. She was famous for being transported everywhere in a Sedan chair as walking proved difficult

Want to know what's popular in the world of kitchens right now? There are designs with timeless appeal, others that offer state-of-the-art contemporary style. Fitted and unfitted. No two kitchens are the same. You can spend a lot or a little, but every penny will

Recently I researched the history of wallpaper manufacture and learned that Glasgow-born Christopher Dresser, (1834 - 1904), was a key figure in the design of wallpaper patterns. Until then I'd associated his name principally with product design; visions of art deco metal teapots and sugar

Interior design is an over-used phrase which is often misunderstood. Home renovation television programmes focus on the scene 'before' and the big reveal afterwards. They pay little regard to decisions made in the interim. Interior design is about making the right choices, a process that

As a symbol of romantic love a heart is at the centre of our emotions. We start to draw the shape early in childhood, its warm glow spells love. As we grow older the symbol signals different moods; strength, vitality, devotion. Some say that it was first associated

As I awoke to my radio alarm the presenters on the morning programme were chatting about sleep patterns. Prominent politicians and high flying business people often boast that they need only four or five hours sleep; the discussion centred around the likelihood of a person’s

Chuffed. Yes, and thankful. Thankful to have worked with so many clients throughout 2017 who were sufficiently pleased to take the trouble and write a review of my service for the Houzz UK website. Houzz®, is the leading platform for home renovation and design; many of

We're becoming more comfortable with quirky - here's my trend forecast for 2018. Five interior ideas promise to be strong through the year and my choice demonstrates our continued love of the old as well as our confidence to experiment. 1. Chairs with flair The sofa may have