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Design of the day

A Royal occasion

Image source: notonthehighstreet.com

Celebrate your national pride and get in the mood for the most exciting Royal wedding for decades with a pair of stupendous “Pip and Pen” vintage dining chairs by Melanie Porter. Individually knitted and felted, the covers give a sweater look and seem extremely comfy! It takes up to five weeks to knit the covers and restore the chairs back to their natural beauty, and a perfect way to inject character into your home.  You can grab a pair from www.notonthehighstreet.com for £1500.

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An interview with Interior Designer and business woman Penny Bruce

Penny Bruce studied a Curtain and Soft furnishing  Diploma course with The National Design Academy, and is now the Director of her own and very successful soft furnishings business, Denton Drapes. All furnishings are made from high quality fabrics and hand-sewn by a team of skilled workers, who use traditional craft skills based in a Bedfordshire workroom.

thedesignhub caught up with Penny to find out how she achieved her great success. In her interview, she reveals what inspired her love for interior design, how she balanced study and a busy working life and top tips for others who want to follow suit. This is definitely one to have with a cuppa and a Digestive… get engrossed! Continue reading

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Design of the day

SQUINT at that!

Statement furniture design firm Squint, has taken my breath away with its array of brightly coloured pieces and classical charm. Squint celebrates the finest of historical English design and has launched their heritage range exclusively in Harrods. The fabrics used are woven English damasks and shot silver and gold satins with Swarovski rose crystal and pearl detailing. Each piece is bespoke and accentuates brilliant craftsmanship and the colour of love.

They also have a delightful accessories range with the same energetic vibrance, this includes mirrors and lighting wrapped in Japanese kimono silk. Squint does make to order and each settee is created in a traditional way here in England. Each item is priced individually and settee prices start from around £4000. You can also take your pick from the range of stools, chairs and chaises if you like!

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SOLD!- Jump on the auction bandwagon and save a fortune

MR CAMERON SAID this morning on BBC breakfast that it will be a  “difficult year” and “we inherited a big  problem so we have to deal with it”. Easily said, not so easily done. It seems all these cuts made by the government are firing from the left, right and centre and shaving our savings down. We’re told to  “SPEND MORE” to help us get out of the deficit, but I personally will be ignoring that  advice and looking after each penny. I’m not alone either, many of us interior design lovers are  mending, restoring and re-vamping our homes without spending a fortune. Continue reading

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