Side Hinged Garage Doors for Elegant Homes

The most elegant of homes are those where the design is all very carefully thought about and all elements marry up with one another. The outbuildings are also an important part of this scheme and your garage needs to be considered alongside the rest of your home. The doors you choose to put onto your garage will really dictate the appearance of it and, in consequence, your home overall. Side hinged garage doors can very much offer you the elegance you are after, as they are traditional, beautiful and classy in their appearance. You will usually associate them with larger country properties, so if you want to create this kind of look in your home, then you are in luck... Read More »

A Wooden Mantel Hand-Crafted for you

Many homes either come with a slightly old-fashioned mantelpiece that really doesn’t fit into a modern day space. However, a fire or log burner is a lovely feature in a room, so the easiest alteration to make is to the mantel. Oak and wooden mantels look classy yet also elegant, so the look will stand the test of time. There’s no danger of oak going out of fashion any time soon. Some of the best options are to have a wooden mantel handmade for you. It will then be made to the correct dimensions of the room, making it completely bespoke. You can choose from different kinds of woods, and they will all have a unique and individual grain, so... Read More »

Why an Interior Designer May Not Be a Bad Idea

Should you or should you not hire a professional when you want to decorate or renovate your home? Yes it may seem costly and it truly is, but do you want the hassle of potentially making a mistake? Why not go for the professional option and save the bother? Certainly, both options present a series of advantages and disadvantages. If you decide to do everything yourself you get to save some money but if you hire a professional everything will be easier and you’ll even learn a thing or two. We definitely agree that hiring a professional is the best option and we have several reasons for that. Although hiring a professional seems like the smart thing to do, it’s... Read More »

The best space saving furniture

Nowadays, it appears that plenty of space and room “to swing a cat” are ideas lost in the past. In fact, if you live in a modest city apartment or small house then you can’t fail to notice that property is not as spacious as it used to be – unless you have a couple of million pounds to spend on a riverside London flat. However there are some ingenious furniture designs which make the most of small spaces.  One of our favourites is the small dining table with 4 chairs which can be completely pushed under the table.  Or the outside patio furniture with 4 or 6 chairs but which has space underneath each chair to slot a stool... Read More »

Hunting for the occasional piece of antique furnit...

Everyone likes to put their stamp on their home and furnish it according to their own personal style. For some this might mean a modern minimalist look while for others they may want a homely, country cottage style or a retro 1960s practical, clean appearance. It can be OK to mix and match styles.  You might love the look of antique furniture but not have the money to furnish your whole home in an antique style.  If this is the case, then look out for the occasional piece of antique furniture which will look good with your other pieces of furniture. With the rise in popularity of anything old and vintage, these days we are spoilt for choice in where... Read More »