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Tactics for Using Texture

Trends come and go, but utilising a range of textures will always bring excitement and personality to your projects. Contemporary weaves, decorative velvet’s and surface print wallpapers are being used to elevate and enhance rooms but how do you ensure texture isn’t just an afterthought? You don’t need physical contact to appreciate texture, simple follow… Read More >

1 March 2021

How to “Big Up” a Small Space

For those who design for cosy cottages or petite apartments, small things can make a huge difference. Follow ILIV’s top tips below to discover how you can create the illusion of space while exuding style. Mirror image Experienced interior designers strategically use an oversized mirror positioned opposite a window to bounce natural light into a… Read More >

21 February 2021

10 Velvet Trends

With its combination of softness and depth, velvet has the ability to make pattern and colour sing like no other material. It’s these unique qualities that luxurious velvet fabric delivers that has interior designers wholeheartedly embracing the latest velvet interior design trends. So, whether you want to use a modernist colour pop, a graphic design… Read More >

16 January 2021

How Using 3D Software Impacts Design

Design Insider is delighted to share this article originally published by the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID). BIID Member Martin Nealon shows how he uses SketchUp 3D interior design software to bring his ideas to life. Martin has thirty years’ experience working at the very top end of the domestic and commercial interior design… Read More >

6 January 2021

Expert Advice: How to use colour psychology

Design Insider is delighted to share an insightful piece of work by BCFA Member, Linwood, sharing their expertise on how to use colour psychology. So what is colour psychology? In short, it’s the study of colours and how they can affect us; from our moods, to our behaviour and even decisions we make. Have you… Read More >

4 January 2021

How to Decorate with Florals

Find out about decorating with florals with Linwood, who kindly shared their expertise with Design Insider, telling us and our readers how to decorate with floral patterns. Enjoy! Chintzy florals are having a moment. Driven initially by the big fashion houses, the interiors world has adopted this trend wholeheartedly. Not since the 1990s when we… Read More >

29 December 2020

Design Advice: choosing velvet curtains

More and more people are opting for this wonderful fabric at their windows and Design Insider is delighted to share BCFA Member, Linwood’s insight into velvet curtains. American interior designer Peter Dunham refers to curtains as, ‘the lipstick of decorating’.  Linwood couldn’t agree more, curtains finish a room; they’re the final flourish. One of Linwood’s… Read More >

21 December 2020