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

Wallpaper Tips

BCFA Member, Linwood, has put together wallpaper tips to help interior designers with choosing and specifying wallpaper. Along with paint, wallpaper adds instant color and pattern to your home; two things the Linwood team loves. As with many things in life, it can feel rather daunting if you’ve never dipped your toe into the world… Read More >

12 December 2020

Construction Design and Management Regulations

Design Insider is delighted to share a new resource article, originally published by the Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID). This article is to provide interior designers and architects with the construction design and management regulations, helping our readers with future projects. A designer is defined under Construction Design and Management (CDM) legislation… Read More >

8 December 2020

Nissen Richards Studio leads new Postgraduate Architecture Unit at London Metropolitan University

Nissen Richards Studio leads new Postgraduate Architecture Unit at London Metropolitan University, asking students to design a ‘Museum for Now’… Architecture practice and cultural sector specialist Nissen Richards Studio is delighted to be leading a new postgraduate teaching unit at the School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University this year, starting this month…. Read More >

2 November 2020

Is your portfolio up to scratch?

Is your portfolio up to scratch?  So often a designer’s portfolio remains untouched until you find yourself in need of new work, or your next career step, by which time it is often difficult to know what a potential employer might be looking for from your portfolio and it’s presentation.  Who better to take us… Read More >

17 August 2020