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Interior-Inspo: Going for Gold!

Posted on: 5th Jan, 2018 | By: Ellenor

dowsing and reynolds going for gold interior inspo

Gold is the new copper. Apologies to all you copper lovers out there, but this year it's all about brass and those beautiful golden tones. It started having its moment in 2017, but this year we predict it to be the finish that everyone wants in their home. Don't just take our word for it, one of our favourite bloggers Kimberley from Swoon Worthy has written a great post on the interior trends of 2018, confirming what we already knew. There's something about this finish that's got staying power. It's luxurious, decedent and stands the test of time. Gold screams glamour.…

How To…Customise Your Own Light

Posted on: 5th Sep, 2017 | By: Keren

Have you seen our brand new customise your own light range? It’s something that we’ve been working on for a while to really let you visualise your ideal pendant lights. And, what’s more, we are now giving you something that you’ve been requesting for a while…We can fully assemble your chosen 'create your own' pendant light design before sending it out to you! How’s that for service? This fully customisable feature has been one of James' dreams for a long time. As an incredibly visual person, he wanted to show you how your chosen components would look fully assembled. This…

Interior Colour Trends for 2017…

Posted on: 25th Jul, 2017 | By: Ellenor

2017 Colour Trends Black Chiffon Interior Mood board

And how to incorporate the must have colours into your home I'm literally always on the look out for inspiration and ideas to keep my home looking fresh and on-trend. In my quest (it's my job to scroll through social media looking at this stuff honest!) I decided to have a little look around at interior colour trends for 2017... What are the must have colours and how should I be using them. What's happening right now, and how's that going to develop through the year. Here's a round-up of the colours we absolutely can't live without!  Mushroom Rug: La…

Designer Paint Range – Paint The Town D&R

Posted on: 23rd May, 2017 | By: Keren

Designer paint range

I can finally announce that we’ve launched our very own designer paint range! Our exclusive range is a result of a collaboration between ourselves and Hicks & Weatherburn, the longest standing paint manufacturer in Leeds. We curated the colours we felt would be both on-trend and that would work together really well. (more…)

Let’s Hear It for The Boys – Metal Shelf Brackets

Posted on: 16th May, 2017 | By: Keren

Metal shelf brackets

This week I’m feeling pretty excited about metal shelf brackets! We have a fab new range of brackets in and I’m a little bit in love with them – there are so many possibilities to use them around my house. But before I storm straight in and tell you all of my house transformation dreams, let me introduce you to the range. (more…)

The Little Details

Posted on: 18th Apr, 2017 | By: Danielle

Following on from our last Keeping it Simple post, we've got another roundup of your project photos. We've enjoyed looking through your lighting and renovation projects where you've used our products.Thank you to everyone who emailed their photos or tagged them on Instagram! This month the focus has been on little details. All the projects featured below show how the smallest of details can go a long way. Whether it's changing a standard light fitting or adding industrial sockets, the results can be amazing! (more…)

How hip can hardware be?

Posted on: 21st Mar, 2017 | By: Keren

Kitchen Door Handles & Drawer Knobs on an industrial metal desk

You may already know all about our bare bulbs collection...but did you also know that we now have a Hip Hardware range featuring industrial style furniture handles, kitchen door handles & kitchen drawer knobs? I know, I know, when you think of hardware the word hip doesn’t automatically spring to mind. To me it conjures up memories of being dragged to look at drill bits and bricks with my Dad every weekend. I was dubious to say the least. In fact, the very definition of hardware is ‘tools, machinery, and other durable equipment’, again not so appealing. That being said,…

Keeping it simple

Posted on: 19th Jan, 2017 | By: Danielle

Over the past few months you've been sending us photos of your lighting projects, using our products. Thank you! We love seeing your designs and we wanted to share them...so others can take a little bit of inspiration. Then we thought, why not turn this into a regular feature? So that's what we're going to do! Every month we'll be showcasing your projects on the blog, showing how easy it is to use our products in your lighting projects. (more…)

Lighting on The Great Interior Design Challenge

Posted on: 13th Jan, 2017 | By: Danielle

The Great Interior Design Challenge

Did you see our lighting on The Great Interior Design Challenge on BBC 2 this week? The Great Interior Design Challenge asks amateur designers to transform similar rooms in neighbouring houses. Following a brief set out by the homeowners, they have just three days to complete their designs. The winner from each episode goes onto the next round, until three designers are left to compete in the final and be crowned the winner. (more…)

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