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3 rules for achieving the perfect ‘shelfie’

Posted on: 16th Apr, 2018 | By: Ellenor

metal shelf brackets

Here's my quick guide to achieving the perfect 'shelfie'. You can create a shelf photo worthy of any interiors Instagram feed by following three simple rules; good lighting, the right angle and beautiful styling. The starting points are the same for both achieving the perfect shelfie and the perfect selfie. However, the shelfie needs a little more TLC and a bit of prep behind it. As I found out, taking the perfect shelf shot is easier said than done! In this post, I'm going to go through how to achieve a mouthwatering shot like the one above. We've recently introduced…

March Instagram Feeds I Love

Posted on: 23rd Mar, 2018 | By: Ellenor

Hello, Elle here. One of my favourite jobs is scrolling through Instagram looking at your feeds and gushing over the gorgeousness of your images. It's a hard job, but I take it all in my stride (!) I love seeing how you guys use our products in your homes, and in the hopes of inspiring more people, I'm starting a monthly series showcasing some of my favourite pictures. This month's theme has definitely been fresh. It seems that in spite of the snow and general wintery weather we've been having, our homes have remained bright and relaxing. Many of the rooms…

Paint Like A Pro: How to Prep Like A Boss

Posted on: 13th Mar, 2018 | By: Lyz

We've all done it. Seen a photo online featuring a gorgeous room-set, acquired the featured paint finish in our chosen shade and bam the room is redecorated. But what a let down the end result can sometimes be. The high-end designer paint you've just splashed out for, highlights every lump and bump your plasterwork has accumulated over the last however many years. And not only that, the first time you 'brush' past it with the hoover, it's irreparably marked. Not to mention the rogue fingerprint you try to remove with a 'quick wipe-down'. Disaster! Well never again - this guide…

Swan Neck Wall Lights… A New ‘Cygneture’ Look?

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2018 | By: Keren

spruce things up chalky matt paint

Sorry had to be done! We’re always keen to showcase our latest products and this month we're throwing the limelight on our beautiful Swan Neck Wall Lights. But this is no swan-song. Quite the opposite... Our range of enamel pendant lights has always been super popular with you guys and we wanted a way to use these lovely shades as wall lights too. James set to work, and the swan neck light is the result of his labours. (more…)

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…)

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