Collection Alert: Zoe Glencross

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Having just achieved runner up in the Homes & Gardens Fabric Awards 2015 in the ‘one to watch’ category big things are in the making for the very talented fabric designer, Zoe Glencross. Although the company is still fairly new, Zoe is quickly gaining followers and recognition for her gorgeous designs and fabrics. As well as Zoe’s latest award from the design industry she also recently won the ‘Interiors’ category in the My Country Business Awards 2015, a huge achievement. Continue reading


Product Alert: RestRelax Footstool Bed

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I’ve mentioned before about my love for multi purpose items. I find anything that has more than one function and looks stylish gets my vote. Space is often limited in the home and if theres a way to double up on features in a product it certainly gets my attention.

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Collection Alert! – Hunters Bohemia

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I am a huge advocate of independent businesses and recently I stumbled across Interiors and design brand Hunters Bohemia. The brand is fairly new but has already proven extremely popular with many items selling out, some in their first day!

The handcrafted collection has been designed with the Danish concept in mind of less is more. Owner Katty, a self taught textile designer and woodworker has poured her love of interiors and her obsession with details and styling into these items, which is clearly evident. The collection mixes heart and soul with a bohemian edge to create items that will be treasured for years to come.

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Best Newcomer Award

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Last week I learnt something AMAZING….I have been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog Award!
This is a huge thing to me as it means that I have received recognition for blogging about my love of interior design and everything that accompanies it.

I have been planning this blog for over 6 years and wish I had started it sooner had time allowed me! Tatty Designs is still in its infancy but thank you for all who have spent time reading it so far!

The Amara Interior Blog Awards takes place every year and is organised by the Amara brand which is a leading luxury retailer. They work with worldwide renowned brands and stock gorgeous items….many of which are on my wish list!

If you have a spare minute, I would be grateful if you could vote for me

Hear the one about nature and colour?

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So you want to change the colour scheme in your space but have absolutely no idea where to start? Or have found one colour you like but don’t know what other shades will go with it? You’re not alone in this, there’s so much to choose from!

I recently was asked to do a colour consultation on living room and dining room. My client hired me as she had spent weeks deliberating over which colours to choose and had looked at so many it had become overwhelming. She was so lost she wasn’t even sure which colours went together anymore.

Choosing colours for an interior can be pretty daunting, there is so much choice out there and unless you know specifically a colour scheme, even narrowing down which hue of pink or green you want to use can seem like a massive task and then you need to make sure it will work with your other choices in the space.

One thing I always say, if you’re unsure of which colour scheme to choose or what goes with what , have a look to nature…”but whats that got to with paint or colour selections?” I hear you say….well, nature doesn’t really get colour wrong. From the prettiest flowers to the wings of an insect, if you look closely you will see the colour schemes generally match. You can get inspiration from almost anywhere, often if I have a client that is not sure of the way they want to take the scheme I sift through sites particularly Pinterest to show them how nature would do it.


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Double Function Design

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I recently was given the task of designing a bathroom with a limited amount of space. Once the necessities were installed (the toilet, bath, sink and shower) there wasn’t going to be much space to play with.

This got me looking into products that were designed with multiple functions in mind. There are some brilliant products on the market that can be used in designs to make sure everything that is required fits, many items will have storage built in to ensure you can save space and hide away the clutter!

One product I looked at for my bathroom / space dilemma was this brilliant radiator mirror combination from Vogue UK. Its such a good space saver and looks really stylish too!

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Adding colour without decorating

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Adding colour into a room can be easy and doesn’t have to be done through painting or decorating walls….
I decided to write this post as not everyone is lucky enough to own their own home. To those that rent a property, adding design or decoration to a room can be a little more difficult since Landlords are quite hot on tenants not painting walls, adding wall paper or doing anything to aesthetically change the bare bones of the room….so living with magnolia walls and some sort of biscuit tone carpet it is then (of course there are Landlords out there who will allow the tenant to decorate and even better will offer to foot the bill if the rental is longer term but these are more of a rarity).
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