Lighting is so often an afterthought - something that's only considered once the rest of a room is finished. But for me it's an integral part of interior design, and pendant lamps in particular often become the focal point of any given space. Not only do they form soft, welcoming pools of light over dining and sitting areas, they also add interest to the overall decoration. And they're ideal for . . .
Biophilic design is a bit of a buzzword at the moment, and you’ve probably seen it mentioned in magazines and online. Put simply, it refers to designing buildings and interiors in a way that reconnects us to nature, with the aim of creating happier, healthier spaces that improve our mental and physical wellbeing . . .
Summer is on the way, and after two years of disruption and isolation, many of us are starting to think about travelling further afield again. In fact I have my first trip abroad since February 2020 - a return to my beloved Copenhagen for its annual 3 Days of Design event - booked for June, and I can't wait. So, I thought I'd dedicate this month's instalment of 'The Edit' to everything you need . . .
Today we're heading over to Copenhagen for a peek inside a family home that's just undergone a top-to-bottom transformation thanks to the ever-inspiring team at Norm Architects. Overlooking a marina just north of the city centre, it's a very minimalist house - probably one of the most minimalist I've ever featured, in fact - and it almost has an art gallery feel to it. But it doesn't look at all . . .
[Advertisement – this post features PR products] I’ve always loved our living room. It’s the space that made us fall for the house when we viewed it and the one we redecorated first after moving in, creating a calm, cosy haven with a mix of minimalist furniture, soft neutral tones and original Victorian architecture. But in recent months something had started to dampen our enjoyment of it: an . . .
I have another spring-summer 2022 collection to show you today, this time from Norwegian brand Northern - and it's one I had the pleasure of seeing in person at the recent launch of Holloways of Ludlow's new Bath store. If you haven't come across Northern before, it began life as a lighting specialist before moving into wider interiors and relaunching at the Stockholm Furniture Fair in 2018 . . .