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Expanding your point of view…

Many houses in warmer climates benefit from being able to utilize their outdoor space as an addition to their home. Whether it’s a patio area that can be used as a terrace for dining, or a lawn that can accommodate easy chairs and a sofa, making use of this space is commonplace abroad. Here in

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Inspired by botanics

Interiors have long been inspired by botanical elements… Surface patterns and prints, which capture the great-outdoors bring elegance inside, with florals and foliage. Leaf fronds and ferns, horticultural florals and even insects are ever popular on textiles, making their appearance on many fabrics, wallcoverings and interior accessories. Oversized palm leaves, Monstera leaves, more commonly known

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Pantone’s colour for 2019 is…

Living Coral has been announced as the Pantone colour for 2019. A shade that energizes, Pantone believe this coral hue with golden undertones encourages optimism. This spirited shade is designed to re-awaken our social skills. All too often, we are consumed in the age of digital technology, as social media is increasingly embedded into our

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Why networking is paramount in the modern world

If you were to time travel back twenty, thirty, forty years ago, you’d see a very different form of networking in operation back then. They were decades of actual socialising in person as the internet, smartphones and social media didn’t exist in the way they do now. That milkman you may remember from childhood chatting

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Problems Solved by Shopfitters for Interior Designers

Interior Designers and Shopfitters are regularly placed at opposite ends of the spectrum in the construction industry – interior designers’ ideas can often be rooted in the fantastical; driven largely by aesthetic. Colour, shape, space, functionality and materiality often take precedence over what might be considered the more creatively restricting parts of the design process;

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An interview with Gilly Craft of the BIID

At Designer Connections, we offer you a range of networking events, CPD  seminars and an array of free professional services for interior design and architectural practices.  We’re delighted that Gilly Craft, President of the BIID and MD and Lead Designer at Koubou Interiors in Berkshire, agreed to share her knowledge and expertise  with us this week. Let’s start with Gilly’s presidency of the

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