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All About Velvet (and why you need it in your home)

All About Velvet (and why you need it in your home) 0

With a history of being used an expression of power, wealth, and taste, velvet has come a long way since its early beginnings. From luxury upholstered lounges to designer clothing, velvet continues to be the upmarket material of choice.

What is velvet?

Derived from the Middle French velu meaning ‘shaggy’, velvet is a pile weave of silk, cotton, rayon, viscose or synthetic fibres typically characterised by its downy texture.

5 Ways to Refresh Your Home This Spring

5 Ways to Refresh Your Home This Spring 0

The sun is shining, the flowers are budding and there’s a flowery scent in the air. After months of icy mornings, brisk days and cold evenings, it’s not uncommon to come out of hibernation with a renewed sense of energy and enthusiasm.

If you’ve suddenly found the drive to refresh your home interior but aren’t sure where to begin, here are 5 stress-free ideas you can use to refresh your home in preparation for the new spring season.

How to Care for Your Upholstered Furniture

How to Care for Your Upholstered Furniture 0

When you invest in a luxury furniture setting, you want it to last. And if there is one thing that disgraces an otherwise sophisticated dining set or living room layout, it’s damaged upholstery.

From coffee spills to smudge marks, unravelled seams to smears, a luxury lounge can lose its appeal if not cared for correctly. Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to keep your upholstered furniture looking fab, protecting it from the daily wear and tear that can ruin its overall look.

7 Simple Tips for Accessorising Your Home

7 Simple Tips for Accessorising Your Home 0

Accessories are highly important when redecorating a room or home. Not only do they add character, atmosphere and interest to a living space, but they are a great way to reflect the various personalities residing in the home, too.

There is an art to the process, however, and amateur decorators should keep in mind a few simple ideas to ensure their new home accessories are wisely selected.

5 Inspirational Interiors: A Sneak Peak into the Homes of Interior Designers

5 Inspirational Interiors: A Sneak Peak into the Homes of Interior Designers 0

As a rule, homeowners and residents who take joy in redecorating or renovating their homes spend much time adhering to the valuable tips and tricks of interior designers and architects.

But have you ever wondered what the home of an interior designer or architect actually looks like? Do they practise what they preach by following their own design guidelines?

Sustainable Furniture: The Ethical Way to Deck Out Your Home

Sustainable Furniture: The Ethical Way to Deck Out Your Home 0

Eco-friendly living is a hot topic right now, but how does it apply to furniture?

Eco-friendly or sustainable furniture is considered environmentally considerate in the materials used, the way it is manufactured and its final method of transportation. From the use of recycled materials to its manufacture in a warehouse that boasts renewable energy consumption, eco-friendly furniture is becoming more and more popular among buyers with an environmental conscious.