Inspiring ideas

Step inside chic and stylish homes and get ideas and advice for designing your own space. Truly Chic Inspirations you’ll find parties, weddings, recipes, DIY projects and much more.

Tired of a worn-out cream scheme, the owners decided it was time to introduce a more lively and contemporary look to their living room

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‘When my husband and I bought this house, it needed a lot of work, but the living room was one …Continue reading »

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February is the shortest month of the year, but can often feel like the longest. Fight those February blues with our pick of the best things to do this month

Here are a few things to try on these cold and dreary February days… Start prepping for spring February is …Continue reading »

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If your vision for a light, bright, sun-filled home is falling short, a glass extension could be the answer. Our edit of stunning glass structures offers plenty of architectural inspiration for all property types and lifestyle needs

In partnership with Lloyds Bank Loans  One of the most exciting ways to add precious extra space and to introduce …Continue reading »

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Just like the city itself, London's Interiors blogs offer something for everyone.

Just like the city itself, London's Interiors blogs offer something for everyone.

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Take one spare bedroom and two tiny bathrooms, knock them all together and what have you got? A beautiful, spacious bathroom, that's what.

In partnership with Lloyds Bank Loans  With two small bathrooms located one next to the other, but neither really suitable …Continue reading »

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Whether you stick to a look you love or prefer to mix things up, starting with a beautiful base makes a home easy to update by adding touches of colour or pattern and changing accessories.

Good foundation Traditional wall panelling (or a great lookalike such as the one pictured), plank flooring and simple wooden tables …Continue reading »

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Clever design tricks were used to create a bright, welcoming interior, from the loft to the basement, in this expertly …Continue reading »

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Have you heard of 'clean sleeping'? This new phrase on the block is the 'clean eating' of the interiors world thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow’s new book, Goop Clean Beauty. It's set to be the biggest health trend for 2017. Here’s our complete guide to cracking clean sleeping…

You may be more familiar with the term ‘clean eating’, the buzz phrase of last year; being the process of …Continue reading »

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Whether you’re looking to build an extension or remodel your home, undertaking a large project is a big financial and emotional investment. Here are 8 things to bear in mind before you get stuck in...

In partnership with Lloyds Bank Loans 1. It’s all in the planning Research, research, research! This will help you understand …Continue reading »

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‘This house was originally built for my great uncle and aunts back in the 1960s, and I like the idea …Continue reading »

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Vibrant blue bedroom, matching bed throw, gold bedframe, floral bedlinen, black floorboards, crystal pendants, mirrored bedside table, freestanding bath.

Create a romantic feel in your bedroom by following a few simple rules. Combine textures such as velvet, satin, leather …Continue reading »

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Make the most of your garden, whether you want to dine al fresco, grow your own veg or enjoy the many health-giving benefits of the great outdoors

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Make the most of your garden, whether you want to dine al fresco, grow your own veg or enjoy the many health-giving benefits of the great outdoors

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Looking for a new kitchen? Thanks to Ikea's new launch you can now choose a kitchen that not only looks stylish, but also helps the environment

Being mindful of the impact we have on the environment has never been more relevant than it is in today’s …Continue reading »

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Giving her new-build home a bold personality of its own came easily to this interiors lover. ‘Going back to live …Continue reading »

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In our new series, we talk to our favourite bloggers about their trend predictions and styles. Here, we meet Martyn White Designs

1. What’s your biggest trend prediction for 2017? Every year, people appear to be getting more environmentally conscious. I think we …Continue reading »

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Homeware and textile designer Genevieve Bennett spends her nine to five surrounded by pattern and colour... then retreats to her home, which is calm and neutral

You might not know her name, but you’ve probably seen Genevieve Bennett’s work. Most recently, she’s designed a range of …Continue reading »

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We’ve long loved Loaf for its fun and stylish furniture – and now the new Little Loafers range means you can create an equally cool look for your kids

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Fun, laid-back and super stylish are just some of the words we would use to describe Loaf’s fabulous furniture. And …Continue reading »

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When it comes to small garden ideas, limited space needn’t be a cap to originality and comfort. While small gardens, terraces, decking and …Continue reading »

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Serendipity played a part in the current incarnation of this Georgian house in west London, for had the Copenhagen-born owner …Continue reading »

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Explore our beautiful garden decking ideas to inspire your next garden project. Whether you have a country garden, small garden in town …Continue reading »

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An attic bedroom held a lot of appeal for the owners, but, unhappy with the ordinary decor and lack of storage, they set about giving it a complete makeover

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An attic bedroom held a lot of appeal for the owners, but, unhappy with the ordinary decor and lack of storage, they set about giving it a complete makeover

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Be inspired by Scandinavian modernity of the highest quality in form, function and materials - all at an affordable price

Influenced by Swedish light and nature, the carefully curated collection of 47 pieces has been designed to easily blend in with …Continue reading »

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Is Soho Home the coolest interiors collaboration of 2017? If it's good enough for Leonardo DiCaprio...

An exciting new range of homewares by cult hotel brand Soho House launches this month exclusively at Liberty London. The …Continue reading »

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Deep turquoise, jade green, true pink, amethyst, citrine and emerald green: a group of gorgeous colours that work naturally together for a vibrant, non-clashy mix. Scary? Not if you offset them with black, grey and white. Because when colours are this lush, why play it safe?

Feeling bold with your colour choices? Be inspired to fill your home with an abundance of jewel coloured soft furnishings, furniture and accessories.

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Distinctive block print designs are perfect for adding artisan charm to your decorating scheme. These traditionally handmade designs are now being joined by digitally printed papers and fabrics, to give the look a modern feel

Make an entrance Create a warm welcome by being adventurous with pattern in the hallway, consider block-print flooring. If you’re …Continue reading »

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In our new interview series, we talk to our favourite bloggers about their trend predictions and styles. Here, we meet Abigail Ahern...

1. What’s your biggest trend prediction for 2017? All things artisanal will be BIG in 2017. I’ve been championing this …Continue reading »

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Yachts Designed for Millennials
Luxury Italian shipyard Rossinavi have launched a breakthrough design category, Yacht Design for Millennials; The LuxPad takes a look at three new superyacht designs...

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Luxury Chelsea Apartment by Sophie Paterson Interiors
Take a look inside this luxuriously beautiful apartment located just off Kings Road in London's Chelsea, by Sophie Paterson Interiors...

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Crystal in Colour: A History of Daum
Sought after the world over Daum’s unique crystal sculptures are key part of French art history. Made using the rare & ancient pâte de cristal technique, The LuxPad takes a deeper look at the brand…

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Luxury Lighting Advice from a Professional Interior Photographer
Professional photographer Joel Duncan, who specialises in Interior, Architectural, Commercial, Hotel and Real Estate, shares his expert lighting advice with The LuxPad…

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