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A round-up of the best sales, shops and websites for home furnishings, courtesy of Ideal Home style editor, Alice Humphrys. She keeps tabs on stylish buys. Recent posts include a rundown of statement paints from Fired Earth, and new bathroom furniture from the stylish company Loaf.
A breathless and, one imagines, unintentionally hilarious Twitter feed about the joy of paint. Our American “color expert” reflects on this year’s on-trend shade (“I love yellow!”), but warns that “now is not the time to be matchy-matchy”. Imagine if Alan Partridge worked on an interiors magazine.
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A lot of the kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms in this book are pretty outlandish and tacky that very few people would really want. But not all of them.Read more
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Dive into photograph after photograph of understated, functional interiors with odd rustic touches. This trove of contemporary Scandinavian delights comes courtesy of interior and lifestyle blogger Emma Fexeus, an online legend in her native Stockholm. She offers a peek inside the homes of interior stylists.
Ideas, ideas, ideas… they filled the rooms highlighted in 1950s advertising by Armstrong, the leading maker of flooring and ceiling products. Here you will find over 350 photographs of room interiors that appeared in popular magazines from the ’50s, inspiring the looks we now associate with that decade.
Each one offers new decorating ideas that set the standard for the 1950s with furniture, floor coverings, accessories, and home improvements. Examples include a boys’ bedroom that can reflect changing interests as the boys grow into their teens, a living room whose interior can be converted from summer to winter decor in just an hour, and a den with a “secret life” as a guest room.
These were refreshingly new ideas in the 1950s and are still practical today. If you want a crash course in imaginative interior design of the 1950s, this is the book you must have.
Property website Rightmove’s blog follows mostly minor celebrities and their property sales (“Jamie Theakston set to make a cool profit on his west London home”). Also points out hot interiors as seen on the web, such as the “Swiss Army” bathroom, whose fixtures and compartments swivel out for use.
Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd (March 1, 1998) Language: English ISBN-10: 0764304585 ISBN-13: 978-0764304583 Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.8 x 12.2 inches Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 4.
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A blog dedicated to the daily inspirations of an interiors journo. In between profiling the latest scented candles and fog-coloured waffle blankets, Rohini Wahi rounds up the smartest interiors from the big screen. Her set tour of the elegant cookie-cutter Fifties American home used in Revolutionary Road is manna for midcentury modernists.
This easy-grazing blog showcases the height of home deco taste, room by gorgeous room. It features “cool kitchens”, “desirable dining” and “beautiful boudoirs”. You get the idea. But it also sharpens its knife when design goes hideously awry, as per its hilarious entry on “cringey” conservatories
A daily dish of upcycling projects, occasionally with idiot-proof tutorials. These range from the ridiculously simple (turn an empty jam jar into a votive), all the way to the simply ridiculous (turn bicycle parts into a coat stand).
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13 Apr 2018, 8:00am Take the floor: how finding the right rug can ground your interior scheme
If you do know where to look, however, you will find an Aladdin’s cave of tricks, ideas, practical advice and sumptuous imagery. This list of 50 interiors sites consists of a healthy chunk of the “interiorati”. Stick to these gurus, and your next design move is all but guaranteed to be more stylish, cheaper and less work.
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A Cotswolds-based glass and china hire company (for weddings, mainly) whose tweets show how a touch of vintage can give a home a “Cinderella chic” look. It also features photography from linen shopping missions – from Soho to Scotland.
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09 Mar 2018, 6:00am Why the country-style kitchen is back in vogue
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Daily updated blog dedicated to all things domestic, interiors included. Fortysomething Jersey resident Samantha Stansbridge revels in the joy of a wonkily hung picture frame and knows how to make good use of a dusty tape-embossing device.
On the hunt for a Poul Jensen Selig Z bench, an Allan Gould string chair or a Hans Olsen dining set? So is this Californian midcentury modern furniture dealer, who details the fruits of his eBay trawls. Happy counter-bidding.
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More creative crafting failures and further proof that not everything should be upcycled. A pastiche site that takes aim at DIY. The loo-roll tree and knitted jackets for decorative rocks are fine examples of the horrors to expect. From these 50 websites, you should have a good idea of what to do with your interiors – as well as what not to do. Time to hit the DIY store and slap on those dungarees.
No more guesswork while picking colors. This book includes a set of 50 beautifully balanced color palettes to inspire you.
The Twitter arm of the influential global architecture and design magazine. Follow to keep in touch with the ever-expanding frontiers of architectural and interior design. It’s good to know what is around – even if you can’t afford it.
06 Apr 2018, 12:44pm Party On: Christie’s to auction pieces from Lord Berners’ Faringdon House
This imaginative daily updated picture blog, by a pair of interior designers, explores the limits of creative home deco. Is good design the making of studio living? Can a child’s bedroom ever be aesthetically pleasing to adults, too? See their results here.
Hilary Devey, look away now. This upcycling Pinterest site shows how to turn wooden pallets into furniture and fittings. The former dame of Dragons’ Den might be shocked if she saw her removal crates remodelled as a swing or balcony planter.
Fantastic book that has great decorating ideas for your vintage 50s home. 50s designers were hired to ‘dress’ a room to flatter the Armstrong flooring featured in the ad: expect Heywood Wakefield and other furniture designers to pop up from time to time.
Well worth the money, this is a great 50s sourcebook you’ll turn to again and again when decorating your mid-century home in true 50s style.
Intermittent but sweet family-and-home-interiors blog by Patricia McGinnis, a young Belfast mum (“to a lovable rascal”). She details her prized vintage finds, such as an Ercol sofa, a rare Tretchikoff print and her beloved wood-burning stove.
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A design-savvy community, where users share interiors inspiration, from room looks and architecture to typography and retro advertising. Just click to be sent updates on Facebook and Twitter.
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12 Mar 2018, 2:00pm Tile style: indulge in vivid patterns and don’t keep it just in the bathroom
For an antidote to smug home-made interiors, there’s the Pintester, who road-tests the supposedly easy-to-accomplish handicraft features posted on Pinterest. All with varying degrees of failure. Warning: it resorts occasionally to some fruity language.
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Coming soon to a living room near you, the magic of Hollywood. Film-set designer Jurgen Beneke shows how he rustles up his own A-list furniture from simple plywood and a dash of silver paint.
18 Mar 2018, 10:00am Lady Astor and Oka: an interior-design success story
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This book has excellent design ideas from the 1950’s. Great color usage, storage ideas and showing all types of rooms. Love this book!
This blog offers unadorned glimpses into the cluttered properties of the nation’s artistic gentry. Particular treats are topographical painter David Gentleman’s north London home and Sir Jonathan Miller’s four-storey Camden town house.
A fascinating conservation and restoration blog showing what goes on behind the dust sheets at Britain’s beautiful National Trust properties. Grand projects are profiled, alongside charming photographs of volunteers retouching textiles and salvaging ancient picture frames.
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Annoying little compromises – ugly curtain end stops, Acme door knockers – can drive homeowners to distraction. This sourcebook for considered living, curated by New Jersey artist Jaime Derringer, will help you nail those finishing touches. Recent posts include a selection of the most eye-catching wine racks and umbrella stands that pass for objets d’art.
Tips and design chit-chat from property renovator and television presenter Sian Astley. Expect no-nonsense gusto from Astley, who offers a breezy Northern counterpoint to the refined Southern sensibilities of Kevin McCloud.
02 Mar 2018, 2:00pm Hot metal: the shiniest new interiors trend
Holly Becker, an American interiors blogger living in Germany, has more than 1,000 pages showcasing the interiors of “super duper stylists”. These include pages from the newest decorating books and great finds from other websites.
Fun blog that shows how to remodel pieces of Ikea furniture into something more individual. This week, turn a Bestå bookshelf into a cat house, or a Hjälte kitchen skimmer into a soap dish. Each suggestion comes with instructions as well as inspirational before-and-after shots.
In this thrift-chic blog, Gillian details her journeys en famille into creative homemaking. She knits, sews, bakes and potters. In one post, she zhooshes up a white cotton cushion. In the next, she crotchets a rainbow baby blanket.
This is where DIY meets SOS. Home improvers share shameful disaster stories and revel in others’ misfortunes. Look out for the new sofa that was too big for the front door, or the nail gun that misfired.
Online diary of a thirtysomething American mother, baker and crafter, where she shares her daily haul of handmade and vintage finds. Her weekly “interior inspiration” post brings together the best of other blogs that have caught her keen eye.
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Unsentimental blog full of advice on how to raise a family and run a home, not necessarily in that order. Fun and practical tips that time-pressed parents will understand easily.
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For non-dedicatees, this eminently surfable gallery dedicated to toile de jouy, the 18th-century motif-rich rococo French fabric, will be a visual feast too far. There are impossibly pretty hand-painted teacups, a grenade-shaped vase decorated Banksy-style in blue toile, and – for good measure – actor Ryan Gosling wrapped in a printed sheet.
The wonderful Zoopla lets you check the market value of your neighbour’s house, and if a property is for sale, you can snoop around it for fantastic interiors inspiration. This database of rooms to let for the night is another solution. It is used by holidaymakers to find a place to stay for a fraction of hotel prices. But design magpies can use it to find ideas, or simply to keep up with the Joneses.
A joyful trawl through back issues of glossy magazines, this archive documents shifting tastes in decor. Whether you want a Swinging Sixties boudoir or a living room decorated in 19th-century antiques, there’s inspiration here. It also serves as a warning from history. It turns out that, in the late Seventies, all the best New York apartments had brown and grey plaid-printed sheets.
Picture-filled blog spotlighting homes that have been transformed by the world’s leading architects and designers. Recently featured stars include Philippe Ho, founder of Studio 8 Design, and Canadian designer Mar Silver. The prose is nicely unpurple, and the interiors are impeccable.
Billed as the largest online collection of home improvement ideas, this “Wikipedia of interiors” has designs for every room in the house. Its formidable database contains more than a million pictures. Users can create an “ideabook”, where they save their favourite images for reference. If you can’t find a sexy new kitchen here, you won’t find it anywhere.
Twitter is a relatively new medium that has changed the way we share content online. This book includes a list of 50 tweeters you shouldn’t miss following if you are into decor. (and oh, this is a completely fresh list and does not include any twitter accounts of the sites we mentioned in 2)
If you want to get ideas on how to tailor your pad with the look of the Atomic Age, get this book. Yes, some of the color combinations and patterns are loud and obnoxious by today’s standards, but this book illustrates *yesterday*, not today.
I got this book because we are looking at buying a ranch home built in the 50s and want it to retain some of the style of the era and this book is perfect for such research.
29 Mar 2018, 6:00am Stone roses: the amazing homes – and interiors – being built using one of the humblest of materials
Smart interiors journal by Seattle “design mom” Stephanie Brubaker. Sticking resolutely to her mantra “Where practical meets pretty”, it’s full of tips on how to keep the home spick and span. The “Real life home series” profiles inspiring spaces and asks owners how they achieved them.
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Motivational home deco blog from the quirky pen of Amanda Wright, a stationery illustrator and confessed throw-cushion addict. Tutorials range from jazzing up terracotta pots to creating a herringbone coffee table from weathered planks.
Lively renovation and design blog in which smart professionals Klaus and Heidi chronicle their efforts to renovate their four-storey Georgian house, including all materials and stockists used.
03 Apr 2018, 1:34pm Spring update: 16 of the best online homeware and interiors shops
Midcentury Christmas: Holiday Fads, Fancies, and Fun from 1945 to 1970
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19 Mar 2018, 2:00pm From D&G’s fridge to Versace’s playroom: the designers bringing fashion to interiors
Don’t redecorate in a retro style before a cautionary scoot through these offbeat 20th-century properties for sale. Among those listed is a cool Hampshire harbourside deckhouse on pillared stilts, with its delicious Sixties fittings intact. Prices range from “affordable” to “purest fantasy”.
Contenders for the title “world’s classiest contemporary design projects”, each profiled in clickable picture form. The stylish parade of enormous apartments, immaculate beach villas and uptown hotel lobbies will help a lunch hour disappear.
Offers tips on inventive eco-design and decorating small spaces. Characteristic are links to the New Yorker who grows vegetables on his fire escape, and how a former missile silo was transformed into a luxurious underground pad.
All three of these goodies are available absolutely free when you purchase our Book of Inspirational Interiors (which itself includes about 250+ images of high quality interiors). We are not sure how long we are going to keep this offer up (shouldn’t be long before we come to our senses 🙂 ), so hurry and don’t miss your chance to grab this!
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Twitter feed by a Surrey-based print and wallpaper designer who “loves Marmite and the great British countryside”. Perfect for keeping up to date with the latest in fabric swatches, litho printing and progress on Rachel’s new bathroom.
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An enigmatic and endlessly browsable blog dedicated to high-concept interiors, where “15 interesting floating staircases” and unusual steel chairs are held in quiet reverence. The fixation with multipurpose furniture, such as the teardrop-shaped bookcase that doubles as a reading seat, adds to the general kookiness on display.
02 Mar 2018, 6:00am Top interiors trends of 2018: Minimalism is out – it’s time to bring back the chintz
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Ah, misadventures in interiors shopping. The baked-potato bean-bag, unusual wallpapers, the Barry Manilow-shaped day pillow (or, “Manllow”). A dustbin of home decor disasters.
19 Mar 2018, 4:09pm Gallery: Coco Chanel’s chairs and a duke’s dog bed: treasures from The Ritz Paris go on auction
06 Mar 2018, 3:38pm 15 of the best duvet covers and bedding sets for a stylish bedroom update in 2018
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AS A KID OF THE FIFTIES I REMEMBER MY MOM ALWAYS HAVING A BUNCH OF HOME MAGAZINES ON THE COFFEE TABLE.THIS BOOK CAPTURES THAT ERA AND BRINGS IT BACK TO LIFE.MANY OF THE IDEA ROOMS SHOWN WOULD BE CONSIDERED TACKY BY TODAYS STANDARDS BUT WERE EXQUISITE BACK THEN.
MANY OF THE ROOMS SHOWN WOULD STILL WORK TODAY. AN IMAGINATIVE READER COULD PUT SOME OLD IDEAS TO GOOD USE IN UPGRADED FASHION.A VERY NICE READ FOR ANYONE INTO NOSTALGIA AND INTERIOR DESIGN.
What an awesome book for those who love the look of the ’50s. This is not a “mid-century modern” book, so if that is what you are looking for, you will be disappointed. If, however, you want picture after picture of beautiful rooms done up in great 50s “regular folks” style, then this is the book for you.
These are pictures designed to impress the average 1950s American, and if your esthetic runs towards that look, then I cannot more highly recommend this book. I was concerned that there might not be enough pictures but that fear was ridiculously unfounded.
The pictures are large, sumptuous, and delightful. Yes, they are all designed to showcase flooring, but that really doesn’t detract from the interiors. The interiors shown are complete rooms and not just floor pictures.
According to the book, the interiors were designed by professional Interior Designers back in the day, and I believe it. The rooms are so well put together. If you are interested in decorating or renovating in a retro style that stays true to the look of the 1950s, then I don’t know how you could live without this book.
The interiors shown in the large full color illustrations in this book are like going back in time. Floors are featured in every picture since this was a publication for a flooring company. And you get to see full room decor as well.
Every room in the home has a section: living rooms, family rooms and dens, basements, bedrooms, bathrooms, and hallways/entry ways. Whether youâre looking for some mid-century design inspiration or are simply a fan of retro home interiors, this book will not disappoint.
Armstrong also released a 1960âs book that is available on Amazon too, for anyone also interested in that decade. I highly recommend both. So much fun!
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Add an on-trend splash of colour with a guiding hand from this cheerful blog. It is the brainchild of British design junkie Will Taylor, “a young chap who is unashamedly hooked on hue”. This site is a hotline to the season’s perfect palette, with plenty of useful decorating tips.
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From her west London perch, stylist and interior writer Sania Pell champions all things handmade and home-made. She lends her insider tips on how to add personality to a room using ordinary items, such as glass jars and ribbon ends
The good weather is finally here. There is no better time to get off the sofa and spruce up your home.
A trove of handy links on how to spruce up a tired conservatory, give bedrooms a boudoir-chic look, and add value to your home. There are also links to relevant news stories, such as the recent revelation that new-builds in Denmark are 80 per cent bigger than in Britain.
There are so many possibilities in this book, you won’t want to put it down. You’ll be surprised by how modern (but still completely retro) some of the room ideas are.
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This Twitter feed offers money-saving household tips (how to spring- clean with cider vinegar) and interior suggestions, as well as more general family/parenting advice.
Wonder what patternistas such as Orla Kiely and Emma Bridgewater have been up to? Or what colour schemes are hot in Habitat? The season’s greatest “surface pattern designs” are chronicled in this romp through high street and online collections.
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We have hunted down the best architecture and interior design websites out there that give you all the news that you require to keep yourself updated on design. (not just the usual suspects, we have included a few surprises as well !)
1. 50 Inspirational Color Palettes 2. 50 Awesome Architecture and Interior Design Websites 3. 50 Design and Decor Tweeters to Follow on Twitter
I’ve had “Inspiring Interiors” for several years and now give it to friends with 50’s design interests.Read more
But while it can be a fantastic resource, the web can also be a labyrinth. Whether you are hunting for the latest young talent, looking for tips about decorating a child’s bedroom on the cheap, or simply after some good, old fashioned interiors, it can be tough to know where to begin.
12 Apr 2018, 7:00am Gallery: Hot pink walls, disco balls and suits of armour: properties for sale with some truly eccentric interiors
Fascinating profiles of creative people and the rented rooms they have made their home. Likely to make you glad you are not a twentysomething east Londoner struggling for a foothold on the property ladder.
Follow the textiles adventures of Bath design student Polly Rowan. When she’s not developing potato prints inspired by African beads or opening up her sketchbook of watercolours and inks, she tries her hand at felting, weaving and embroidery.
Gene Moore retired as director of public relations for Armstrong World Industries, Inc., after thirty-seven years with that corporation. He and his wife, Jan, make their home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, site of Armstrong’s international headquarters.