Nov 072016

I’ve been writing about interiors for nearly a decade now, and I see some really incredible products on the market, but what excites me most, is when a classic design has been reimagined so well that it could almost have been created especially for the 21st century. The new PURE MORRIS range does exactly that (and more!)

Obviously Morris is synonymous with bold colour, flourishes of flowery pattern and the Arts and Crafts movement. The new PURE MORRIS range does away with the colour and ushers in the greyscale, bringing the Arts and Crafts opulent style into line with contemporary colour palettes and styling. This was something that was really needed. The beautiful William Morris patterns had become a victim of their own success, and were particularly over-used in mass production in the 1980s. The result of this being that Morris & Co had a reputation for chintzy, Victorian dining parlour loved by ladies of a certain age; which is so unfair as the design really are so incredible. Thankfully, the new PURE MORRIS range, takes beloved designs such as the “Strawberry Thief” and presents us with a pattern that is flowing and beautiful, but is also a good backdrop from which you can work with to create layer up a room. And without losing the spectacle of the original design. Here are a few of my favourite room-sets which showcase these incredible reinterpretations.




 November 7, 2016  Posted by at 12:21 pm Interiors Comments Off on Pure Morris & Co.
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Living Room

If you are planning to put your property up for sale, it is well worth considering homestaging. Numerous studies have shown that staged homes sell faster, and that you can secure a much better price, so it is silly not to do it. To help you to do it the right very just follow the steps outlined below:


The first step is to have a good throw out. You are moving anyway, so why not get an early start on the packing by throwing away, or selling, anything you do not need. If you do it right you can cut down on the amount of work you need to do in the week or so before you move, and may be able to sell some items to make a bit of extra cash.


The tidier a home looks the more likely it is to sell fast. You want the person that views your property to be able to imagine themselves living there. The best way to do that is to de-personalise your home a bit. Putting away that giant pile of soft toys, taking down a few photos, and safely packing away some of your ornaments creates the illusion of space. It gets you ahead with your packing, and makes the space seem less personal.


A lick of paint

You need to make a good impression. Most people do not want to buy a home that looks like it requires a lot of work. Therefore, it is important to go around and get some of the jobs you have been putting off done. Spending money on a house you are trying to sell sounds counterintuitive, but in the end, it will actually save you money. This is because you will be able to secure a better price, which will offset what you have spent to get the necessary work done.

All you need to do is to get rid of any marks, and give everything that needs it a lick of paint. You should also tidy up the garden, and fix things like leaking gutters. This sort of work should not cost much, especially if you do it all yourself.

Maintaining the new look

Once you have got your home looking pristine, and staged it you need to make sure that it stays looking that way. Sometimes you will have to step up your cleaning routine to do so. Before people come around to view your home, whip around and clean anything that needs it. Take the time to tidy up too.


To make this easier to do this task leave a shelf in a cupboard empty. That way all you need to do is to go around the room, with a box or bag, picking up anything that makes it look cluttered or untidy. You can then just slip that into the assigned cupboard space. When everyone has left, you then just need to get the bag or box out to be able to get on with normal life again.

Where to find out more

If you want to learn more about staging a home, and give yourself the motivation to take the time to do it, just click the link and read this article.


 November 3, 2016  Posted by at 11:32 am Interiors Comments Off on Staging a Property to Sell Fast