The joy of upcycling!

A look at how Honey Interior Design has previously given new life to old pieces of furniture and incorporated them into a new design scheme. Re-upholstering a client’s heirloom chair. Additional ideas on how you can re-purpose existing furniture or where to find free furniture to update.

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Grand Designs Live 2015

My top picks from Grand Designs Live 2015 show at ExCel London. These first two images are from Jam Jar Lights. Handmade and custom made lights that will add an industrial / warehouse vibe to any space. I also loved the wooden lighting from Macmaster – so beautifully crafted and a feature with or without the lights on!       My recent move to Kent has got me inspired by all things coastal! It’s great to reflect a sense of the location you’re in without it becoming clichéd. The rope on these lights from Culinary Concepts has a nautical feel. There is no getting away from the sea in this amazing unique furniture from Tristan Cockerill.   Wall art was another area that caught my eye at this years Grand Designs. Art is always a great way to express your personality – never miss an opportunity to use the vertical space in any room you are decorating! I liked the Comic Art Pieces for their fun and splash of colour. Life In Squares is a great way of displaying some of the digital photography that we all have, on so many devices (!), these days. Don’t let it sit on your phone or computer – share the happy memories! Lastly, I was blown away by the work of the talented Alex from Lucas Antics. If you need some wild wallpaper or even the exterior of your house painted – she is your girl!     The trek from Kent to ExCel London was definitely worth it for some interior design... read more

Ten Storage Solutions

Lack of storage is a common complaint for many home owners. We all want our homes to work like clockwork – to be practical as well as beautiful and to be easy to keep clean and tidy. Clever storage ideas will make your life easier and could save you time and money. How often have you bought a replacement for a lost item only to find the original days or weeks later? And of course, you can’t put a price on the lost hours spent searching for elusive items!   Make sure you have enough built in or free standing storage to house your possessions – such as kitchen cupboards, wardrobes, & shelving units. If the storage available to house your possessions falls short – consider a clear out, recycling or selling items you no longer need or use. Use storage boxes in every room of your house to make it easier to keep on top of clutter or have a quick tidy up should guests drop by unannounced. Most houses have a “junk drawer” but it’s much more efficient to corral like items and label to make sure everyone knows where to return things. Be sure to include “hidden” rather than just open storage. Whilst open storage is great for treasured pieces like art, photographs, or well-loved books, general storage should be hidden for less visual clutter. Storage doesn’t have to be boring – include it in your decorative scheme – either as a punch of colour & pattern or to add texture – try wicker, felt, knit or metal. Wicker baskets are a cheap and easy solution... read more