Low-Key Christmas Decorating

Low-Key Christmas Decorating

I like to keep it simple when it comes to Christmas decorating. I use the same decorations every year, and generally only add to them when I can shop the sales after Christmas. Tree decorating is a whole family affair, so ours is full of cardboard and craft paper creations. It’s even got tinsel on it, at the kids’ request. There are bits with loads of baubles clumped together and other bits that are rather sparse, and the beads are… View Post

Mood Board | Calm Country Cottage Living Room

Mood Board | Calm Country Cottage Living Room

I’ve been working with one of the loveliest families in Kent, on a design plan for their cottage living room. They’ve got two gorgeous kids, aged 4 and 2, and they wanted to carve out an adult space free from all the plastic paraphernalia that comes with living with small people. Inspiration The brief was a calm, clean, clutter-free area space with a traditional vibe, “typical of a Country Living feature.” I pulled together a few photos that, I thought, summarised… View Post

Design Finds | Love Your Home Chesterfield Sofa Bed

Design Finds | Love Your Home Chesterfield Sofa Bed

I’ve had a Chesterfield sofa bed on my wish list for a long time now. And I finally found “the one.” Check out Clementine. Choosing “The One” A lot of time went into selecting this sofabed. I decided on one from Love Your Home over a year ago because they’re solid, great quality, and well priced. I was torn between two models, though – the more traditional, chunky Churchill or the curvier, more feminine Clementine. I went to check out… View Post

Design Finds | Woven Wall Hanging

Design Finds | Woven Wall Hanging

In my original mood board for my living room design, I’d included a woven wall hanging. Unfortunately, the piece I’d used was basically impossible to get hold of. I’d had a look at other weavings on Etsy, but I wanted something both very textured and very neat, and everything I found was either one or the other. Then I found Anita Meads of By Bella Designs through Instagram (I’m EmmersonAnd15th over there), and totally fell in love with her work. When I got… View Post

Mood Board | Masculine Neutral Living Room

Mood Board | Masculine Neutral Living Room

Look, it’s a blogger mood board! Kilim pillow: check ✔Plenty of plants: check ✔Something mid-century: check ✔White walls: check ✔ I have to admit, I’m very much into the look at the heart of The White Wall Controversy, and I’ve been dying to use those chairs in a mood board for months. So here you go. #sorrynotsorry The overall look leans masculine, with a neutral colour palette and clean lines. But layers of texture and prints in varying scales keeps… View Post

Design Inspo | One Room Challenge Room Makeovers

Design Inspo | One Room Challenge Room Makeovers

There were so many amazing room makeovers that came out of the Spring 2016 One Room Challenge. I worked on a bright, gender-neutral bedroom for my kids, but here are a few of my favourites from the other designers. Featured Designers I’ll stick with my top three of the twenty featured designers. I am head over heels for Waiting On Martha’s new team office – I love industrial spaces anyway, and this one is so wonderfully calm, warm and refined – such… View Post

Mood Board | Designing An Eclectic Family Media Room

Mood Board | Designing An Eclectic Family Media Room

I’m sharing an example of an Interior Design Room Scheme today, in this case an eclectic media room designed for the whole family. Room Schemes give you a full room design, with all the tools you need to execute that design yourself. You’ll get a full list of links to products or instructions on where to buy, and you still benefit from access to trade discounts. But you manage the installation yourself, which can save a good chunk of money.… View Post

Mood Board | Art Deco Meets Traditional English Living …

Mood Board | Art Deco Meets Traditional English Living Room

Today I’m sharing a full design plan I put together for a remote client, who asked for a blend of traditional English and Art Deco styles for his living room design scheme. If you’re curious as to what you get with Emmerson & Fifteenth’s Room Scheme Interior Design Service, this might give you a taste. The client loved the set design on the TV show Jeeves & Wooster, and wanted 1930s Art Deco-inspired touches throughout his living room. He wanted… View Post

Mood Board | Design Plans for a Long Living/…

Mood Board | Design Plans for a Long Living/Dining Room

I’ve just been granted clearance to buy a fancy Chesterfield, and I want to nail down the design plans for my dining/living room quick in case the hubs changes his mind. It’s a multifunctional space, with a study area thrown in for good measure, and, as usual, I’m blending an eclectic mix of design styles. The living/dining room is long and narrow, which makes for a bit of a design challenge, especially with so much to fit in. We need… View Post

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