Stacey Sheppard

Stacey Sheppard graduated from the University of Bath with a First Class degree in French, German and European Studies. However, it was whilst studying at University in Paris that she first discovered her interest in interior design. Interest became obsession as she landed a job working for a B2B residential design magazine.

Now working as a freelance writer and blogger, she specializes in interiors, architecture and design and writes for a variety of magazines, websites and blogs, including her own blog.

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Kinetic Creatures that Demonstrate the Magic of Mechanics

Remember playing with your toys when you were a kid, pushing them along and imagining that they could walk on their own? Well kids these days are lucky, because they can actually walk on their on thanks to a creative project by Lucas Ainsworth and Alyssa Hamel. Kinetic Creatures… is a set of three walking cardboard animal sculptures made up

Design Bloggers Reveal Their Top Picks from Imm Cologne 2013

Just over a week ago, part of the Freshome Team decamped to Cologne in Germany to visit the International Furnishing Fair known as imm cologne. Our CEO Mihai was speaking as a guest panelist at the We Are Social Bloggers Summit organised by Holly Becker of decor8 and  I was there too, as part of BlogTour Cologne….

Reinventing the City Centre Apartment with Yo! Home

As population growth rates continue to rise at a worrying rate, concerns for adequate housing are a constant topic of discussion. And this population growth is often accompanied by rampant urbanization as increasing numbers of people choose to migrate from more rural areas into the larger towns and cities looking for a employment and a better quality of life. As

A Revolutionary Bladeless Ceiling Fan by Exhale Fans

Since the advent of crowd funding, we are seeing an increasing number of entrepreneurs seeking to obtain funding for their projects by asking for the support of various investors who pledge money so that collectively they will provide the financial means needed to see it through. This is exactly what designer Nik Hiner and his business partner Richard Halsall decided

Top 10 Tips for Creating a Scandinavian Interior

Here at Freshome we know that our readers love Scandinavian design. Renowned for their simplicity, utility, and beauty, Scandinavian homes have a pure, pared backed style that is centred around warm functionality, clean lines, flawless craftsmanship and understated elegance. The use of light is considered to be extremely important, and many Scandinavian homes  are characterized by the use of earthy…

Cork : A Sustainable, Eco-friendly, Innovative Material for the Home

Sustainability has been a hot topic for a good few years now and designers are increasingly looking for materials that have a lesser impact on the environment. Materials that are recycled, recyclable, or come from renewable sources are gaining in popularity and really starting to make their mark in design and architecture. Earlier this year, we consulted an innovation consultant

Exquisite Hand-Knitted Furnishings by Melanie Porter

This time last year on Freshome, we wrote about the trend for knitting and crochet in interior design… and we are happy to report that the trend is still going strong. What was once considered to be an old fashioned past-time reserved for grandmas has become increasingly popular in recent years as younger generations have rediscovered the value and pleasure

How 3D Printing is Disrupting Mainstream Manufacturing Processes

Hailed by some observers as “an industrial revolution for the digital age”, rapid manufacturing has been changing the face of the manufacturing industry for some time now. Many believe that 3D printing technology is democratising design and manufacturing, making it more accessible and less dependant on economies of scale.  Traditional manufacturing methods often come with prohibitive tooling costs meaning that…

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Antiques in your Home

In recent years, we have witnessed the rising trend for all things vintage, and not just in interiors. Our consumer society, which once sought out the most modern, cutting edge and exclusive designs for the home, has taken a step back in time and objects that were once so highly coveted now share the lime light with an older, more

10 Insights into the Design Mind of Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck… is one of the most prolific designers of our time. He has turned his hand to practically everything there is, from hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs, to furniture, tableware, baggage, kitchens and even nutrition. Often regarded as the bad boy of design, Starck is known for his witty reinterpretation of everyday objects and anyone who has had the

Why Home Staging Could Give You the Edge in the Property Market

Selling or renting out your home is a pretty stressful situation no matter how you look at it. But in a world of economic uncertainty and fragile property markets, home owners are finding it increasingly difficult to seal the deal. With banks less likely to offer credit, high unemployment rates, falling house prices and rising rent prices, investors are not…

How to Design Restaurants & Bars that Enhance the Customer Experience

Here at Freshome, we particularly love looking deeper into the design of residential architecture and interiors but just occasionally we also get curious about other areas of design, such as hospitality design. What makes a great restaurant or bar? How do you ensure that the customers will have a great experience and want to return and how can the design…

Cubello Ice Kitchen by Amr Designs

Through studying and predicting its customers’ present & future kitchen habits and preferences, Egyptian kitchen manufacturer Amr Helmy Designs… claims to be able to invent breakthrough organic design solutions. The company’s catch phrase is “7 Years Ahead”, which sums up its goal to fill a gap in the kitchen market by 2015 by offering improved functionality, taste and service. With

Tantalizingly Tactile Turkish Rugs by Stepevi

Just one look at these luxurious rugs and I immediately want to run my fingers through the deep pile. Manufactured in Isparta, a southern Turkish town synonymous with carpet production, these exquisite rugs are from the impressive portfolio of Stepevi…, a family enterprise that was founded in 1919 in Istanbul. With a strong focus on the concept of refined

Stunning Ethereal Lighting From Terzani

Terzani… is a family-owned Italian lighting company that was founded by Sergio Terzani in Florence in 1972. By combining traditional Italian craftsmanship with modern technology, the company creates lighting that blurs the lines of art, luxury and design.  Taking experimental lighting design a step further, Terzani commissions designs from renowned artists including Nigel Coates, Maurizio Galante, Christian Lava and Dodo

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