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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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Reuse, Recycle, Repurpose with Rail Yard Studios


We first spotted Rail Yard Studios at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show… in New York. Founded by Robert Hendrick and his father Jim, the company creates one-of-a-kind custom furniture from historical, century-old railroad steel and hardwood timbers. Handmade in America from 100% American materials, every piece is a uniquely created work of art – individually numbered and cataloged. We

Modern Kitchen Gets a Colorful Mosaic Makeover


Created for the Brera Design District Fuorisalone 2012, which took place at the end of April, this stunning kitchen creation is the result of a collaboration between two Italian brands that share a mutual respect for innovation, research, design and attention to detail, without forgetting the values of tradition and heritage.

Finding an exciting way to present the products

Embroidered Furniture by Yaroslav Galant


As part of Milan Design Week 2012, DuPont Corian collaborated with Russian company Artishock to present the “Corian Springs Russian Design”… exhibition, which celebrated Russian creativity in architecture and design. The exhibition featured the work of five teams of emerging architects and designers from Russia, who had been asked to come up with a creative interpretation of furnishings

Sensational Scrapwood Furniture by Piet Hein Eek


Piet Hein Eek is a Dutch designer best known for his scrapwood furniture range that he creates using scraps of reclaimed wood. Each piece of beautiful, timeless and unique furniture is lovingly hand-crafted by Eek and is designed and made to last.

Eek first started producing furniture from reclaimed materials in 1990 when he designed and made the scrapwood cupboard

Geometric Light Fitting Inspired by Crystalline Structure


American designer Bec Brittain is the mastermind behind the SHY light, a geometric light fitting that has a highly adaptable shape. Brittain, who studied industrial design at Parsons, earned a BA in philosophy from New York University, before gaining an architecture degree from The Architectural Association in London, chose the name of the light by combining her grandmother’s initials.

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Sculptural Bronze Furniture by Nick Davis


Producing bronze furniture and sculpture in his studio-foundry based in the UK is what international artist and designer Nick Davis …does best. His unusual pieces range from tables, chairs and cabinets through to lamps and coat hooks all made from the ancient material. His furniture designs explore collage and constructivism, honouring the sculptural techniques of past and present artists. His

15 Creative & Unconventional Approaches to Taxidermy

In general, when we think of taxidermy we automatically tend to think of men who like to hunt and mount their catches on their walls as trophies. In recent decades, taxidermy has fallen out of favour as it has garnered a reputation for being somewhat old fashioned and antiquated. However, a new generation of designers have jumped on the taxidermy

What is the Future of Kitchen Technology ?


The role of the kitchen in our homes has changed dramatically over the years. What used to be a space simply used for food preparation has now become the hub of the home. Today, cooking is accompanied by a greater variety of activities such as entertaining, socialising, dining, working, laundry etc. As our use of the kitchen has changed, the

Jungle Collection by Ceramica Cielo: Fashion For The Bathroom


In the fashion world, trends come and go literally as quick as the seasons change. One minute it’s all about colour blocking, the next everyone is going mad for pastel colours, stripes or lace. The trends that we see on the catwalk often tend to filter through to interior design, whether that be the colours, patterns, prints, textures or materials.

Metropolis Bathroom Furniture From Lasa Idea


Metropolis is a minimalist collection of bathroom furniture produced by Italian bathroom furniture manufacturer Lasa Idea. Founded in the 1970′s Lasa Idea originally specialised in the creation of mirrors and wooden bathroom accessories, however the company later expanded its offering by branching into the creation of bathroom furniture.

The modular Metroplis collection features a variety units, which are available

Innovative & Ergonomic Logica Kitchen System from Valcucine


Kitchens… are one of the hardest places in the house to keep tidy. They are constantly in use and no sooner have you cleaned up, washed the dishes and put everything away, another meal comes round and the cycle starts all over again. Then there are all the appliances and gadgets that you use regularly so you need them close

Industrial Chic Twenty Cemento Kitchen from Modulnova


In recent years, we have seen a rise in the popularity of home interiors deemed to be following the trend for ‘Industrial Chic’. Those who have opted in to this trend have given their homes a distinctly industrial feel through the use of more industrial materials such as cement and metal which may not necessarily have been used in traditional

Modern Attitude Kitchen by Arthur Bonnet


Designed by Marc Moreau for French kitchen manufacturer Arthur Bonnet, the Attitude kitchen… is  contemporary design that uses wood in a modern way, whilst paying tribute to traditional French cabinet making techniques. Made from bright ash, with its light and vibrant grain, the material choice is less predictable than more traditional oak. Ash has a strong personality and is

Neutra’s Sleek & Stylish Bathrooms Inspired by Nature


This original collection of bathroom furnishings and fittings from NEUTRA…  takes its inspiration from the natural wolrd. The purity of water, the energy of stones, and the warmth of wood all combine to create a unique collection that creates a pleasurable new approach to well-being.
From sinks, tubs and shower floors to shelving, all the products in the collection are

2012 Pantone Colour of the Year: Tangerine Tango

A few weeks ago, Pantone, the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, made its annual announcement detailing which colour was to be designated Colour of the Year for 2012. This announcement signaled the end of the reign of the vibrant, energetic and fesitive shade of pink that Pantone call PANTONE …

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