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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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10 Innovative Materials To Look Out For In 2012

The development of new materials that have increased performance and functionality has become a major driver of innovation in recent years. According to the Industrial Technologies arm of the Research and Innovation department of the European Commission…, it is estimated that 70% of all new product innovation is based on materials with new or improved properties. These emergent materials

How to Transform Your Home Using the Secrets of Good Lighting


Interior designers have many tools at their disposal when it comes to creating interior design schemes. One of these tools, however, is quite often overlooked as people don’t realize the potential that it has to transform a space. This tool is lighting and it has the power to make or break an interior scheme. Lighting can make a house into

Sleek & Stylish Bathrooms by Componendo


Italian company Componendo produces the most beautiful products for the bathroom made from the highest quality stainless steel in combination with other materials such as wood, Corian and glass. Using the very best technologies in combination with unrivalled Italian craftmanship, Componedo is able to offer unique, hande-made, high-design furniture pieces with a specific focus on quality.








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Creating a Happy, Healthy & Harmonious Home Using Feng Shui Interior Design

As many of you will be aware, Feng Shui is the study and analysis of the interaction between people, buildings and the environment, and can be used to enhance our quality of life. According to Feng Shui experts, the atmosphere, or chi, of a building and its close surroundings have an influence upon our life patterns and outcomes. By getting…

Modular Stainless Steel Kitchen from Vipp


Vipp is renowned for its iconic dustbins, which it has been producing since 1939. However, the Danish company has now become synonymous with quality products for the kitchen and bathroom. In a recent move to expand its product portfolio, Vipp launched one of its most sensational product-developments in the form of a radical reinterpretation of the kitchen….

Colourful Furniture By Anthony Hartley


Launched to wide acclaim at Tent London, part of London Design Week, in September 2011, the furniture of Yorkshire-based designer Anthony Hartley is bright, fresh, engaging and dynamic. He produces each piece by hand, from the original drawings through to the finished products.
The two pieces shown here are part of the collection. Edna 1… is an oak

Portrait Collection by SICIS The Art Mosaic Factory


Mosaics have been used since ancient times either as a decorative art form or as an aspect of interior design. Ancient mosaics typically depicted historical scenes or were used to record scenes of everyday life. Whatever they featured, they were a lasting way to immortalise our existence during a certain period of time.

Giving the art of mosaics a very

Luxury Bathroom Collection by Branchetti


The new Luxury Collection of bathroom furniture by Italian manufacturer Branchetti… is exactly that: luxury. Combining that all important Italian flair for style with a need for functionality and practicality, Branchetti has created a designer bathroom collection that oozes sophistication and glamour. From the highly polished mirror surfacing to the elegance of the capitonne-style panelling, these contemporary pieces have been

Kalea Kitchen by Italian Manufacturer Cesar


Italian design is synonymous with style and this kitchen by Italian manufacturer Cesar is certainly not short on style. Kalea…, as it is called, breaks away from more traditional kitchen layouts and creatively redefines sizes and dimensions. It features doors of different heights and widths, alongside versatile, dynamic open storage units, all of which help to create a contemporary

Mangas Rugs & Pouffs Designed by Patricia Urquiola for GAN Rugs


Designed by Spanish architect and product designer Patricia Urquiola for Gan Rugs, the Mangas Collection features rugs, runners and pouffs made from 100% wool and hand made in India. The products are made from a patchwork of different design wool knits which create unique textured designs in different complementary colour ways and sizes.
We recently wrote about the trend …

Innovative System of Carpet Squares by FLOR [VIDEO]

Choosing flooring for your home is no easy task and there are many variables that need to be taken into account such as what room it will be used in, the size of the space, the climate in the room, who will use the room and what it will be used for, how long the flooring needs to last, what

Industrial Archeology Furniture by Mieke Meijer


Since 1959, German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher… dedicated themselves to registering the remnants of the industrial age in Western Europe and the United States through photography. In the 20th century, many of these buildings were pulled down because they had served their purpose and were no longer a tenable economic proposition. In many cases the photographs taken by the

Salon Furniture Collection by Lee Broom

At the London Design Festival in September 2011, award-winning British designer Lee Broom launched his fifth collection. His dramatic debut upholstery collection is called ‘Salon’ and is inspired by the curvaceous lines of 1930s upholstery.
The new collection features soft silhouettes contrasted and accentuated with modern stud detailing for a hint of fashion fetishism. Whilst studding is traditionally

Animal-Inspired Lamps by Atelier Abigail Ahern

Made in England from glazed earthenware and featuring silk lamp shades from a Parisian Atelier, this animal-inspired collection of table lamps by Atelier Abigail Ahern… is sure to put a smile on your face. These bohemian lamps are ever so slightly kitsch but still exude glamour in a fun and youthful way that combines the quirky with the classic. The

Design Furniture by Jules & Jeremy


This sleek and elegant furniture is the work of Dutch designers Jules Ponsioen and Jeremy Nagel. By combining art and design the talented duo create a balanced combination of simplicity and functionality.
Rather than following trends, Jules & Jeremy… focus on designing furniture that has a timeless look and feel. Playing with contrast and structure, the designers create pieces that

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