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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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Parq Life Furniture by Deadgood

British design studio Deadgood recently expanded its portolio of products with the Parq Life collection of furniture created by award-winning British designer Lee Broom.
By combining the traditional herringbone pattern of parquetry flooring with contemporary curves in furniture, Broom transforms this time-old technique into a splendid modern-day collection that includes a sideboard, coffee table, lamp and side table.
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Sculptural Staircase by Philip Watts Design


Philip Watts Design is an award-winning creative design and build team based in Nottingham, UK. Founded in 1993, the company has successfully designed over 500 products, worked on over 100 interior projects, and completed 150 unique bespoke installations world wide.
The extensive collection of products produced by Philip Watts Design includes all aspects of creative architectural ironmongery, lighting,

Stunning Statement Cooker Hoods by Elica


Making a statement in the kitchen can be done in numerous ways but cooker hood manufacturer Elica… has found a unique way to bring a breath of fresh air into the heart of our homes. Combining efficiency, innovation and design, the Italian company has produced an extensive range of unique and eye-catching cooker hoods that feature cutting edge technology making

Vito Selma’s Beautiful Woodcraft Furniture

Young Filipino designer Vito Selma… creates the most stunning and complex furniture. His material of choice is wood and he uses it to combine simplicity with creativity resulting in the most beautiful forms that are both functional and artistic at the same time. Vito says that his pieces call to mind the archetypal nudes who stand before artist and audience,

How to Protect Your Work From Design Thieves

It’s a designer’s worst nightmare. Having spent months or even years researching and developing a new product and bringing it to market, imagine the despair of discovering that someone else has ripped off that product and is now selling it themselves at a fraction of the cost. Well, this is more than just a nightmare. For designers all over the

Heath Ceramics & House Industries collaborate on Heath House Numbers [VIDEO]


Renowned type foundry House Industries and mid-century American pottery Heath Ceramics have collaborated on a new collection of clay house numbers that celebrate the legendary architects Richard Neutra and Ray & Charles Eames.The three-dimensional clay tiles represent a numerical interpretation of the Eames and Neutra legacy in a timeless tribute to a classic California aesthetic.

“Bringing the Neutra and Eames-inspired

B2 Kitchen Workshop by bulthaup


With the b2 kitchen workshop, German kitchen manufacturer bulthaup has radically rethought the traditional concept of a kitchen. Starting from the philosophical origins of every living space – fire and water points – bulthaup has created an open and mobile kitchen that can be added to and composed to suit each individual’s personal requirements.
The b2 kitchen is comprised

How to Become an Internationally-Recognised Design Superstar with Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. He has over 3000 designs in production, has won over 300 awards and has worked in over 35 countries. His work features in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits art in galleries worldwide. He is also a perennial winner of the Red Dot award, Chicago Athenaeum Good …

How to Use Pattern and Colour Courageously in Interior Design [VIDEO]


Choosing what colours, patterns, materials and textures to put together to create an interior design scheme that looks and feels good may not be too taxing, but throw bright, bold colours and large-scale pattern into the mix and many people at this point will recoil slightly in hesitation. Decorating with muted colour palettes and inconspicuous patterns is one thing, but

Eco-Friendly, Space-Saving Toilet & Washbasin Combo from Roca

There are many great designs around for bathrooms and toilets where space in not an issue. But not all of us have the luxury of an enormous space in which to accommodate these fantastic products. Those of us who live in small apartments or houses often have to deal with a lack of floorspace, which requires some degree of creative

Beautiful Sustainable Wood Flooring from Dinesen


There is no denying that the tough economic climate is having an effect on our purchasing decisions. As consumers or specifiers, we are now more likely to opt for better quality products that will last longer. But we are also more interested than ever in buying products that have a reduced impact on the environment.
This beautiful wooden flooring from

Predicting Future Interior Design Trends with Anthony Hughes

 

Well folks, 2011 is almost over and before we know it we will be hurtling head first into 2012. As always, each new year brings with it new design trends that will be exploding onto the scene, each one propelled into the limelight by the various happenings that are going on in the world. For those working with interiors,

Multifunctional, Versatile Furniture for the Bathroom from Ex.t


Not so long ago we posted an interview with Meneghello Paolelli Associati…, an Italian design agency that creates some pretty unique and creative sanitaryware. One of the bits of advice they gave us for bringing more creativity into the bathroom was to stop seeing the bathroom like a toilet and try to incorporate elements from other rooms in the

Bringing Nature Indoors with Ege Carpets


Nature and the environment have proven to be a big source of inspiration in interior design and architecture over the past few years, particularly where material choice is concerned. We have seen a rise in popularity of natural materials such as wood, stone and slate as people are seeking to reduce their impact on the environment by choosing products that

Bringing Creativity into the Bathroom with Meneghello Paolelli Associati

Long gone are the days when bathrooms were seen simply as a functional room where daily cleansing would take place on the grounds of hygiene. Today, bathrooms have become more of a sanctuary where relaxation reigns supreme. They are a place that we can retreat to when we feel in need of revitalisation, a retreat where we can take time

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