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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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Ceramic Tiles That Look Like Wallpaper From Novoceram

Wallpaper has come back into fashion in a big way over the past few years as people seek to add more personality and character to their living spaces. The wealth of colours, patterns and textures available from today’s extensive varieties of wallpapers is unparalleled.
However, many people still favour ceramic tiles due to the myriad benefits to be had from

The Woven Nest Features a Staircase that Morphs into a Series of Intertwining Spaces


The transformation of this tiny two storey apartment in Stoke Newington, North London, is by far and away one of the best examples of how a small space can be cleverly reconfigured to enhance both the aesthetics and the practicality of a home. Designed for a musician, his actress wife and their two-year-old son, the Woven Nest…, as the

Hemmesphere Lighting by Massow Design

Cleverly combining functionality and aesthetics, the work of London-based designer Barend Massow Hemmes, of Massow Design, is eye-catching to say the least. His unique and ingenious Hemmesphere lighting designs are the result of the influences he acquired whilst working as an interior designer.
The innovative lights, fixtures and fittings, available from Hemmesphere website, include the Auric Lattice… light

Tower Kitchen by Philippe Starck for Warendorf


A few weeks ago we featured some compact kitchens for small dwellings where space is a premium. In a similar vein, this kitchen by German manufacturer Warendorf has a minimal footprint thereby saving space in the kitchen. Designed by French design star Philippe Starck, the Tower Kitchen… features two standalone units that each take up no more than one

Colourful Children’s Bathroom by Laufen


Ideal for use in nurseries, kindergartens and schools, these small-scale kid’s bathrooms are designed especially with little ones in mind. Imaginative, colourful and playful, what child wouldn’t want to use the florakids range from Laufen?
The rounded shapes, bold colours and influences from the animal and plant kingdoms give the florakids bathroom a feeling of fantasy and playfulness, which

Bisazza Bagno Collection by Marcel Wanders


Bisazza has recently expanded its core business of mosaic tiles by launching a new bathroom division of the brand. Bisazza Bagno will focus on quality and variety as the main commercial strategy for the new brand and has already enlisted the help of some of the design scene’s most celebrated designers to create its first few collections.

Showcased for the

The Trend for Using Concrete in Interior Design


The industrial look in interior design has been around for a while now and whilst we aren’t all lucky enough to live in an old converted warehouse that is brimming with authentic industrial elements, there are ways to give our homes a distinctly urban feel.
One of the easiest ways to achieve an industrial look at home is to use

The Trend for Knitting & Crochet in Interior Design


Not so long ago, needle craft was a skill that many women were expected to be proficient in. Knitting, crochet, sewing and embroidery were common activities that allowed us create any number of practical and decorative accessories for our homes. However, as mass manufacturing took hold, transforming the textile industry, handmade goods gave way to mass produced products that were

Studio Thol’s Armchair-Inspired Bathtub

Modern-day bathrooms are meant to be a sanctuary, a place we can go to relax and unwind after a busy day, a room that is calm and peaceful. However, bathtubs are not always as comfortable as we’d like them to be. Dutch designer Thomas Linssen of Studio Thol… decided to take a slightly different approach to bathtub design, when he

Award-Winning Ceramic Tiles from Kütahya Seramik


Traditionally, when you think of ceramic tiles, the first things that spring to mind are those small, flat, square tiles that people so often use to decorate their homes. However, Turkish designer Yiğit Özer has come up with a new collection that completely turns the idea of ceramic tiles on its head.
The Versatile collection… is produced by Turkish manufacturer

Snaidero’s Ola Kitchen Gets an Updated New Look

The Ola kitchen by Snaidero has been around for over 20 years now and during this time it has become a contemporary cult classic for the company. In production since 1990, the award-winning kitchen marked the beginning of the collaboration between Snaidero and the Pininfarina Group.

In 2000, the Pininfarina Studio restyled the Ola kitchen giving it new handles, new

Colourful Cowhide Creations by Kyle Bunting


Through his work, designer Kyle Bunting is redefining how hide is used in interior applications. Having recognized the design potential of the material and working exclusively in hide for almost a decade, Bunting has created a unique range of luxury hide rugs, wallcoverings, upholstery, furniture and even art.

Made with hair-on-hide leather, the luxurious texture and

Bespoke Decorative Leather for Interiors by Genevieve Bennett


Designed for the high-end luxury interiors market, Genevieve Bennett…’s bespoke sculpted leather is created using cutting edge techniques, innovative pattern making, beautiful materials and excellent craftsmanship. Top quality leather is embossed, engraved, inlaid, printed and sculpted and can be used to make decorative wall panels, flooring, upholstery or furniture.
Each piece by the London-based designer is made to order

Evil Robot Designs Transforms Childhood Toys into Stylish Lamps


As children we all have a few toys that mean a lot to us, that we take everywhere with us and that we can’t bear to be without. Many little kids form very strong attachments with their toys and even hang on to them through to adulthood. But there comes a point in all our lives where we outgrow these

Compact Kitchens from Kitchoo


The UK’s Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) recently launched a campaign called HomeWise to highlight the fact that most new build homes in the UK are falling short of the recommended size guidelines. Britain’s ‘shameful shoebox homes’… are failing to provide the space that families need for modern day living. The average new three bedroom home currently being built

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