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Alternative Flooring Collaborates with Ella Doran

Alternative Flooring has joined award-winning designer Ella Doran to tell the transformational tale of British wool at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). The Sheep to Seat, Fleece to …



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Cox London on the Polypore Chandelier

Nicola and Christopher Cox, the husband and wife team behind Cox London, have created the Polypore Dish Chandelier, a handcrafted, four-tier organic light made with thousands of hand-pulled …



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Salvesen Graham in Collaboration with David Seyfried

Introducing the award winning four-piece furniture collection by Salvesen Graham, in collaboration with respected furniture maker David Seyfried. This collection, launched in 2016, was one of The World …



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Children’s furniture to last throughout childhood.

If you are decorating a nursery or searching for children’s furniture, you may not wish to opt for an age-specific range. Instead, consider buying furniture that will …



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Nushka’s Silk Jajim Cushion Collection

Andrew Damonte, founder of Nushka, shares the story of the new Silk Jajim Cushion collection with TheHouseDirectory.  “Every now and again a fabric presents itself as the …



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Christmas decorating tips from the experts

Twelve creative design firms offer personal Christmas decorating tips to inspire you to create a most stylish, fabulous and festive interior this holiday season.        …



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Original & Personalised Gifts for Christmas

As the festive season approaches, the more organised among us will be putting together our Christmas gift lists.  Are you finding it harder each year to search …



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Seven Fantastic Dressing Tables

Dressing tables and dressing rooms are becoming ever more popular in homes and luxury developments. Here are some fantastic options to complete your dressing area. Fiona McDonald …



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Choosing carpet with Alternative Flooring

The Alternative Guide to the ‘Pleasures and Practicalities’ of choosing carpet. If you want to make a statement, consider your floor the fifth wall.  Get the flooring …



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How to maximise your business at trade shows

Polly Williams, the Designers’ Advisor, is the founder of Camberyard, a multi-award-winning interior design business development consultancy. Here, Polly shares her expertise on how to maximise your …



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Focus/18: The House Directory Highlights

Focus/18 at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. Trade preview: 16-18 September. All welcome: 19-21 September. A not-to-be-missed destination for design enthusiasts with an exciting programme of daily talks, …



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Choosing and installing a fireplace or stove

A fireplace and a stove or gas fire adds a warm and welcoming focal point to an interior, but where should you start? Paul Chesney, Managing Director …



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Modern Day Mosaic – the use of mosaic in contemporary interiors

An exploration of mosaic and its contemporary uses, with work by Pierre Mesguich.  From its ancient origins and seemingly endless possibilities in both design and materials, mosaic …



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