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Design for Diversity : The Beginning

Kate Watson-Smyth, of Mad About The House, and Interior Designer Rukmini Patel discuss how the Design for Diversity initiative was born and how to be a part of the change. Image: Co-founders Rukmini Patel and Kate Watson-Smyth Q1: What does...

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HOW INTERIOR DESIGNERS AND BRANDS ARE ADAPTING TO LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN

The Designers’ Advisor Polly Williams asked some of the interior designers and brands in her thriving Camberyard Collective how they’re coping during the pandemic. Focusing on three key questions – how it’s affected their work; what, if any, silver linings...

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What I Learned From Reading Mad About The House: 101 Interior Design Answers

Kate Watson-Smyth has been writing about interiors for 20 years and she has helped clients to style their homes. In her new book, Mad About The House: 101 Interior Design Answers, she shares her expertise and offers a wealth of...

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Top tips for building a brand & developing your business

Polly Williams, the multi-award-winning Designers’ Advisor, founded Camberyard, an interior design business development consultancy, in 2015. Inspired by the belief that collaboration is better than competition, she also formed the Camberyard Collective, a select group of like-minded designers, brands and...

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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 time at trade shows – and why it’s so worthwhile to attend. 1...

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Neisha Crosland: Life of a Pattern

NEISHA CROSLAND, LIFE OF A PATTERN (by Merrell Publishers). Renowned for her sophisticated colour combinations and attention to balance and proportion, Neisha Crosland sees pattern everywhere. She seeks out symmetry, order and structure wherever she goes: in artefacts, buildings, paintings...

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Vintage Home by Judith Miller

Vintage Home (20th century Design for Contemporary Living) by Judith Miller is a practical collector’s guide, a celebration of the many decorative styles of the 20th century, and a guide to combining retro and contemporary pieces in your home. The...

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An interview with John Stefanidis

John Stefanidis established his design practice in Chelsea in 1967, attracting a discerning international clientele with his carefully considered, vibrant and beautiful transformation of homes worldwide. He currently works on a consultancy basis and is passionate about cultivating his design...

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The Peggy Angus Collection

The Peggy Angus Collection has been inspired by the remarkable work of Peggy Angus, British designer, teacher and painter, 1904-1993. Her hand-blocked designs have been faithfully reproduced by Blithfield as fabrics and wallpaper, and are available in a large range...

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The Interiors of Chester Jones

An inspiring tome on the work of interior designer Chester Jones is just out.  The Interiors of Chester Jones features more than a dozen of his interiors, ranging from a studio in Notting Hill to an alpine chalet –  in...

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