Aim to be timeless, urges design columnist

A columnist has urged people to aim for a timeless quality within their home's interior design.  Debbie Travis, writing for thestar.com, explained that this timeless style in a room can make it 'so dear' to homeowners. Referencing a new book by interior designer Kathryn M. Ireland, she described how people…
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Design trends in 2013

Natural materials and botanical patterns are both trends to watch out for in 2013, says a design specialist. Sofa designers, Darlings of Chelsea examined some of the emerging trends and found that natural materials were high on the list of design must haves in 2013. Wood, stone, and plant life were…
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Experts reveal how to manage the new-build interiors decision process

Increasing numbers of home-hunters are looking for new-builds in order that they can 'direct the details' of their interior, but are quickly overwhelmed, according to houseshomesandloans.com.   It's long been acknowledged one of the advantages of buying a brand new home over an older one is the opportunity for buyers to…
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Green is top choice for 2013 interiors

Different shades of green are a popular choice for home interiors in 2013, according to metro.co.uk. White has been a popular choice over the past couple of years, but it seems colour is back in fashion. Mixing up a variety of hues is the way to turn green into the new…
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Decorators can take inspiration from nature, according to guide

A decorating guide has talked about how taking inspiration from nature can bring a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere to the home. The guide, published on thisissouthwales.co.uk, claims that using natural elements in the home will create a classic design that won't go out of fashion quickly. It recommends the use of a range of…
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CBS announces top kitchen trends for 2013

New technology advances, multi-coloured accessories, and using food as entertainment are among the big kitchen trends this year, according to US News channel CBS. The trends, which are likely to make their way over to the UK too, also include a host of new multi-functional devices that could soon appear on…
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Burns statue delayed due to granite supply issue

Plans have had to be delayed for the facelift of a statue in Dumfries, according to bbc.co.uk. The statue of Robert Burns is set to be put back by up to three months. The overhaul was originally scheduled for February and is estimated to take around 16 weeks to complete.…
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Bathroom design question prompts university debate

A discussion on bathroom design has proved to be unexpectedly popular and led to further investigation, reports madison.com. The news provider had produced a piece praising the design of a bathroom at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which has a rich history and even has a name - Nature Calls. The…
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Underfloor heating is a must-have design addition

Underfloor heating (UFH) is a worthwhile addition to the home, according to telegraph.co.uk. Installing a UFH system is also not as costly as some people may think. One of the key benefits of underfloor heating is that it can effectively heat the whole room, not just keep feet warm. Because the…
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Couple opt for granite countertops in kitchen overhaul

By remodelling their entire kitchen from top to bottom, one couple have addressed concerns their kitchen was not a 'friendly space' for family and friends to congregate. John and Julie Mangano, cited in a case study by indystar.com, felt their kitchen was dated and attempted to give it a makeover with…
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Cleethorpes seafront to get granite landmark

A new landmark is to be installed on the seafront of Cleethorpes, according to thisisgrimsby.co.uk. A globe made of granite is due to be mounted on a plinth that already stands in the area. The globe, worth £3,000 has been flown from India where it was made, to Felixstowe in…
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