Louise Swarbrick Design

Cabin Fever

With the Scandinavian trend for Hygge the idea of bringing a romantic Swiss cabin feel to a bedroom has become attractive, particularly during the long cold Winter months of lockdown. Many elements of home decor will bring this sense of warmth and well being to a room. The most obvious thing we associate with a …

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Yellow

If you ask a child what is yellow they will probably say “the sun” or a “banana”. Neither answer is the most prepossessing start for an interior motif. However yellow in interior decor is one of the oldest and more enduring of all colours. Having been out of favour for a while recently with new …

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New England style
Louise Swarbrick Design

New England Style

With the words “New England”, a host of images comes to mind. A simplicity of design and a wealth of home craftsmanship brings to this look a clean and charming style. Very often it is associated with a coastal theme with the blue and white palette of the ocean a backdrop to interior design. In …

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Louise Swarbrick Design

Liberty Design

From the foundation of the firm in 1875, the name of Liberty has been most associated with textiles. Liberty silks woven in India but dyed in Leek, Staffordshire by Thomas Waddle produced the range of colours and dyes we most think of when we think of the Liberty print. These deep yellows, peacock blues and …

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Louise Swarbrick Design

Beds

The most obvious item of furniture for the bedroom is the bed. It is important as we spend a third of our lives in bed asleep. The bed has to be comfortable for you but it will be the key piece to set the scene for the design of your bedroom as well. Usually the …

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Flights of Fancy

Animal images have long been popular for decorative inspiration. Most notably fabric and wallpaper have taken the image of the bird in many variations to produce lovely colourful options for your room. Whether is a gentle dove or a dramatic peacock there will be something to suit your taste. The whimsical Chimney Swallows by Designers …

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Chandeliers
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Chandeliers

My image of chandeliers was more Beauty and the Beast by Disney and I felt them to be overwhelming and dated. Suddenly a range of much more sculptural overhead lighting has been created and the chandelier become funky and artistic. A good example of this modern industrial hanging pendant / chandelier is from Buster and …

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Reflections

A mirror was a very expensive purchase in days gone by. That’s why it’s supposed to be bad luck to break a mirror, since it would take about seven years to save up enough money to buy another. Mirrors are an invaluable way to add glamour light and a decorative touch to any living space …

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Louise Swarbrick Design

Kitchen Company

A kitchen is in many ways the most important area in a house. Particularly now when we spend time socialising, eating and spending time as a family both inside and out. An ideal kitchen is only ever that for the person who uses it. The planning of this space needs lots of thought and by …

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Louise Swarbrick Design

Marbles

Marbling is an interesting way of decorating items from cakes to wallpaper. It’s an unusual design created in many different colours and to be found in a variety of accessories. Timorous Beasties based in Glasgow uses marbling to great effect both in its fabrics and a wide range of wallpaper. Reminiscent of bookbinding this clever …

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