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Rooms With A View

Vicki Lund and Jason Richardson had a radical rethink when it came to creating their ideal family home by the coast.

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Interview with Holiday Agency Cornish Gems

Cornish Gems is an established and award-winning agency specialising in providing luxury self-catering holidays in Cornwall. With over 180 holiday cottages, beach apartments and country houses across Cornwall, in breath-taking locations, Cornish Gems offers beautiful self-catering properties for romantic escapes and family getaways. Owners wishing to let their property through Cornish Gems must meet and maintain the company’s criteria, so I caught up with Portfolio Development Manager, Sarah Hemsley, to find out what makes the agency a ‘Cornish Gem’.

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Master bedroom with a relaxed coastal vibe

Go Coastal: How to give your home some seaside style.

Tap into the enduring appeal of the coast, with a grown-up elegant take on maritime style. Choose a palette inspired by the water’s edge, mixing fresh neutrals with blue-grey schemes that have seashore appeal.

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Tom Raffield lighting designer

Interview with Lighting Designer Tom Raffield

Lighting is the piece de resistance of any interior scheme, and can transform a space entirely. Tom Raffield is a gentleman who knows how to curate the perfect lighting. He has spent his career developing a new technique steaming wood to create eco-friendly designs. With the launch of his new green range, I caught up with Tom to find out more about the man behind the designs.

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Interior designed living space. Artwork from Whistlefish, sofa from sofa.com

Setting up a holiday let

When it comes to setting up a holiday let, the house can very much be a blank canvas. Decorating your holiday cottage well and making the most of the space on offer can often be your key to success. Making just a few changes to your interior décor can make all the difference when it comes to maximising bookings. Here are my top tips on how you can spruce up your cottage and make it more enjoyable for your guests.

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Casa Vista beach inspired bedroom design

Choosing colour schemes for a holiday let

Whether you have an up and running asset or you are starting from scratch, here’s my advice on choosing the right colour scheme for decorating your holiday home.

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Elliott White interiors photographer Cornwall

Interview with interiors photographer Elliott White

Elliott White is a talented interiors photographer. His style is effortlessly beautiful and clean. Working with natural light, Elliott captures the design and colour of an interior space. He offers a very personal service, working with you to create new and inspirational imagery. I asked Elliott if he would be happy to be interviewed for my blog, as working in the interiors industry, designers are always looking for trustworthy photographers, who understand their style. Here is what he had to say… 

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Sea Mist Kitchen

How to style a room

As an interiors stylist, I often get asked how I prep interior spaces before a photo shoot. Whether shooting for a magazine or simply adding images to my portfolio, interior design, space and lighting need to be considered. Here is my advice on how to style your interiors for a photo shoot.

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Susie Watson Designs Foxglove Fabric

How to decorate your home with flowers

From pretty classics to more contemporary designs, I have picked out key floral patterns perfect for effortlessly replicating English inspired country house interiors. Read this blog to learn how to decorate your home with flowers and find the best interior websites to shop the country inspired look.

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Interview with Cornwall’s floral designer Jen Simpson

Twigs and Greens is a specialist florist designing floral arrangements for weddings in west Cornwall and beyond. Owner Jen Simpson has been working in the floral industry for nearly a decade, with a wide range of experience covering weddings and events in Cornwall and the Midlands. Her style and ethos is natural, rustic and beautiful, while being elegantly subtle. I was honoured when Jen agreed to meet with me and talk through her floral designs and approach. She is someone who really cares about her flowers and how they work together. 

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