My recent Uni project involves using a current fashion or interior trend as a theme for a styling shoot. My group chose to focus on embroidery, which can be seen in windows of high street shops as well as high fashion catwalks.

Embroidery Styling Shoot

My recent Uni project involves using a current fashion or interior trend as a theme for a styling shoot. My group chose to focus on embroidery, which can be seen in windows of high street shops as well as high fashion catwalks. Embroidery  [em-broi-duh-ree, -dree] noun, plural embroideries 'The art of working raised and ornamental…

A/W 2016 Interior Trends

Looking to decorate your home? Follow these tips from industry experts and trend forecasters to create a home that's totally on trend! Believe me, these are 6 trends you don't want to miss! 1.Retro Revival Retro furniture is back in a big way, with a distinctly masculine, autumnal theme. Think mustards, olives and terracottas paired…

Southampton City Art Gallery Café Design

My latest University project was to design a café for Southampton City Art Gallery. Southampton City Art Gallery is internationally renowned for its permanent collection which features around 5,000 works. These span eight centuries and tell the story of western art from the Renaissance to the present day. The core of the collection is twentieth…

How To Create An Awesome Photoshop Visualisation!

Not confident with your drawing skills? Need to create an Interior Design visualisation? Well you've come to the right place! I learned this awesome technique at uni and now I want to share it with you guys! This is the sort of thing you can expect to create from this tutorial: Looks a bit daunting?…

Why I Love Anthropologie’s Styling (And You Should Too!)

The beautifully styled interior makes shopping at Anthropologie a magical retail experience. The soft, mood lighting, aroma of scented candles and use of house plants give the store a homely feel. Anthropologie is world renowned for its bohemian inspired clothing, accessories and homeware ranges (and it's price tag!). Their buyers and designers travel the world to…

Working With Southsea Deckchairs

(Credit: Southsea Deckchairs) Stephen Davies, formed the company in 1991, 10 years after working as deckchair attendant on Southsea beach during the summers. The first deckchair he produced took 3 weeks to make (as Davies had no previous wood-work experience). Since the company formed, the popularity has rocketed and they have become the leading UK retailer…

Introducing Bertie & Jack

Hi Guys! Got a blank space on your wall? Into bright, bold colours? Check out Bertie and Jack! Bertie & Jack is a contemporary art company, famous for their 'cut out' mounts with colourful backgrounds. "We create our popular ‘cut-out’ product by cutting our hand-drawn illustrations from mount board and layering patterns and prints behind…

Trend Alert: The Acapulco Chair

The Acapulco chair may look very contemporary, but they have been around for decades. The Acapulco chair was originally produced in a Mexican town named (you guessed it) Acapulco in the 1950s. Usually made of vinyl cords on a metal, slightly pear-shaped frame, the Acapulco chair has most commonly been used as outdoor lounge seating.…

Linden Homes Collaboration: Part 2

Hey guys, This is the second part of the Linden Homes project, this time, my scheme was based around Japanese Artist Ohara Koson. Ohara Koson was a Japanese painter and print designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, specialising in Woodblock printing. (Examples of Koson's work) My next step was to create some fabric…

Linden Homes Collaboraion: Part 1

Throwback to my first year of uni... Linden homes approached my lecturer about a new development of houses in Waterlooville, Hampshire. We were asked to redesign a living/dining room and master bedroom for the show home, based on an artist of our choice (well, 2 artists, but I'll save the rest for part 2!) I…