London Interior Designers Say Light is Key to Creating Calming Spaces

Jacki Roig

This year marks the 10th anniversary of London-based design and architecture firm Millier. The company’s founders, Alexandra Nord and Helen Westlake, have worked on a number of impressive projects, including London’s only Grade-I listed new-build Regent’s Crescent; the superprime development The Bryanston in London’s Marble Arch neighborhood; and Islay House, one of Scotland’s grandest country homes. They’ve also worked on private residences in Scandinavia and Sydney.

With an all-female management team at the helm, Millier has 16 architects and designers.

And this year, their work will include one of the world’s grandest country estates, a world-class equestrian and event space, and new West London residences with a strong focus on wellness.

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In response to the Covid-19 situation, Millier is now offering clients a virtual interior design service, providing advice and a full interior

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Creating a Comfortable and Functional Family Room and Playroom | Design Plan

Jacki Roig

Design an open concept family room and playroom that create a feeling of comfort and cohesion, while sparking creativity and imagination with these design ideas and inspiration

Good morning, friends! I hope you all had a restful weekend. I wish I could say the same for ourselves, but we were busy working away on our family room and playroom makeover. Well, I guess I wouldn’t really call it a makeover since it was basically just an empty space before now. Let me fill you in…

When we moved into our home 5 years ago, the basement was finished, which we loved. It was a big space and included a laundry room and full bathroom. Total bonus, right? Except, we never really used it. We just didn’t have the need. And then our firstborn came along and when she hit the two and a half year mark, we started thinking that

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Top 10 Design Trends for Modern Living Rooms Creating Original Interiors

Jacki Roig

Modern interior design trends help create beautiful living spaces, functional, attractive, and unique. The ideal living room design addresses all critical elements, from room colors and finishing materials to furniture and decorations. Modern living rooms are interiors which show multifunctional interior design. People meet guests, relax, and spend time with the family in their living rooms which reflect their lifestyle and tastes. Here are top design trends that can help add stylish and comfortable elements to living spaces.

Modern living room design is personal, incorporates unique solutions, and reflects the latest trends in decorating. Creative finishing materials, surprising designs, unique lighting, designer furniture and decor accessories create fabulous places. Have a look at the ideas showing the design trends that bring originality and comfortable chic into functional and modern living rooms.

Living room design trends

Loft design, brick wall, modern wallpaper, contemporary living room design with retro-modern accents

1. Functional

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Modern Living Room Design, 22 Ideas for Creating Comfortable Living Rooms

Jacki Roig

A living room is a soul of a modern home which needs to be inviting and comfortable. Modern room colors and design ideas, space saving solutions and stylish living room furniture, a placement layout that create comfort, and unique accents make living rooms beautiful and functional, perfect for modern houses. Lushome provides inspiring ideas and visual tips for living room designs for turning the ordinary home interiors into tranquil, relaxing, and family-friendly living spaces.

Modern living room designs traditionally feature a seating area with a large TV panel. An excellent location for the TV is far away from all windows for creating visual comfort for human eyes. Proper furniture placement, efficient lighting, and cozy living room decor bring balance and harmony into modern interior design and create an inviting and pleasant environment.

Lighting ideas is another essential element of modern living room designs. Lighting fixtures which are functional, efficient and

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Cornerstone Decorating | Creating welcome, comfort, and beauty in your home

Jacki Roig

Welcome to Cornerstone!Decorating to furnish with something ornamental; to enhance the appearance of something by adding something unessential; relieving plainness or monotony by adding beauty, color or design.

Home Couture the business of designing, making and selling fashionable custom made home furnishings – taking all measurements to prepare custom designs that are individually 

produced, one-of-a-kind creations. There is dressmaker attention to the small details (lining, pattern matching, embell- ishments) that make couture pieces a joy to observe and to own. This level of quality is NOT inexpensive or quick, but is oh so luxurious and magical.

Soft Furnishings examples of soft furnishings would be: draperies and shades, bedding and duvets, tablecoverings (cloths, placemats, runners, napkins) rugs, luxury cushions, throws, pillows, bolsters, slipcovers, upholstered headboards.

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At Cornerstone we believe YOUR HOME is the very BEST place to make important decorating

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Starting a design brief – Creating a design brief – GCSE Art and Design Revision

Jacki Roig

The starting point for any design is the design brief. The brief outlines what problem a design will solve. It should be referred to throughout the project to make sure what you are working on will solve this problem.

Design area

Areas of design - Interior (hotel reception), textiles and fashion, product design (chair), graphic communication (poster), jewellery (ring), architectural and environmental design

All designs fall into specific design areas. These include product design, graphic communication, textile and fashion, architecture, environmental design, interior design and jewellery.

Each area has different demands and will raise different questions around:

When deciding on a design area you should consider the following:

  • your skill level and experience
  • the materials and equipment available to you
  • whether this is an area that interests you

A successful brief

Whatever your design area, for the design brief to be successful you need to make sure that it:

  • describes a problem that will hold your interest
  • is something you are confident you can produce a response to
  • will challenge your skills
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20+ Tips for Creating a Family-Friendly Living Room

Jacki Roig

Don’t Forget the Rocker

A rocker is a must-have piece of furniture for kiddos. Not only is it great for lulling little ones to sleep, but it’s also the quintessential reading spot. Luckily, rockers come in all shapes, sizes and styles, so find one that fits right in to your design. Also, with kids, you spend a lot of time on the floor, so consider having comfortable throw pillows around to sit or lay on.

Select the Right Fabrics

Neutral furniture is a smart choice for the base of any living room. Layer on throw pillows in a variety of textures and colors, and you’ve created a stylish space for the whole family. Look for fabrics that are nubby or woven. They’re more likely to hide stains and smudges than smooth, flat upholstery.   

Make Furniture Work for You

Look for pieces that double as storage. For instance, this round coffee

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