How-to Guides

A ‘Living Coral’ Inspired Garden Party

Written by NDA tutor Sarah-Jane Wilkinson Following our Interior Trends for 2019 blog post, here are some ideas that can inspire you to take the Pantone ‘Living Coral’ Colour of the Year into your garden gatherings this summer. Get ready for some much anticipated summer sunshine.   Table Talk This bold table and chairs set…

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5 Tips for Working from Home!

Written by NDA tutor Amy Payler-Carpenter Whether studying or starting your own business, working from home can be a great help both financially and practically. However, without a clear line dividing home life and professional life it can be difficult to strike the right balance. It can also be isolating for those who are naturally…

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The Art of Colour Theory – Vol. 4

Written by NDA senior tutor, Vicky McClymont In this series of blogs, we will be taking a closer look at one of the most important topics in interior design; colour theory. In the fourth volume of this series, we take a look at one of the most popular and versatile colours to use in interiors; blue.…

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The Ins and Outs When Designing a Bathroom

This blog post was kindly guest written by Jessica Herring, from marble.com. Marble.com describes themselves as “the premier natural stone countertop fabricator and installer in the world. We possess a massive selection of over 2,000 colours of stone, utilize state-of-the-art templating and fabrication technology, and provide incredible customer service”.    Designing a new bathroom or…

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Accent Chairs: An Easy Way to Brighten a Space

When tasked with a ‘bland’ or ‘boring’ room, it could be assumed that to brighten the space it’s going to take an accent wall or a new colour scheme to inject some life into the area. While introducing a bold wall covering or changing the soft furnishings to a new bright shade are both great…

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