How-to Guides

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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Traditional Upholstery: Restoring a 100 Year Old Chair

It is a real shame to throw away classic pieces of furniture when they could be restored; in this blog we share how to restore a 100 year old chair making it a brilliant addition to any interior once again. At the start of the project the chair had a shabby faded red seat and…

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Develop your Interior Design Portfolio – Part 1

An interior design portfolio in brief, is a collection of your best work. It is an opportunity for you to showcase a range of skills and your design style. This should be packaged both creatively and professionally. There should also be enough content within your interior design portfolio for someone to look through and have…

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