The World of Interior Design

Mustard in Interiors

Written by NDA senior tutor, Vicky McClymont Mustard seems to be a colour that doesn’t disappear from our interior consciousness. Since 2015 (if not even earlier), mustard has been at the forefront of popular interior colour choices and it doesn’t seem to be losing any momentum. In 2018, Pinterest reported a 45% increase in searches for…

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Window Treatments for Kitchens

Written by NDA tutor Sarah Watts When choosing window treatments for kitchens, we may be guilty of not giving this too much thought and opting for a simple and practical solutions such as a roller blind or a Venetian blind. But there are so many different types of treatments that will work well and compliment…

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Taking Inspiration From the World of Dance

Written by NDA Senior Tutor, Simone Haley The Birmingham Royal Ballet recently toured a performance titled ‘[Un]leashed’, which consisted of 3 items of dance. The first titled ‘Lyric Pieces’, choreographed by Jessica Lang, and was a classical presentation of ballet. The second piece by Didy Veldman was a world premiere entitled ‘Sense of Time’ and…

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Eco-Friendly Garden Furniture: A How To Guide

Written by NDA Garden Design tutor Gill Lotter When I set out to write a blog on sustainable outdoor furniture, I don’t think I was prepared for the frustrating and time-consuming journey on which I was embarking! Many retailers’ claims are loosely worded and difficult to substantiate, especially when applied to products manufactured from mixed…

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Who inspires us: Sir John Soane

Written by NDA tutor, Stephen Matthewman-Knowles Sir John Soane, a man who’s legacy of collecting has enriched the lives of many an architect and historical enthusiast alike. For those unfamiliar with the name, Sir John was an English architect who lived between the years 1753 to 1837. Known as an exponent of Neo-Classical architecture, he’s…

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