The World of Interior Design

Kitchen Trends 2019

Written by NDA tutor, Stephen Matthewman-Knowles With the Christmas decorations packed away and the New Year already upon us, this can be a time to take stock and look again with fresh eyes at our interiors. Of all the rooms over the festive period, it will often be the kitchen that can take the most…

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BIID Conference 2018: Inside Knowledge

Written by NDA tutor, Stephen Matthewman-Knowles On Thursday, 8th November, I attended the annual BIID Conference, Inside Knowledge. This year’s focus was about success in business. As usual, there was an illustrious line up of influential leaders for the industry. For those who are unfamiliar with BIID, it is the recognised professional body within the…

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The Insta-interior: How Instagram is shaping the way we design

Written by NDA senior tutor, Vicky McClymont. (To see more Instagram worthy interiors, head over to our Pinterest page) As we all know, trends play a huge part in the development, concept and design of our interiors; our industry is heavily influenced by colour, pattern and finish – all key elements of any trend. However, the…

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Victorian Extensions

Written by NDA tutor Stephen Matthewman-Knowles Many experts will tell you that Victorian properties will never go out of fashion and given there are so many of them within Britain, one would tend to agree. Not only is it due to our ongoing fascination with the period, but as much to do with their high ceilings,…

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October Interiors 2018

Written by the NDA Curtain Making tutor, Sarah Watts On Monday, I took the day out of the office to attend October Interiors held at Cheltenham Racecourse. Hosted by CABMFF (curtain and blind makers friendly forum), this is a trade show specialising in everything relating to window treatments. I was like a child in a…

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