Theme of the Month

Theme of the month – Annual Society of Garden Designers Awards

And the winners are… On Friday 27 January 2017, Christopher Bradley-Hole received the Society of Garden Designer’s highest accolade: The Lifetime Achievement Award On Friday 27 January, I was extremely fortunate to be invited by the SGD Education Committee Chair, Sarah Morgan MSGD  to sit at the ‘Educator’s Table’ at the Society of Garden Designers…

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Farmhouse interior design: Inspiring the senses

Farmhouse Style may be expressed using a traditional or contemporary visual language. It is this flexibility, combined with intense practicality through the use of robust materials, that ensures its continuing popularity as one of the most enduring, and complex interior design styles. Here we look at some very stylish examples of the genre: Farmhouse style…

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Theme of the Month – Creating A Tropical Garden

During the summer of 2015 we saw the introduction of the ‘Tropical’ trend which featured a dazzling array of bold bright colours, palm prints, pineapples and an abundance of tropical flowers and exotic birds. Rio de Janeiro is hosting the 2016 Olympics so the popularity of all things ‘Tropical’ has continued to grow within our…

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Theme of the Month – The Return of Rattan

Let the rattan revival commence! With new techniques and design processes emerging all the time, the way in which designers are adapting traditional materials and enveloping them in a contemporary aesthetic is a sure sign of the strength and ingenuity of our industry.

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Judging a book by its cover — Book cover design

As the saying goes, we have been taught to never ‘judge a book by its cover’; meaning we should never prejudge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone.  Whether this be people, things, ideas, even interiors, it can be easy to become quite superficial about new experiences. However, rather than metaphorically,…

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