Theme of the Month

Theme Of The Month April 2016: Dame Zaha Hadid

Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE 1950 – 2016 Dame Zaha Hadid was one of the world’s true visionaries. Very few architects would have the drive and direction to achieve the contribution to world architecture evidenced by Zaha’s output. We at the NDA are deeply saddened by her sudden and untimely death aged 65. For this month’s…

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Theme of the Month March 2016 – Perennial & Wildlife Friendly Gardens

Naturalistic, perennial and wildlife friendly gardens have now entered the established lexicon of garden design. Deceptively simple, these seemingly spontaneous spaces are the results of a carefully cultivated (pardon the pun) sense of proportion, a knowledge of garden history and a passionate interest in horticulture. The natural approach to gardening can be traced back to…

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A guide to buying art for Interior Designers

Buying art isn’t as easy as it sounds, but can be an essential skill for an interior designer. Director of Studies at the NDA, Anthony Rayworth, provides a useful guide to buying art as an interior designer. Art through the ages For centuries, millennia even, art has been the defining element within an interior. The Egyptians…

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How to de-clutter your interior this January

With a new year, comes new year resolutions. Our Director of Studies Anthony Rayworth discusses the controversial KonMari method to de-clutter your home. Let 2016 be the year of change… How to de-clutter your interior: Let me start by wishing you all a Happy New Year! We often feel the need to surround ourselves will all our personal possessions…

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Sparkle All Year: Statement Lighting

With the new year looming, changing up your interior is a great way to go into 2016 feeling fresh and new. Lighting makes a statement, and by picking something that will last longer than the festive season it is a great way to transform your interior and start 2016 in style. We share our favourite…

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