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3 Coffee Table Books for Black and White Schemes

Books are great for styling spaces with as well as having great content for your design education. Let’s take a look at 3 fantastic books to complement your modern home …

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Versailles Palace What Inspires You?

French style is always so inspirational isn’t it? With the Coronavirus set to limit flying my family is dreaming of escapes to Europe. However via car or boat or train rather than long haul!

Anyway it got me thinking about my school days as I  regularly travelled to France each year for family holidays. I started learning French at an after school club in Winchester where I lived.  When I was just 9 had the opportunity to visit the Palace of Versailles in Versailles near Paris on a French Exchange. This beautiful building really inspired me to want to create luxury interiors. It made such a huge impression on me.

Age just 15 I took work experience in a soft furnishings store and they offered me a Saturday job tidying up the wallpaper and fabric books.  I helped make up curtains and blinds (mostly Austrian back then!) in the workroom. 

With a passion for textiles I love putting together schemes with lots of textures and patterns to give a luxurious feel to a room.  I believe this is one of the easiest changes to make to a room to add glamour and drama and a feeling of quality.  By using carefully selected new window treatments, dressing the bed and refreshing upholstery you can really transform a room even with existing furniture in some cases.

If you want to inject some glamour to your scheme then take a queue from Versailles with it’s rich indulgent decorations.

Try this  St Antoine wallpaper from Farrow and Ball to evoke French style:

https://www.farrow-ball.com/wallpaper/st-antoine

 

I’d love to hear what inspires you to create a beautiful room, maybe it’s a piece of art or gift that someone special gave you?

So tell me what inspires you? Please go ahead and leave me a comment below.

UK Interior Designer Rachel Davies trained with world leading 5 star hotel spa designers ESPA International before setting up her freelance business Spinriver Design in 2009.
She now works in the UK and Europe to design unique modern contemporary homes with a touch of luxury where possible!
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Creative Trends Blog

  This month I have been featured on the Creative Trends blog by Terry’s Fabrics, you can also see photos of my latest project at Cornwall’s Five Star Retallack Resort …

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Boutique Hotel Design

The term “Boutique Hotel” was termed in the 1980’s and referred to independent hotels with aspirational design and excellent service.  It was largely a reaction to the chain hotels and …

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Relaxing in Your Room

Whether it is coming home after a full day of hard work or finally relaxing after a day of looking after the kids, the opportunity to sit down and relax …

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Create Your Own Home Spa

What needs to be considered when you create your own spa? First you need to think about what space you have and what will realistically fit.  If space is not …

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Feng Shui & Bali Here I Come!

This photo above is of Surf Haven Bali is courtesy of TripAdvisor   Woo hoo I’m all excited not just because I have an awesome summer holiday in Bali to …

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Traditional Style and Contemporary Elegance with Oak

Solid Oak Internal Doors …are not just for cottages Solid oak internal doors certainly complement a traditional cottage interior. However, as with any product, their ability to make a distinctive …

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Postcards from Paris 1925 “Exposition Internationale Des Art Decoratifs”

Art Deco is my favourite period style in interior design and architecture. I love everything to do with the Roaring Twenties, society was changing dramatically with the emancipation of women …