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09 Oct 2018

13 Luxury Wallpaper Ideas to Transform Any Room into a Lavish Haven in 2018

13 LUXURY WALLPAPER IDEAS TO TRANSFORM AY ROOM INTO A LAVISH HAVEN IN 2018 Whether you want to make a bold statement or you simply wish to bring graceful elegance to a room, wallpaper is a powerful way to instantly transform a space and give it character. Our 13 luxury wallpaper ideas below show you how you can use this beautiful material to punctuate with colour, add evocative depth and infuse any design with a chosen style. Conjure a charming [...]
24 Sep 2018
Decorex 2018 Trends Living Room

Decorex 2018 London Design Festival: Our Designers Report on the Latest Trends!

DECOREX 2018 LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL: OUR DESIGNERS REPORT ON THE LATEST TRENDS! Widely regarded as Europe’s leading interior design event, Decorex has a 40 year history of bringing the finest emerging and established brands in the luxury interiors market together to exhibit their latest work. It’s here you’ll see the latest trends come together in their most luxurious expressions, showcasing the perfect marriage between quality and vogue. The greatest interior design minds of the world have inspired these Decorex 2018 [...]
10 Sep 2018
Malibu beach house decor kitchen

10 Malibu Beach House Decor Tips to Get the Breezy, Luxury Look

10 MALIBU BEACH HOUSE DECOR TIPS TO GET THE BREEZY, LUXURY LOOK Evoking sounds of serene waves rhythmically ebbing on the shore and relaxing evenings watching the sunsets over the ocean, beach house interiors transport us to the blissful world of holidays and a carefree existence. Hike the level of luxury up a notch to some of the most exclusive beachfront real estate in the world, and we instantly think of deluxe Malibu beach homes. Here our designers recommend 10 [...]
28 Aug 2018
Back To School Decor Staircase Entrance

10 Back to School Decor Products to Refresh the Home in 2018

10 BACK TO SCHOOL DECOR PRODUCTS TO REFRESH THE HOME IN 2018 The kids are back to school any day now and it’s time to regain a sense of order in the home (as well as some sanity)! Giving your interiors a new lease of life will start this academic year off with a refreshing feeling of calm, as well as excited anticipation, ensuring that your home life is truly revitalised and ready for the next chapter. We’ve collated 10 [...]
13 Aug 2018
Autumn Decor 2018 Bedroom

11 Top Autumn Winter Interior Design Trends 2018 You’ll Love

11 TOP AUTUMN WINTER INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS 2018 YOU'LL LOVE Dress your home for the stunning seasons of autumn and winter and incorporate the latest interior design trends of 2018 to suit these gloriously cooler, crisper months. With sensational spoilers already emerging from the fashion catwalks and moodboards adapting the 2018 decor styles to celebrate the darker nights and magnificent bursts of colour outside, we can now reveal the 11 top autumn winter interior design trends of 2018. 1. Darker [...]
30 Jul 2018
Wooden Interiors Green Woodland

15 Stunning Wooden Decor Ideas: Wooden Interiors to Inspire You

15 STUNNING WOODEN DECOR IDEAS: WOODEN INTERIORS TO INSPIRE YOU Exquisitely versatile and abounding in natural beauty, wood can transform any interior design scheme into something truly remarkable. Whether you wish to add warmth to a monochrome palette, to bring organic softness to an industrial design or to create a dramatic focal point within a scheme, wooden interiors will adapt to achieve the look you want. Rustic or refined, dark or light, vintage or modern, traditional or eclectically cool, wooden [...]
12 Jul 2018

12 Opulent Interiors Worthy of A Footballer’s Crib: A Luxury Look at the World Cup

12 OPULENT INTERIORS WORTHY OF ANY FOOTBALLER'S CRIB: A LUXURY LOOK AT THE WORLD CUP With excited chatter of the World Club currently resounding through every WhatsApp group chat, pub, office and home across the globe, our daily lives are passionately absorbed by the glorious game of football. Not just the game, but the ostentatious lifestyles of these god-like footballers and their sensational cribs. Having had the privilege of designing the interiors for some of the most impressive luxury homes [...]
02 Jul 2018
Garden Furniture 2018 Trends - View from Balcony

Garden Furniture 2018 – Top 10 to Follow This Summer’s Garden Trends

GARDEN FURNITURE 2018 - TOP 10 TO FOLLOW THIS SUMMER'S GARDEN TRENDS In 2018, garden trends embrace alfresco dining, celebrate asymmetrical styling and champion vibrant colours. They inspire more outdoor living, adopt Japanese philosophies and pave the way for a ‘grow your own’ lifestyle. This is the year to welcome mindfulness into your outdoor living spaces, spend quality time with yourself and live a more wholesome life. We have compiled 10 of our favourite 2018 garden furniture pieces to help [...]
18 Jun 2018
Summer Interior Design Trends 2018

10 Summer Interior Design Trends 2018 – Style Your Home for the Season

10 SUMMER INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS 2018 - STYLE YOUR HOME FOR THE SEASON In 2018, summer interior design trends take a powerful turn away from the gentle pastels and calming neutrals of previous years, and stride towards brighter, bolder, more glamorous themes. This year, summer makes a strong statement in design, shaking things up and reinvigorating our homes with a new lease of characterful life. This is your chance to put aside your shyness and boldly express yourself within your [...]
04 Jun 2018
10 Examples of Georgian Interior Design - A Luxuriously Modern Take

10 Examples of Georgian Interior Design – A Luxuriously Modern Take

10 EXAMPLES OF GEORGIAN INTERIOR DESIGN - A LUXURIOUSLY MODERN TAKE Established during the Georgian period of 1714 - 1830 when four King Georges ruled consecutively in Britain, the Georgian interior design style and architecture is renowned for its timeless elegance and graceful grandeur. With exquisitely balanced proportions, harmonious symmetry and classical detailing, Georgian architecture is perfectly married to interiors of handsome beauty, modern-day luxury and contemporary styling. Famed for its purity and ordered appearance, Georgian interior design focuses on [...]
16 May 2018
Harry and Meghan Royal Interiors Bedroom

Harry and Meghan Royal Wedding: 12 Royal Interiors Fit for a New Princess

HARRY AND MEGHAN ROYAL WEDDING: 12 ROYAL INTERIORS FIT FOR A NEW PRINCESS On Saturday 19th May 2018, Harry and Meghan will be setting off to St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle for their dreamy royal wedding; a day eagerly-awaited and celebrated by us all in Britain and many across the globe. In honour of this very special day, and as a welcome to our new beautiful princess, we’ve put together a ‘storybook of royal interiors’ - a collection of [...]
08 May 2018
Restaurant Interior Design Bar

10 Examples of Stunning Restaurant Interior Design in London

10 EXAMPLES OF STUNNING RESTAURANT INTERIOR DESIGN IN LONDON Renowned for their unique and incredibly creative interiors, bar and restaurant interior design is a fabulous place for designers to seek inspiration and think outside the box. Whether it’s an other-worldly, underground aquarium dining experience, a candlelit medieval tavern or a minimalist spaceship-inspired dining hall with egg shaped seating, restaurant interior designers have been leading innovation in design across the world and influencing how we approach interior decor in hotels and [...]
23 Apr 2018
London Industrial Interior Design Style Living Area

8 Steps to Industrial Interior Design – Let Our Designers Inspire You

8 STEPS TO INDUSTRIAL INTERIOR DESIGN - LET OUR DESIGNERS INSPIRE YOU Born in the 70s when our British mills, factories and warehouses were closing down to make way for a modern era, the industrial interior design style began its life as an unexpected moment of creativity; as new residents moved into these vast open spaces, they left the exposed pipes, steel vaulted ceilings and cement floors as they were and styled their interiors around it. But it wasn’t until [...]
11 Apr 2018
Garden Room Design Conservatory

Garden Room Design to Inspire You – Our 6 Top Styling Tips

GARDEN ROOM DESIGN TO INSPIRE YOU - OUR 6 TOP STYLING TIPS Garden rooms offer us the perfect way to bring the revitalising outdoors in, celebrating the beauty of nature as it bursts back into life after those long dark winters. With a myriad of different garden room designs from which to fashion your dream outdoor-indoor oasis, it’s important to consider the overall look and style you want to achieve. Minimalist modern, creative eclectic, Scandinavian organic, farmhouse rustic? The style [...]
23 Mar 2018
Spring Home Decor

10 Spring Home Decor Ideas to Style Your Home for Easter

10 SPRING HOME DECOR IDEAS TO STYLE YOUR HOME FOR EASTER Celebrate the coming of Easter in style with these stunning spring home decor ideas. Spring is a time to blow away the cobwebs of winter and revitalise your interiors with bursts of colour, creativity and new life. We’ve put together 10 spring interior design tips to help you transition effortlessly into this beautiful new season. 1. Vibrant Yellows As the daffodils blossom into life around every corner and the [...]
23 Feb 2018
Fashion and Interior Design Trends 2018

London Fashion Week: 2018 Fashion and Interior Design Trends

LONDON FASHION WEEK: 2018 FASHION AND INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS From runway to hallway, fashion and interior design trends have long since been intertwined, and as our digital age has grown, so has the speed of congruence between the two industries. Where once interior designers may have taken inspiration from catwalks of the past, now they move with the latest, trend-setting runway collections, offering the world an opportunity to be part of these visionary movements simultaneously within their homes and their [...]
12 Feb 2018
Valentine's Day Decorations for Home Bed

Our Top 10 Valentine’s Day Decorations for the Home in 2018

OUR TOP 10 VALENTINES DAY DECORATIONS FOR THE HOME IN 2018 Infuse your interiors with a touch of romance this Valentine’s Day and inspire a warming sense of love throughout your home! This is the time to celebrate the special relationships you have in your life and to create the perfect atmosphere of appreciation and intimacy within your interiors. We’ve collated 10 of our favourite Valentine’s Day decorations for the home, all of which can be tastefully applied for a [...]
29 Jan 2018
Maison&Objet 2018 Paris

Maison&Objet 2018: Our Creative Director Reveals the 2018 Design Trends

MAISON&OBJET 2018: OUR CREATIVE DIRECTOR REVEALS THE 2018 DESIGN TRENDS Regarded as one of the three most important interior design shows in Europe, Maison&Objet is an international authority for home décor, interior design, architecture, lifestyle culture and trends - a must-attend event held biannually in Paris. Visited recently by our Creative Director, Stacey Sibley reports that Maison&Objet 2018 has once again set the interior design community alight with intrigue and avant-garde inspiration, hosting a huge, spectacular show of innovation and [...]
16 Jan 2018

Pantone Colour of the Year 2018 – 5 Ways to Get the Ultra Violet Look

PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR 2018 - 5 WAYS TO GET THE ULTRA VIOLET LOOK As the year drew to an end in 2017, we waited excitedly for the Pantone Colour of the Year 2018 to be unveiled, the visionary colour that would shape interiors and designers across the globe. So much more than just a trendsetting shade, the Pantone Colour of the Year is a mode to convey a message and to inspire - a reflection on our world [...]
04 Jan 2018
Refresh Your Home for the New Year

10 Easy Tips to Refresh Your Home for the New Year

10 EASY TIPS TO REFRESH YOUR HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR Have you been hooked by that exciting sentiment brought by the new year to embark on positive change in one’s life? Well, transforming your surroundings and refreshing your home for the new year can be incredibly symbolic in supporting any change you wish to implement. The fascinating environmental psychology theorem of ‘place attachment’ demonstrates how strong the bond is between a person and their environment, meaning that adapting or [...]
20 Dec 2017
Christmas Dining Table Decorations

12 Christmas Dining Table Decorations – Add Style to Your Festive Feasts!

12 CHRISTMAS DINING TABLE DECORATIONS - ADD STYLE TO YOUR FESTIVE FEASTS The dining table sits at the very heart of the Christmas spirit, bringing family and friends together to share in an abundant feast of indulgent food, wine, laughter and merriment! Christmas dining table decorations therefore should brim with stylish flair, setting the scene for your guests and igniting that spark of festive fun in all. Whether you have opted for the classically traditional Christmas look, a warmly rustic, [...]
11 Dec 2017
Metallic Trend Christmas Decor

2017 Metallic Trend: 10 Ways to Add Shimmer to Your Christmas Decor

2017 METALLIC TREND: 10 WAYS TO ADD SHIMMER TO YOUR CHRISTMAS DECOR The sophisticated metallic trend has been one of the hottest interior design styles in 2017, set to continue into 2018. From shimmering metallic wallpapers to foil jersey fabric, from molten metallic decorative pieces to super shiny accessories, from high gloss hammered metals to industrial style finishes. It’s even proliferated the fashion show catwalks with rocket man outfits, electric flash disco looks and glamorous 1970's drama queen designs. Indeed, [...]
27 Nov 2017
Tropical Christmas Tree Decoration Parrot

The 2017 Tropical Christmas Trend: 8 Decor Tips to Get the Look

THE 2017 TROPICAL CHRISTMAS TREND: 8 DECOR TIPS TO GET THE LOOK The Tropical Christmas 2017 Interior Decor Trend has brought a touch of sunshine and a twist of fun to our festive interiors this year, inducing many with jaw dropping expressions of surprise which slowly morph into a big smile of intrigue. And why not? Pineapples, tropical jungles and palm tree prints have steadfastly been in interior design vogue throughout 2017, offering a sophisticated twist for our Autumn Winter [...]
13 Nov 2017
Hygge products bath

8 Essential Hygge Products – give your home a Hygge!

8 ESSENTIAL HYGGE PRODUCTS - GIVE YOUR HOME A HYGGE! You’ve heard about the seductive notion of Hygge and you’re dreaming of ways to create this sanctuary in your own life with a few fundamental Hygge products. But where do you start looking and what exactly is Hygge? A word which defies any literal translation, the alluring Danish concept of ‘Hoo-Gah’ is most easily explained to be:- “The absence of anything annoying or emotionally overwhelming; taking pleasure from the presence [...]
30 Oct 2017
Halloween Decor Ideas Blackbird Books

13 Stunning Halloween Decor Ideas to Inspire You

13 STUNNING HALLOWEEN DECOR IDEAS TO INSPIRE YOU Looking for Halloween decor inspiration? Look no further! Halloween brings excitement to the stunning season of autumn, adding that eerie undertone to a time when nature is abundant with spell-binding colours, crisp mornings filled with vitality and vibrant produce promising our homely favourites: apples, squash, pears, sweet potatoes and, of course, the mighty pumpkin. This is the time to transform your home into a celebration of this magnificent season and unleash some [...]
12 Oct 2017
Sunseeker Luxury Yacht

Alexander James Interior Design Venture into Luxury Yacht Interiors

ALEXANDER JAMES INTERIOR DESIGN VENTURE INTO LUXURY YACHT INTERIORS Alexander James Interior Design were delighted to be commissioned by the sensational Sunseeker Yachts brand to dress and style the luxury yacht interiors of their most elite models, ready for showcasing at this year’s most prestigious yachting events. Sunseeker - A Global Luxury Yacht Brand A member of The Luxury Network UK, Sunseeker is an award-winning, British luxury motor yacht manufacturer, world-renowned for their innovative designs and understanding of what customers truly [...]
02 Oct 2017
Autumn Interior Design Trends 2017 Plush Patterned Fabrics

6 Autumn Interior Design Trends 2017 – Our Creative Director Reveals All

6 AUTUMN INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS 2017 - OUR CREATIVE DIRECTOR REVEALS ALL The nights are drawing in, warm russet hues are rippling through our green outdoors and a refreshing crispness has returned to the air; autumn is here! Once again, it is time to celebrate this spectacular season in our homes by seeing what the autumn interior design trends 2017 can offer. We spoke to our Creative Director Stacey Sibley to hear her expert insights into the latest autumn design [...]
18 Sep 2017
Country Home Decor Modern Rustic Surrey Barn

8 Essential Tips to Perfecting Your Country Home Decor

8 ESSENTIAL TIPS TO PERFECTING YOUR COUNTRY HOME DECOR Country home decor is about blending the traditional, rustic charm of your countryside location with contemporary finesse to create a peaceful, welcoming environment in which you feel completely at home and utterly comforted. So how do you achieve the ultimate country home design? Here our designers share their favourite tips and tricks to help you get the look. 1. A Timeless Colour Combination Tip: The classic combination of crisp blue and [...]
04 Sep 2017
Interior Design Art Hatton Wall Bedroom

Interior Design Art: 6 Tips to Pick the Perfect Artwork for Your Interiors

INTERIOR DESIGN ART: 6 TIPS TO PICK THE PERFECT ARTWORK FOR YOUR INTERIORS Don’t make the mistake of treating interior design art as an ‘afterthought’ within your design process. Artwork plays a key role and should be considered during creative conceptualisation stage. Not only does artwork provide an instant colour palette, but it can also add a perception of texture, create a strong visual impact and bring a sense of completion to a design. So how do you pick the [...]
21 Aug 2017
Contemporary Interior Design Woodrow Living Room

15 Inspiring Examples of Contemporary Interior Design

15 INSPIRING EXAMPLES OF CONTEMPORARY INTERIOR DESIGN Many believe that contemporary interior design is all about achieving the ultra-minimalist look, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Contemporary interior design is about creating an environment of comfort and simplicity; uncluttered, fresh and subtly sophisticated. It showcases the beauty of space, clean lines and uncomplicated clarity. In this stunning style, neutrals, grey, black and white colour schemes reign (often accented with bold colour), as does the use of clean, smooth lines and [...]