Category Archives: design inspiration


Lutece Spirit Uni Feuille Bleu Wallpaper with Decor Mural Sky Bleu

When you are designing a space there are a huge range of elements and tools to assist you adding texture, pattern, colour, depth and the all-important focal point to form a layered and beautifully designed scheme. When decorating there are many ways to finish your walls, however, wallpaper is the only method singularly that allows you to achieve all the powerful design qualities needed.

Lutece Geopolis Nid D'Abeille XL Bleu

Lutece Geopolis Nid D’Abeille XL Bleu

Wallpaper is the easiest and least expensive way to dramatically transform a space without needing many other elements. Wallpaper is not only beneficial for its attractive appearance but it also adds longevity and durability and can last up to 15 years and beyond if looked after. It adheres easily and smoothly to walls and is brilliant at hiding many surface imperfections that would most likely be noticeable if simply painted.

Letuce Dallage Triangle Anthracite - Industrial Look

Letuce Dallage Triangle Anthracite – Industrial Look

Whether you are defining a feature wall or an entire space the options are limitless. Beautiful designs, intriguing textures and stunning prints have a huge impact on the décor of any room.

Lutece Hexatriangle - Rose

Lutece Hexatriangle – Rose

All of these wallpaper designs are available from in2out design. Message me via my contact page.

Orange the bright and happy decorating colour!

The energetic – attention grabbing colour Orange.

The image below is the beautiful Casamance Edinburgh II “Arthurs Seat” signature wool fabric showing how wonderful bold colours look so brilliant together.







Orange is the colour of loving life and vitality and sparks enthusiastic response and energetic moods within. Orange suggests happy, uplifting and warm feelings within like warm, sunny days.







The colour Orange used in small amounts is a great way to introduce strong hues into your home by brightening up a dull colour scheme. Because it is such a wonderful accent colour you can simply throw around some orange cushions and flowers to a vase to enliven the room. Orange is full of surprises, be bold and play around with it! You will see in my images that orange allows you to present other bold colours and still retain a high contrast scheme.


Re-style Your Wall & Accessory Colours to “Living Coral”

Here I am again peeps, banging on about the amazing Pantone colour “Living Coral” I personally feel that it is a tremendously warm and inviting vibe to add to your decor. Paint some walls in your living room and as the image below shows- stunning!

Image courtesy of Good Homes Magazine

If you paint a wall in this stunning colour, accessorise with complimentary coloured items that don’t overpower the room such as gold. Of course depending on your furniture two beautiful accent colours that work wonderfully well with “Living Coral” are Pantone “Desert Sage” and Pantone “Twill” see samples below. Or if you would rather paint your wall say for instance Twill then use “Living Coral” or “Desert Sage as your accents.

I have added a few items below that will work wonderfully well with these combinations of colour. Notice the gorgeous vase of coral tone flowers which adds an instant pop of colour! Rather than having a painted wall, instead use the sensual Baker Lifestyle Ishana Festival wallpaper, this will add another visual layer to your room. Stunning!

Mud rooms the big thing in urban homes.

Where once the mud room also known as dirt room, sand room or just a simple cloak room was in old farmhouses to provide practical transition from outside to inside, today they are becoming a popular addition to new homes in urban areas. They certainly save dirt whatever kind from being traipsed through the home. They are a wonderful place to hang your coats, backpacks, bags, scarves, pet leads, sports equipment and store your shoes in shelves and it removes the burden off other storage areas in the home. Sometimes a laundry is built with large dimensions to accommodate additional mud room features. This works brilliantly and perfect for stepping out of your dirty sports clothes or gardening clothes and putting them straight into the dirty washing. If your budget allows, adding a shower is a functional option particularly if the mud room is part of the laundry, a great place also to shower your dog. If the most practical place for you is to have your mud room features in the entryway, this doesn’t have to be a challenge as long as the cabinetry is innovative and suits your home and lifestyle. Sometimes a hallway can be used and even if it is narrow that is perfectly fine too and again utilise the space sensibly and practically.

Here are some things to ponder. When in the design stage of your new home or renovation give thought to how best utilise the space. Bench seating is paramount to sit on and take off your dirty footwear. It needs to be a practical size but of course this is dependent on the space you have available. If possible, a padded seat is a comfortable option with a couple of cushions to lean back on and pretty up the area. Hooks are a necessity so that everyone in your family has a place to hang things up. Storage is essential for items that need to be concealed and preferably one for each member of the family. A mirror is a great way to create the feeling of more space and also check yourself out before rushing out the door. If you do art, crafts or sewing adding a bench in this area is also a great idea and so easy to clean up after you have finished, it beats having to be fussy if you normally do this in some other room of your home that needs to be tidy at all times.



Barn doors are well and truly in vogue!

Lately we have been asked by many clients if we can add a barn door somewhere in their new home that we are designing with our partner company SavvyBuild Solutions.

Despite their name, barn doors can add a contemporary look to your interior and make it easier for you to connect the various spaces in your home. They are space savers by not swinging open and they are wonderful in settings where you want to conceal things but still have quick access to. A very obvious place to have one of these is in a tight area where a standard door is not workable, think beyond the norm and add character. All you need is enough wall space for the door to take up while not in use. There are many different styles and I have chosen two modern images to show how fantastic they can look.

Home renovation & extension of new bedroom and ensuite

I just had to post these magical images of this beautiful extension showcasing a master bedroom and ensuite. Take in the peaceful feel this has with the soft pinks and whites with a smattering of gold and luxury. Love the black and white print over that so very much inviting bed. The room has a nice compliment of textures to add that all important stylish feel. Love the metal pendant lights and chair draped with a soft fluffy sheep skin. The bleached timber floor boards and shutters add a spacious feel to room without cluttering.

Renovation dream bedroom

Renovation dream bedroom 📷 via Home DSGN

Bedroom renovation

Stunning shot of bedroom renovation. 📷 via Home DSGN

Below are some images of the ensuite. A gorgeous vanity top including the integrated basin, love the slatted timber full length shelf under this for odds and sods. Notice the beautiful pink peonies to add that soft touch with Aesops products to add that simple organic look along with the soft full height sheer curtains to add that glamorous look. Who wouldn’t want to have an ensuite like this? The last image is the “Hollywood” style dressing table which is on the left hand side of the bedroom not visible in the bedroom images. You will notice in the mirror it shows a beautiful grey luxurious chesterfield lounge in the sitting area of the bedroom. Such luxury ✨

Ensuite renovation

Beautiful ensuite renovation 📷 via Home DSGN

Ensuite renovation

Ensuite renovation 📷 via Home DSGN

Bedroom renovation

Bedroom renovation 📷 via Home DSGN

Beautiful new release fabrics for your curtains

I want to share this beautiful new collection of fabrics from Belgium company “Wind Exclusive Design” The diverse tactile properties are simply amazing and so very different to your mainstream fabrics. They are all available through this site and if you would like more information please leave me a message on the contact page.

Image courtesy of Wind Exclusive Design

Fabric names are, starting at top left and clockwise: Brilliance – 5 colourways, Crystal – 9 colourways, Titanium – 5 colourways,  Amber – 4 colourways, Topaz –  5 colourways and the stunning Lux – 5 colourways.

The stunning “Lux” image courtesy of Wind Exclusive Design




Greenery our favourite colour for 2017

2017 will be the year of Pantone’s colour of the year Greenery (15-0343 TCX), “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore, and renew. “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalise, and unite, Greenery symbolises the re-connection we seek with nature, one another, and a larger purpose.” says Pantone Colour Institute executive director Leatrice Eisenman.


This year, Pantone is putting forth a message of positivity and rebirth in the wake of a gruelling election, a rise in hate crimes, economic uncertainty and anxiety about the environment. “Our lives are accelerating even faster, tech is more overpowering, and the global climate is more complex, “The big macro driver here was getting back to nature.” a message from Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Colour Institute.

What strikes me about the the colour Greenery is that it’s an artificial-seeming yellow-green and is the colour of the super-food match green tea and granny smith apples. Taken in sum, I think the colour is an appropriate choice for 2017. There’s a drive—and desire—for freshness, but there’s a tinge of sourness, much like biting into a Granny Smith. “It’s a yellow-based green that gets its warmth and energy from the sun—a hotter green, a reassuring green, a life-affirming colour,” Laurie Pressman says. “This wasn’t meant to be soothing. This was meant to be bold. We’re living in a time where you voice needs to be heard.”

Open spaces in interior and exterior design and floor-to-ceiling windows allow the green outdoors to become part of a room’s backdrop and ambience.  Adding Greenery through living walls, terrariums, botanically-themed wallpaper, paint, accent furniture and decor provides respite and breathing space. A Greenery-painted wall or piece of furniture delivers a pop of colour, with the added benefit of creating the illusion of nature indoors. Bringing the outside in, the shade – like the plant life it represents – can improve self-esteem, reduce anxiety and heighten awareness of one’s surroundings.

Image via Style Curator

Image via Mokum Textiles

Image via Style Curator

Please leave your comment as I would love to hear your thoughts of the colour Greenery.



An amazing outdoor room oozing with character

Who wouldn’t want an outdoor living area complete with built in kitchen complete with pizza oven like this! The Spanish style floor tiles add an element of mystery to compliment the exposed brickwork and timber. Love the suspended open fire disappearing into the gorgeous timber slatted ceiling. There are fine timber wooden open back screens at the end of the room to give privacy and to block off the sun when necessary. If you are thinking of extending and adding an outside room this is easily achieved. Contact me to organise a meeting to discuss the many options.

                                                      All 📷 are courtesy of Home DSGN

Check out this gorgeous tropical ensuite

Can you imagine if you live in a tropical or sub tropical location how wonderful an ensuite like this would be. It has an Asian resort feel to it screaming with character.

With it’s beautiful timber wall panelling, concrete look resin double vanity basin trough sitting atop an almost mid century look vanity unit, timber framed glass bi fold doors and that amazing outdoor rain shower in a timber ceiling with a natural stone wall how stunning is it?

Image courtesy of Home DSGN

Image courtesy of Home DSGN