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Lighting

Lighting

With the clocks well and truly turned back and as we hunker down for the long winter, mood boosting lighting is important for creating atmosphere and combating the dark nights ahead.    Whilst there are lots of technical tips we could give on lighting a room, the main focus should be on atmosphere. The best way to create atmosphere is by layering the lighting – floor, pendant, table and wall lights are all great, but try to keep ceiling spotlights to a minimum. You want to create a feeling that obvious lights are doing the work, but use layered lighting...

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The Power of Colour

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The Power of Colour

Colour is absolutely integral to an interior scheme, but it always seems to cause so much heart ache and stress when coming to decisions. We are constantly influenced by colours and trends, yet they are so personal to us. Clients change their minds a hundred times about wall colours, kitchen cabinetry and bathrooms. But you have to think about how colour makes you feel.  It also depends on location and light. Be aware of natural light. In south facing rooms use cool colours and for east facing room, warm it up. Colours are also influenced by surroundings – city, country...

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Why Buy Antiques?

Why Buy Antiques?

Why Jayne and Lucy set up Offbeat Interiors and tips on antique buying!

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