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Top tips on choosing the right art work for your home

 

From customising picture frames to displaying sculpture, we discuss how best to use and display art in your interior design scheme and how an interior designer can help

 
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How to hire an interior designer

 

The foolproof guide to hiring an interior designer for your home

 
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An expert’s guide to using antiques in your home

 

It’s easier than you think, says one of our interior designers Anna Monich, especially with our expert help

 
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The interior designer’s story: Clapham

 

We talk to one of our designers, Nina Mäklin, to hear her account of her bold and luxurious refurbishment of a Victorian terrace in Clapham

 
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The client’s interior design story: Clapham

 

The owner of a Victorian terrace house in Clapham chose one of our interior designers, Nina Maklin, to refurbish and revitalise her home. She tells us how it went…

 
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The changing face of interior design

 

Interior design has seen many changes over the last 10 years. We asked one of our designers, Antonia Stewart, to explain what it means for designers and for their clients

 
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Why good quality furniture matters

 

It’s all about craftsmanship and longevity says one of our designers, bespoke furniture maker Tara Craig

 
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Personalising your co-working space

 

The new way of working is all about sharing space, facilities and cost. But how do you make your space comfortable, stimulating and reflective of your brand and office culture? One of our designers Celine Erlam can help

 
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Working with a landscape designer on your interior design project

 

Landscape designer Charlotte Murrell explains how to make the most of your outside space and co-ordinate it with your interior

 
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Chic retirement home design

 

We continue our series of case studies by chatting to one of our designers, Susan Venn, about her transformation of a new-build retirement home in Hampshire

 
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Choosing the right furniture for your interior design project

 

We chat to Tom Faulkner, maker of high-quality handmade furniture, about selecting the perfect pieces for your interior

 
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City sanctuary

 

In the second in our series of case studies, we chat to Nicola Keenan and Vickie Kirk of Studio K Design about their renovation of a two-bedroom maisonette in Blackheath, London

 
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Budgeting for your interior design project, part two: tackling building works

 

This time we consider how to budget for interior design projects that go beyond ‘cosmetic’: ones that involve building works

 
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Budgeting for your interior design project: how to start

 

How to work out your interior design budget if you don’t know what you want? In the first of a two-part feature, we discuss budgeting for a ‘cosmetic’ interior design project

 
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Putting your property on the market? An interior designer can help give it the edge

 

We asked one of our designers, Rebecca Lindon of Lindon Town how an interior designer can help to style and smarten up a property for sale or rent

 
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The client's story - Blackfriars

 

What is it like to work with one of our interior designers? One of our clients who chose Field Day Studio to design his flat in Blackfriars, London, talks us through his experience

 
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Can an interior designer work with what I've already got?

 

You don't need to get rid of existing possessions when rethinking your interior scheme as one of our designers, Anna Monich, explains.

 
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A penthouse apartment in London

 

In the first of a series of case studies we chat to two of our designers, Kat Turner and Jessica Gibbons of Field Day Interior Design Studio about their transformation of a penthouse apartment in Blackfriars, London

 
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What is an interior architect?

 

What exactly is an interior architect and do you need one for your project? The director of Robert London Design explains

 
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Five basics of interior design

 

On any design project, there are always things that need professional help. One of our designers, Hélène Dabrowski of Hélène Dabrowski Interiors, spells them out

 
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Five steps to choosing the right interior designer

 

How do you find the perfect match for your interior design project? Talk to us and we will help you make the right decision

 
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How good interior design can improve health and well being

 

Banish sick building syndrome in the home and workplace by connecting with nature and improving the quality of light and air, says one of our designers Rory Macpherson

 
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Can a UK interior designer help with my project abroad?

 

The answer is a definite ‘yes’ as one of our designers, Cinzia Moretti from Moretti Interior Design will explain…

 
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The importance of good joinery and attention to detail in interior design

 

We asked one of our designers Kashi Shikunova of Yam Studios why both are vital in an interior design project, and this is what she said…

 
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Ten tips to ensure your project goes well

 

What do you need to know to make your interior design project go swimmingly? We asked one of our designers, Tiffany Duggan of Studio Duggan, for pointers

 
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Defining roles: Interior Designer, Architect, QS, Structural Engineer, Contractor? What each one does

 

How do you know if your project needs an architect, quantity surveyor, structural engineer, builder, project manager or an interior designer?

 
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Just looking for ideas? We discuss different levels of design input

 

From a short consultation to a total refurbishment, there are many ways an interior designer can help you

 
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Office interior design - take yours to the next level

 

Office interior design is changing – rapidly. We explain how to get ahead of the game by working with an interior designer from the outset

 
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Moving into a new build - some points to consider

 

Before you get the keys to your brand-new property, get one of our interior designers on board. It’s the best way to get the home you really want

 
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What should I consider before embarking on an extension?

 

An interior designer will help you understand how to make your new space a perfect match not just for the rest of the house but for your lifestyle, too

 
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Should I use an architect or an interior designer?

 

Is an architect always necessary or would using an interior designer be best? How do you know which professional is right for your project? Let us explain...

 
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How to be a good interior design client

 

We've talked about the way in which interior designers work and how to get the most out of yours. Let's discuss what you, the client, can do to ensure that your interior design project goes well. Here are 8 pointers.

 
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How to budget for an interiors project: five tips

 

Whether your project is a renovation or a new build, you will need to keep a firm hand on the budget. Here’s how to avoid the most common mistakes.

 
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How to get the best from your Interior Designer, part two: Budgeting and Working Together

 

The difference between a successful project and an OK one is a good relationship with your designer. But how do you make that happen? We asked a client and the designer with whom we matched her for their side of the story.

 
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How to get the best from your interior designer, part one

 

The difference between a successful project and an OK one is a good relationship with your designer. But how do you make that happen? We asked a client and designer for their sides of the story.

 
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3 Common Ways Interior Designers Charge For Their Services

 

Discover the three most common ways interior designers charge for their services in our straight-talking blog post.

 
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How to choose the right interior designer

 

You want to work with an interior designer but you're not sure who would be best for your project. Make the choice simpler by considering the following points:

 
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Ten reasons why you need an interior designer

 

If you're wondering if an interior designer is really necessary for your project, read on. From peace of mind to expert knowledge and financial savings, there are plenty of benefits

 
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5-step interior design process: from briefing to styling

 

You may wonder: do I really need an interior designer? How do interior designers work? This article aims to give you an overview of a typical residential interior design project so you can see how a project would flow.

 
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When should I engage an interior designer?

 

When is the right time to involve an interior designer if you are buying a new home or if you have building work planned?

 
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Welcome to Inside Design!

 

Welcome to Inside Design, our articles about the world of interior design. Get fortnightly insights into how interior designers work and how they could help you, based on our extensive experience of matching clients with designers.