Steamer Trunk Coffee Table – upcycle project

Upcycling / repurposing is a great way of creating one-off pieces on a budget and totally bespoke to your interiors, where you get to decide on colour, finishes and purpose of use. A few reasons why you might consider this DIY project: It looks great! Eclectic, an original and quirky piece with a story behind

7 ideas for old glass bottles home decor

On a holiday visit in my home town a few weeks ago, I’ve re-discovered my long lost and forgotten passion for… old glass bottles. As a teenager I used to collect 18th, 19th and early 20th century bottles from lemonade, beer, wine and even medicine. Mesmerised by their colours and how they reflected light: from

Dunster Castle’s Interior Design Inspirations

Interior design magazines, other people’s houses, hotels, restaurants, holiday cottages, big cities, parks, small villages and botanical gardens… they are all a wonderful source of design inspiration for your home and garden. Sometimes you just need a truly magical place to free your imagination… let your dreams run wild…a place so very different that might

Woodchip wallpaper – take it (off) or leave it?

Woodchip wallpaper – what is it? Woodchip wallpaper is a type of decorating material consisting of two layers of paper with wood fibres in between. Different kinds of ingrain (wood-chip) wallpaper are distinguished by the size and form of the fibre pieces. It became very popular in Germany in the 1920’s as a decorating wallpaper.