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More Than Just a Light

More than just a light. Long gone are the days when the only source of light was a single pendant with the occasional lamp. We now have a large variety of lighting, from LED down-lighters to grand chandeliers and as the choice has increased, so the prices have become more competitive. Well-planned lighting is the key to the success of any interior design scheme and is often overlooked. Lighting should be layered so that a different mood can be created by combining different types of light at different times of the day. This is especially useful if a room performs more than one function, which is often the case in an open plan space. Indeed lighting can be used to help define areas within an

Dare to be Different

Someone I know was telling me about her visit to a motor bike show with her father. Her father is a motorbike enthusiast and rides for pleasure. She isn’t particularly interested in motorbikes but went to keep her father company. Amongst the crowds during their visit she lost sight of him and whilst trying to see if she could find him she realised how much everyone there looked alike. Was it that motorbikes attract a particular type of person or is it that once you own a motorbike you start to take on the look and style of other motorbikers? Of course there isn’t an answer and probably if you ride a motor bike you will disagree but it is a curious thing that different sports and hobbies seem

It's a Chance to See Your Home in a Fresh Light

The 6th January is the twelfth and last day of Christmas when the three kings presented gold, frankincense and myrrh to baby Jesus and for some countries the Three Kings day is the day of exchanging gifts rather than Christmas Day. Here it is the day by which all traces of Christmas have disappeared and for a little while the house looks bare and gloomy without the lights and glitz of all the decorations and Spring still feels a long way away. However, it is a chance to see your home in a fresh light. Look at all those areas that really don’t work, that are looking a little tired or you are just not happy with. It can often be difficult to be objective about your own home as you get used to

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