In Home Renovation & Conservation

The 7 golden rules of victorian house renovation

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Victorian houses can be a nightmare to renovate. Silly mistakes can cost you thousands and many people fall into the trap of thinking “the cheapest option will do”. That’s a quick and effective way to devalue your house.

If you’re looking to bring your home to its former period glory, you have to restore it sympathetically. Whether you’re extending or sprucing up the place always respect the heritage of the building — even the most simple ones.

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In Mood Board Inspiration

How to design a small living room to maximise light and space

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A dark small living room is difficult to decorate. Get it wrong and it will look like that dodgy corner in the pub nobody wants to sit by.

The secret is planning. Every piece of furniture and accessory has to be carefully chosen. But there’s no need to compromise on style.

Let’s have a look at my compact living room mood board and discover helpful tips and tricks to conquer small awkward spaces.

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In My Key Pieces

Royal System shelving by Poul Cadovius: pioneering furniture design

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Lack of storage is always an issue. And when you live in a small house or flat your options are limited. But why waste your precious floor space with heavy, chunky furniture?

Danish designer Poul Cadovius came up with a brilliant solution: wall-mounted shelving units. Something that had never been done before.

Let’s talk about the exquisite Royal System shelving. The innovative concept that started a furniture revolution and left a legacy that lasts today.

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In Design in Depth

Gaudí’s Casa Vicens: complete architecture and interior guide

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Casa Vicens: Barcelona’s new landmark. And it’s set to become the next must-visit attraction for architecture and interior lovers. Something you don’t want to miss.

A 130-year-old house designed by Antoni Gaudí is now open to the public after a major restoration. Everything you need to know is here.

Discover what makes Casa Vicens unique. Let’s explore the history, the architecture and the interior of Gaudí’s first residential project.

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