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Home is where the heart is. But when it comes to buying our homes, other organs play a role too. The gut and the head. In recent years it’s become increasingly common for a house to be purchased and leveled within several months, with out giving it a budding chance to prove itself worthy of being a new home. Begs the questions why buy it if theres so much wrong with it? In this blog, the second of a series about selling and buying houses, I explore what is it that makes a person want to buy a house and how many imperfections can there be before the deal is off? But in today’s age of rampant DIY, the deal isn’t often “off”. When in fact, in terms of sustainability, it should be.

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Playing The (Tile) Dating Game.

When it comes to tiles and dating, it really is a major issue for many. And it should be. Choosing tiles creates all sorts of reactions. The expectation of what a tile should deliver in terms of design durability set against the desire for something new and exciting, can mean we want the best of both worlds. This blog discusses, although this might not be totally achievable, you can certainly choose tiles with legs built for a marathon rather than a 100 metre dash.

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Do We Take Interiors Too Seriously?

After a recent trip to the roller rink, I've been wondering if adults are too serious too often. Do interiors fall into the 'serious' category and should they? Why are we so afraid to stand out and have a bit of a laugh by giving something different a go?   As I have pondered seriousness in relation to interiors and our homes, I realised that I could be potentially thinking, and now writing, myself out of work!  Gulp. Read on....

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Faking it - The Rise of Replicas

The interior decorating sector is faking it big style. Faking it in the media, faking it with materials and faking it with replicas. This looks at the rise of the replica and discussed the effects on the industry & the planet. Is it OK to fake it?

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Faking It - Is it OK?

Kick off a "Faking It" series, this blog looks at faking materials, lining and fabrics within interiors. Materials that are pretending to be another material are everywhere. But is it OK to Fake it?  

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