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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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Forgotten Fifth Sense.

What does your house smell like? Does it have a smell? Is it a good one? Often the forgotten sense when designing, smell is the sense that is most strongly linked to our memory, our mood and emotions.  It therefore has the strongest connection with, and contributes to, home appeal. This blog is the first in a two part series on our often forgotten fifth sense. Here we discuss how some good smells aren't necessarily so.

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How Much Design is Enough?

Whilst designing my own brand new kitchen I stumbled up on a design quandry. When to stop. This kitchen isn't my first ever kitchen. I've moved into rentals and owned two other homes, all having ready to use kitchens. Ones that I hadn't designed or planned. Yet I don't remember anything bad about these kitchens. It made me question just how much detail do you really need to consider when you're designing from scratch. What is, or when is it, enough?

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Agonising Decisions Be Gone

I know procrastination makes me very efficient. If you leave, or give, yourself a minimal amount of time to undertake a task, you will get it done. The same can be applied to decision making.  Yes there's a lot of choices out there, but making a decision doesn't need to be hard. You can make quick, yet great, decisions. The problem is the word "Right" that keeps popping up. What is right?

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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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