Category Archives: Interior Design

Celebrate Spring with Style

Celebrate Spring with Style

Posted March 21st, 2017 by Lizzie Greenaway, LoveAntiques and filed under Interior Design

Spring has sprung, a time that encourages rebirth and change, when we are inspired to start afresh. It is a time of new beginnings and what better way to signal in the lighter days and longer nights than by refreshing your interior.

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Buyers Guide - Chest of Drawers

Buyers Guide - Chest of Drawers

Posted August 31st, 2016 by LoveAntiques and filed under Interior Design

When purchasing Antique furniture it is often an investment for a lifetime, especially when it comes to an item as durable and solid as an antique Chest of Drawers. If you're unsure of what to consider when buying a Chest of Drawers, our Buyers guide should help

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Incorporating Georgian Furniture in the Modern Home

Incorporating Georgian Furniture in the Modern Home

Posted June 22nd, 2016 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design

A large amount of our day-to-day experiences are played out in our interior spaces, our homes can largely affect how we feel, if a room is cluttered it is often harder to relax and unwind. As summer is here many of us have begun to clean away the remnants of winter and the inevitable hibernation that accompanies it and think about redecorating. With this in mind we have taken a look at how you can incorporate Georgian furniture into your modern home.

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French Garden Antiques

French Garden Antiques

Posted May 23rd, 2016 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design

Getting your garden summer ready need not be a daunting task; you can create a stylish space with little time and minimal effort. Alongside French garden antiques there are a number of rules to adhere to when creating a French feel in your exterior area.

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Introducing Art Deco into your Interior

Introducing Art Deco into your Interior

Posted May 4th, 2016 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design

The Art Deco movement emerged in France after World War I, it was a move away from the hardship endured during this time and was known as the roaring 1920’s; a time of glamour, jazz, frivolities, fashion and luxury.

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How to incorporate Victorian Antiques in the Modern Home

How to incorporate Victorian Antiques in the Modern Home

Posted February 24th, 2016 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design

How can you integrate modern Victorian interior design into your home? How is it possible to incorporate the charm of Victorian style into your modern home without appearing too fussy? We've taken a look at a number of achievable ways to bring Victorian style into your modern interior.

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Item of the Week - A Pair of Mahogany Mirrors

Item of the Week - A Pair of Mahogany Mirrors

Posted December 11th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Interior Design, Item of the Week

These 19th Century antique toilet mirrors are a rare find, made circa 1895 they are a wonderful addition to the home. The beautiful pair of mirrors are usually placed in a bathroom or on a dresser and are simply perfect as a gift for a couple. These mirrors are made from durable mahogany wood, a solid material that will withstand the test of time.

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Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers

Posted November 4th, 2015 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design

Shorter days, darker nights and cold weeks approach us with winter looming, it is the time of year when we all move inside and our creature comforts are more important than ever. Snuggled up on the sofa in front of the fire, we truly enjoy our living spaces and what better way to celebrate this than with some welcome winter antique accessories for the home.

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The Season to be Inspired by Gothic

The Season to be Inspired by Gothic

Posted October 23rd, 2015 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design

Halloween is upon us next week and is the inspiration for our interior design theme this week, however this does not mean it has to be haunting. Gothic interior design often conjures up images of black, dark, cluttered rooms; spooky and depressive yet the gothic style is far from this when it is implemented in the homes interior properly, it then evokes grandeur and drama.

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Autumnal Inspiration - Interior Design

Autumnal Inspiration - Interior Design

Posted October 13th, 2015 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design

The transition from summer to winter is well upon us, the long, light nights evaporated and the shorter days, colder months and bleaker weather has ignited our desire to hibernate. It is a time when we move inside, the home becomes paramount as we seek comfort in our living space.

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The History of Interior Design

The History of Interior Design

Posted October 2nd, 2015 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design

The interior design is central to your day-to-day living, with a large amount of time spent indoors, where does the art of interior design come from? Where did it all begin and where did it originate?

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A Flirtation with the Forties

A Flirtation with the Forties

Posted September 2nd, 2015 by Lizzie Greenaway and filed under Interior Design

There are many periods of history to draw inspiration from when decorating your home, from the Victorian’s to vintage. For an elegant, vintage look try emulating a touch of 1940’s in the home, based on the glamour of post World War II.

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Where to find the best antiques for your interior design

Where to find the best antiques for your interior design

Posted August 14th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Antique Fairs, Interior Design

If you are interested in creating your own traditional interior full of antiques then it’s important that you know where to find the best items.

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Antiques vs Modern Furniture - which is better for the environment?

Antiques vs Modern Furniture - which is better for the environment?

Posted April 15th, 2015 by LoveAntiques and filed under Interior Design, LoveAntiques University

When we want furniture for our homes, we will usually think of buying new items. But did you know that antiques are a better buy? Not only are antiques a great investment, they’re built to last, beautiful, and they’re more environmentally-friendly to buy than their modern day equivalent too! Antique Furniture is Greener…

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Good News For Antiques Lovers - John Isaac

Good News For Antiques Lovers - John Isaac

Posted March 12th, 2015 by John Isaac and filed under Interior Design

Interior Design Consultant, John Isaac, explodes the myth that antiques have no place in the modern home. Over the past year, I have written a series of articles about the design and decoration of rooms in the modern home, and how a few carefully chosen antique pieces can introduce character and individuality. This has been…

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Antique Mirror Mirror, On The Wall - John Isaac

Antique Mirror Mirror, On The Wall - John Isaac

Posted October 24th, 2014 by John Isaac and filed under Interior Design

Of all household artefacts, the mirror, or the Looking Glass, as it is still referred to in aristocratic circles, is one of the most ancient. Uniquely, it combines total practicality with elements of mysticism and primitive superstition. You may recall from my previous articles that I favour using pictures, lamps, wall lights, cabinets and other…

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Does size really matter? - John Isacc

Does size really matter? - John Isacc

Posted July 4th, 2014 by John Isaac and filed under Interior Design

Yes, it certainly does – especially when it comes to furnishing a room. Last month, I wrote scathing comments about the ghastly “3 piece suite” which, in my view, is as much of a passion killer to the style and mood of a room as a large pair of grey knickers on a gorgeous girl. The current taste…

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Antiques in the Modern Home ~ Occasional chairs - John Isaac

Antiques in the Modern Home ~ Occasional chairs - John Isaac

Posted April 15th, 2014 by John Isaac and filed under Interior Design

Most newly built homes today seem to feature large kitchen/diners at the expense of space in the sitting room. This problem – if I can call it that – is further compounded by the insane practice of filling a small lounge with a gargantuan 3-piece suite which is simply too large for the room. Many…

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Antiques in the Modern Home - John Isaac

Antiques in the Modern Home - John Isaac

Posted February 13th, 2014 by John Isaac and filed under Interior Design

Every month, Interior Design Consultant, John Isaac, presents a feature on how to use antiques to furnish and enhance the aesthetic of homes in the twenty-first century. When I started out in my design career forty years ago, the style favoured for classic interiors was English Country House. Period-style rooms, inspired by the likes of…

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