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Hotel Bathrooms: 4 Tips & Tricks to Take Home

Hotels devote a large chunk of space and budget to the bathroom portion of their guest rooms. It’s now a common rule that bathrooms in new hotels should be around 30% of the total room space. This marks a 50% increase from the old 20% rule that was the norm a few years ago. It’s big business, that’s for sure, […]

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Salone del Mobile Milan 2016 – Part Two

We continue to look back at our time we spent at the Salone del Mobile trade show in Milan. If you didn’t catch part one, you can read it here.   Trade shows can be exhausting: they’re massive venues with events held around the city and you’re on your feet for most of the day. That’s […]

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Salone del Mobile Milan 2016 – Part One

At Livinghouse we are always on the lookout for cutting edge design; design that ages with grace and wears well. Now we enjoy a good catalogue session but the only tangible way to find great products, assess their quality and build a relationship with the supplier is to travel and visit trade shows. One of […]

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1970s Voted Worst Decade for Home Decor

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the 1970s are not looked back on too fondly when it comes to interior design. In a recent poll by Nationwide Credit Cards, 43% of respondents chose the Seventies as the era of home decor they’d least like to repeat. Let’s be honest, there was plenty to dislike – orange and brown colour schemes, shag […]

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Stylish Glass Basins for Bathrooms

Glass basins are an underrated choice in bathroom design; often assumed to be too expensive or too difficult to find. In reality there are a wide range of stylish glass basins available, from affordable to luxury, and they all have the ability to bring a unique edge to your bathroom.   As they tend to be […]

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Bathrooms as Living Spaces

Are you lucky enough to have a larger-than-average bathroom? Not sure exactly how to deal with such a space? This idea might be just for you. In essence, this style is all about turning your bathroom into a living space that the whole household can use. This look works best with the bigger rooms because […]

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Bathroom Trends for 2016

Looking to update your bathroom this year? These trends will inspire you to create the most en vogue washroom to be proud of throughout this year and beyond.   Back to nature Design-led bathroom trade shows such as Milan’s Salone del Mobile and Paris’ Ideobain indicated that the natural materials would be a key focus in […]

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Colour Tips for Interior Design

When planning your interior design, the right colour choice can make a big difference to the final look. But which colours work well together? What are the best colour schemes for each room? We’ve created this handy chart with some quick ideas to help you along the way! Please feel free to share this infographic, and if […]

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Small Bedroom Ideas

Is one of your bedrooms just a little too snug? More cramped than cosy? Many houses have a box room that is relegated to storage, not used to its full potential. While you can’t increase your square footage without extending, there are some clever hacks that will make your room feel larger and more spacious. […]

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A bathroom fit for one, two or more

We could all probably benefit from more space in our homes to accommodate our lifestyles. One room in particular that has to pack a lot into an often tight space is the bathroom. Whether yours is dinky or palatial, choosing the right fixtures and fittings for your layout is crucial to make the most of […]

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