Archives for "October, 2012"

Posted by the trend stalker on 31st October 2012

Lighting is Everything.

I have often heard or read photographer friends and models on TV quoted as saying that lighting is everything; that it’s your best friend or worst enemy. According to interior designer Sara Anton “there is little point in creating luxury surroundings if they cannot then be appreciated properly, or if there is insufficient light to […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 29th October 2012

Bookshelves Behaving Badly

Inspiration is a curious thing, it always seems to come at the strangest of times and from the most unexpected sources. A while back I was at a friend’s house, and while I was passing time I picked up a bookmarked copy of the first Harry Potter book –Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone – […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 25th October 2012

London Design Festival 2012

While most of my girlfriends were tuned into London Fashion Week SS2013 waiting with baited breath to see who would sit next to ice Dame Anna Wintour. what the people at Burberry would do to reinvent the trench and preparing to leap out of their chairs at the first glimpse of the much anticipated Chanel […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 19th October 2012

Starting Out: Dorm Rooms Part 1

A few posts ago I introduced loyal readers of this blog to a Furnishing Touch first, a series. Not just any old series but one geared towards those starting out in life; be it leaving home for the first time, or going for a second chance and starting over.  This week we focus on dorm […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 17th October 2012

Recliner Chairs: A Family Affair

I have a proposal for you. For the next few minutes, and the next time you plan a room that needs comfortable yet chic seating, forget everything negative you’ve heard about recliner chairs. Pretend they were never labelled the staple of rarely chic rooms such as the “man cave.” Think positive, chic and gender neutral […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 15th October 2012

With All the colours of the rainbow at Your Disposal

If you have been a regular reader of this here blog for the past year, then you’ll know that one of the key mottos I’ve applied, and encouraged in all our readers is to break the preconceived design and decor rules. All rules except the good taste rule. I still advocate good taste in all […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 8th October 2012

Starting Out: An Introduction

This feature has been in the works for a while now.  It comes from the woman I was when I was still finding my way in the world, I’m still trying to find my way but I think I have learnt a few lessons that are worth sharing when it comes to décor as one […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 4th October 2012

Spreading the Love: Spring/Summer Trends in Your Bathroom

I think I may be alone in this – I always was a maverick  – but I feel that bathrooms are always left out of the trendy loop.  I think the last time when a bathroom related trend-forecast was made was when the business of solar-powered geysers first took off. Now, now let’s not blame […]