How to Style an Interior Like a Glossy Cover Shoot!
I provide my top tips on creating an interior scene that resembles a glossy cover shoot.
Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
Regardless of your area of expertise, it’s always nice to reach the stage where you become fairly confident in delivering the goods. And usually when you reach this level, you are at risk of becoming comfortable and dare I say it, complacent. Take my 3D work as an example: I always produce 3D visuals of […]
My Apartment Has Portholes!
Ok, when I say ‘apartment’, I mean apartment reception area. And when I say ‘portholes’, I mean mirrors. But you know, same thing. Let me give you a little background. I live in an apartment building situated in Belfast city centre. At 279 ft it is Ireland’s tallest building and as such is the closest […]
Statement Chairs – Why YOUR Interior Needs One
A statement chair is a multi-purpose secret weapon of Interior Design and every home should have one. I tell you why.
Designer Spotlight – Artist Patrick Colhoun
When I come across homegrown talent (Designers from Northern Ireland), I like to spread the word and showcase their work on my blog. I believe, as a Designer, that it’s very important to show support to fellow creatives. This time, I’m focusing on the work of Belfast based Artist, Patrick Colhoun.
How to be Creative with Your Interior Images
Sometimes it’s nice to take a step away from the precision and accuracy of photo-real and experiment with different (creative) effects.
The Art of Displaying Your ‘Stuff’
Let’s take a look at how you should be displaying your worldly goods, shall we? By following these tips, you would STILL be able to make random purchases from a Charity shop (while blindfolded) look good.
Brushing Up On Photoshop
Becoming newly acquainted with Photoshop can usually be broken down into 3 separate stages of development. The first stage requires effective utilisation of deep breathing techniques, regular comfort breaks, and determining that your general state of anxiety is the result of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Naturally, all of the above will have occurred before you’ve even determined how to […]
Period Property Photoshop Overhaul
I came across some pretty awesome photographs uploaded by a fellow Designer and when I clapped eyes on them I couldn’t resist doing a little bit of tweaking to exaggerate their vintage and extremely characterful properties.
Vintage Vases: They’re Hot, Hot, Hot!
I’ve been doing a little bit of internet trawling in an attempt to gleam whatever inspiration I can for the current design scheme that I’m putting together. I’m talkin’ decorative accessories, here.
Sunsets are Good but What About Moody Ones?
I’m always captivated by an inspirational sunset. Heck, most of us are but what about moody, broody and ever so slightly ‘dark’ ones? The ones that are less whimsical and more visually striking because of their slightly threatening appearance? I was sitting in my apartment (in Belfast city centre) minding my own business (for a change) when I […]
Andy Warhol: Weird or Wonderful?
My knowledge of the late Andy Warhol; the internationally acclaimed Artist is very limited. So in an attempt to widen my understanding of Andy Warhol I attended an exhibition in The MAC, Belfast.