Breezy Scandinavian Bedroom
I show you how to create a light and airy Scandinavian inspired bedroom design.
Christmas Interiors: Urban Style!
We all know that I have a preference for contemporary, urban design when it comes to interiors and due to its versatility, there’s no reason why this style can’t be extended to this festive time of year.
3D Visualisation Project – Homebase
I recently dived into the Homebase website and had to physically lift my chin from my biscuit coloured carpet when I saw the sparkly, edgy and downright fabulous interiors ‘stuff’ that graced my laptop screen.
Oops, I Did It Again…
I like words. And consequently, I like letters. So it should come as no surprise that I like incorporating letters into the design of my personal space.
Design – It Isn’t Just Aesthetics
I’ve become acutely aware that not everyone shares my keen interest in and enthusiasm for all things interior design related.
IKEA – My Top 5
I’ve been browsing through IKEA’s offerings online and I have to say, IKEA as per usual has its finger firmly on the ‘design’ pulse. It seems to be paying attention to contemporary trends so much more these days. Yes, the modern(ist) Scandinavian influence and styling is still very prevalent but I do feel it has made amazing progress regarding […]
The NDA Unofficial Field Trip – London 2013
My day started at 04:45 on Saturday morning; I dragged my sorry a$$ out of bed repeating to myself that the early start was worth it. Because on Saturday I ventured to London to meet a dozen individuals that I had only ever corresponded with via an online forum. Just to clarify: an online student forum. […]
A Little Trip to the Dark Side
Educational establishments should put a disclaimer on all of their Interior Design courses. Before I embarked on my current journey of discovery I thought I was confident in what I liked and didn’t like, and for good reason. I was a fundamental fan of the neutrals family. Beige? Loved it. Taupe? It gave me goose bumps. Glorious shades of […]
A few before and afters
Originally posted on Abigail Ahern:
I love before and afters. We all procrastinate a little too much I reckon (me included trust me) dithering around about whether to change up a room or not. Panicking it might not work out but you know what just do it. I’ve been over on the forum for the…
1 Year Anniversary – It’s Top 5 Time
I took a sharp intake of breath, slapped my face a few times, splashed some cold water on my chops, did a few warm-up stretches and then finally typed my first blog post nearly 1 year ago. 84 posts; 11 pages; 223 comments; 107 followers; 21,885 views and Anita Brown [Design Studio] is still going strong. As I […]
Designer in the Spotlight – Embrace the Cushion!
My personal life this week has been a little challenging to say the least so when I became the owner of a new cushion that I had won in a competition courtesy of Sarah Myall at Design29 Interiors, it was a very welcome treat. Sarah has a thriving interior design business with an ever-growing samples library of […]
The Power of Visualisation
And this time I’m not referring to CAD or 3D visualisation. On this occasion I’m referring to good old fashioned human visualisation. The ability to see the potential in something and transform it from not so nice to drop dead gorgeous. I’m going to let these photos do the talking because recently my posts have been very […]
Tolix, Anglepoise and….IKEA?
These aren’t three words that you would usually place in the same sentence. But in this instance my little revamp does indeed include a Tolix, Anglepoise and an IKEA bookcase. Admittedly the bookcase has undergone a huge transformation but it’s IKEA nonetheless. My design style has also taken an equally huge step forward. Actually, technically it’s a […]
They say that the biggest step to recovery when trying to overcome addiction of any sort is acknowledging that you have a problem. I think I have a problem. Actually, I know I do. But my issue is that I don’t want to overcome this particular addiction. I want to fully embrace it, enjoy it and continue to […]
Annie Sloan Transformation MK II
I’m at the halfway point of another transformation using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (although I’m hoping to sell these gorgeous chairs to new owners once they’re finished). I bought these chairs in a second hand shop. I’ve sought a little advice from a professional interior designer regarding their period and I’ve been told that they are early-mid […]
How to Create Industrial Styling In 3 Hours
I decided a few weeks ago that I needed a project. Something to get my teeth into. When my cherished Tolix chair arrived I couldn’t help but focus my attention on the much needed overhaul of my bookcase. My Annie Sloan Chalk Paint DIY Challenge commenced…
‘D’ Day Has Arrived
I’m documenting the highly anticipated arrival of my Tolix ‘A chair’! Unbeknown to me; it had been sitting in the reception area of my apartment building from early morning; whilst I was pacing like an expectant father 16 floors up waiting on a phone call to confirm its arrival.
The box it arrived in w