From the blogosphere to the glossy magazines, here are the top ten design reads we’ve stumbled upon – and couldn’t resist sharing.
With Father’s Day smack bang in the middle of June, this month there has been an exodus of male design articles, from gift ideas for dad through to masculine inspired interiors.
The photo journal blog entry from My Friend’s House is a celebration of all things masculine in the design world, like a photo spread from designer Karl Lagerfeld’s incredible home.
2. Fiona Barratt shows us inside her London home
Style guru and interior designer Fiona Barratt invited Achica Living inside her stunning London home for a guided tour. The article includes several beautiful photos to ogle over and some expert design tips for how Barratt created her dream apartment. Some of the topics covered include how she made the most of her terrace house’s long and slim shape, and what features she included in her incredibly chic bathroom design.
3. Shop the look: Union Jack.
If you’re not a fan of the Union Jack then Jubilee June must have been a tough month for you. For everyone else, here’s a great guide to shopping for Union Jack themed interiors without letting trendy turn to trashy.
4. Beautiful bedroom designs
Period Living ran a lovely feature on design solutions in the bedroom. Highlights include the latest colours in linen, fabulous trends in patchwork quilts and craft accessories to make the bedroom beautiful.
5. Create your own micro-garden
Summer is on the way and with the warmer weather, there’s nothing better than to get outside and exercise your green fingers. Micro gardens are great for inner city apartments with limited space, or anyone after a splash of colour for the new season.
6. Interview with designer Vanessa Arbuthnott
Vanessa Arbuthnott designs wonderful fabrics, rugs and wallpapers. ACHICA Living interviewed her over coffee to discuss her latest range, how she got into the industry and her own design and artistic heroes.
7. Organising your home in pictures
This picture blog is for all the people who can’t quite find enough hours in the day. There’s a great selection of gadgets and products that will you get your life organised again.
8. Nine decorating ideas for a sophisticated bathroom.
From focal points to bathroom sculpture, period pieces to seating, here are the best style ideas for creating a sleek and chic bathroom.
9. An essential (and overlooked) piece of furniture: the bedside table
This article from the Heart Home blog offers some style inspiration for a furniture item we all have: the bedside table.
10. Mad Men style
Move over Don Draper, here’s the ultimate guide to accessible retro style in the home. From 50’s suburban bliss to the sleek lines and funky colours of the 60s, Mad Men captures all of it and with this article, you can too.Share on Facebook Digg del.icio.us Tweet This