Author Archives: helenroden

About helenroden

An interior designer, inspired by nature. I think in colours, textures and words

Big Splashes of Red.

Hello there! I’m Jenn and I’m a writer with Arcadian Home Decor, a website and blog that profiles top home decor trends. My first job out of university was managing an interior design magazine, and since then I’ve been addicted … Continue reading

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Designer Furniture

I wanted to share a recent find with you, Tim Rinaldi is a UK based furniture designer who makes up his designs using traditional cabinet making techniques and modern methods of construction. He works mainly with wood using a variety … Continue reading

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On My Christmas Wish List

If Santa is signed up to my blog please could he bring me this Glass Blob Lamp in Ruby from Porta Romana for Christmas.

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The Snug

Have a look at the before and after pictures to see the transformation from an un-loved, un-used area adjacent to the clients kitchen which was transformed into a warm, cosy snug that is now used daily after work as a … Continue reading

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A professional place to work

Here are some photos of a recent project that I completed for a client who wanted to create a professional yet comfortable room at home to be used for  clients who are coming for a massage or attending a 1 to 1 coaching … Continue reading

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Inspired by Nature

You’ll know by now that I love colour. I see great examples of natural colour everday that inspire me with my interior design work. I have shared 3 of my photos that I took recently and  a few items to inspire you to … Continue reading

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contemporary design with traditional features

Here are some photos showing just how well contemporary design and furnishings look right at home alongside traditional features and pieces of furniture. Don’t be scared to mix and match old with new it really can work. Too scared to … Continue reading

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Yellow

Hi there. I couldn’t resist getting a few shots of the fantastic rapeseed fields that are everywhere at the moment in Somerset. I find them really inspiring, the colour is so vibrant and refreshing. Yellow is a great colour to … Continue reading

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Farrow and Ball

Here is some inspiration for your next re-decoration project. All from Farrow and Ball, the paint colours are from the new 2011 collection. Check out the full range on their official web site.

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Red

Today and every day I am loving red sofas and chairs. Brighten up your interior, make a statement!

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Ideas and Inspiration- Sample Boards

If you need ideas and inspiration then spending a little bit of money on some professional help for your re-decoration is a sure way of achieving the look and feel you want for your room and avoiding costly mistakes. Here … Continue reading

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Red and Purple and Pink

Be brave and use a bright colour next time you are re-designing a room. Just 1 wall painted in a contrasting, bright colour can change the whole way a room looks and feels.

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DeClutter and reclaim some space

Now is the time to declutter, xmas is over and there is nothing to do in the garden, so take a look at the spare room and reclaim it for a study/home-office, guest room, play room  or hobbie room. Here are some … Continue reading

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Great Fabrics from Liberty

Liberty have a huge range of fantastic fabrics, it was difficult but I have picked out 4 to share. Enjoy.

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Now is the time to bring in some colour

colours Trends this year are for colour, forget subtle and think big and bold, stripes, pattern and spots and make it work.

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whacky but great

All this can be found in the window of Squint, based in Shoreditch in London and there is more inside. Combining traditional furniture design with conetmporary fabrics. I am loving it, check out their website gallery for more.

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More Great Wallpaper

MissPrint are a mother and daughter duo  who make wall coverings, fabrics and interior accessories. The Cotton Tree wallpaper, which I have shown in 3 colour ways, but comes in more, is from their latest collection.  The paper products used … Continue reading

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Today and every day I am loving….

I am just in love with this wallpaper, its called Silhouette and is from Harlequins Boutique collection. These are my 2 favourite although their are other colour ways. This would look great anywhere.  

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Great design

The coin lamp by Jethro Macey caught my eye this weekend, so I checked out his web site http://www.jethromacey.com and found amongst other products the stool which is so versatile it would work in so many rooms.

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Chairs, chairs, chairs

Today I am loving these chairs. I just can’t decide which ones would look best in my kitchen!

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