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Top Tips for Achieving a Show Home Look

Posted on 01 Jul, 2020

Every one of us has wandered into an immaculately-decorated show home at one time or another and wondered why we can’t achieve that same effect ourselves. From the pristine decoration, to perfectly-matched furniture and eye-catching accessories – it all seems so divorced from reality.

In truth, there’s no reason you can't recreate the effortless elegance of a show home in your own house. At Careers in Design, we deal with hundreds of professional interior designers who know just how to give any property the show home look.

Here are a handful of tips on how to go about it.

Add a little upholstery

Whilst we mostly save upholstery for sitting on, incorporating it into the bedroom or any other room creates a... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

Trends in Kitchen Design: Bespoke British vs. European

Posted on 10 Jun, 2020

Summer is on its way, bringing in its wake barbecues, picnics, salads and other meals that require minimal use of the kitchen. But then again the weather can be changeable and although we are still restricted on gatherings, the kitchen is the heart of the family home and somewhere we all tend to spend a lot of time in. As a result the design of the kitchen is key and kitchen design jobs are always in demand. But what’s hot and what’s not in the summer of 2020? Just as important: what should you use to fit out your new kitchen – European brands or bespoke British handmade furniture?

Back to the Stone Age

Stone worktops are seeing a huge resurgence at the moment. They manage to combine the natural and the sterile in the... Continue reading >

Posted in: Kitchen Design

How COVID-19 has Affected Retail Interior Design

Posted on 27 May, 2020

As we start to look forward to the gentle easing of the current restrictions, an important consideration will be the layout of shops and other retail outlets. With social distancing still very much a matter of government policy, members of the design industry must ask themselves: how has COVID-19 affected retail interior design?

Social distancing

We’ve mentioned this already, but as the cornerstone of the government’s plan to mitigate the infection rate of coronavirus, it bears repeating. People are expected to maintain a 2-metre distance from anybody who is not a member of their household. What this means in terms of interior design is significant. Aisles will need to be made wider in some stores, to allow for adequate space between customers. This will ha... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

Interior Design Tips to Bring the Outside in

Posted on 14 May, 2020

With the country on lockdown for the foreseeable future, it has never been more important to find new ways to interact with the outside world.

For interior designers, one of the most effective ways is to bring the outside in. Here are some of the ways to achieve that goal.
Natural prints and colours
Whether you’re dealing with the walls or the floor, there are plenty of coverings that make use of natural colours and prints. From wallpaper embossed with leafy decals to carpets with that authentic woodland hue, there are so many ways to give a room’s surroundings the feel of nature, without even touching on its contents. Using natural materials is one of the top 5 trends for 2020, the o... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

5 Ways to Boost Your Design Career in Lockdown

Posted on 30 Apr, 2020

With the whole nation under lockdown and many of us either working from home or sat at home with nothing to do, it can be so easy to let things stagnate. However, the current situation is no reason to neglect your design career. There are plenty of ways that you can improve your skills and boost your design career, even during a national lockdown.

Here are five of the best… Online courses There are dozens of short-form design courses available online. The free online learning resource OpenLearn has several of them, ranging from introductory sessions clocking in at a couple of hours, to week-long advanced cour... Continue reading >

Posted in: Job Hunting

Preparing for a Virtual Interview

Posted on 08 Apr, 2020

There are many reasons that applying for jobs in design might result in a virtual interview and with the current UK lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak, many companies are rightly complying with social distancing requirements.

However, there are other reasons, less immediate than a pandemic. Long-distance interviews are an effective solution for jobs that require an applicant to relocate. Some companies have most of their staff working from home as part of a flexible working arrangement.

Whatever the reason, preparing for a virtual interview requires the same professional mindset as preparing for one that is face-to-face.

Here are some of our top tips for doing so: Check... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interviewing

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