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What exactly is an FF&E Designer?

Posted on 15 Feb, 2022

FF&E is one of those acronyms that crops up a lot in the world of interior design and it’s one that you’re expected to understand if you’re part of the industry. Taken at face value, FF&E stands for Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment – but what exactly does that entail?

For those of you who'd like a better understanding of this particular role, we thought we'd take a look at some of the responsibilities an FF&E Designer is likely to have.

Anything that’s not nailed down

This is as good a description of FF&E as anything, as it refers to all non-architectural aspects of the design process. Depending on the project itself, this could be anything from bedframes, headboards, mirrors and lighting for a bedroom, through to d... Continue reading >

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What Is Biophilic Design?

Posted on 27 Jan, 2022

In our recent blog on bathroom design trends for 2022, we mentioned the concept of biophilic design and how it is set to play a major role in interior design jobs over the years to come. But what exactly is biophilic design, and why is it so important?

What is Biophilic Design?

Biophilia is a Latin term that that means ‘a love for nature’. Its underlying principles are easy to follow – namely that humans are happier when they have access to nature – and the field of biophilic design has sprung up around that principle. It involves getting people in touch with the natural world, either directly or indirectly.

Key Features of Biophilic Design?

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Bathroom Trends for 2022

Posted on 17 Jan, 2022

The beginning of a new year often heralds new renovation projects in the home with certain rooms always a popular choice – notably bathrooms and kitchens. With this in mind, we thought that we'd do a little research into bathroom industry trends as we head into 2022.

Plenty of Plants

If there’s one word that can define the direction bathrooms are going, it's biophilic. In essence, that means a love of plants which, from a design perspective, means bringing the natural world inside. With so many of us working from home since the pandemic, the urge to get in touch with nature has never been more pressing. Introducing hanging plants (macrame has made a return), tubs of pampas grass and easy-to-maintain succulents are ways of doing just that.

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Fireplace and Fire Surround Trends in the Home

Posted on 21 Dec, 2021

There’s a reason the term ‘hearth and home’ is such a well-recognised part of the English vernacular. For centuries, the fireplace has been considered the heart of the British home. Even with the widespread adoption of central heating, many homes incorporate a gas, electric or solid-fuel fireplace, even if it's used more for decoration than heating the property itself.

Interior Designers often use a fireplace as the focal point of a living room or lounge but what look and style is best? Like all aspects of design, this key component goes through several trends and fashions, so we had a little look at some of the ways you’re likely to see fireplaces and fire surrounds utilised as we head into 2022.

Marble Mantlepieces

Perhaps not a new tr... Continue reading >

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Interior Design Predictions for 2022

Posted on 08 Dec, 2021

Whilst certain trends from 2021, such as sustainable, reconditioned and recycled materials are likely to remain popular in the New Year, the interior design industry will always continue to introduce new ideas and fashions.

These are just some of the interior design trends we are expecting to see in 2022.

Retro Colours

2022 looks like being a year for seventies throwbacks in interior design. Popular colours that trademarked the decade, like burnt orange and moss green will see a resurgence, lending a warmth and brightness to your project, without overwhelming more natural and muted shades.

Retro Furniture

Of course it won’t just be colours that we’ll be borrowing from the seventies – retro furniture and décor will also... Continue reading >

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Christmas Interior Design Trends

Posted on 23 Nov, 2021

Yes it's nearly Christmas! As the old song says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year – and that’s certainly true for creatives. Christmas provides you with the opportunity to try new ideas that would seem out of place at any other point in the calendar. A creative Yuletide design job – whether for a private customer or a commercial client – can also look great in your portfolio, being an effective calling card for other Christmas or themed design roles in the future.

Here at Careers in Design we love to keep an eye on festive trends and see what wonderful creations are made. With that in mind, we have had a little look at some of the hottest Christmas trends for 2021.

Nurturing Nature

Botanical themes will feature in a lot of ... Continue reading >

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Choosing Sustainable Interior, Furniture & Product Design Materials

Posted on 12 Nov, 2021

With sustainability and environmental accountability at the forefront of public discussion, everybody from private individuals to worldwide corporations has a responsibility to lower their ecological footprint. We have been thinking about how this applies to interior, furniture and product design as well.

When putting together a bid for a design project, using sustainable materials to tackle the job is a great way to present green credentials and we have compiled a few of the most popular, effective and reusable materials available at the moment.

Bamboo

One of the top sustainable materials for design and construction, bamboo is highly versatile. A member of the grass family, it grows incredibly quickly, making it a leading green material. It is extremely strong... Continue reading >

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Decorating with Digital Art

Posted on 28 Oct, 2021

The topic of this blog is Digital Art as we explore what it is and how it can be used.

Digital Art is an artistic practice commonly found in avant-garde exhibitions and art museums. With so many platforms, software, and tools available, a digital artist can transform traditional works such as drawings, paintings, sculpture and video to create something entirely new and unique.

With digital mediums progressing rapidly, digital art is gaining popularity. Used for quite some time within experiential design, it’s slowly working its way into home decorating and interior design, giving homeowners plenty of opportunities to display digital art in the comfort of their living spaces. Here are a few designs and ideas to inspire your décor.

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Pinterest vs Graphic Design Software Mood Boards

Posted on 19 Oct, 2021

Mood boards are an essential tool for many design-related careers such as interior design and architecture. Mood boards are a great platform for designers to visually express their design ideas by compiling a variety of information such as product images, colour palettes, material and fabric swatches, and inspirations into one board.

Pinterest and graphic design software are commonly used to create mood boards, giving designers complete control with a range of helpful editing tools and digital features. If you're trying to decide whether to use Pinterest or graphic design software for your next project, we've compiled a comparison detailing the benefits of both.

Graphic Design Software

Opting for graphic design software gives you control over picture editing, i... Continue reading >

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The History of the CV and its origins

Posted on 28 Sep, 2021

After delving into the history of recruitment agencies in our last blog, we thought we'd carry on with the theme and look at the good old CV. Whether you’re applying for a new job position or building the foundations of a new career path, a well-crafted CV is usually your first step to winning a recruiter's favour and landing yourself an interview.

But before you start writing the perfect CV, it might be of interest to know the origins of the CV and the history behind this necessary document. So, who wrote the first CV, and how did they generate this idea in the first place?

The man behind the first written CV in history (1482)

The short and most commo... Continue reading >

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