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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?

When you de... Continue reading >

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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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