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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 >

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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

Brighten up with a Lighting Design Job

Posted on 25 Mar, 2020

In light (excuse the pun!) of this awful and worrying situation we find ourselves in, we wanted to write a blog with a cheerier note and give us something to think about whilst we wait for our lives to return to some form of normality.   

The clocks move forward on Sunday and the days will be longer but lighting can be one of those things that we take for granted. Though it's what we see by, it tends to go unnoticed or, at the very least, unremarked upon. And yet, it cannot be understated just how important a part lighting plays in our everyday lives and the field of lighting design is an exciting one where you can make a huge impact on your environment.

From bars and restaurants, to galleries and museums; from shop displays and corporate events to the comfort o... Continue reading >

Posted in: Designers

Excellent Interior Design Blogs to Follow

Posted on 09 Mar, 2020

If you’re serious about a career in design, it’s important that you keep on top of the latest trends and fashions, not just in your sector, but across the entire design industry.

To set you on the right path, we’ve put together the following list of six of the finest interior design blogs, that are well worth your time to read.

Mad About the House
This is the official online home of interiors writer and journalist, Kate Watson-Smyth. Her entries are often practical in nature, comparing popular design elements, examining recent trends, and so on. The blog also links to her strong soc... Continue reading >

Posted in: Interior Design

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