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The Art of Imperfection - Incorporating Japanese Wabi Sabi into Interior Design

Posted on 27 Feb, 2024

Welcome to a world where perfection takes a backseat, and beauty thrives in the unique charm of imperfection. Having recently come across this, we wanted to explore the fascinating philosophy of Wabi Sabi, which celebrates the unfinished, imperfect, and transient, as we go on a creative journey that goes beyond perfect aesthetics.

The Principles of Wabi Sabi in Interior Design

The Japanese aesthetic theory of Wabi Sabi celebrates life's impermanence and imperfections. Using natural materials and textures is one of the main ideas. Your room can feel more genuine and cosier by including materials like wood, stone and natural textiles. These materials' flaws and quirks give your interior design personality and ... Continue reading >

Posted in: 1 | Tagged: interior interior design interior design trends wabi-sabi interior design

New Pantone Colour for 2024

Posted on 10 Jan, 2024

Peach Fuzz PANTONE 13-1023  The Psychology of Colour in Interior Design
Colour plays a powerful role in interior design, evoking emotions and setting the mood for a space. Understanding the psychology of colour can help you make informed decisions when it comes to selecting the right hues for your home. When it comes to Pantone Colour 2024 Interior Peach Fuzz, it is important to consider the impact it can have on your overall interior design scheme.

Peach Fuzz is a warm and inviting colour that has the ability to create a sense of comfort and tranquillity. The softness of peach combined with the subtle tan undertones makes this shade perfect for creatin... Continue reading >

Posted in: 5 | Tagged: interior design Pantone colour 2024 peach fuzz Pantone colour of the year

Creating the Perfect Home Office

Posted on 06 Aug, 2019

Whether you work from home, want a dedicated space for extra projects or just a quiet area for the kids to do homework, most of us dream of setting up a home office.

A dedicated home office can transform your work process completely but you do need to put some thought into it. Step away from the rickety computer chair and rusty filing cabinet, you need to make sure you create a space that will not only encourage you to work with a clear mind, but that you will actually enjoy spending time in. That way you are more likely to be more productive, to take care of the space, and to ultimately get the best out of the room.

Less is More

Clutter will make you feel stressed, and if keeping your office tidy becomes too much work, you’ll soon find yourself trying to... Continue reading >

Posted in: 5 | Tagged: interior design home office

Pantone Colour of the Year 2019: Living Coral

Posted on 01 Jul, 2019

As designers, we see colour differently. 

While we interact with the world and go about our day, we’re processing and gaining inspiration that we can bring to life in our designs. At Careers in Design we have been looking into how designers stay aware of colour trends and how  they experiment with new colours in their work.

The Pantone colour of 2019 is Living Coral. This is a bright and beautiful shade that is abundant in nature from sand dunes, autumn leaves and flowers to sunsets and of course coral itself. Similar to last year’s Ultra Violet, Living Coral is bursting with character and emotion. It throws back further to 2017’s natural shade of Greenery and draws on a bigger design trend which is taking inspiration from the natural world ar... Continue reading >

Posted in: 5 | Tagged: interior design pantone colour of the year 2019 living coral

A Work Experience Guide for Design Students

Posted on 25 Jun, 2019

Interior design is an exciting industry with a range of varied jobs available. When it comes to securing a role, relevant experience is invaluable and is something anyone intending to embark on a design career should look into.

Formal qualifications have an important place in finding a design job, and most courses will contain a degree of practical work to help students build up a portfolio. Any design job will also provide experience, however, it can be difficult to break into the job market to gain experience in the first place. To bridge the gap, at Careers in Design we strongly recommend students to seek placements while they are still studying. Read our tips to find out ho... Continue reading >

Posted in: 7 | Tagged: work experience interior design

Different Routes into Interior Design

Posted on 19 Jun, 2019

The field of interior design blends creativity and business. Designers aim to create spaces that are both beautiful and functional and can work with clients from all sorts of industries. As a creative vocation, interior designers may come to their position through different avenues, picking up skills and experience over a period of years.

There is no one definitive way to approach getting a job within the interior design field, so here we talk about some common routes that a candidate interested in the industry can look at. It also highlights important things to be aware of, no matter what stage of your career you are at.

There are two main components to any route:

Formal qualifications
Work experience

Any candidate se... Continue reading >

Posted in: 5 | Tagged: interior design

Spotlight on Household Designer Names

Posted on 03 Apr, 2019

The design world exists and impacts on so many aspects of our lives, from the mobile phones we use to the clothes we wear. Most of the time this is done so unobtrusively that we are not aware of the amount of thought, effort and skill that has gone into it.

An example is when visiting a hotel lobby, a guest may be impressed by the opulence, but we might not consider how this has been achieved. The mixture of textures, use of colour and carefully structured layout may well go over their head, but the experience that the designer wishes to create is conveyed all the same. In this way, designers are not often known outside the industry, though they may be very successful.

At Careers in Design, we love matching up clients and candidates to form long-... Continue reading >

Posted in: 3 | Tagged: designers modern households homeware bathroom products kitchen products interior design furnishings interior decor

The Secret to Modern Country Style Interiors

Posted on 04 Mar, 2019

The country home has always had a special charm for interior designers. Mixing character and cosiness with a quintessentially British aspect, it has been a real stalwart for designing traditional hotel spaces, period properties, barn conversions and more. The drawback with the traditional country look is expense and practicality. With more and more people drawn into cities, living spaces are becoming smaller and the country home look has become less popular in favour of more minimalistic styles. Luckily there is a way to get the best of both worlds, adapting the country home to fit modern living and tastes, in a modern country interior.

What is the Modern Country Look?

The modern country look has its roots in the traditional country home aesthetic and therefore contain... Continue reading >

Posted in: 5 | Tagged: country style interiors interior design

Interior Design Fabrics to Celebrate Spring

Posted on 20 Feb, 2019

Fabrics are so important to interior design but often they are the unsung hero that fall into the background. The way that an interior designer uses fabric in a project is a real balancing act of many different factors. Too many bold designs can make the space seem stuffy or crowded, while too many intricate patterns can be visually confusing. On the other side of the scale, plain options can lead to a space seeming washed out and cold.

With Spring just around the corner (well nearly!). we look at some of the best ways that fabric can be used in interior design.

In spaces that see a lot of traffic like show homes, hotels and restaurants, designers often seek to offset the busyness of the area by adopting a simple, modern style, but that can miss the opportunity to introd... Continue reading >

Posted in: 5 | Tagged: fabric fabric design floral interior design

Kitchen Designs That Are Both Beautiful and Practical

Posted on 25 Jan, 2019

The beginning of the year is a popular time to look at home renovations for the year ahead with kitchens and bathrooms as prime targets. Today we turn our focus to the world of kitchen design, an exciting area which demands high levels of aesthetics and design coupled with practicality.

Kitchen Designer Overview

A kitchen designer typically specialises in all elements of the kitchen area. This could be in residential properties, restaurants, schools and offices. You will be working with clients in discussing products, materials, colours, styles and lighting whilst advising them on layouts and space planning, suitable fitted and freestanding furniture and often presenting 3D visuals using CAD software.

Modern Kitchen Design

When it comes to modern kitc... Continue reading >

Posted in: 8 | Tagged: bespoke kitchen design interior design kitchen design kitchen designer kitchen showroom modern kitchen design

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