Journal — design



Design Polls: The results are in!

Our Instagram Design Polls started in the midst of lockdown, when we were spending more time at home than ever before. Along with box set bingeing and lots of lounging around in sweatpants, this inevitably led to us reassessing our surroundings and getting excited about how we could improve our homes. Since then we've gone on to cover everything from wallpaper to washbasins, bookshelves, and bathrooms.  Not only has this been a great way to justify hours of scrolling through Pinterest, but it's also allowed us to open up the conversation and engage with all of you! Absolutely nothing beats seeing your reactions, hearing your thoughts, and chatting away for hours in the comments. It’s fascinating and sometimes quite surprising!! So, today I’m sharing our most-loved of...

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How to decorate with your happiness & wellbeing in mind

I have recognized the impact interiors have on my emotional wellbeing for a long time, but the uncertainty of an international pandemic, paired with spending so much time at home, has encouraged me to explore it on a deeper level.  While certain restrictions are inevitable due to budget, renting, or even the lack of builders, there are some small touches that I've found to have a huge impact! So, while I'm really no expert, I wanted to share what I do to make my home feel like a little haven and keep my anxiety at bay. 

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Design Dilemmas | Weeks 9 & 10

For the 9th installment of Design Dilemmas, Heather and I focused all our attention on one open plan apartment in Laguna Beach. The owner has been a loyal Frances Loom customer for many years, so it was a real pleasure to offer our advice! Week 10 was back to our usual format; 3 spaces, all with a very different dilemma to address. We'd love you to share your thoughts in the comments, or send us your own query here.

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Design Dilemmas | Weeks 7 & 8

The 7th and 8th installments of Design Dilemmas feature a pre-war apartment in Brooklyn and a granny annex in Aus! We tackle kitchen cupboards and suggest some wonderfully eclectic pieces from lots of great brands. Have a read and share your thoughts in the comments!

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Interior of the Month

Interiors will always be my oldest and truest love; whether in person or in a picture, seeing a beautiful space evokes the same feeling now, as it did when I was 7. While the feeling itself is hard to describe, it was my first real marker of knowing something and it continues to be the easiest way for me to escape and unwind. That's why each month, Heather and I choose one of our favorite interior moments, in the hope it evokes a similar feeling within you. 

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