Whether you have a taste for "shabby chic" or prefer a touch of minimalism to your interiors, there are all sorts of places to look for design ideas. Tease out your inner Lawrence Lewellyn-Bowen with the following:
Social Media - Pinterest
Pinterest has more than 70 million users and according to recent figures usage in Britain grew by more than 130% last year. The site allows users to make virtual pin boards with images garnered from around the web. Around 5 million pins relating to home décor are pinned every day. Join the site to follow your favourite pinners and do some pinning yourself.
Blog - Past Imperfect
Finding the perfect objects to inhabit your rooms is not always easy but the best designers seem to find an ingenious balance between old and new. In this clever blog, designer Andrew Baseman collates repaired antiques that he considers 'unique examples of necessity and thrift' - regardless of whether they might be considered damaged goods by some.
Book - Nicky Haslam A Designer's Life
Interior designer to the stars Nicky Haslam delves into his design archive and shares key moments in his career in this witty and fascinating book. Renowned for his flamboyant style, Haslam's list of clients includes Mick Jagger, Charles Saatchi, Rupert Everett and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Haslam is a master of luxurious comfort and timeless glamour.
Place - Ramsay Cornish Auction
A well designed room can certainly add value to your property and encourage a speedy sale - you can cut costs on attractive furniture by attending local auctions. Ramsay Cornish Auction House in Leith holds more auctions per year than any other auction house in Ednburgh. Always have each of your rooms looking its best before a property valuation.
Event - Catch The V&A 'Design in Motion Tour'
This summer a 'travelling gallery' from the V&A Dundee Museum of Design will visit over seventy venues across the country. The V&A is a hub for innovative Scottish design and this travelling exhibition is bound to spark off some ideas for your home.
Keep your eyes peeled for design ideas, they could come from anywhere!
Blair Cadell Solicitors are a leading firm of Edinburgh solicitors dealing in a wide range of property, business, tax and personal legal services. Call 0131 555 5800 FREE for a no obligation initial consultation.