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  • Chuffed. Yes, and thankful. Thankful to have worked with so many clients throughout 2017 who were sufficiently pleased to take the trouble and write a review of my service for the Houzz UK website. Houzz®, is the leading platform for home renovation and design; many of […]

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  • We’re becoming more comfortable with quirky – here’s my trend forecast for 2018. Five interior ideas promise to be strong through the year and my choice demonstrates our continued love of the old as well as our confidence to experiment. 1. Chairs with flair The sofa […]

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Muted tones for 2018

  • Dulux have chosen a muddy pink for their colour of 2018: their European based experts undertake a lot of research before arriving at a decision and it’s spot on in relation my own experience. Alone it may not excite you but team it with other […]

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Globes of light

  • What do you do with all those cardboard boxes? You turn them into lampshades of course. Graypants is the trade name for the company that makes the planet shaped shades; they’ve cleverly turned recyclable scrap into a long lasting crafted item for the home. I’ve […]

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A real fire

  • Radiator or underfloor heating systems remove the need for additional appliances, yet it’s hard to beat romance of a real fire. A popular request is the wood burning stove – regardless of property style: modern, traditional, or in between. They look great, toast your toes […]

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  • Do you go to bed with backache? Or wake in the morning creaking with pain? It might be because you sit in the same position for long stretches, focussed on your screen. You don’t need me to remind you it’s important to consider your posture, […]

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  • The last quarter of the year is crazy busy in the interiors business. Trade shows and art fairs cram themselves into the September and October calendar and if, like Fi Burke, you’re a creative artist you don’t get a chance to catch your breath before pre-Christmas […]

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  • Hall runners are back. In fact, as far as Belma Kapetanovic is concerned, they’re alive and kicking! Belma showed her work at London Design Fair (LDF) this year – a truly sparkling event that showcases products from all over the world. Belma represented the best of […]

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Cambridge kitchen talk

  • The venue is the new Nicholas Anthony showroom in Cambridge where they sell high end kitchens – the sort you dream about. Houzz UK organised the event; this company offers a website bursting with ideas, and you’ll see all sorts of kitchens there. You can browse […]

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Moving on?

  • This year the majority of my work in interiors has involved me helping people who have just moved into, or who are about to move into, a new home. Some are brand new houses, others are established properties in need of refurbishment. Home improvements are […]

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The world of stripes

  • I’m sure you’ve got some stripes in your wardrobe… a T-shirt, tie, skirt or a suit. It takes confidence to wear stripes. No doubt you’ll have chosen carefully, to make the right impression. Your style might be a casual blue and white banded stripe for […]

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Dining in or out?

  • The nation is split between those who cook, and those who don’t. We’ve become lazy, and that’s no surprise when good quality food is ready to devour straight from the supermarket. My son, who lives outside of the UK, is a busy guy. Most days he […]

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Take the inside out

  • Desperate to bring in a sense of freedom and light, the scent of a garden fresh and green, we knock out the back wall and put in some bi-folds. If we can afford to…  Even if we can afford it, not all our homes facilitate […]

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Family gift ideas

  • Children and grandchildren adore friendly slippers. When I came across these at Hector and Queen I was transported to an animal world filled with adventure stories. The company, based in Gloucestershire, offers a range of items from clothing to furniture. Their eco nursery range of wooden furniture […]

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  • A loft conversion provides the ideal opportunity to star gaze or daydream. Enjoy the wonders of the universe as you relax and unwind, A bedroom at the top of the house is very special – quiet, restful and private. Position the bed under a skylight […]

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Tricks of the eye

  • ‘Come and talk to us about interiors, we want to know the tricks of the trade’, said the events organiser from the Women’s Institute. And today I put the finishing touches to the slideshow I’ll be presenting this week. I know it will be a […]

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Man about the house

  • What’s feminine and what’s masculine when it comes to design, and should we even be thinking about the differences? As a professional interior designer I’m conscious of certain taste preferences which can be described as gender related. These sit quietly at the back of my mind […]

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Design for drama

  • Many clients ask me to inject the wow factor into their homes but they don’t quite know what it is. Quite simply it’s a physical reaction to something you see… it’s about shocking the senses but also about firing up your imagination. Would you be inspired as I was when […]

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  • The last decade has seen home-working become an accepted norm and ‘stay at home’ dads increase in numbers. The school pickup is no longer a female domain and neither is the kitchen. Before I can design anything for a client I need to know how […]

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  • Do you have shelves full of tired old paperbacks? Or lots of hardbacks you really cannot bring yourself to discard… even though you don’t read them? How about making them fit with your decor and give them a new lease of life? Here’s a short […]

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  • There’s a lot to consider if you fancy extending your home into the loft. At first glance it might seem an impossible task – all those rafters and beams cluttering up the space. Of course your roof wasn’t designed for living in so your attic […]

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Flowers for happiness

  • Did you know today, 20 March 2017, is the International Day of Happiness?  Time to shake off the Winter blues and open your doors to welcome in the colours of Spring. Time to dress the table, make cakes and issue invitations to friends and family. Flowers […]

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Iced coffee for 2017

  • “The season began with a good deal of anticipation about the Colour that will wear the crown this year and adorn our homes and interiors. Pantone has already announced Greenery 15-0343, a refreshing new shade, symbolic of new beginnings as their choice. Dulux declared Denim […]

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  • Midcentury memories

    Are you a savvy investor? Did you see the Midcentury Modern trend coming before it happened? I feel a bit nostalgic when I see things that remind me of home when I was a kid. But I was glad when my parents got rid of those uncomfortable […]

  • Spring cleaning

    Brand new research says those who have a clean and tidy home not only admit to feeling more productive (45%) but have also stated that they feel psychologically better (48%)*. Is Spring cleaning an item in your calendar? Or is it a distant memory of conversations […]

  • Going green

    My report for Cambridge Magazine on Pantone’s Colour of the Year ‘Greenery’ is published on page 64 in the Interiors section. Take a look at the full magazine online. Palm Grove The feature image is called not Palm Grove but Palm Groove. It’s by Pixers, a […]

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Mad March Giveaway

  • This month I’m giving away a collection of FIVE fabulous items from exciting retailers and interesting people in the interiors industry. For your chance to win the whole lot click on the Mad March Giveaway link below from Rafflecopter. To celebrate Spring I have TWO large posters […]

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Colour popping walls

  • British homeware brand Lane launches the ‘Twin Tone Play’ Screen Print System, eight prints of two giant colour chips using carefully paired colours. They can be hung in any combination on walls of any size. As you know by now colour for me is key […]

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  • Moving into a new flat?

    Natalia has a few words of advice about using an interior designer.

  • Cocktails at Christie’s

    The House and Garden LIST provides readers, both in print and online, with a directory of interior designers and providers. Yasmin Chopin Interior Design is proud to be on the list! Recently we all got together for a few drinkies and chatter at Christie’s auction house in […]

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  • Green is Pantone’s choice for 2017

    Look out for this particular colour – the colour of the year as designated by international colour experts Pantone – it’s called ‘Greenery’. We’ll see it everywhere during 2017 from fashionable clothes to interiors accessories. It sits somewhere between zingy lime and grass green and […]

  • Recycle, renovate, repurpose

    Weaving my way through the stands at a trade show I came across this interesting piece of old furniture which sat amongst the swish polished contemporary pieces. In an area called ‘Designers’ Block’ I was expecting to see new weird and wonderful pieces but not […]

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