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How To Survive The Summer Holidays at Home

Get Creative with Your Space!

Let’s face it. Summer holidays trigger a few emotions in parents. Stress, Anxiety, excitement, Joy…basically all emotions in one sitting. But you don’t have a suffer at home! One thing us parents need is an area where we can chill out.

When it comes to designing homes one hugely important thing (if it’s for a family) is to ensure there are areas where parents can have some free time.
You don’t have to overthink it, it can be as easy as adding an armchair to your kitchen, buy a snuggly cover for your bed that you can get under and enjoy whilst the kids are downstairs watching a film you’ve seen 5000 times.
Create a nook and fill it with items you love, photo frames, plants, and anything that makes you happy.
We all enjoy our children, but there are days when you just need a break for a few minutes.
A kitchen is a great place for a cozy nook. You can create one with fitted furniture, purchase an armchair, buy dining chairs that are upholstered so they are more comfortable, add a bench if you have a table up against a wall, and make it feel more inviting by adding cushions.
If you have space under the stairs this is another area you could claim!
Get creative and have fun with it.

Here are some examples of areas that have been created to help our clients get that cozy area.

If you are based in Yorkshire, why not head over to Redbrick Mill to find your all important chill out chair. You know you deserve it!

https://www.redbrickmill.co.uk/

I hope you all have a fantastic Summer.

Purchase a funky cushion
Dont be affraid of patterns
Or shapes!
Bespoke benches are a great place to chill
Colour is key!
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Why invest in Fitted Furniture, It’s Beautiful!

Discover the possibilities!

A huge part of our job is to ensure that our clients get the best out of their space. Be it commercial or residential clients, storage is one of the biggest items we concentrate on along with the design. This is why bespoke fitted furniture is is so important.

Bespoke joinery ensures that you get maximum use out of an awkward space. It also means that you can be as creative as you want! It’s an exciting process.

The variety of finishes is huge! but don’t let this deter you, that’s where we come in to encourage you to use your imagination. Storage has a job, but it doesn’t

There are a few finishes available, this enables us to create a bespoke piece that fits in with the age of your property and the aesthetic you are wanting to achieve. 

Theres are:

  • MR MDF (Moisture resistant MDF) which gives a smooth painted finish.
  • Solid Timber or Veneer which gives you the wood grain feature
  • Malimine which is your contemporary laminated finish gives you a huge choice of styles.

For some design inspriation of these finishes take a look at Formica and Polyrey.

Formica:

https://www.formica.com/en-gb?utm_source=search&utm_medium=ad_3&utm_campaign=always-on&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3r7H5vf5_wIVx9btCh0nqwXtEAAYASAAEgJsAvD_BwE

Polyrey: 

https://en.polyrey.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIluyD9ff5_wIVk8XtCh1-awctEAAYASAAEgLN1vD_BwE

We have been designing fitted furniture for all sorts of areas. Take a look at some of our projects:

Or for more items check out our Instgram page:

https://www.instagram.com/intodesignltd/

Sitting room open Shelves in Oak Veneer
Cloak Room in lacquered veneer
Bedroom Furniture with cupboard space, TV and desk area in Laminate
Media Unit in Wood look Laminate
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What is Venetian Plaster? and why to use it.

If you like the idea of a bespoke finish, this is the finish for you.

I get this question a lot when I specify this product. Many people associate venetian plaster with the high gloss marble look walls that are seen around the world, this is still an option! But venetian plaster is now seen as a surface design which can be anything from a textured lime wall to the teal and pink explosion. It’s so versatile and bespoke that pretty much anything goes.

 Traditionally the finish is created using a mixture of marble, granite and lime dust. With the industry expanding into more of a surface design effect the mixes are changing. Clay based plaster holds the colour better and slate lime putty is used for those high gloss effects.

The range of designs encourages us to be innovative with the design choices. From metallics to highly textured finishes you can create a space that shouts your personality or that appreciates the age of the property and helps bring some old features back to life.

Why use it? I hear you ask. Well, it’s basically a piece of art. Yes you can buy wallpaper that creates a feature wall. But when it comes to venetian plaster it’s not just about the design, its also about the plasterer who is applying it. It’s a learnt skill and there are courses available. Some plasterers are employed due to the way they apply their designs. Take a look at a rennovation project we finished, its a great example of a finish with movement, it also has a metalic glow – https://into-id.co.uk/leeds-west-yorkshire/

So, if you are thinking of getting this finish in your home, office, restaurant etc. Make sure you find a rated and trained plasterer!

For more information and inspiration check out Nova colours site. https://www.en.novacolor.it/

Also if you’re interested in doing a course or having a nosey at samples get yourselves to Stucco Stucco in Wakefield. https://stuccostucco.com/

Fusia Pink plaster with movement. Applied by www.velaris.co.uk
Olive green plaster with gold overlay. Applied by www.velaris.co.uk
Textured plaster with stripes coming through from behind. Applied by www.velaris.co.uk
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Interior Design Trends for 2032

Trends are great, but when it comes to your home you also want your interiors to last the test of time.

This year natural stone slabs are a big deal. And lets be honest, they’ve been a big thing for a few years now so bringing this into your home would be a good move. Natural stone is such a beautiful versatile material. Every piece is unique, so no matter the colour of your kitchen you’ll always find a slab to match! its not just for the work tops, get it up your walls and around your islands. It’s stunning stuff.

When it comes to colours think nature. Earth tones such as greens, blues and browns. You’ll also notice a lot of folklore patterns. Linwood Fabrics have recently released their new fabric collection small prints which is a stunning collection of printed linen. https://linwoodfabric.com/collections/small-prints

The enclosed living areas have now come back around. People are now moving back to having their kitchens separate to their lounge. And I must admit. After spending Christmas at a house that was open plan I couldn’t wait to get home to sit in my lounge whilst the kids made a ruckus in the kitchen! like most parents…I needed a bit of alone time!

I am soooo excited to hear that stripes are on the rise. You can be bold with stripes by going for a statement wall. Or add a stripe through your soft finishes.

Gold is apparently back forever! you can add touches of gold throughout your home by introducing items such as handles and lighting. A quick easy way to give your kitchen a face lift is by changing your handles! give it a go.

So there’s a little list for you to get going. But always remember. your house is your home. Don’t loose YOU.

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Bespoke Furniture Design

Working closely with our clients means we can produce designs that offer an answer to their needs.

After a site visit we produce working drawings for joiners to build from. Working closely with a team of joiners means we can answer any questions and discuss the designs to ensure the fit and design works for the space.

We love a challenge! And these angles were definitely one!

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Huddersfield

This beautiful barn conversion is full of stunning features and large rooms. The client was struggling with the lounge as it was an awkward shape.

A new layout was agreed upon. A new shelving area was designed, and furniture was specified to accommodate the whole family. The main colours throughout the design were purple and teal, the client’s favourite colours. The beams were sanded back, and a roof light was added to help lift the ceiling and bring more natural light into the space.

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Avorium – York

I was approached by some siblings who were opening a new shop in York. The brief was to showcase their colourful stock in the best way possible. Encouraging people into the store was the focus of the brief.  The design was simple but effective. Bespoke plywood furniture was designed specifically for their shop so that they could create exciting displays with their stock. New lighting and seating were introduced to give the interior a welcoming feel.

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Leeds, West Yorkshire

“This stunning property was bought by the client to renovate into their dream family home. The property was updated from the inside out. New layouts were agreed upon, and the house was opened up on both the ground and first floor. The finished property is full of beautiful new features, big bright rooms, and luxurious finishes.”

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Brighouse, West Yorkshire

My client wanted help creating a cosy room that had started to feel cold and uninviting. The current furniture was to stay but this all received a facelift by being re-upholstered and painted. The flooring and the windows all received new finishes to help the scheme come together. The room is now full of warmth and is enjoyed every day.

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Christmas Craft Events

I am excited to announce that I’ll be opening the studio doors for an evening of Christmas Crafting! There will be step-by-step tutorials to make your own origami stars and Christmas trees!

Not only that but Mulled Wine, Festive Nibbles, and of course Christmas Music.

You’ll also have the chance to check out the studio and get inspired.

Who will be there!?

If you’d like to come along please use the link below to book on.

Look Forward to seeing you.