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Why a full home is the best home: meet Cassie Nicholas, winner of BBC Interior Design Masters

vintage antique kitchen furniture

Winner of Interior Design Masters, Cassie Nicholas’ skilled eye for weaving characterful vintage references into her design scapes – whether period or modern – was at play throughout the competition. Eager to learn more about how she tackled the winning commission, the impressive Jin Bar in Shepherd’s Bush, we asked Cassie to unpack her vision and approach.

What makes home an important environment?

Home is a fundamental part of our lives, yet we rarely spend any time reflecting upon its role and significance. The quest to build a home is definitely one of the most sacred journeys we take in our lifetime. Setting up a space for yourself and your family is a magnificent project, but can also be incredibly daunting and complex.

Wabi-Sabi: How to create a perfectly imperfect home

Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen Scandinavian lifestyle concepts lagom and hygge being translated into the world of interiors, and now, there is yet another philosophy that’s been hitting the design trend radar and urging us to rethink the way we decorate our homes – Wabi-sabi.

Interior design expert Martyn White takes us through his vintage wishlist

Martyn White is a design journalist, editor and designer based in London. A lover of opulence, he narrates on the very best in luxury design, interiors and art. Martyn has assembled a selection of his top vintage designs on Vinterior.

Honest chats: stylist Roddy Clarke on making a home which nurtures both people and the planet

Roddy Clarke is a designer, stylist and interiors journalist. Keen to know Roddy’s thoughts on combatting a throwaway culture, we asked him all about his own life and the small ways in which he is managing to steer his home towards greener pastures.

We will rock you… with these timeless vintage chairs

Rocking chairs might conjure up images of grandmothers knitting away but this selection is anything but outdated. From utopian, abstract designs to sweeping, sculptural frames, Vinterior has the rocking chair to suit every persuasion.

Why 21st century design lovers will appreciate the Arts & Crafts movement

Not everyone is familiar with the Arts & Crafts genre; many could be forgiven for leaping to ideas of modern day crafting. This historical design movement actually took root during the 19th century. It sought to elevate the production of decorative arts in response to the rise of industrialism, changing the value society placed on how good were manufactured.

Transform your bedroom with these five top tips

If your sleeping space feels a bit bleak or uninspiring and you are running out of ideas on how to pick-it-up, you are at the right place.
Here, we share the best decorating tips to elevate your bedroom from plain to gorgeous.

Take your interior to the dark side: three inspiring reasons to use deep colour at home

Did you ever open a magazine to be greeted by a stunning interior characterised by the use of dark colours? It’s a bold design move, easy to admire and then to immediately dismiss as impossible in our own homes. Well, as the saying goes: high risk equals high gain. Here’s why.

An honest chat with Elle Kaye: life as a millennial taxidermist

Young, bright and brimming with energy, Elle Kaye might not strike you as the typical taxidermist. For the past seven years, the 27-year-old has worked hard to grow her own business preserving wild animals through the practise of taxidermy, with a special emphasis on birds. A not uncontroversial discipline, it was fascinating to sit down with someone deeply passionate about this unusual craft. In the years since graduating from her degree in Fine Arts and Sculpture, Elle has grappled with many of the misconceptions around her unique profession.