Wednesday, 8 September 2010

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Monday, 17 May 2010

The Vintage Look

You only need to look through any design magazine to see that Interior design is as much about creating a lifestyle as co-ordinating objects and furniture that just match.

There is a huge trend towards nostalgia in design; a longing to return to the days when afternoon tea meant home baked scones with homemade strawberry jam enjoyed on pretty bone china, maybe even with a doiley or two!, rather than a cup of instant coffee and a kit-kat! A time of home-making rather than home-breaking, when family mattered, when the simple things in life were valued, instead of the latest computer game.

When i saw this new tile collection from Welbeck it made me positively well up with nostagia! I was back to making Laura Ashley patchwork quilts, sat in my old Aunt Nancy's scullery in Wales, who's bedroom wallpaper was big blown roses that, as a small child, i could see scary faces in! Memories of the smell of wood being stoked in the range and fresh baked Welsh cakes.

Now, of course, this won't be for everybody. The modernists amongst us who love clean sharp line and minimalism will not be jumping up and down with enthusiasm, but for those of us who LOVE Cath Kidston, Cabbages and Roses, Kate Forman and the like, this will get our kettle's whistling!!

These tiles would be just as at home used in traditonal cottage lavatories as a splash back, or in country kitchens behind the Aga mixed in with a dresser heaving with Emma Bridgewater china, wild flowers in a crackle glazed jug, ticking blinds and old mismatched chairs and a painted table.....creating a lifestyle? You bet!

For more information on this gorgeous new collection please email me on

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Bath Life Magazine

Do you have a dark and dingy hallway and need advice on making it seem larger?

Have you seen a beautiful lamp in a hotel but don't know where to find one like it?

Does your room need updating but don't know where to start?

Are you trying to find the right rug to co-ordinate wth your curtains, but just can't match the shade?

Alchemy of Design has just been appointed the new "interiors agony aunt" for Bath Life Magazine so please write to us with all your interior dilemmas and problems.

We hope, over the months, to become a one stop resource for all your questions and queries and are very excited to be involved with Bath Life to offer this service. Our years of experience in the world of interiors, plus having our finger on the pulse of all that is new, gives us the ability to answer and help solve most of your home styling or refurbishment difficulties.

Please e-mail me if you have anything you think we can help you with, and even if it seems an impossible request and you think we can't, give us a go anyway!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Special Offer

We are currently working alongside some of the countries top Estate Agents in Somerset providing a free one hour interior design consultation to people just moving home.Finish unpacking your boxes, set up home, and then call us in!

Maybe this is a new style of property for you and you don't know how to make it work?

Maybe your previous efforts at decorating have not turned out as you had hoped?

Do you have a vision for your new home but don't know how to achieve it?

We will come along, and free of charge for one hour, will offer advice on paint colours, lighting, updating soft furnishings, ideas on window treatments and general tips on how to achieve a co-hesive look.

If you have just moved and didnt receive one of our promotional leaflets don't worry - please email Alison on and we can have a chat to see if we can be of assistance to you.