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Ideas for using Concrete in Interior Design

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Ideas for using Concrete in Interior Design

I suppose concrete could be considered a divisive material. I might even go so far as to put it in the "Marmite" category (i.e. you either love it or hate it, for those outside the UK). In my younger days (by which I mean the late 1980s / early 1990s when I was growing up), I remember thinking of concrete as nothing but an eye-sore. A material I associated with unfriendly industrial facades, run-down shopping centres and monolithic multi-storey car parks. This gem was in good old Southend-on-Sea: I don't know whether it's my aesthetic sensibilities that have changed, or...

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Brilliant Blogs - Coco Lapine Design

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Brilliant Blogs - Coco Lapine Design

Welcome to our latest "Brilliant Blogs" post. Where we write a blog post about other blogs that we think are brilliant. Meta.  This month, we're maybe slightly cheating a bit, and featuring the blog of one of our suppliers, but I promise our motives are pure! The blog is fabulous, and in fact is what lead us to Sarah and her wonderful prints in the first place. So, yes, our brilliant blog this month is Coco Lapine Design; an interiors blog by Sarah Van Peteghem. Sarah is a very talented designer, hailing from Belgium, currently living in Munich. We recently...

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Five Minutes With... SOOuK

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Five Minutes With... SOOuK

Hello and welcome to "Five Minutes With...", our latest blog feature. Each month, we'll be having a brief chat with one of our marvellous suppliers... about life, the universe, and everything. By which I mean interiors and travel, obvs. We work with a huge range of clever and creative maker-types, who craft all sorts of beautiful products, from ceramics, candles and chocolate, through prints, pencils and planters, to soap, sculptures and... some other great things. Join us for a glimpse behind the curtain and see what makes them tick.  This month, we'll be talking to the very lovely Soo Burnell, the...

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Brilliant Blogs - Cate St Hill

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Brilliant Blogs - Cate St Hill

  Welcome to our latest "Brilliant Blogs" post. Where we write a blog post about other blogs that we think are brilliant. Meta. This month we're featuring Cate St Hill. Her marvellous blog has been around since 2011, so you may well already be familiar with it. If not, you're in for a treat!  Cate is a design and interiors writer, blogger, stylist and consultant based in South London. As something of a mission statement, she set up the hashtag #thesimpleeveryday, and her blog is all about simple interior design for everyday living. We love it.  To quote Cate's 'About'...

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Brilliant Blogs - Amy Menton

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Brilliant Blogs - Amy Menton

Welcome to our latest "Brilliant Blogs" post. Where we write a blog post about other blogs that we think are brilliant. Meta. This month we're featuring a new kid on the blogging-block - Amy Menton.  Here at WBG Towers, we've been crushing on Amy's instagram feed for many months now. Naturally, we were delighted to hear she has started a blog and it is chock-full of the same sort of loveliness - yay!  Photographer and interior-lover Amy lives in Chicago with her husband, Stephen and cat, Olive. Her blog is sorted into three simple categories: Interiors, Travel and Lifestyle. So essentially,...

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