Interior Design Blog

The Interior Design Showcase Blog covers a range of subjects written by interior designers for interior designers – and of course for any one who is interested in the world of design and architecture. The Blog covers a range of subjects that interior designers find compelling, helpful or are just plain passionate about.
Best practice for suppliers working with interior designers

Best practice for suppliers working with interior designers

If you are aiming to work with interior designers (and architects) here is a guide to ensure you are following best practice in how you are sending out those crucial product samples.

A classification system to organise product literature and samples for use in an interior design product library, filing system or for online bookmarking.

A classification system to organise product literature and samples for use in an interior design product library, filing system or for online bookmarking.

If you have not yet found a good product filing system or you have one with too many or too few categories to be useful then here is a classification system that is both comprehensive and concise. With only 45 product genres it is easy to use and remember for interior designers, library managers and researchers. A separate fabric classification system is also given.

A categorisation of grades of stainless steel and their uses

A categorisation of grades of stainless steel and their uses

There are many types of stainless steel and specific uses for each of them. Here is a collation of the different grades with simple explanations of their components and typical applications.

An interview with Jecks Lea, ethical and vegan interior designer

An interview with Jecks Lea, ethical and vegan interior designer

Jecks Lea talks to us about her ethical interior design practices, frustrations regarding access for disabled people and her ambitions for an inclusive and ethical design industry.

An interview with Newcastle-based interior designer, Karen Walker, Interior Designer

An interview with Newcastle-based interior designer, Karen Walker, Interior Designer

Karen Walker talks to us about starting her own business after 23 years working for someone else’s company and the specific pressures brought by working in the North of England. We also showcase some of her hotel and library projects.

An interview with Carl Michael Harris, Director at Miners Studio Ltd.

An interview with Carl Michael Harris, Director at Miners Studio Ltd.

Carl Michael Harris tells us about his new design studio and explains its name and design philosophy. Carl gives us his view on snobbery within the design industry and we also look at some of his memorable projects from his past working at David Collins Studio.

An interview with Jarod Smith, International Interior Designer

An interview with Jarod Smith, International Interior Designer

International interior designer Jarod Smith gives us the inside story of three uber-glamorous Portuguese villas for TV celebrity clients, shares his views on the key challenges within the interior design industry and tells us about his new career working with Arteriors.

Six animals and their products that householders can avoid when creating vegan interior design for their home

Six animals and their products that householders can avoid when creating vegan interior design for their home

Without knowing it, we contribute to the abuse and exploitation of animals by buying goods and furniture that are made from their products. Jecks Lea gives details on six of these animals and tips on how to detect their products so that they can be avoided.

A practical approach to vegan home interior design for householders

A practical approach to vegan home interior design for householders

If you want to become ethical in your home and replace animals’ products with vegan ones, Jecks Lea gives a simple and easy-to-follow guide on how to tackle what might seem an overwhelming project.

A look at the growth in use of vegan products in home interior design

A look at the growth in use of vegan products in home interior design

In the first of a series of articles on vegan interiors Jecks Lea explains the principles of veganism and how these are equally relevant in the home as in diet and lifestyle.

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