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Derwent’s postings on ideas, advice, news and views from our partners and makers.

Creating a mood board

February 12, 2021

‘Mood boards are an arrangement of images, materials and pieces of text intended to evoke or project a particular style or concept’. If you are thinking of creating your own mood board you will no doubt have a specific room in mind …

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Creating a mood board

February 12, 2021

‘Mood boards are an arrangement of images, materials and pieces of text intended to evoke or project a particular style or concept’.

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Buying bespoke craft

February 2, 2021

Historically engaging a designer-maker to utilise their design talent, specialist craft skills and knowledge of materials to make exactly what you need, was commonplace. Nowadays the idea of commissioning a bespoke piece of furniture, length of fabric or handcrafted piece for your…

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Buying bespoke craft

February 2, 2021

Historically engaging a designer-maker to utilise their design talent, specialist craft skills and knowledge of materials to make exactly what you need, was commonplace. Nowadays th…

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Choosing Fabrics for your home

January 19, 2021

Taking the decision to focus on a new decorating project at home can appear overwhelming – too many choices or the risk of making costly mistakes can result in indecision and delay.  In order to remove the doubts and enable you to move forward and enjoy the process, here ar…

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Choosing Fabrics for your home

January 19, 2021

Taking the decision to focus on a new decorating project at home can appear overwhelming – too many choices or the risk of making costly mistakes can result in indecision and …

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Key interior looks for 2021

January 12, 2021

In an uncertain world our need for sanctuary and comfort has never been more important. Whilst trends can appear transient, they come about as a response to our perception of the world we live in. The tumultuous events of 2020 and our hopes for a brighter future will play a key ro…

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Key interior looks for 2021

January 12, 2021

In an uncertain world our need for sanctuary and comfort has never been more important. Whilst trends can appear transient, they come about as a response to our perception of the wo…

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Sofa Buying Checklist

December 29, 2020

A sofa or armchair is probably one of the most important investments you will make when creating a living room scheme. Whilst you can ring the changes with paint, curtains and finishing touches, a good sofa should last for many years.  Aside from considerations such as style, col…

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Sofa Buying Checklist

December 29, 2020

A sofa or armchair is probably one of the most important investments you will make when creating a living room scheme. Whilst you can ring the changes with paint, curtains and finis…

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Hygge – An antidote to lockdown

December 7, 2020

Cosy or cosiness is the closest English word to the concept of Hygge. A Danish term which expresses the idea of creating cosy and convivial atmospheres that promote a sense of wellbeing. As we hunker down for the slower season of winter we look at simple ways to promote a sense of…

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Hygge – An antidote to lockdown

December 7, 2020

Cosy or cosiness is the closest English word to the concept of Hygge. A Danish term which expresses the idea of creating cosy and convivial atmospheres that promote a sense of wellb…

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Nostalgic rural style

September 23, 2020

Taylor Swift and Derwent House are not two names you would expect to be mentioned in the same sentence.  However, Taylor Swift, who’s most recent album Folklore with a dreamy, woodsy themed narrative, is credited by many as instrumental in creating the new ‘Cottage…

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Nostalgic rural style

September 23, 2020

Taylor Swift and Derwent House are not two names you would expect to be mentioned in the same sentence.  However, Taylor Swift, who’s most recent album Folklore with a…

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Rethinking Life at Home

August 7, 2020

We explore the impact on how we imagine and design our interior spaces as we emerge from the sanctuary of our homes post lock-down. As life ‘as normal’ has changed, so too will our homes need to adapt to changing lifestyles as many of us will be spending much more time …

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Rethinking Life at Home

August 7, 2020

We explore the impact on how we imagine and design our interior spaces as we emerge from the sanctuary of our homes post lock-down. As life ‘as normal’ has changed, so to…

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Marks and Traces of the Maker

March 4, 2020

In the first of our series of blogposts we explore the characteristics of a crafted piece and what it reveals about its maker and the process of making. It’s always a privilege to receive and handle a new piece from one of our makers. It reaffirms our belief that Derwent House a…

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Marks and Traces of the Maker

March 4, 2020

In the first of our series of blogposts we explore the characteristics of a crafted piece and what it reveals about its maker and the process of making. It’s always a privilege to…

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