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  • Create the ultimate home oasis this summer

    Please read my blog about how I am spending my summer, the fabulous buys for my garden and why I paint my Decking white, not brown! 

    Create the ultimate home oasis this summer

    After an utterly rubbish year last year, it was time to do some self-love. I have chosen the all-singing, all-dancing, speakers, waterfalls and led lights in and out, Palm Spas Colada, hot tub to put a spring back in my step! What have you self indulged on? Tag someone who needs one 

     

    Summer is promising heat waves. That means more time outdoors, warmer weather, BBQs, time for gardening, and longer days spent relaxing outside trying to get you back!. That's why now is just the perfect time to make your outside space work for you, says Kerrie Griffin, Interior Designer from The Interior Co. Make your back garden into the special place you will want to be in all summer long, even if it's raining. There's no better way to spend free time wrapped up under a blanket enjoying the fresh air under a canopy or marquee of some sort, making it a place you never want to leave. All it takes is some imagination and some careful planning. Do your research says, Kerrie. Follow our pinboards. I have one just for Gardens on The Interior Co Pinterest. I regularly pin garden ideas and look back on my most creative days to put some of my plans into action.

  • At home for the summer!

    Loving your outdoor space in your home is as important as your indoor space, says Award-winning Interior designer Kerrie Griffin from The Interior Co. I've recently invested a hot tub! and cannot get enough of it. If I can't get away this year, I will enjoy the rural location and views I have.

  • Book A Weekend Break - Turtledove Hideaway

    LETS GET AWAY...

    If its a break and a book you are looking for I still have some availability in the newly opened Turtledove Hideaway, why not order a book and pick it up from the cute Turtledove Hideaway stay for a few days buy some Feathers Of Italy clothes and have them delivered to the cottage to try before you buy, or better still let Kerrie put a collection together for you and leave it in the cottage for you to try on and browse whilst you stay. If you book a break you will receive 15% off any purchases of Feathers Of Italy Clothing whilst on your vacation mention FOIVIP in your booking to qualify.

  • KINDLE VERSION NOW LIVE - FROM SHED TO CHIC BY Kerrie Griffin - HOW TO CREATE A MONEY MAKING HOLIDAY LET

    Just gone live my from shed to chic kindle version of from shed to chic its available on amazon for £9.99 or free if you have a free subscription.

    After all, being locked away for so long, we have already had a good Flo of contact to book our famous little Turtledove Hideaway. There has never been a better time to look at ways of making money by working from home. Forced into using what I had after being left with nothing, I now run several businesses from home as my confidence grew from making a difference by allowing people to enjoy my style of living by staying in what I created for them, Turtledove Hideaway. If you follow my guide, you will make a good income from minimal resources.

     

  • From Shed to Chic - How to create a money making holiday let. OUT NOW ON AMAZON

    After all, being locked away for so long, we have already had a good Flo of contact to book our famous little Turtledove Hideaway. There has never been a better time to look at ways of making money by working from home. Forced into using what I had after being left with nothing, I now run several businesses from home as my confidence grew from making a difference by allowing people to enjoy my style of living by staying in what I created for them, Turtledove Hideaway. If you follow my guide, you will make a good income from minimal resources.

     

  • Kerrie Talks Home Office Interior Design

    - What are the most important key components of a successful home office?
    Being content in an uncluttered environment, it's not always easy to separate work and home, but it is essential to bring productivity. Don't have a spare room for guests if you never have any, or on the off chance, you do. Use your space for your needs today, not the never-never. 
  • Mindful Interiors - Free Magazine

    Having always worked from home, and I absolutely love it, I like my happy space, home, and surroundings. I have no problem with lockdowns. However, many people struggle with this newfound "Me" time! So that's where it is good to set some working hours boundary and get your space working for you. If you have a spare bedroom filled with bedroom furniture which just looks great, but you don't use it, then transform it into an office or workroom or dressing room. Don't live in your house the way it is if it doesn't work for you now. Having a four-bedroom home does not mean they have to stay as bedrooms; dining rooms don't have to be that if you never use them. Think about where the light comes in on the bit of the day you will be working and take that room; take the one which inspires you the most and makes that bedroom work for you now, not when you may sell it.

    By finding your perfect space, you can set it out as a sanctuary, have some candles burning a comfy chair or a small sofa, have lights on the desk to create light without it being too overlit.

    Really think about how you use your space, I was talking to an architect who was struggling to work from home, and he only had one bedroom, and it wasn't big enough to put in a desk. I would avoid at all cost placing the desk in a bedroom or lounge as you will never switch off. I suggested the dining room or kitchen diner, but he said it was on the ground floor, and the lounge on the first had better light, so he has compromised and is using the lounge because he works there better and has a view over the river.
  • Washing Beams In A Period House by Multi Award Wining Interior Designer Kerrie Griffin

    #property #bloggerstyle #renovationproject #Periodproperty #interiordesigner #interiorinfluencer #interiordesignteqniques Properties are one of my favorite challenges, bringing out the detail was easy in this period hallway. The beams are 500 years old they came from a ship, the property was built on a wood yard and the timber I am told was from a Spanish boat.

    The room looked uninviting as you entered it because the room was filled with overhead horizontal and vertical beams, honestly, it was just dark and dingy looking, I created a wash and went about lightening the beams with my recipe. I have won best country house in Period Living for what I did in the lounge of this farmhouse.

     Watch a video of me washing beams in a period hallway.

    If you have a decorating dilemma in a period property contact me for expert advice.

    info@theinteriorco.co.uk

    Kerrie Griffin

    The Interior Co