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Happy New Year-Interior Trends for 2020

Happy New Year hope you had an amazing Christmas and New Year Towards the end of 2019, I had the pleasure of being invited to the Interior influencer's breakfast for the Northern Quarters event at the Biscuit factory. The breakfast gave us an early look around the Northern Quarters event, the Biscuit factory itself and also full access to all the talks and stands. The presenters throughout the day were a mixture of Interior people from shops to individuals who had fully renovated their home...

January 1, 2020

As Featured in.....

It’s been a really busy few months here at Willow & Maine, with lots of interior design projects on the go. I’ll be sharing them with you once completed. We were also especially delighted to be featured in not one but two magazines in August, Your Home magazine and Living-North East edition. Your Home is a National magazine. We were photographed and interviewed back in March by the lovely Katie and Karen from Beautiful Homes in the North. Katie did all the photography while Karen added addit...

August 25, 2019

Maximising your property potential-Styling to sell

For the majority of us, our homes are our biggest asset. If you are planning to put your home on the market, you not only want to get the best price but also encourage lots of viewers through the door.  So before you get the valuers out, ensure your home is looking all sparkly and at it's absolute best.If you are confident and are going to style the home yourself, here are some tips you might like to follow:Deep clean - First and foremost, ensure your home is spotless. It might seem ob...

May 2, 2019

On Trend-Blush pink

Blush pink continues to be on trend.  You can see examples of it everywhere and in all rooms: bedrooms, kitchens and lounges. I do like to shop locally but sometimes, for trends, the High street stores do really well especially TK Maxx, Next and M&S. When choosing a trend, my advice would be to make sure it's something you really like. If it's a colour, use it as an accent, so it can be easily changed when you tire of it. This room was designed for a thirteen year old girl but I'm sure most...

March 23, 2019

Dispelling the Myth-Interior Design doesn't have to be expensive!

I've had lots of amazing feedback since I launched the website.  I wanted it to look beautiful and stylish to show exactly what we can do.  The only downside is that some people think it looks really expensive which is not necessarily the case... I thought I'd share with you a budget plan for my most recent project.  This was for my toughest client yet, my youngest daughter Emma, aged 9. Although she is a girly girl, the brief she gave me a wish list that included blue walls, a do...

February 25, 2019

When the decorations come down!

Christmas is a distant memory already and now we are all focusing on getting fit and losing a few pounds (ok I'll start next week!  I don't know about you, but I was actually looking forward to the decorations coming down this year! This was partly because we had to put them up earlier than usual but also to declutter. Once the decorations do come down though, everything feels a bit bare.  I took the opportunity, as I do, to look for some new accessories to add to what is already here....

January 15, 2019

Welcome to our new website

After months of hiding over on Instagram @willowandmaine we are delighted to share our shiny new website with you.  Deb at Imogen Kate photography took some beautiful shots during the photo shoots at Willow & Maine HQ and two of our lovely clients homes (there were a fair few giggles that day).  The website itself was expertly designed by Mel at Elm Marketing Solutions.  I should probably introduce myself too, I'm Lorraine and I'm the founder of Willow & Maine and I had the c...

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