2018 saw a year of continuous change at Rachel Usher Interior Design, where we challenged our approach within the practice, keeping pace within an industry that’s ever-changing . We welcomed new members to our small but perfectly formed team, held our first event at our new studio premises, visited product launches for some of the world's most iconic brands and travelled all the way to Milan for the busiest design week on the interiors calendar. As we continue to look forward, this weeks journal entry takes a brief look back our highlights from what can only be described as a transformative year…Read More
Consuming without thinking long term is a costly cycle that many find themselves lured into. Buying objects that rapidly become irrelevant or worse, quickly fall apart, is all too common - not only is this bad for the wallet but it is equally damaging to how a space feels to interact with on an emotional level. This weeks journal entry explores why embracing good quality and authentic design is truly an investment.Read More
Attempting something for the first time can be daunting and hiring an Interior Designer is no exception. Knowing if your visions will align, if they are qualified professionals, how long a project takes to complete and most importantly; what is billable - are all are common questions to ask yourself. This weeks journal entry provides inspiration for the types of questions to not only ask your designer but yourself - before hiring.Read More
Interior design is a profession, not a hobby. When hiring an interior designer you are embarking on a valuable journey, utilising skilled practitioners who spend dedicated time developing designs and are able to draw upon years of knowledge - with refined technical capabilities and the experience to execute ideas into a reality. This weeks journal entry explores why an aversion to asking for advice leads to expensive mistakes.Read More
Instagram. It’s an outlet for creativity, filled with inspiration or perhaps even escapism with the power to influence our decisions - designers included. Here’s our top 10 interior instagram accounts to follow for a daily dose of dream worthy design.
Now in its fifth year, Amaras Interior Blog Awards continue to celebrate respected bloggers from across the Industry. This year, we’re proud say that our interior designer journal has been nominated - but we need your help...
Once the mainstay of contemporary interiors, the subtle off-whites which provided many interior designers with a safe blank-canvas to scheme from are now being pushed aside, in place of powerful colour packed with personality that’s bold and confident…Read More
Ever since Triennial Bruges inaugural 2015 debut, contemporary architects and artists from across the globe have been invited to the city, commissioned to create experience based constructions which encourage a thought-provoking social atmosphere. This year, with the overarching theme of ‘Liquid society’, Triennial contemplates our rapidly changing world; as established ways of life are under pressure, what does the future hold?Read More
You will already be aware of the transforming effects a simple coat of paint can provide to a space. The toxic components used to create many well-known paint products however are generally not acknowledged, causing damaging environmental effects to our planet. In 2018 ignorance is no longer bliss and so this weeks journal entry explores the importance and benefits of luxury eco-paint; a product that remains creative whilst honouring our environmental responsibility.Read More
The value within bespoke design is often underestimated. It’s a process commonly associated with kitchens or bathrooms only, a limited view in our opinion which dismisses the true power of personalisation. This weeks journal entry explores how bespoke design can be utilised to create an interactive, personalised art form in any space.Read More
Keeping plants alive, we know, can be tricky. Whilst greeny offers substantial visual appeal it’s important to remember that plants, like us, are a living being with life sources needed to survive.Read More
Indoor botanicals offer us more than a picturesque aesthetic. We explore why embracing plant-pot-parenthood is not only good for a space’s design but also the body and soul.Read More
In a volatile world our quest for contentment can, at times, feel out of reach. Embracing an ethos of simplicity by acknowledging our needs over our wants, can in many ways counteract this struggle to find peace, soothing the senses for everlasting satisfaction…Read More
Each year the eyes of the design world firmly fix on Milans prestigious Salone del Mobile, the busiest design week on the interiors calendar. This year, we headed over to Milans creative districts ourselves, in search of the latest inspiration from the exhibition itself as well pop-ups, installations and more.Read More
Against an industrial backdrop, Tom’s Dixons new HQ, The Coal Office, leads the way as a multi-disciplinary space for innovation in design.Read More
Light. It’s a natural life source that we simply can’t live without. Even a house made of glass cannot guarantee sunny weather, which is why this weeks journal explores the importance of carefully considered lighting and its power of illusion...Read More
We often underestimate the unique abilities of scent, overlooking their undeniable link to our emotions, feelings and memories. We explore the importance of trusting your feelings, rather than obeying the rules around aromas.
Simply looking at something often isn’t enough. Aesthetics are important but our curious nature often directs the most important of all our senses, touch...Read More
Intelligent design harnesses the power of colour, forming a balance between visual-aspirations and nourishment of the soul; for a purposeful, passionate and peaceful life...Read More
A successful interior scheme enhances the way you experience a space whilst reflecting your individuality. We explore the importance of design that’s emotionally considered.Read More