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What’s really causing a stir in the interiors world in 2016? Celia Sawyer answers all…

The last few months have been a whirlwind. I’ve been designing inside a private aircraft (Airbus A340) for a high-net worth client, commissioned to consult on a new build property which is currently only a hole in the ground, and meeting various TV producers about new shows, I don’t know how it’s mid-August already! One thing I have noticed are some key design changes this year. I feel 2016 is

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A Stunning Stay At Lucknam Park

A stunning property in the heart of Wiltshire, boasting 500 acres of un-spoilt countryside, elegant décor, fine dining, a beautiful spa and equestrian facilities. My recent stay here was for a special occasion and it served as a perfect retreat for the whole family. The hotel is distinguished by 42 individually style rooms and suites. Our room was a lovely suite with a four poster bed and a generous seating area. In terms

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Summer Vacation Hot Spot; The Four Seasons, Cyprus

This splendid hotel is one of my regular haunts where the children and I love to return to time and time again. Being an independently owned and operated hotel they keep raising the bar. The hotel is set in a great location, being only a few minutes’ drive from the city centre, there is plenty to do should you wish to venture out.  At The Four Seasons in Cyprus, the

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Introducing Vivendo… Italian to the Soul

When it comes to buying furniture for the home there is always a lot to take into consideration. Fabrics, colourways, overall style and setting of your scheme. If you are looking for a brand that boasts quality, excellence and an attractive price tag then look no further than Vivendo. They pride themselves on having a curate marketplace that connects consumers across the globe with Italian artisan furniture markers. With Italian

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A World of Luxury; The Four Seasons, Park Lane, London

After a recent stay at The Four Seasons on Park Lane, the hotel has certainly become one of my favourites. Loving luxurious things as I do, and working in the luxury market, I can sometimes be hard to please when it comes to attention to detail and the finer points of not only interiors, but also service. My recent experience at the Four Seasons fitted all the criteria and more, for

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Buying Art for the Home

As some of you will be aware, I am one of the main dealers on Channel 4’s Four Rooms and buy a great deal of art amongst other collectibles. You should find this column useful if you are looking to buy art for your home, to work in with a scheme for aesthetic pleasure or purely as an investment. As it is extremely personal, take the time to work out

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Say it with Light; Lighting Tips from Interior Design Expert Celia Sawyer

Celebrity Interior Designer Celia Sawyer tells us why lighting should be the first item on your to-do list when curating a new home Lighting is one of the most important yet often most overlooked elements in good interior design. Lighting is key as it is the one single ingredient that affects all others; there is little point creating a beautiful home if it is insufficiently lit and your well-thought-out furniture

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Autumn Luxury

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE luxury. Whether it be a piece of furniture for one of my interior design projects, an item of clothing or a hotel. The latter being extremely important to me as I travel a lot and appreciate a good hotel that pays attention to the finer details and truly looks after its guests. Whilst away on business lately I was lucky enough to

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Hotel Shopping for 2015…. Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como is a must!

It finally feels like Spring/Summer is on its way which I love, so I am researching hotels in which to stay. When it comes to hotels I adore those that tell a story and offer luxury through and through. From the style to the service, there aren’t many hotels that capture my full attention but Grand Hotel Tremezzo does just that. It is a beautiful luxury resort dating back to

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Choosing Your Accent Colour

Accent colours form an important part of my interior design schemes. I often advise the simplest way to create a harmonious scheme is by staying neutral but livening up the neutral or monochrome tones with a bright, strong accent colour. By juxtaposing against the neutral canvas you will create a star-piece in a room, especially if its one specific item of furniture created in your chosen accent colour. Below: A

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