GIVE AWAY TIME

Want to plan a new room design but don't
              know where to start?

Look no further as I am 'giving away' in a box interior design 
services to one lucky reader. That's right I will help you design a new 
space of your choice. 

In a box interiors are a DIY option where I help you put your dream space
together. You will receive all you need in a box to create your perfect
space. This includes a moodboard/sample board, floor/furniture plans, 
3d colour images of your space, fabric, flooring & paint samples, a detailed 
shopping list of where to buy your products & how much for & a guide on
putting everything together.




All you need to do is fill out a questionaire & measure your space
          (I can help guide you through this)
so whether you are looking to design a lounge, kitchen, bathroom, 
bedroom or even a hallway in a box interiors can help you. 

For a chance to win this service for free please re post this special
offer on your blog, facebook or twitter page. Then email me
sarah@finishingtouchinteriors.co.uk to tell me you have done this 
& would like to enter & I will send you a questionaire.




                               Good luck 
                             x

my new obsession

I have got a bit obsessed lately with fish tanks in kitchens. I have always loved the tranquility of a fish tank (not so much the expense & maintenance of taking care of it), but I could just stare at one for ages its so therapeutic. But when I found these images a few months ago I just totally feel in love. I have this real love of the beach & the sea & really like the thought of bringing it into the home. The beautiful aquatic colours that are so pretty & calming. I have to say this is now a must have for my dream kitchen.  



My ideal kitchen would have many features beside a fish tank but one things for sure it will have fresh & bright cabinetry with a colour pallette of blues & greens.

Here's a little inspiration.....  



love these beautiful tiles





house tour

Today we Step inside a rather glamorous, Hollywood feeling home for our house tour. Hollywood stars adorn the walls & a mix a contemporary & retro furniture & accessorie pieces bring a real fanciful feel to the decor. There is a strong theme of black, white & cream in many of the spaces making a very elegant & classic look. But the study space & little girls bedroom add a pop of pretty pastel colours to the walls for more of a retro feel. The sleek black furniture in the lounge, with a collection of gold framed pictures & art work pieces has a sophisticated & timeless feel against the fresh white walls. 

Living room | Glamorous Melbourne home | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Livingetc | Housetohome.co.uk

The dining room has a fresh & light pallette with Images of Audrey in black & white making a bold statement against the otherwise pale decor. 

Dining room | Glamorous Melbourne home | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Livingetc | Housetohome.co.uk

The turquoise feature wall is the feature in this study space & makes a great back drop to all the artwork.

Home office | Glamorous Melbourne home | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Livingetc | Housetohome.co.uk
I love this stunning & sleek kitchen space & check out the splash back what an eye catcher 

Kitchen | Glamorous Melbourne home | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Livingetc | Housetohome.co.uk

You have to love this cute pink girls room this splash of pink colour is simple beautiful

Child's bedroom | Glamorous Melbourne home | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Livingetc | Housetohome.co.uk

A very sophisticated hotel feeling bathroom here with free standing bath, yet more artwork, beautiful marble floor tiles & classic black & white wall tiles. 

Bathroom | Glamorous Melbourne home | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Livingetc | Housetohome.co.uk

Every girls dream has to be a dressing room & how organised is this with all the clothes colour co ordinated ( I love that pink handbag) 

Walk-in bedroom wardrobe | Glamorous Melbourne home | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Livingetc | Housetohome.co.uk

A classic feeling bedroom with some bold striped wallpaper as a feature here. What a fabulous space. 

Bedroom | Glamorous Melbourne home | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | Livingetc | Housetohome.co.uk

Spot Light On



Welcome to the blog for today's Spot light on interview, Mechteld Petersenvalue director from Dutch homeware Brand Brabrantia who are presently re-launching their new branding & packaging with a new interior design identity.

 Brabantia logo.

What is your role as Value Director for Brand, Marketing and Product Innovation?

I’ve spent the past 8 years with Brabantia as the Value Director for the Value Factory department which has a team of 22 people. I am a strategist and connector for the Brabantia brand, our Product Innovation and our Marketing activities. My main role is to inspire the team to focus on trends in society, give them consumer insights and discuss fresh colour palettes, essentially bringing the outside world inside.    We then translate all these vital findings into experiences that make design worthy of conversation for our consumers, with our ultimate goal being to seduce our consumers by touching their hearts, letting them fall in love with our products.



‘Designed for living’ is a whole new look for Brabantia, what's the essence of it?

The essence is to enrich our consumers’ quality of life and living with beautifully designed interior products. Our goal is to make daily chores a pleasure, products that fit in to their stylish world! 


You mention surprise in the design, what can we expect? / How do you make 'domestic chores a pleasure’?

Transforming daily chores into a domestic pleasure is adding a hidden surprise, fresh inspiration and positive emotion into both our brand and products. A great example of this includes the soft, stylish pink pastel Mineral Retro Bin that has a extra surprise inside - the bright pink coloured handle!

The colours this year are bold and exciting, what made you want to focus on passion red and minty metallics?

We decided to base our new colour palettes and prints on two well-loved trends, colour blocking and pastel vs bold. Passion Red is our new bright and bold hue that’s perfect for spicing up your home interior and Metallic Mint is our ‘tougher’ take on this year’s pastel mint trend. With our prints we focused on pastel and bold colours and created Warm Mathematics consisting of shapes and patterns. The great thing about these two trend choices is that they compliment each other, pastel palettes go really well with a bold accent colour. 

The new collection from Pauline is the winning design from you Pimp Our Print, will there be another design competition this year we need to watch out for?

Yes of course, it will be launched in June! Something completely different and witty, and on social media.

If you had to choose one must-have product from the range, which one would it be?

I am a huge fan of our new Dunes print ironing board from our Warm Mathematical prints, it’s really to cool to be hidden away. I also love new Mineral Pink Retro Bin too! 


When can we see the new packing and products on the shelves?

First new products with new packaging will be available in April. We’re so excited for you to see them! 

Are you already planning colours and concepts for 2015?
  Can you give us a sneaky peak please?!

Yes we are investigating, but it needs to be a surprise! All I can tell you is that it will be delightfully colourful!












Creative wallpapering

The charming & clever use of different wallpaper patterns on furniture like below makes a stunning & bold statement. The use of wallpaper to bring furniture to life has become incredibly popular recently & you can see why because done right it really is very effective. I love this dresser below it really makes a wow factor to this beautiful bedroom. 




If covering a whole wall with wallpaper is a little overwhelming then framing pieces like art work can be very effective & stylish. You can also cover canvas in wallpaper if you want to ditch the frame, but personally I like to see a beautiful wallpaper framed for a more dramatic look. 



How about using wallpaper to decorate your stairs, a cheaper alternative to carpet & it will certainly turn heads. 



Interiors in a box

With all the excitement recently with the UKs most loved interior designer win & a brand new design show for me to host I thought I'd show a bit of love back for all your support. So for the next few weeks I am slashing the prices on my in a box interior design services.

                               i am offering over a whopping 50% off 

                                          But what is interiors in a box?


Its basically a do it yourself option where you will get the guidance to put your interior design schemes together. You will receive in your special box a furniture/floor plan, a vision mood-board, as well as fabric, flooring & paint swatches & a shopping guide of where to get your items & how much for. There will be a guide to help you pull your dream space together with tips & advice. All I need from you is to answer our questionnaire & send over some photos as well as measurements of your space (we can guide you through this step so don't worry) 

This offer won't be up long so contact me by email sarah@finishingtouchinteriors.co.uk 


                                            Was £250.00 now just £120.00 

Kitchen Design Tips

Kitchen | London terraced house | House tour | PHOTO GALLERY | 25 Beautiful Homes | Housetohome.co.uk

To avoid cluttered worktops design is as many cupboards into your space as you can & utilize these the best you can by making the most of what you have. In corners 900 x 900 wide base cupboards work best to make the most of your space, but if this isn't possible there are plenty of cleverly designed corner cupboards with pull out storage.




  •  Use this magic corner to reach everything in a corner unit.





  • The central section here pulls out and the whole thing revolves inside the unit to access the curved side sections





  • Maximize your storage in your tall units too with this space tower.





  • These tandom pull out larders are a great storage solution too.