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Interiors - Tailoring your space to reflect your personality PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 03 June 2011 20:00

Decorating can be a tricky task these days with a dazzling array of styles, designs and influences on offer: from shabby chic to crazy colour, gorgeous glamour or even full-on confusion!

But tailoring a space into somewhere that speaks volumes about your personality and taste doesn’t just serve to impress visitors – more importantly it also turns it into a home.

Rise of ‘staycationers’ means summer is now the peak time for cleaning PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 June 2011 10:43
Spring has always been regarded as the traditional time for cleaning, but data would suggest that the summer has now become the peak time for this annual ritual. Figures from Rug Doctor, the carpet cleaning specialist, show that almost a third of annual rentals for its carpet cleaning machines now occur during the summer months.
According to Rug Doctor, the rise of the ‘staycationer’ (people who choose to stay at home for their holidays to save the pennies) has further contributed to this shift, as homeowners generally have more leisure time during the summer and carpet drying times are greatly reduced with the warmer weather.
“People are always surprised when we say that the summer is our busiest time,” commented Paul Fildes, Marketing Manager for Rug Doctor. “It’s always assumed that most cleaning takes place in the spring, especially after a long hard winter, but the spike in rental activity that we see over the summer proves that this just isn’t the case. If this summer turns out to be the sizzler that is promised, and this ‘holiday at home’ phenomenon continues as well, we will have a very busy summer for Rug Doctor rentals.”
Shopping for Furniture and Homewares Online PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:40
The way in which we shop has changed considerably in recent years.
The internet is now where many of us shop for groceries right through to larger purchases that require more thought such as furniture.
Due to the ability to shop online, it is now easier and more enjoyable to buy gifts and items for the home. The internet has enabled us to be able to choose from a far wider choice of merchandise than on the high street even if you live in a large city. For those living in smaller towns or rural locations, online shopping has become not just a convenience but a life line.
Seasonal safety tips on protecting yourself, your home and your garden PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 May 2011 03:00
WITH summer just around the corner, don’t let thieves ruin your plans to enjoy the new season with a spot of gardening or DIY!
Garages and even garden sheds could be potential targets to thieves, warn security experts Secura-Cam.
The Peterborough-based company has issued some timely advice on how people can step up security at their home through simple but effective measures that don’t have to cost the earth.
Richard Joyce, managing director of Secura-Cam located in Mere View, Yaxley said: “It’s around this time of year when people start to think about enjoying the warmer weather either by going on cycle rides with the family, mowing the lawn or embarking on some DIY.
“The potential for thieves is great if measures aren’t taken to protect homes, gardens, sheds and their contents. Our basic advice would be to put as many obstacles as possible in the way for opportunist thieves.”
The British Connection! PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 08:53


2011 is certainly a year dedicated to celebrating all things British.  With the nation standing to attention to celebrate the much-anticipated Royal Wedding, specialist bedroom furniture company, Raines & Willow, is set to continue its support of all things British with its entire collection designed and handmade exclusively in England.

As the nation waves its flags and becomes immersed in all things patriotic this year, Raines & Willow is no exception.  Its stunning collection of furniture is all quality-made to order in England; ensuring nothing less than precision work and expertise is infused into every piece of furniture.

For all the Princess Brides! PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 April 2011 07:41

Kate isn’t the only soon-to-be princess… Every bride is a princess on her big day and honeymoon!

With latest rumours that the Royal Honeymoon will be ‘Down Under’, what do newlyweds consider to be the perfect honeymoon environment…? Some opt for sun, sea and sand. But many just look forward to the opportunity to spend quality time with their new spouse in the romantic honeymoon suite! The Best Bed Linen in the World has the ultimate honeymoon bed linen, fit for a ‘Princess Bride’! (And guaranteed to keep that newlywed vibe at home…long after the honeymoon is over!) For over 20 years, this market leading supplier works with the top five-star “honeymoon hotels” in the UK and Globally, including The Dorchester, The Landmark and the W Hotel in the Maldives. 

Grigoriou interiors - one of London's newest interior design consultancies PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 15:06


One is a former premiership basketball player in Athens, and the other is a savvy busness executive, together Elina and Angeliki Grigoriou  two sisters with bags of enthusiasm and a unique insight into innovative interior design concepts, have together created one of London's newest interior design consultancies "Grigoriou interiors".  Having already won several high profile clients, including one of the biggest "names" in Eaton Square; according to Elina "we finish one assignment and then move on to another".  Despite the doom-mongers predicting that the UK economy is moving towards a "double-dip" recession the two sisters are adamant that business can still be done, if only clients concerns are adhered to over price and detail.


Ipad2 - How to reserve an Ipad2 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 April 2011 17:02

It's the hottest product of the moment. Many shops are predicting a 5 to 6 week shipping wait if you are lucky. So what is the best way to get your hands on an ipad2?

Here are some tips:

1. The Apple Store - Every night at 9pm your local apple store will update their stock levels. If they have stock that has arrived then you can reserve for pick up the next day. You must be on the website at 9:00pm. Stock will sell out within minutes.

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