Barn conversion Cotswolds countryside how to guide interior inspiration contemporary architecture

My Pinterest is testament to my appreciation of beautifully designed barn conversions. I think living in the Cotswolds only fuels this obsession as there are so many renovated barns on our doorstep. So today I have put together my top list of barn conversion tips including where I look to for inspiration. We are actually […]

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Kitchen styling ideas to de-clutter your home

It’s that time of year again when it’s time to tackle the spring cleaning. I think everyone has those times when they fall out of love a bit with their homes, things feel a bit stagnant and un-loved. We can become obsessed with needing to change everything – the colour scheme, the furniture, the curtains. […]

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Hygge home inspiration cosy interior

Chances are you’ve probably heard the word Hygge a lot as it has caught on as the new ‘must have’ trend, but I think along the way the term has slightly lost it’s meaning. I was listening to the CTRL ALT DELETE podcast a while ago and there was an episode with Sunday Times bestselling […]



Best Cotswolds hotels

So as an Interior Designer I am a bit of a sucker for a beautiful hotel design and living in the Cotswolds you don’t have to look far for a whole wealth of gorgeous boutique hotels and cosy pub B&B’s, you are really spoilt for choice! If you follow our blog you’ll be familiar with […]

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Amy perry antiques

The Cotswolds is renowned for its small shops and hidden gems. In a guide to the Cotswolds written by Vogue, Tetbury was commended for its quality antique shops filled so for today’s blog post we have put together our list of our favourites. How to find Tetbury For those of you who may not be […]



If you live in or around Cheltenham, this time of year will always be associated with the bustling liveliness of Cheltenham Races. We have had lots of clients who love their horses and it got us thinking about how you could bring an equestrian theme into your home. This can take form as a decorative accessory, […]

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Blue kitchen island design colour

Whether you’re planning a complete kitchen overhaul or just a refresh, colourful kitchens are a big deal. The chances are that you won’t get many opportunities to install a new kitchen. So when making design decisions you want something that will stand the test of time. The danger here is that we shy away from […]

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Cotswold Belgian Interiors

I am constantly searching for new inspiration here at LGI whether through magazines, interior design books or online on Pinterest or Instagram. An essential source of inspiration for me personally is global design trends and looking outside of what we see in the stores in the UK. We have some incredible UK designers who have changed […]

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Interior design trends 2018

I love when a new year rolls around and with it brings a whole host of predictions in what will drive the world of home interiors. Last year saw the unprecedented rise of millennial pink, a shift towards bringing the outside in and a real emphasis on mixing textures. So what will 2018 have in […]

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British interior design hand printed fabrics patterns colours

I have a huge passion for hand printed fabrics having studied it at Winchester School of Art during my degree. I loved the process of it, from the initial drawings, transferring them to the screens and mixing colours and then the slow, careful repetition of printing. There is something so wonderful about transferring a drawing […]

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