Tag: design

When it comes to garden spaces, bigger is by no means better. If you’ve got a balcony, patio or small garden, you can create a beautiful outdoor space that you love with a little bit of planning and inspiration. Whilst we can’t design your garden for you, we can give you some great ideas to help get your imagination going and how to make the most out of the space you’ve got.

Bamboo Shelter

Add a little bit of Tuscany to your outdoor space with a rustic bamboo shelter. This style of covering will bring shade in the summer and protection in the windier weather. If you want to add some plants to your space, then it will also act as a trellis for climbing plants. You can easily add this style to any outdoor space.

Built-In Benches

Some freestanding furniture can be bulky and take up a lot of room. Maximise your space by incorporating some fixed seating and benches into your garden design. To add a splash of colour, incorporate some Moroccan-style cushions and blankets. Not all gardens have to be green, and the red tones will complement your garden features nicely.

Outdoor Dining

You can’t beat a bit of outdoor dining on a warm summer’s evening. If you want to add in an outdoor dining set, then think carefully about the space you have and the type of furniture you’re going to buy. There’s no point in having a large dining set taking up all of the limited room you have. Once you’ve found the set that’s right for your space, add an elegant tablecloth and some feature candles to turn your outdoor dining space into a luxurious one.

Add-In a Fire Pit

Adding warmth, ambience and light, a fire pit will bring so much to a garden. They’re available in a lot of different shapes and sizes, so there’s bound to be one that will work in your garden space, no matter how small. They make a great focal point, which you can then use as a feature point for the rest of your design.

Water Features

Whilst we don’t necessarily mean having a cascading waterfall in your garden space, you can get some great minimalist water features that are perfect for whatever space may be available to you. A water feature will make your garden a place of relaxation and peace and they make great focal points, as well as helping to create a tranquil environment.     
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Although you have the freedom to create a space that is tailor made to your liking when decorating, there are a number of common mistakes that are easy to make. This blog will go into detail about regular mistakes that all decorators face, and also how they can be easily fixed so the next time you decide to renovate a room, you can do so with complete confidence. Continue Reading

At Desser, we understand how difficult it can be to strike the work-home life balance. Many people can be away from their home for as much as 12 hours a day, leaving very little time to spend with loved ones. That’s why an increasing number of people are now choosing to work from their house. This gives them the opportunity to work their own hours and not feel restricted by the busy office environment. Continue Reading

The living room is one of the places in a home that showcases the sense of style that visitors are free to see. Unfortunately, sometimes we don’t get as big a living room as we originally wanted. A lot of people simply choose to ignore the fact that they have a small living room, over furnishing it with bulky furniture. There are various design choices you can use to make a space that anybody would find a pleasure to spend time in. Continue Reading

Buying a new sofa can be a massive decision. Once you’ve committed to a sofa you normally have to live with it for a long time. When choosing a sofa, there are a lot of options to consider. Does it suit the ambience of the room? Do you have any pets that may be lounging around on your sofa? These are all things that can completely change the style of sofa you go for. These following 8 points will help you to figure out a sofa best suited to you. Continue Reading

In light of the amazing CATable which has being doing the rounds on blogs across the internet, we want to look at tables and chairs which are much more than just pieces of furniture. The CATable allows your pet cat to play inside it whilst you sit around eating or drinking. The designer Ruan Hao has really set messageboards alight across the web and he really has inspired us to put together this blog! Continue Reading

Rattan is one of the most popular materials to use when creating furniture. It’s adaptability and exotic aesthetic makes it a great choice for any type of building. It is one of the best ways to create a tropical feel in your home, no matter where you live. Hundreds of people around the world use rattan, but not many people understand it. What is its history? What is Rattan produced from? These questions, and many more will be shortly answered. Continue Reading

There’s more to a good film than a gorgeous actor, great script, and an evocative music score. Set design is a vital component in encouraging audiences to believe wholeheartedly in everything they see on the silver screen. When a film set is badly designed, audiences are transported out of the narrative and back into their cinema seats. It sticks out like a sore thumb and it’s hardly professional. Continue Reading

Let’s be honest. Fashions come and go, but your home will always be the one consistent point in your life. Familiar, comfortable, and effortlessly stylish: your home should be a sanctuary. So why should you care if your home, or conservatory, is fashionable or not? Whether you update your home regularly, or just fancy a change, it’s always a great idea to do your research and find out which styles and trends suit you. Fashion doesn’t just need to be beautiful. It can be interesting, thought-provoking, and (dare I say it) functional. If the thought of rummaging through endless ‘home interior’ magazines gives you the shivers, we are here to help. Here is a brief overview of the latest interior trends for S/S 2014. With our know-how and a little imagination, you can create something in your home that’s fashionable and practical. (And, we promise; there will be no inflatable furniture or stuffed exotic animals.) Continue Reading

The 1960s was all about cultural change and rebellion, this was true in all aspects of life including pop music, fashion and design. Historical influences were rejected by many new modernist designers who adopted new ways of thinking, they looked forward rather than backwards and the results are still extremely distinctive, half a century later. Continue Reading