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annika reed
50 things to do at HOME with Children.

50 things to do at HOME with Children.

When I am not designing wallpaper I am also an Art teacher and mum to a 17-month old. With self isolating, social distancing, impending school closures/on the horizon I thought I would compile a list of fun, cheap and easy things to do at home with your child. Creativity makes for healthy minds!  At the end, I have included links to my favourite educational websites.  1. Home cinema.Rather than just putting on a film to watch make a home cinema. Start by getting the children to make posters for the film, put them up around the house before the film...

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annika reed
How to use wallpaper as design inspiration

How to use wallpaper as design inspiration

How to use wallpaper as design inspiration  My name is Rukmini Patel and I am an Interior Designer, in this guest blog, I will be discussing how to use wallpaper as design inspiration and how I used the Legless Bird of Paradise as the starting point for a client’s dining room. When designing for clients I am sometimes given free rein and asked to create a colourful and fun design. When that happens I draw inspiration from a piece of artwork, object or in this case wallpaper.     I was really drawn to the colours of the Legless Birds of Paradise by Annika and...

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annika reed
Maximise your Interiors with Art. The Nudes & the Operating Table

Maximise your Interiors with Art. The Nudes & the Operating Table

The Nudes & the Operating Table If I set out to sculpt a standing man and it becomes a lying woman, I know I am making art Henry Moore Operating Table is a collection of etching and studies I made after being in hospital a few years ago. The time in hospital changed my perception of the human body, specifically the female form. The vulnerability of the body on the operating table - at that moment reduced to its (questionable) functionality - made me consider what it meant to be naked vs nude, and the reduction of the body to...

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annika reed
Interior Trends 2020

Interior Trends 2020

As we roar into the ’20s a new decade comes new interior trends, pattern is IN which makes a pattern designer very happy! At the end of last year, I started to redecorate my home, I’ve lived here for nearly 4 years and it needed a bit of a revamp. I hung the Chattering of Choughs wallpaper in Deco Blue in the bedroom and the Climbing Vine in Beryl and Porcelain in the living room. This month I am adding the finishing touches such as changing the lighting and painting the interior doors to match the wallpaper, all will be...

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