Category Archives: Decorating Trends

Spring Design Trends 2015

So, Spring officially started this week and here at Andrew Batey and Sons we’ve been trawling the net and Pinterest (LOVE PINTEREST) to see what’s hot this season.  Here are some of our favourites that you might consider incorporating into your own abode. Could Olive Green be the colour of 2015?  Pop over to apartmenttherapy.com to […]

We love The White Company

Yesterday we had a light sprinkling of snow here in Stocksfield.  And it got me thinking.  How clean it makes everything look. We moved into our house about 18 months ago, completely renovated throughout, then had a baby!  We haven’t even started to tackle the mess that is the giant garden.  But on a day like […]

Countdown to Christmas

Well, the signs are upon us. X-Factor and Strictly’s back on the telly, seasonal aisles are full of Quality Street and Dates with sticks (what are they all about?), and the leaves are falling from the trees. Christmas is not far away. So, it goes without saying that it’s never too early to think about […]

How to create a romantic bedroom

It’s Valentine’s Day!  So time to set the mood. But is your bedroom up to it? So many of us have bedrooms that aren’t quite finished.  Or are simply passed their best before date.  And that’s just not right. Your bedroom should be your sanctuary. Somewhere to retire to after a hard day at work.  […]

Have yourself a Scandinavian Christmas

There is one Christmas Decorating Trend taking the country, if not the world, by storm.  The Scandinavian Christmas. Scandi-style in general is becoming ever increasingly popular.  Possibly influenced by IKEA, but the release of books such as Scandilicious and the Handmade Scandinavian Christmas are certainly helping. Scandinavia oozes a simplistic style in both its cooking […]