November 7, 2019

The vegan movement has really taken firm hold of the food industry, with vegan restaurants now in the mainstream and supermarkets like Waitrose devoting entire aisles to vegan food.

This movement is not all about being against the consumption of animal-based products in...

October 22, 2019

Crittall windows are huge right now… and won’t be going anywhere any time soon. This lovely industrial steel framed style of window can actually look great in an older house too. 

Crittall is actually the name of the original manufacturer - a company set up in the UK in...

October 3, 2019

If you don't know your sash from your skylight or French from your jalousie, then here are the main types of window you'll most likely need to know if you're embarking on an extension or building renovation project...

October 2, 2019

This month is all about windows...we'll be posting all about types, treatments, tips, and trends... firstly though... what does 'window' actually mean?!

August 29, 2019

All about Zellige - currently very much 'the' tile in interior design schemes, Julie Bliss gives the low-down on this beautiful and unique Moroccan tile.

August 10, 2019

Really pleased to have planning permission granted by Tandridge for a fabulous new granny annexe project in Limpsfield that will give light, airy and all-year-round independent accommodation for visiting grandparents.

August 2, 2019

If you love a greek island getaway, you can recreate it at home...Here are our tips to get the Spetses look:

  • White walls - always! Matte white wash. Simple and easy to renew

  • Glossy blue painted ceilings - light to medium blue 

  • Blue shutters (if you have th...

July 16, 2019

It’s that time of year when if we’re lucky, we go off on holiday and come back wishing we could extend that holiday feeling and bring a little bit of our Greece, Spain or France back home… well it’s possible with some thoughtful interior design.  

Stripped back


July 9, 2019

Did you know that the cost of building is going up, with the rapidly increasing cost of materials putting the squeeze on building contractors’ margins to the point where they are no longer able to be competitive.  So how can you cut costs without compromising your reno...

June 30, 2019

Many houses in our area of Surrey date from the 19th Century and often much older, and while it’s very possible to build beautiful extensions and additions to older buildings, there are some key points you need to consider to get the best results…

Structural safety


Please reload


"Thank heavens for Julie Bliss!

I was wondering where on earth to start with the complete refurb of my new (to me) 1950s bungalow and making a horrible but huge garage into a fabulous studio.

Julie came to my rescue, worked out what to put where and came up with lots of marvellous ideas for the whole project.

She was unstintingly helpful throughout, saw everything through planning and was always on hand for advice and guidance throughout the project. I would not have the marvellous home and studio that I now have were it not for her.

We had a laugh as well. I really, really recommend her."



Recent Posts

October 2, 2019

Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags