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5 Great Interior Design Books

5 Great Interior Design Books

One of our favourite things about the interior design industry is the levels of interest and passion that it’s inhabitants possess for their jobs. You’ll rarely find an interior designer who isn’t inspired by new designs from other interior designers. It’s an industry of sharing and supporting, and we thought we’d spread that love a...
PENSON's Pick: Loft Conversions

PENSON’s Pick: Loft Conversions

I remember learning from a young age that if somebody had a loft conversion they were admired by all. I would hear my parents whispering in the kitchen about Tracey and Jack from the down the road and how they’d had various builders and decorators in and out for the last two weeks. Maybe they were getting a...
Those Who Live In Glass Houses...

Those Who Live In Glass Houses…

…should remember to close the curtains before getting changed. They should also check out this list, because there’s a 99% chance I’ve included their home as an example of how glass houses don’t have to be monstrous and clinical, they can be warm and comfortable, and they can place the inhabitant back into nature.
The Best of #FridayFacts

The Best of #FridayFacts

Every Friday on our Twitter (if you’re not following us, why not?) we post a #FridayFact: something found within the depths of the Internet and dragged to the forefront because we thought a few of you might find comfort, laughter, inspiration or even admiration in it. From the genuinely surprising, to the frankly unsettling, here...
PENSON's Pick: Home Offices

PENSON’s Pick: Home Offices

As somebody who spent her entire three years at university building up work experience by collaborating to various online magazines and websites, I know how hard it can be to try working from home. It seems like it would be the easiest thing in the world, but when it gets to midday and you’re trying to...
The Best Art & Design Instagram Accounts

The Best Art & Design Instagram Accounts

As the “Social Guru” of PENSON – yes, that really is my job title – I thought it would be nice to incorporate a little extra social media into the blog this week and discuss some of our favourite art and design based Instagram accounts. Instagram is a wonderful source of inspiration, well, most of Instagram is,...
The Best Uses Of The Stag Head Trend

The Best Uses Of The Stag Head Trend

Here at PENSON HQ one of the first sights you’re greeted by upon arrival (other than our extensive collection of awards of course) is the giant moose head that lives on our entrance wall. Animals are in fashion, whether it’s pugs on Instagram, cats on Tumblr, or foxes on t-shirts, we’re all obsessed with cute critters. As a...
PENSON's Pick: Organisation

PENSON’s Pick: Organisation

If you’re anything like us (and by us I mean me) then you’ll be an advocate for all things neat and tidy. I like things to be perfectly aligned at a right angle, organised in height order and grouped by colour and/or item. In the world of design things can sometimes get a little hectic,...
DIY Ideas For People Who Always Have A Project On The Go

DIY Ideas For People Who Always Have A Project On The Go

Everybody knows somebody who always has to have some sort of DIY project underway around the house. Whether it’s turning the cupboard under the stairs into a multi-shelved storage haven or painting the doorknobs in cute patterns, here are some cheap, easy, quick and satisfying ideas for you to get stuck into when inspiration runs...
The Best Architecture & Interior Design Blogs

The Best Architecture & Interior Design Blogs

Despite technically being an architecture and interior design blog ourselves, we generally steer clear of posting too many pictures of the glam houses and mind blowing design that we find around the Internet. In the right context it makes sense, like in our PENSON’s Picks for example, but in general there’s just not the need for us to provide...
PENSON's Pick: Rugs

PENSON’s Pick: Rugs

Rugs have a lot of power when it comes to influencing the first impression of a room. From opening up a space to adding some much needed character, if used correctly rugs can be a great (and cheap – if you know where to look) way to transform your home. Here at PENSON HQ we...
PENSON'S Pick: City Gardens

PENSON’S Pick: City Gardens

We’re lucky enough to be based at an office in the heart of SE1; a thirty second walk from Tower Bridge and another thirty second walk to Potters Fields Park – a green little sunspot that looks out across the river Thames and some of the most famous landmarks in history. That’s not a bad...