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PENSON's Pick: Halloween in monochrome

PENSON’s Pick: Halloween in monochrome

If you’re sick and tired of traditional black and orange Halloween combo, look no further and get some inspiration to style your home in monochrome this year. Get yourself some art supplies and go knock yourself out. Spray paint pumpkins, halloween masks from previous year, old wine bottles or any odd looking objects and display them around the house. To jazz...
Garment Stands

Garment Stands

As I was getting ready for work this morning I realised one thing: we may have our differences, but we can all unite on having a chair in our bedroom that we dump copious amounts of clutter on (@tbhjuststop). Everyone knows “the chair” and you probably have one yourself. We leave our clothes, bags, belts, blazers and trousers...
Popular misconceptions about interior designers

Popular misconceptions about interior designers

Every time I introduce myself to someone from a different walk of life saying I work with a team of interior designers I often get this “okay not bad” nod. In these scenarios I always expect the talk of home makeover shows, slick periodical spreads, IKEA and discounts on habitat.com Assisting interior designers while not being a designer myself allowed...
PENSON's Pick: Mannequins

PENSON’s Pick: Mannequins

You had a chance to meet PENSON’s official mascot Regina Phalange last year when we moved to our brand new studio by Tower Bridge. She still proudly guards our studio and enjoys every bit of attention from us and visitors. PENSON team doesn’t do things in halves, so this year we decorated Regina with Christmas...
PENSON's Pick: Home library

PENSON’s Pick: Home library

You’ve started wearing your thick pyjamas with long sleeves. You go to work in the pitch black, you come home in the pitch black. Every borough has a Christmas market; and 10 degrees is considered a heat wave ….  It’s official – Wintertime is here. I greet December with mixed emotions: firstly sad about how horrible and grey...
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.
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...
The Dreamiest Of Dream Houses

The Dreamiest Of Dream Houses

When it comes to housing design, both internal and external, everybody has their own “thing.” Mine is contemporary design, sharp corners, flat roofs, all white everything beaten only by all black everything, wood exteriors, rooms with a view, spotless fortresses in dilapidated surroundings… I could go on. I’m a bit of an organisation freak and...
PENSON'S Pick: Feature Walls

PENSON’S Pick: Feature Walls

What was the one phrase that was said so many times on Changing Rooms it nearly made your ears bleed? “Feature wall”? That’s the one. The feature wall is everyone’s go to solution when they’re trying to revamp a room on a budget or to a deadline. It’s cheap, easy and – if it’s done...