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The Alternative Blog

ALTERNATIVE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

It’s time to cast our thoughts to the year ahead. Here are a few Alternative New Year’s resolutions, or perhaps wholesome promises, to make more time for ourselves and for the interior in our life.

The NEW Alternative Website

Kirsty Barton our Digital Marketing Manager has lived and breathed the new website all year, so it is fitting that she is the star of the Alternative blog this month. Who better to tell the story?

THE NEW MIX & MATCH

Four great ways to give your home autumn glow and glamour. The new mix & match interior trend explained.

TREND ALERT!

Move over Scandi minimalism and welcome brighter colours. We’ve been out and about trend spotting at the Paris shows and closer to home.

Alternative Christmas Gifts

Our guide to the more alternative gifts that some of our creative collaborators and Rug Stars wish to give and get this festive season.

New Year Decorating Resolutions with Alternative Flooring

Once the Christmas clutter is cleared, the next step is to think about how you can streamline your space. We all dream of building up, out or down, but there are other ways to unlock the space that you already have. What about supersizing all doors and adding a striped carpet runner like our Mr Blue Sky to give the illusion of space?

Six key summer looks

A round up of the key summer trends from the runways and how to transform them into our homes.

Guest Blog: Modern Cool – what does it mean to be cool these days?

Stephen Cheliotis, Chairman of the CoolBrands Council UK and Chief Executive of The Centre for Brand Analysis. As a previous Alternative guest blogger, we invited Stephen back to ask a few more questions about ‘Modern Cool’ and CoolBrands 2014/15 and why he felt Alternative Flooring had won this tribute for two years on the trot.

Paris, London

It’s always tricky to pinpoint trends at such a vast show as Maison, Paris. We were overwhelmed by the sheer size of this fair, the number of halls and the endless exhibitors. It takes a few weeks to grasp the full scope of Maison but it’s is a key place to track both emerging and existing trends in product, surface, pattern, shape, colour and material.

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