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Learn more about exciting changes, breath taking news, home interior design tips and blogs that will appear here monthly. Here you can find out style changes, inspirations, trends within interior design industry and so much more. Don't forget to check out our social media pages for additional information and updates or if you simply want to send us a quick message, get in touch

Living room transformation

Catherine Brennan

Interior design for the transformation of a living room.... Article to follow shortly...

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Merry Christmas!

Catherine Brennan

Merry Christmas and many thanks to all of you who visit my website and use my services. Best wishes of love, health, wealth and happiness to you and…

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Christmas Fair in Lyndhurst!

Catherine Brennan

Super exciting news as New Forest Designs will be taking part for the first time in Lyndhurst Christmas Makers Market at Lyndhurst Community Centre this Saturday 11th December. You can find handmade lavender cushions that will be skilfully wrapped - perfect Christmas present also lots and lots of fabric remnants from which you can make your own creations! Our stall will be stocked with plenty of fabric books so you can browse and make order for your own bespoke and handmade roman blinds, cushions, lampshades, even bed headboards.... You will also see examples of my interior design projects with exhibition of handmade products. Hope to see You there. This year has been so frantic and so I'm so looking forward…

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Interior design in our home

Catherine Brennan

This year I have decided that it's in fact our home that deserves a much needed transformation. I'm going to reveal some interior design tips and share with you how I did it. Article to follow....

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Changing Seasons

Catherine Brennan

With COVID restrictions starting to reduce, the long- awaited sunshine is brightening our days and the May Bank Holiday within arms reach we can start to celebrate Spring. This is such an exciting time of year when we observe everything around us bursting back into life. Here, in New Forest we have been blessed with the new life of foals, lambs and baby birds. The trees are showing buds, rhododendrons and camellias have blossomed with beautiful flowers and the grass is looking fresh and lush. Spring was my mother, Lucy's, favourites season and it is easy to see why. Although it may seem overwhelming at first, seeing and talking to people face-to-face and being part of…

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Colour schemes - perfect design

Catherine Brennan

Colour schemes and how to create a perfect design.... We all have our favourite colour and a colour scheme that feels right whether it is for our clothes, things we observe and see within the nature or items that we surround ourselves with. The right selection of colours will…

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Creating home office space

Catherine Brennan

New Year, new goals so let's get going and achieve them! We all spend so much more time at home and majority of the households lack proper space where we can work from. Below you are going to find a few design tips on how you can create your own home office that will cater for the appropriate sitting and worktop arrangement, storage, lighting and more without excessive spend. You can also follow progress of one of my home office designs on Facebook and Instagram channels. Let's start with a house that doesn't have a dedicated office room and you simply don't have a room that you can transform into an office space. You still…

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Christmas is on its way! Time to think about our Loved Ones...

Christmas Vouchers! Yes! Why not make your Loved One's Christmas present very special this year? Something different, practical, desired that will bring a massive smile and will be finished with a "wow!". How about a spectacular room makeover voucher? Each will include my professional…

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How do we feel about "CHANGE"?

Catherine Brennan

Changes affect us differently... Majority of us like what's familiar, we get used to the same routine and feel safe having structure in place and generally in our life. Making a decision to change is scary and that first step to actually decide that you are going to introduce a strong change can be overwhelming. New Forest Designs would have never happened if I didn't wake up one day and said "enough is enough", let's follow what I feel in my heart, what I'm good at, where my passion lies. Well, this wasn't actually that hard it's what followed after... I took several course: interior design, professional roman blind and curtain making course, cushions, pelmets, lampshades, upholstery...... name it, I did…

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Back on track :-)

Catherine Brennan

How have you all been? A bunch of emotions have been affecting us all over the last few months. The work and general life changes made us appreciate small things but at the same time it doesn't mean that we are stress free and most likely quite opposite. On the bright side, the business is back to sort of normal which I greatly appreciate and obviously would love to hear from you if you find that my services could improve not just your home…

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