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A Room-by-Room Guide to Industrial Lighting

We’re all familiar with the industrial design trend and the many possibilities that it can bring when designing your home – but we don’t always know what lighting is best for certain rooms or spaces. Here at Period Property Store, we know that the world of lighting can sometimes be confusing. That’s why we have you covered with this room-by-room guide – so you can let your inner interior designer loose and create your personal industrial aesthetic! Dining Room Dining rooms are one of the most functional rooms of the... Read More


How to Make a Statement with Industrial Lighting

When coming to decorate your home, there are plenty of things to think about: colours, furniture, space, achieving your dream style… the list goes on. Lighting is just one of the major elements of interior design that you need to consider when revamping a room. So, what are the best ways to make a statement with industrial lighting? Let’s get right into it…   The industrial is known for its functional, utilitarian qualities – and lighting is no different. Industrial lights are versatile, giving your home a sleek edge, with... Read More


How to Choose the Perfect Fireplace for Your Period Home

Adding a fireplace to your property creates a space where family members, friends and guests can gather at the heart of your home. As a quintessential feature of period properties, ornate detailing and beautiful designs make the fireplaces that we offer authentic and true to past styles. Transform your space and elevate your home to new levels of comfort and elegance with the welcoming warmth of flame. PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS When selecting a new fireplace, there are many factors to take into consideration. Room size is a dictating element of choosing... Read More


Choosing the Perfect Cast Iron Radiators for Your Period Property

Cast Iron radiators can make an excellent addition to your home, providing alternative heating for your rooms as opposed to contemporary radiators. Not only this, but cast iron radiators allow you to achieve a seamless period look of your choice as well as being extremely practical and durable. These heating solutions make for great finishing touches in period homes and have an unexpected impact on the overall atmosphere of your property or renovation project. What are the essential things to consider when buying cast iron radiators? You need to take... Read More


Choosing the Perfect Paints and Colour Schemes for Your Period Property

Paint is a fantastic way to update your home inexpensively, offering you the chance to lease new life into a room of your choice. In fact, it’s one of the most versatile elements of interior design. The colours you choose can make a statement as well as accentuating your home’s architectural features. If you’re looking for a simple solution to your interior design project, then paint is a great way make an impact.   We know that staring at colours charts can be startling, with such a vast array of... Read More


Choosing the Perfect Tiles for Your Period Property

Tiles have a unique impact on your home, whether you’re planning to use them to adorn your entrance hall or your kitchen splashback. Knowing where to start with various styles, finishes and materials can be confusing. That’s why we’re here to help you to achieve period style with different tile types.   Here at Period Property Store, you’ll find a vast array of choices to inspire your inner interior designer. When choosing tiles, you have many options to consider, including encaustic, mosaic, tessellated, terrazzo, Minton-inspired, single coloured, patterned, matt and... Read More


Little Greene, chosen partner of English Heritage

Did you know that Little Greene is the chosen partner for the English Heritage range of period colours? English Heritage exists to protect and promote England’s spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood. By employing some of the country’s best architects, archaeologists and historians, they aim to help people understand and appreciate why the historic buildings and landscapes around them matter. Little Greene have developed a range of over 50 colours which have been accurately recreated from paint analysis in historic properties through the key... Read More


Design Trend – Inky / Dark Interior Inspiration

The growing trend for dark and inky interiors has really caught our eye recently. From large light filled spaces to small dark rooms, dark walls can not only work, but they’re surprisingly versatile and can look incredible when done well. After the popularity of the light, bright and minimal Scandi style being fashionable in interiors in recent years, it feels refreshing to embrace the depth and intensity of these darker shades. Dark colours don’t have to be sullen, they can make such a great backdrop for lots of different textures and colours. Opulent textiles... Read More


Little Greene launches new ‘Colours of England’ colour card for 2017

We are excited to announce the launch of Little Greene’s new ‘Colours of England’ colour card for 2017. The collection fuses a mix of heritage and contemporary paint shades.  The card spans over 300 years of historic interior design and includes many authentic 18th, 19th and 20th century shades, which are denoted by red icons identifying the era of their provenance. These archive colours sit harmoniously alongside contemporary shades conceived to meet the requirements of 21st century living. As a result, the card, whilst duly respectful of period architecture, is also completely in tune with modern life and... Read More


DESIGN TREND – Copper Accents, Metallic Interior Inspiration

Copper is a hot trend in interior design at the moment and we can see why. Copper adds warmth, reflects light and elegance, especially when twinned with materials such as marble and wood. Copper sits perfectly with various styles of interior design whether your taste is Scandi inspired or modern country. We take a look at how you can use the material throughout your home to make a style statement. Copper Lighting Copper shades reflect everything around them and are striking on their own or grouped together. Whether you choose... Read More