Summer is finally here, so it’s time to brighten up hour home and let the sunshine in. The last thing you need this season is dark colours and a dreary, lacklustre atmosphere in your home. The mood in a room can be constantly transformed with colour alone, so what are you waiting for? Here is your Summer interior colour palette straight from the experts at Steve Lively. Read More
In a similar way to fashion, the way we dress our homes says a lot about a person. Not only is interior design a form of self-expression which can give away signs about somebody’s style and tastes, but it can also give an insight into a person’s hobbies and lifestyle. For example it’s not just the colours you choose to decorate with, but how you arrange your furniture and what items you have in your lounge which can be telling secrets into the life you lead. Read More
Here at Steve Lively we are very proud to have a strong team of professional craftsmen, with a passion for beautiful interiors. Every day our artisan painters and decorators get welcomed into somebody’s home in order to improve or revamp it. It’s a rewarding job seeing homeowners so happy with our work!
Redecorating can be a daunting and stressful job – even if it is just one room. Whether you’re just doing the odd wall or have decided to revamp a whole floor, redecorating isn’t something most homeowners look forward to. It’s a huge task and can even lead to arguments with loved ones…but it doesn’t have to be that way! Take a look at our practical guide for redecorating to ensure the process is less traumatic for everyone. Read More
Every homeowner wants their décor to make a good impression and look more expensive than it is. However most of us can’t afford to redecorate constantly and always have the latest must-buys. That’s why when you do decide to have an interior makeover, you should take extra care to make sure it will look striking for years to come. Read More
Even though many homeowners crave more space, sometimes large rooms can be devoid of the cosy, warm and homely feeling that all homes need. Whether it’s a lounge, bedroom or bathroom, there are some tricks of the trade which you can use to make any room feel cosier.
Some home furnishing trends come and go – and others are classics which will be in style forever. Especially when it comes to period homes, it is important to identify which items are benchmarks and can be displayed proudly for decades to come. Read on for Steve Lively’s interior design top tips when it comes to décor must haves and furniture faux pas.
Spring has sprung, and there is never a better time for a spot of redecorating and giving rooms a fresh update. If you are planning a transformation, make sure your new décor will fit in with the season. Brighten up your home by shunning those dark wintery shades and inject colour and life into your living space.
So where do you start when creating a spring-inspired interior design? The decorating experts at Steve Lively have their eyes on the current trends so read on for an informative guide to the season’s hottest shades.
Large windows are one of the most desired features of a home, so if you are lucky enough to have casement windows, sash windows or a large bay window you should enjoy dressing your window area. However, sometimes the size can make this difficult. Frame the views of your gardens with the correct window dressing – read on for some top tips from our interior design experts.
A grand sweeping staircase is often one of the most opulent and impressive features of a home. Inspired by a long gone decadent era, such staircases can remind us of luxury hotels, majestic palaces and magnificent castles. If you’re lucky enough to have one in your home then you should be sure to maintain it so it doesn’t lose its appeal. A large staircase can be difficult to clean and maintain – here are some top tips for keeping it looking fabulous for years to come.