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Is ‘Cottagecore’ a trend you can identify with?

Garden Room for thatched cottage

‘Cottagecore’ might not be the catchiest title for a trend to evolve from Lockdown, but as designers of orangeries and garden rooms that particularly complement country properties, we are perhaps well qualified to offer some of our insights into this aesthetic.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Friday, 29 January, 2021

Recommendations to Refresh your Home in January

Bespoke orangery designs

The middle of Winter might not seem the most inspirational of times to think about refreshing and improving your home but January is often seen as the best month to plan these types of project for the year ahead, especially if you are considering an extension such as orangery or garden room.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Thursday, 14 January, 2021

Inspiring Trends for our Homes in 2021

Open plan orangery interior

Welcome to our first Blog of the New Year – a year that has clearly not started as we would have wished. As we adjust to Lockdown life once again, this time during the colder Winter months, we are going to be spending even more time in our homes.

While this theme might seem familiar, after the events of the past nine months, we have taken a look at some of the home design trends that are being forecast for the year ahead.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Thursday, 7 January, 2021

Bespoke Orangery Design Features

Bespoke orangery designs

The meaning of the term ‘bespoke’ has changed over the years but perhaps remains the best way of describing the nature of the orangeries we design and manufacture here at David Salisbury. The adjective ‘bespoken’ means "ordered, commissioned, arranged for,” according to Wikipedia, and was first used in the early 17th Century. By convenient coincidence, this is not long after the first orangeries were constructed in Italy and just before they came to the UK.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Thursday, 10 December, 2020

Extending Your Home to Benefit your Lifestyle

bespoke roof lantern design

Spending money on home improvements has been one of the most widely reported trends to have emerged as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. From a desire to create more space to thinking about how the link between indoors and out, this year has been a chance to re-focus on the sanctuary of our homes.

Several requirements have tended to drive design inspiration in the market for home extensions for some time now. We’ll take a look at a few of the key features.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Thursday, 26 November, 2020