Monthly Archives: April 2022

Hardwood and Softwood Types – What’s The Difference?

You may be surprised to learn that the difference between hardwood and softwood is not in their names, meaning that hardwood is not necessarily denser than softwood. For example, Balsa wood is classified as hardwood, but it’s actually one of the softest and least dense types of wood. Another example is Yew wood; it’s classified as softwood but it’s a lot tougher than many hardwoods.

Classifying a wood as hard or soft is dependent on the seeds produced by the tree. For example: if the seeds produced by the tree have a coating (like fruit or a shell), that wood is classified as hardwood. If the seeds have no coating and are dropped onto the ground, that wood is classified as softwood.

Our Easy Guide To Styling Coffee And Console Tables Hamptons Style

It’s not always clear when styling either of these two types of tables just how much styling is enough. We know we can use fresh flowers, art books, travel trinkets, drink coasters and other items, but how do we achieve a good balance between function and form?

Take a look at our guide below for our tips on how to style a usable yet unique coffee table or console table, while capturing the elegance of Hamptons Style interior design.

Our Ultimate Guide To Buying A Bed and/or Mattress

If we stopped to think about the fact that we spend approximately one-third of our life in bed, we’d probably put more effort into buying ourselves a comfortable bed and mattress! But most of us don’t – we complain about lack of sleep, and uncomfortable beds, mattresses, and pillows, and fail to realize that there’s a very easy fix to all these issues.

So, what is the answer to a comfortable night’s sleep, and how much should you pay for this comfort? Let’s take a look at our easy guide to buying the right bed and mattress for you.

Good Interior Design Can Make You Happy At Home


The COVID pandemic has forced most of us to spend more time at home, and this has had a direct and noticeable impact on our good health and wellbeing. We now understand just how important it is that our interior spaces are designed to positively affect our physical and mental health. When designing our own personal spaces we must consider a multi-disciplinary and holistic approach to achieve a happy and healthy home environment.

Of course, style plays a very important role in designing a space that’s not only beautiful, but functional too, but that’s not all that goes into an interior that makes us feel happy and healthy. Masters of Feng Shui have been telling us this for centuries, and today more than ever we’re seeing just why our home must be a place of positivity, happiness, and calm. The importance of interiors on our health and wellbeing simply cannot be overstated.