Bert & May Inspiration

Our take on what's new in interior design and decoration

Six Inspiring Bathrooms Trends for 2017

It’s unfortunate that the status of the bathroom has risen proportionally with the shrinking square meterage of our floorplans. What most are faced with when considering a new bathroom is how to make a minuscule space both supremely functional and luxurious – a room in which to seek refuge from...

Inspirational Green Living Room Ideas

Green is good for you. And we’re not talking about spirulina, avocados or kale. Psychological studies have shown that the colour green focusses the mind and boosts your mood – it can even enhance creative performance. But, if the view from your window is less than evergreen, there are...

How to Choose a Kitchen Splashback

When remodelling – or even just updating – your kitchen, choosing the right splashback can cause even the most confident interior enthusiast to falter. The permanence (and expense) of the decision, coupled with the thought of all that scouring can provoke some serious procrastination. Our guide to good-looking solutions should...

How to Live with Houseplants (and Keep Them Alive)

Pantone – the almighty authority on colour – have recently announced their colour of the year for 2017. It is called “greenery” and is described as “a refreshing and revitalising shade … symbolic of new beginnings.” After months spent indoors with the windows firmly shut, it’s exactly the kind of colour...

How to Live with Pattern

Of all the interior and design choices you make in your home, your choice of pattern is probably the most personal. That’s because pattern has the uncanny ability to evoke a host of memories and emotions – most of which are impossible to articulate. Whilst most colour choices you...

Create Your Own Christmas Decorations

Foraging for foliage is a noble Christmas tradition, and one that London florists Worm (otherwise known as Terri Chandler and Katie Smyth) are perfectly suited to. “We are not very neat humans,” admits Katie. “There is no point in us even trying to be neat.” “Our approach is very...

Hygge: How to Say it, What it Means, and How to Do it

Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) is the Danish art of staying snug throughout winter’s short, dismal days and cold, bleak nights. In a nutshell, it’s about togetherness, downtime, and enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Thankfully, this season, hygge has travelled to the UK. The phrase roughly translates into English as “cosiness” and...