Let More Originality In with Portfolio

Every interior needs a statement piece to set off each element of your environment. It needs to be striking yet subtle, both unique and fundamental – but how do you decipher your statement piece in the first place? Great interiors rely on balance and getting the essentials of the room right, so why not make your…

Fire Door Safety Week

It’s Fire Door Safety Week which means it’s the perfect time to get educated on the crucial importance of fire doors in passive fire protection of commercial, domestic, public and multiple occupancy building across the UK. When most people think of a fire door, they’ll probably imagine a plain and heavy door – designed to…

Marble

Marble continues to play a large part as a statement material for 2017 and its influences can be seen everywhere – through art, through design, and even beauty and fashion. And while there’s nothing new about this distinctive material – humans have been using it since Ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian times – we’re now seeing it…

The revival of pink!

The colour pink has made a revival in the interior design world, and we at Portfolio, think it’s about time! No longer associated with Barbie, pink is now for grown-ups to experiment with and enjoy. We are pleased to see powdery pinks and delicate rose hues rise in popularity. Pale rose and dusty pinks work…

Bringing the Outside Inside

Bringing nature indoors has been one of the most popular trends so far in 2017 and it’s no surprise that Pantone’s colour of the year is Greenery. Although it seems that Summer has come and gone already, we are hopeful that long summer evenings spent entertaining guests are just around the corner. The trend restores…

Lagom

Lagom (pronounced Lar-gom) is the latest Scandinavian trend and we think it’s great! It translates as ‘Not too little. Not too much. Just the right amount’. Whilst last year, the Danish art of hygge (pronounced hue-guh) encouraged copious amount of hot chocolate drinking, whilst wrapped in chunky knits and sitting in a cosy, fire lit…