Astaura Blog

Home Office Décor for Every Work Style

20 October 2017

Written by Astaura

A home office should be a personal space, adapted to not only your purposes, but your work style. Some of us like to be organised and work in a scheduled, structured way, while others prefer a more...

Meet Craig Joiner - An Artist Profile

18 October 2017

Written by Astaura

Another of our wonderful artists is Craig Joiner, a landscape photographer based in Somerset.  Craig specialises in landscape and seascape photography with a passion for the countryside and the...

Beat the Winter Blues

17 October 2017

Written by Astaura

You know how it is - Winter creeps in and we start to yearn for the Summer sunshine.  So often we associate Winter with cold, dark and miserable days when really it’s a time of celebration...

City Living - Travel Inspired Interiors...

13 October 2017

Written by Astaura

For a fresh take on decorating this season, take inspiration from your travels - pick your favourite city and channel the urban spirit. Here at Astaura we have a few beautiful, bespoke city-inspired...

Swoon-worthy walls for Ast Signs...

10 October 2017

Written by Astaura

Here at Astaura, we love anything quirky, creative and fun, so when we designed some bespoke wallpapers for our friends at Ast Signs for its ladies bathroom we thought it was the...

Meet Hal Halli - An Artist Profile

10 October 2017

Written by Astaura

Hal Halli is one of our excellent artists - self-taught, Hal has always worked in creative roles from a cartoonist and DJ to school teacher and composer performer.  Born in Canada, Hal is...

Cooking up a storm in April's Kitchen

06 October 2017

Written by Astaura

Last year, Astaura was tasked with designing and creating a whole brand and interior for April’s Kitchen using a wide variety of our specialist interior skills and finishes.  Situated in...

Some rather unusual places for wallpaper...

06 October 2017

Written by Astaura

Gone are the days of heavy wallpaper covering all four walls - with the rise of the feature wall, using wallpaper as a focal point rather than a backdrop has become established practice. However,...

A funky makeover for Labman Automations

05 October 2017

Written by Astaura

This week’s been a busy one. We’ve just completed an interior design update for Labman Automation’s HQ in Yorkshire.  Labman Automation manufactures custom robotic...

Welcome to The Mouse and Squeegee...

03 October 2017

Written by Astaura

Welcome to The Mouse and Squeegee: your local pub just down the road, your Friday night hideout and your go-to for a nice cold one.  Sounds great, doesn’t it? Well yes, apart from the fact...

Sassy for September - a guest blog by Anne Sowerby

29 September 2017

Written by Anne Sowerby - Sassy Property Styling

Anne Sowerby of Sassy Property Styling, is a well known and trusted interior designer based in the Lake District bringing stylish interiors to homes and offices around the UK.  An approved House...

Meet Patrick S Brooks - An Artist Profile

28 September 2017

Written by Astaura

Patrick Brooks is one of our fabulous artists and is an excellent children’s illustrator and author.  Based in Yorkshire, Patrick graduated in Fine Art and primarily works digitally with...

Is there really an ideal time to redecorate?

20 September 2017

Written by Astaura

Decorating.  Often the sheer thought of it is enough to make you shudder.  For many, pulling out the furniture, trying to find new accessories and actually putting in the hard graft to make...

Dulux Colour of the Year 2018

19 September 2017

Written by Astaura

Dulux has very recently announced ‘Heart Wood’ as its Colour of the Year 2018.    Why is this important you ask? Because it is going to be EVERYWHERE.  It will make you...

Our most popular wallpaper!

15 September 2017

Written by Astaura

We thought we owed it to the artwork in question to write a little feature on our most popular artwork. Can you guess what it is?  It’s Bluebells in the Wood, by Craig Joiner....

We've been featured in Cumbria Life!

29 August 2017

Written by Astaura

In this month's Cumbria Life, writer Maureen Whitemore and owner of Whitemore and Thwaytes Interiors talks about her current project to tackle a blank canvas wall. The article explores different...

Colour of the Month… Red

23 August 2017

Written by Astaura

Helping to make your home or workspace exactly the environment you want it be is one of our greatest priorities here at Astaura.  We want your home to be a chilled, relaxing and happy place to...

Tips for getting your mural wallpaper just right…

11 August 2017

Written by Astaura

Four walls and limitless possibilities - when you decide that an Astaura mural wallpaper is just what you’re after, we have a few handy hints and tips for making sure that your bespoke creation...

Some Things Are Not Always As They Seem…

09 August 2017

Written by Astaura

Here at Astaura, we’re always bringing you the latest home inspiration and interior design tips but it’s not too often that we bring you a real life mural wallpaper doing its thing! ...

Our Favourite Home Inspiration Apps

02 August 2017

Written by Astaura

It feels like we spend every waking moment glued to our smartphones, tablets and laptops; am I right?  From social media and online shopping to instant messaging and a handy camera, technology...

Colour of the Month… Yellow

27 July 2017

Written by Astaura

Here at Astaura, we love inspiring you to create your ideal interiors and bringing you some helpful home decor hints and tips. Associated with summer and sunshine, as well as happiness and...

Meet Our Newest Artist… Ruth Chamberlain

18 July 2017

Written by Astaura

Keeping to our aim of bringing you new and inspiring home decoration and interior inspiration, we’re delighted to introduce self-taught photographer Ruth Chamberlain - the latest in our series...

Getting Beach-Chic this Summer

12 July 2017

Written by Astaura

Whether you live on the coast or you dream of an ocean-view sanctuary, we all need some beach-chic vibes in our lives.  To inspire your endless-summer fantasy, we’ve come up with a few...

Bringing The Outdoors In

05 July 2017

Written by Astaura

At the tiniest hint of sunshine, we tend to find any excuse to be outside.  Whether it be lounging on a deck chair, dusting off the barbecue or hosting an all-out garden party, we feel like we...

Make More of Your Man Cave

28 June 2017

Written by Astaura

Man Cave  noun, informal   : a space designed with man in mind.  An escape or retreat for his hobbies or leisure time, designed to his personal and unique taste. The Man Cave...

Getting Ahead with 2018’s Interior Colour Trends

20 June 2017

Written by Astaura

We know what you’re thinking, how can we even be talking about interiors trends for 2018, it was only 2016 yesterday… Right? Not to burst your bubble, but we are already half way through...

Style Up Your Spare Spaces

15 June 2017

Written by Astaura

Here at Astaura we’re pretty good at transforming boring walls into fabulous works of art.    Now you might have already thought about bedazzling your bedroom or livening up...

Creative Kids Rooms

30 May 2017

Written by Astaura

We know how hard it can be when trying to decorate a child’s bedroom. Children’s rooms are probably the most multifunctional rooms in the house and despite children normally occupying the...

Office Ideas

28 April 2017

Written by Astaura

Here at Astaura we’re on a crusade to transform the UK’s office spaces. For too long the great people of Britain have endured a grey and drizzly commute to work only to be greeted with...

Instagram Design Inspiration

20 March 2017

Written by Astaura

We’re all about keeping things fresh and while our wallpapers are a fabulously simple way to transform the look and feel of your room, we know there’s more than just your walls to...

Astaura Works with Award Winning Artist

19 December 2016

Written by Astaura

As part of our commitment to providing you with new and inspiring artwork collections to choose from, Astaura has begun working with award winning international artist Simon Bull. Originally from the...

A Branding Refresh for Sopp+Sopp

11 October 2016

Written by Astaura

Astaura has completed an entire branding refresh for the offices of Sopp+Sopp, the South West based vehicle and accident management specialist which provides accident management systems for a number...

Astaura Transforms Stobart Group Head Office

18 July 2016

Written by Astaura

Astaura was commissioned to refurbish the Head Office of the UK’s leading and best-known Infrastructure and Support Services business, Stobart Group, which demanded a wide variety of...

Astaura Heads to London for Lakers

16 May 2016

Written by Astaura

Astaura has completed an interior design update for Lakers Restaurant and Bar at London Southend Airport, the busy international airport in Essex, which welcomed over a million travellers through its...

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