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How To Update Your Garden For Summer

Getting the most out of summer often means turning towards your home and garden and focusing on how to enjoy the space available to you. Whether you’re planning some family BBQ’s or simply wanting to get in some sunbathing time, your garden is a special place that evolves with the seasons to accommodate your needs. Today at Black By Design we’re taking a look at how to update your garden for summer with some fantastically designed outdoor products available on site and in store. Create a relaxation zone No matter... Read More


Father’s Day Gift Guide: For Dads Who Have Everything

Even though you know your dad so well, it can often be difficult to pick the perfect Father’s Day 2018 gift that will appeal to his interests. So, for the dad who has everything, why not treat him to something a little more unexpected from our fantastic gift guide full of quirky gifts? No matter your budget, you’re bound to discover a great present for your dad with us at Black By Design. Surprise him with glassware If your dad is proud of his home bar collection then a browse... Read More


Black By Design Store Is Now Open!

At Black By Design we’ve been working hard behind the scenes and we’re delighted to finally share the news of our brand new home and store at Mercia Marina in Willington! We’ve recently opened the doors to our Derby store after retailing exclusively online for seven years, and we’re over the moon to be a part of the Mercia Marina landmark Piazza building. The bricks and mortar Black By Design store is situated in a wonderfully picturesque environment facing the waterfront and we’re over the moon to be bringing our... Read More


How To Update Your Home For Spring

When spring comes rolling around, it often gets us thinking about changing things up with our home decor and accessories. As the spring cleaning tradition goes, mixing up the actual components of a room can also have a big impact on a space, and the changing season is the perfect time to go for it. Today we’re sharing with you our favourite ways to update your home for spring, featuring some brand new homeware products that are new to Black By Design. Refresh your home this spring with some simple... Read More


Mother’s Day Gifts: Homeware Gift Guide

If you’re looking for gift inspiration for Mother’s Day then you’ve come to the right place because here at Black By Design we have some fantastic giftware to suit all personalities and tastes. Whether you’re buying for your mum, grandma, aunt or sister, It’s time to spoil the lady in your life who means the most to you by treating her to something you know that she will love. We have a whole host of gifts for mums that will no doubt inspire you. Make Mother’s Day extra special this... Read More


How To Use Lighting To Create Ambience In Your Home

Did you know that the way you choose to light your home can have an impact on the overall feel of the atmosphere? From calming lights in the bedroom to encourage a good nights sleep, to bright lighting in the bathroom to evoke thoughts of cleanliness; we associate different kinds of light with various situations and emotions. With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s the ideal opportunity to discover new ways to add ambience to your home for a calming, romantic environment, suitable for a cosy night in with your significant... Read More


5 Tips For Hosting A Christmas Party At Home

The festive season is well and truly upon us, so it’s only natural that our thoughts are turning to upcoming gatherings with family and friends. If it’s your turn to host a Christmas party at home it can be hard to know where to start as there are so many elements to consider; from food preparation and guest numbers to which Christmas decorations to choose. Today at Black By Design we’re taking a look at how to host a Christmas party at home, minus the stress! First things first, there... Read More


Christmas Gift Guide: Homeware

There’s so much choice when it comes to Christmas presents, and with what feels like a never ending list of gifts to get, Christmas shopping can be a daunting task! Presenting loved ones with unexpected gifts from our online store will no doubt make for a memorable Christmas. Get some festive inspiration from our Black By Design Christmas gift guide that features some of our favourite homeware items from the best designer homeware brands around. Our Christmas gift guide incorporates homeware items suitable for all kinds of budgets, and ideas... Read More


Snuggle Up: Winter Homeware Essentials

What’s the first thing that you do when you get home during winter? Maybe it’s turning on the heating or checking the slow cooker for your evening meal, maybe you switch on the oven or collapse in front of the television whilst kicking off your shoes. With the inevitable dark and cold, it’s easy to dread the season change, so why not turn the appeal of coming home from work in the dark into a positive experience by focusing on ways to enhance the cosy feel of your home during... Read More


Striking Clocks For Your Home

When it comes to styling your home with those essential items, it can be easy to overlook the possible decorative opportunites that the humble clock can offer. If you’re looking for a feature wall clock that will act as a focal point for a room, there are so many designer clock options available that will fit right in with your existing decor. We’re embracing the latest in clock designs here at Black By Design and want to share with you our top picks from our clocks department to give you... Read More