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Best Local Business moves to Abbeville Mews

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Lifestyle Design & Build, a  professional and committed company that builds and designs your dream home from concept to completion  have just relocated to Abbeville Mews, Clapham.

Lifestyle have been well known in the area for years and there’s a lot to be said for well-respected local designers.  If you’re thinking of extending your home in 2014 they offer full refurbishments, loft conversions, home extensions and interior design services; who better to develop your property project than a company who know properties like yours inside out?

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Lifestyle  will be exhibiting at Decor Fest on the 23rd of March between 10 am and 4pm to find out more about the event click here:



Design Agency in Fulham & Parsons Green

Offering tailored design solutions, web support and expertise across a range of media platforms, Eclectic Blue are a fantastic Fulham based design agency highly recommended by the James Pendleton Marketing team.  Giles Tobin and his team can provide anything from one off consultancy or an individual design artwork to a complete rebranding, all with a refreshing lack of confusing jargon.  We’ve spoken to Giles to find out more about how his team can help South West Londoners.

How long have you been based in South West London and how do you feel about your neighbourhood?

I’ve been living in the Fulham & Parsons Green area  for ten years now and I have always loved the village feel the area has, in particular the fact that independent local business really thrive here.

What is your most common design request / what do you spend most of your time working with?

The majority of work we do revolves around advertising and marketing (billboards, flyers and brochures) for local companies in South West London such as restaurants, fashion retailers, property companies and venues.

What is your favourite part of your job?

I love the networking aspect of my job, I am always meeting new people and my job is varied and sociable which is fantastic.

Has the world of design changed a lot of late and how would you advise anyone looking to keep up to speed with trends and tips?

I would advise businesses to keep on top of Social Media news and trends in particular.  However, it’s also important to keep advertising in your neighbourhood; when moving around the global village, don’t forget your local village!

What common mistake do people make with design work?

It’s very important to seek advice and do your research before publishing design work, as a bad first impression can be very damaging to a brand.

If Fulham was a brand/logo what would its ‘personality’/style be?

I would have to say professional and friendly, but with real character and personality!

You can contact Eclectic Blue at should you have any design request.

Best Local Businesses: Postmark Balham

As our agents all live locally we’re always in the know about South West London goings-on and regularly support local businesses.  This month our focus is on Postmark, a fantastic greetings cards establishment in Balham.

All too often it is easiest to stop by at the supermarket on the way home and pick up a plastic wrapped greetings card, and all too often the messages available just aren’t personal enough, or unique enough, to give cause for celebration.

Postmark is one of those shops that cry out to be explored, and it’s no surprise that it has twice been named ‘best independent card retailer – London’.  Real care has been taken to bring together traditional, modern and unusual designs, and staff are always on hand to find you exactly the card you need.   Postmark also provides a unique in house franking service enabling customers to write and send their cards in the shop.

With a huge range of quality innovative cards you will never struggle to find the right words again!

Postmark :
123a Balham High Road, Balham,
London, SW12 9AR
Tel: 0208 675 7272