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We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.


Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website: We may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

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Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.


From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.


If you create a user profile on the Website or leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.


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Dear Designer’s Blog is a participant in the Awin Group, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Awin.  As part of this Awin program, the Website will post customized links, provided by Awin, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

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On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.


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At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security or National Insurance number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.


The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


At any time, please contact us at for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Last updated:  17 May 2018


  1. Jess Stanley

    October 24, 2014

    I’ve found somthing you posted on Pinterest about 8 months ago.
    It was this beautiful blue room, but the curtains are stunning! Floral, watercolor. I would love to know were to get that fabric? After not been able to decide on a color for our bedroom curtains for two months! I am in ❤️.
    Thank you :):)

    • deardesigner

      October 24, 2014

      Hi Jess, I think you must be referring to Bluebellgrey fabric. Available from
      Regards, Carole

  2. Tessa at Raspberry Scarf

    December 10, 2012

    Just wanted to say that we’re loving your blog – truly inspirational!

    • deardesigner

      December 10, 2012

      Thanks Tessa 🙂

  3. Sandy Dunstan

    December 3, 2012

    Hi Carole

    Love your blog!

    • deardesigner

      December 3, 2012

      Thank you 🙂

  4. Joanna Orr of Head On Design

    February 6, 2012

    Hi Carole!
    Thanks so much for your insert on the animal sculptures (head on design) – I’ve had a few people email me in the last week as a result. Always nice to be “discovered” by a design fundi!
    Thanks a mil!

    • deardesigner

      February 6, 2012

      Hi Jo, that’s great news. Glad to be of service 🙂

  5. ash

    September 25, 2011

    Carole, i’ve just bought a victorian masionette in highgate. It is in need of some real TLC and i really need some help/advice as ive never embarked on something like this before. I want to add a modern dimension but keeping with some of the lovely period features such as the book cases and staircase. The lighting is also something that needs to be addressed. Im on a really tight budget as everything went into the house but am in desperate need of someone with experience. CAn you help!? yours sincerley Ash

    • deardesigner

      October 4, 2011

      Thanks for your enquiry Ash. I’ve just sent you an email. Regards, Carole

  6. Isday Malaga

    June 17, 2011

    Dear Carole, I just want to say I am in love with your blog!!!
    I am from Peru but I lived and worked 4 years in London and you have no idea how much I am missing all the cute stores, the markets, tea houses, everything. I am also an interior designer. I worked for Tessa Kennedy Design. I am forwarding her your blog. I am sure she will love it as much as I do.
    Best of lucks,

    • deardesigner

      June 18, 2011

      Thanks İsday, really glad you like the blog. Your comments are appreciated.

  7. Quality Italian Leather Sofas

    May 6, 2011

    A great blog full of inspiration! I will bookmark your blog on delicious.

  8. modern collective

    December 19, 2010

    Hi Carole the team at Modern Collective love your blog, we have been pouring over your posts!
    Someone like yourself with a wealth of interior flare we would love to invite you to check out our page and hopefully pass on the message that were looking at touching down in the UK soon and were always looking for beautiful small space homes to be recommended!
    Happy holidays, Modern Collective Design

  9. juliette

    August 6, 2010

    A great inspiration to us all !

  10. RDECO

    July 8, 2010

    Really nice reading.

  11. RDECO

    July 8, 2010

    Great blog! Coincidentally I have one too, in Greek!

  12. Elisabete

    July 8, 2010

    I’d like to receive your posts in my email adress, how can i do that?

    thanks so much!

    • deardesigners

      July 8, 2010

      So glad you like the blog.

      There is a button on the right hand side of the home page for subscriptions.

      Kind regards, Carole


    May 20, 2010

    Thank you for leaving such a nice response on my “design home unravelled” at bloesem blog. Love the way you are introducing yourself in “about”.

  14. mariska meijers

    February 15, 2010

    Hi Carole,

    Thank you for leaving such a nice response on my “design home unravelled” at bloesem blog. Love the way you are introducing yourself in “about”.

    With warm regards,

  15. Will Jameson

    January 15, 2010

    Thougth you might like to take a peek at what we are doing here in CT. Just got our website up and running – we have lot of pictures we would love to share!

    Nice Blog!


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