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Living in Blue, The Interior Style Hunter Roomset at the House and Garden Festival

20th June 2017

It was so great to be invited back to the House and Garden Festival for a second time around. Last year it was all about neutrals and glamour so I thought that this year it should be all about colour. My favourite colour and a colour I often wear and use is blue. I wanted to explore the concepts of living in blue by immersing myself into a space that’s richly coloured. I’ve specifically attempted to match the walls and…

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Day in the Life Of Interior Design Interviews

A Day in the Life of Sophie Ashby Founder of Studio Ashby

7th June 2017

Sophie founded her interior design and creative direction practice, Studio Ashby Ltd, in 2014 at the age of 25. Before branching out on her own, Sophie learned her trade working for two very different interior design practices. Her first position, as an apprentice to Victoria Fairfax, a brilliantly talented, classical interior designer is where Sophie garnered her love antiques, understanding of colour and sense of proportion. Sophie then went on to head up the interiors team at the small, creative…

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Brands Furniture Interior Design

Gi – Design: The Artisan Approach & The Top Notch Technology Behind It

1st June 2017

I introduced you to Gi – Design a few weeks ago on the blog. I was also lucky enough to see the fantastic water sculptures whilst I was in Milan for design week. Today I want to delve more into the technology, how they work and the artists and craftsmen behind the designs and functionality. The Gi -Design water sculptures are activated by an innovative and sophisticated technological system. The controls have different shapes, harmonious with the style of the…

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Brands Interior Design

J.L Coquet presents its capsule collection Lutèce designed by Achille Salvagni

30th May 2017
J.L Coquet - Lutece

I would like to introduce you to two incredible forces of design. J.L Coquet and Achille Salvagni. If you follow my instagram you’ll have seen that I attended a dinner to celebrate the launch of J.L Coquet’s new collection Lutèce designed by Achille Salvagni. Surrounded by design and art collectors, gallerists and creators, it was fascinating conversation about design and art; discussing which artists to collect and of course Damien Hirst’s new exhibition in Venice which certainly had some dividing…

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Brands Interior Design

Ardmore Savuti Dance Exhibition

18th May 2017

Ardmore is a South African ceramic art studio based in the rural Natal Midlands. They create exquisite, detailed, handmade ceramics and have been doing so for over 30 years. Their recent collaboration with Cole & Son has catapulted them into every day conversation in the design sector. Their pieces are collectors items, with a very strong following of collectors around the globe, some even constructing private museums for their collections. Some pieces have been auctioned by Christies. No two pieces are…

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Business Interior Design

How technology is disrupting the interior design sector

9th May 2017

The traditional business model of interior design is being challenged. The advances in technology are making this possible. It’s not a bad thing, but if you’re in this sector, it’s something you need to be aware of. Being so active in the interior design sector, and in a unique position where I see inside so many interior design firms, there is a definite shift of business. The higher end of the market is so competitive and there seem to be…

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Book Review Competition Interior Design

Book Review & Instagram Giveaway: House of Hoppen – A retrospective by Kelly Hoppen

28th April 2017

I was recently sent a copy of Kelly Hoppen’s latest book, House of Hoppen: A Retrospective. The book was published to celebrate the astonishing 40 year career of Kelly and to look back at some of the iconic projects, some well known and some not, some seen before and some hot off the press! What I loved most about the book is that it includes images and information that you really want to know from Kelly. It’s filled with an abundance of…

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Day in the Life Of Interior Design Interviews

A day in the life of Sam Mcnally Design Director & Co-founder of Echlin

25th April 2017

Firstly, let me introduce you to our new interview series ‘A Day in the Life Of’. As my readers know, this blog was founded on interviews with interior designers and an insight into their aesthetic and inspirations behind their designs. However after 2 years of this format we feel that ‘A Day in the Life of’ will be an interesting insight into a side of the industry not explored very often and i’m exciting to delve into the daily lives of some of…

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Brands Interior Design

Creating a bespoke rug with Crucial Trading

18th April 2017
crucial trading

To truly find out about a brand and it’s products, you need to experience their service and as we’re all about interiors here, you need to live with it too to understand how you live with the product. In a true collaboration, Crucial Trading invited me on their client journey. From showroom, to workshop and my own home. Crucial Trading make bespoke rugs to the interior design trade and retail a selection of rugs through the major retail channels. They…

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Brands Furniture Interior Design

Vispring X Missoni Home for Harrods Art Partners

12th April 2017

Harrods Art Partners is a campaign that celebrates a series of partnerships between renowned heritage brands and modern designers that will take over their iconic Knightsbridge Store this month. One of these amazing partnerships, which I’m really excited about, is Vispring and Missoni Home. Vispring make the most beautiful beds and mattresses, each hand made to order and produced in their factory in Devon, they believe that your bed and a good nights sleep enables you to reach your full…

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