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Interior Design Podcast

Tackling the sustainability issue head on in the Interiors sector with Nick Shute and Stefan Dodds, Co-founders of Dodds & Shute

19th December 2019

Photography by Beth Crockatt Welcome to the second season of the Interior Style Hunter Podcast, hosted by Grant Pierrus.  In this eighth episode, we welcome Nick Shute and Stefan Dodds, Co-founders of Dodds & Shute.  We uncover some fascinating insights into Dodds & Shute and their approach to disrupting the design sector through sustainable procurement. Key Points From This Episode Introduce yourselves and tell us more about your business [0:00:01]  The progression of sustainable procurement through the design sector and…

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Brands Interior Design

Designer Dinner 2019 with Life Kitchens and Interior Style Hunter

12th December 2019

Following the success of last years designer dinner hosted by Life Kitchens and Interior Style Hunter, there was no doubt that we would host again this year. The table grew in size and I think we almost maxed out the space available in the award-winning showroom.  Life Kitchens throw the best events with delicious food and drinks, but more importantly, a welcoming atmosphere which means that all my guests are able to connect and network. We don’t often get time…

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Hotel Interior Design

Thyme; A village within a village

10th December 2019

A weekend away in the country usually means checking into a grand old stately home with large reception, and entertainment rooms so that you can be on show all weekend. Today the savvy traveller needs privacy, a sense of home and excellent service. This is packaged up and delivered effortlessly by the team at Thyme.  A village within a village is their strapline. It’s slightly vague, but it becomes quite clear what that means after a visit. Thyme is an old…

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Art Interior Design

Thoughts on 2019 Art and Design Shows

9th December 2019

During 2019, I’ve attended Focus, London Design Festival, Maison et Objet, AD Intereurs, IIDE, Decorex, PAD LONDON, 1-54 London, Salone Del Mobile, Downtown Design Dubai, Art Dubai, Abu Dhabi Art and the enormous furniture market at High Point in the USA. In addition I’ve hosted some private events, the largest of which was Art House in Cape Town in November. I was also due to be in Dubai for their annual design week and Miami for Design Miami, but there’s…

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Interior Design Podcast

Disrupting the kitchen design sector with Oliver Stephenson, Director of Life Kitchens

3rd December 2019

Welcome to the second season of the Interior Style Hunter Podcast, hosted by Grant Pierrus.  In this seventh episode, we welcome Oliver Stephenson, Director of Life Kitchens.  We uncover some fascinating insights into Life Kitchens and their approach to adding value to the design of a kitchen Key Points From This Episode Tell us about Life Kitchens. How you started it? Why you started it? [0:00:01]  Why are people investing in kitchen design? What is your approach to adding value…

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Art Interior Design

Art House Cape Town 2019

2nd December 2019

A celebration of Art, Design and Property A few years ago while on a short break to Cape Town, I was introduced to Sue Bond by Richard Hardie, the CEO of Knight Frank. I’d asked Richard to show me some impressive properties in Cape Town, one of these homes belonged to Sue.  Sue is an interior designer, runs her own design firm and is an avid art collector. I’d been researching South African art for a few years already, but…

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Brands Interior Design

Brand Highlight: Arteriors 

2nd December 2019

If you have been following me for a while, especially on Instagram, you would have seen me regularly sharing things from Arteriors. I’m often popping into their showroom just to have a peak and chat to the team!  Arteriors is a lighting, furniture and accessories brand that was founded in Dallas, Texas 1987 and now has beautiful showroom at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, the brands first showroom in Europe. Probably most well-known for their lighting, Arteriors have such a…

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Interior Design Podcast

A Deeper Understanding into Sustainability with Bernie de Le Cuona, Founder and CEO of de Le Cuona

14th November 2019

Welcome to the second season of the Interior Style Hunter Podcast, hosted by Grant Pierrus.  In this sixth episode, we welcome Bernie de Le Cuona, Founder and CEO of de Le Cuona. During our discussion we uncover some valuable insights into sustainability in the interior design sector. De Le Cuona have invested heavily in sustainability and Bernie and I discuss the technicality of doing so, but also the benefits, which aren’t always financial. Key Points From This Episode How has…

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Interior Design Podcast

Building a commercially orientated design firm with Charu Gandhi, Founder and Director of Elicyon Limited

7th November 2019

Welcome to the second season of the Interior Style Hunter Podcast, hosted by Grant Pierrus. This series of interviews is going to give you an inside view of the design world from a business perspective.  In this fifth episode, we welcome Charu Gandhi, Founder and Director of Elicyon Limited. It’s all about the business of interior design on today’s podcast.  Key Points From This Episode The fast changing and diverse career options in the Interior Design sector. [0:01:12] Should an…

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Interior Design Podcast

Podcast: Interior Design and Tech the Vinterior way with Sandrine Zhang Ferron

26th September 2019

Welcome to the second season of the Interior Style Hunter Podcast, hosted by Grant Pierrus. This series of interviews is going to give you an inside view of the design world from a business perspective. Our goal is to learn how some fellow entrepreneurs have overcome certain issues in their business and apply it to our own circumstances.  In this fourth episode, we welcome Sandrine Zhang Ferron, Founder of Vinterior. Vinterior exists to turn everyday places into remarkable spaces by…

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