Creating A Calm Home …With Twins

From Muddled to Minimal To turn a slightly muddled and dated house in the Surrey countryside into a sleek and cosy family home. A rejigging of the layout and some minor extensions will make the space far more usable and attractive, as well as allowing the for the stunning views and gardens to be incorporated […]

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How We Have Used Farrow & Ball Railings

Farrow and Ball’s colours are always and inspiration, especially Railings. This is a colour we continue to come back to year after year. It has a classic feel to it and complements so many tones. We have used it in everything from dark corridors, to bespoke furniture to the insides of drawer boxes. Everytime we […]

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How to Make a New Build Feel Lived In

New build properties can feel stark and soulless. The shrinking room sizes and lack of period detailing make the area appear small and bland. The proportions and styling of many of today’s new build properties do not suit period or vintage furniture, in the way that say a Georgian living room looks fantastic with a large […]

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Evolving a Design: Client Led Changes

After presenting a design to a client, there are often tweaks that need to be made. Here is the evolution of a small portion of a living room in a recent project of ours. The initial brief: To transform a new build 2 bedroom flat in Wimbledon into a contemporary, interesting, warm and characterful home. […]

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Why Stop at One Colour? Ombre is the New Black

Ever since Pinterest and Instagram have burst onto the scene, people have been more brave and experimental when it comes to pattern and colour. Bold pallets have been introduced to even the most suburban homes, and sales of magnolia have plummeted. The next frontier – multicolour and blended tones. Ombre is building momentum in the industry […]

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Relocating to the UK? You Need To Read This

Most people only think of hiring a residential interior designer when they buy or want to renovate, but it can be a really useful service for renters too. If you are being sent to, or coming back to the UK, Kia Designs can  help, and we can even handle everything from this end so that […]

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Creating A Home Away From Home

When you live half way around the world it can be difficult creating the same homely feel to a property that you only visit 4 or 5 times a year. For our clients who live in Dubai but visit London often that challenge can be particularly difficult when you have become accustomed to a property […]

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