Is Engineered Wood Real Wood?

Many people are confused about the difference between hardwood, solid wood, engineered wood and wood laminate. The various styles and finishings available on the market today can be misleading and a little baffling. We recently had clients get very confused about the finish of their floor. They had purchased a new build flat in North London […]

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Art Deco Influences in a Knightsbridge flat

Our current refurbishment of a large, period mansion block flat in the heart of Knightsbridge, incorporates key elements of the deco style through use of exotic woods, geometric motifs and strong vertical lines, but toned down with added softer, more modern silhouettes and furnishings and state of the art technology and materials. The result will be […]

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Optimum Layouts and Adding Value

Many people think that adding rooms = adding value, but in London the opposite is more often true. Light and space is at such a premium that a good quality finish and optimum layout can often command the same, or higher, asking price. Creating an open plan kitchen/living room is a very effective way to add […]

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Going To The Dark (Paint) Side

Pinterest has been awash recently with gorgeous dark and brooding interior images. Once the domain of the “feature wall” navy, plum and teal tones throughout the home are storming the internet and the paint manufacturers are stocking the shelves. Intelligent lighting, blended antique and modern furniture with soft textured fabrics have transformed these once bleak, cold and gothic […]

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How To Shop For A Bed

Working on a new brief for an interior design project always highlights questions that for an experienced designer comes as second nature however for clients even the most essential part of the design can provide its fair share of trepidation. For clients who are taller than the average a double bed can often be torturous each […]

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Measuring Pelmets and Blinds

How to correctly measure roman blinds and pelmets for curtain makers Measuring for blinds and pelmets can be tricky. In Europe, a standard fabric roll is 140cm wide. Some fabrics are available in larger widths of 3, 3.10 and 3.30m if you are lucky. You’ll need to add in extra fabric for seam allowance and […]

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Bedroom Design Schemes

During the first client inspiration meeting we talk about your preferences and style, and what are your expectations towards the design and your new home.  We want to know how  you spend time and what is missing in the current arrangement for you to feel comfortable. Sometimes it’s just the choice of the fabrics, sometimes […]

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Layout Challenge – New brief

We have a new brief to work on! The main challenge of this project is the layout, as the current arrangement simply does not work! This first floor apartment is full of unexpected surprises. Though the flat is quiet large, due to the current floor plan it is cramped and not very functional. This is […]

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How-To Guide: Introducing Natural Light

It’s more than obvious that colors and brightness have influence on the mood and overall image of the space. When there are a limited number of windows and you are struggling with dark space, here are a few  design tricks that will help you introduce some natural light into your apartment! 1.Don’t be afraid of color. […]

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5 Steps To Choose A Perfect Wood Flooring

When it comes to wood flooring, there are so many types, finishes and colours that it may be overwhelming and hard to make a decision. But before you jump in into the stunning vision of your living room with a dark, maple floor, let’s get some details sorted out. Go to the showroom. Pictures of wood […]

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6 Steps To Choose Perfect Fabrics For Home

Whether you are planning to change the colour of your cushions or you want to re-decorate your whole living room, choosing fabrics for home may actually be a difficult decision. Colours and patterns can make a really big difference in a space when they are used correctly. Use our 6 step  design guide, to create stylish and stunning interiors. 1. Ask […]

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Cornice Details For Low Ceilings

When designing for a property with low ceilings it can often be tempting to do away with cornice details thinking that they will make the ceiling seem lower.  However, they are a fantastic detail and by picking the correct one you can find that it will not only help to give a more finished look to […]

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Smart Home Technology

After recently attending a CPD course about ‘Smart Home Technology’ held by Cedia, it inspired us to look into ways that we could incorporate this into a current project. They talked about a few different ways and systems that can be integrated within the home in order to be more efficient and gain more control. Lots […]

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