That Light Bulb Moment: An Idiots Guide to Light Bulbs

So, the extremely exhilarating topic of the technicalities of the light bulb. It may sound dull but since working for Kia Designs I finally had diffused my fear of light bulb shopping. I had always put off buying bulbs for that light that had blown, because, although I ended up with the right one in the end, […]

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A House Or A Home?

Creating The Feeling Of Home The feeling of home can often be hard to put your finger on but time and time again this is what we create for our clients. When people buy a house that’s often how they describe it “We’ve bought a house”. Even when they’ve moved in they often still call […]

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Creative Bathroom Design: Get The Look

Translating Client Dreams to Realities The current bathroom in one of our projects is lacking in style and character. By adding fun tiles and and interesting collection of artwork, the space will be injected with the much needed charm and fun the clients are after. Updating your bathroom can be one of the most satisfying […]

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A Room With Many Functions: Multi Purpose Living

How To Make Your Tiny Flat Do More For You Our current Spitalfields project requires us to create a guest room that also functions as a TV room, a gaming room, an office, a yoga space and a storage haven. Not much to ask… Here is the brief from the clients: “The current office and […]

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Meeting the Brief: Spitalfields Challenge

From Shabby to Chic Another month, another new project. Our latest is a lovely young couple to want to turn their apartment into a proper home. They have ambitious plans for multi-functional rooms and lots of entertaining. Our brief was as follows: To inject the clients fun loving personalities into their slightly worn and dated […]

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It’s All About Creating Internal Views and Vistas

Don’t forget about the spaces in between. Focal points anchor a room, but it’s not the only view a room offers. Designers have to consider how you move through the space, which items should come into view when. The aim is to draw you into and around a room, teasing with a glance of a room […]

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Is it Ever Worth Going to Design Shows?

Valuable exposure or vanity event? Yes, they are fun, but is it time well spent? Let’s be clear, this post doesn’t refer to trade shows. Those are only open to industry professionals and are the main means of keeping pricing competitive (no one is going to your stall if you offer a 20% discount and […]

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The Zaha Treatment

Try not to have your products overshadowed by their surroundings Visiting the ROCA showroom in London’s Chelsea Design Quarter is quite something. The 1,100 sq m facility was designed and installed by Zaha Hadid’s architectural practice in 2009. The project took 2 years to complete and cost (but you didn’t hear it from us) in […]

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How To Write an Interior Design Press Release

An Easy Step-by-Step Guide There is an art to writing a press release. You have to be short and snappy, interesting but dry, eye catching but modest and personal yet professional. And it’s difficult to write one for your own work, just as it is difficult to interview yourself. When you are personally involved with […]

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Guide to Installing Glass: With and Without a Crane

The Pros and Cons of Including Large Panel Glass in Your Design Light, after floorspace, this the most desirable quality in a home. Most people dream of having light drenched rooms and unhindered views out. Glass technology has come on leaps and bounds. Triple glazing is now often more insulated and efficient than some exterior walls. […]

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Wimbledon: Before and After

Check out how we transformed this worn flat into a sporty city pad We’ve now completed our Wimbledon Project, and as it didn’t involve any building work this was a relatively quick turn around. We think the before and after photos are a great example of how a little bit of considered design can transform […]

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Why Write an Interior Design Press Release

A handy guide why it’s worth getting your work in front of a journalist. Pinterest is fun. Instagram is full of swoon-worthy interiors. Facebook is ablaze with people reposting interesting products. But until you are mentioned in and recognised by the mainstream press, your work is not legitimised. You might have 1 million likes on a […]

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Spotlight on: Heathfield and Co

Quality lighting with a creative edge – Heathfield Heathfield & Co are British designers and manufacturers of decorative lighting for luxury residential and commercial projects. Established in 1977, the company designs and manufactures all products in the UK and as such provides extremely competitive lead times and can be extremely flexible. Their range currently includes table […]

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Technology in the Home: Hellish or Heaven-Sent?

There is a lot of mixed opinion around the use of integrated technology in the home. Some find the possibilities extremely exciting, whilst others are frankly terrified of the prospect. We have a number of clients how have started drooling over the thought of a fully integrated cinema room, where you can control the speakers, […]

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