Inside the world of Interior Design

Project Timelines – A Rough Guide

It can often be very difficult when you’re looking to work on your home for the first time. There are a lot of daunting and challenging parts of it and one of the main parts that can seem completely impossible to work out is how long the contractors are actually going to be on site. […]

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From Design Concept To Completed Room

Throughout the years we have used various different methods to be able to help clients ‘see’ what their home will look like once it’s finished. Everything from samples, to physical mood boards to now online room boards and 3D visualisations. It’s all come a long way and in many ways can make signing off on […]

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Stunning Redecoration For A Small Apartment

When you’re working in central London apartments there is one thing that can often be a challenge – space. Even the largest apartments need special space considerations to make sure that space is used as well as possible. The function is definitely always a priority when we are looking at projects, the beauty of the […]

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A Home Built To Last – Dorking Interior Design

Location: Dorking, Surrey Size: 2,419 sq/ft Years lived in: Zero – the client had just purchased the property The client had recently bought the property, however, the layout was completely wrong for her family. With toddler twin boys the idea of an upstairs lounge, a separate dining area and kitchen just didn’t gel with a young […]

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Green For Good – How We Do It At KD

We try as much as possible to be a green company and maintain an eco-friendly office environment.  On a small scale, we have our milk delivered to the office in glass bottles, use reusable milk bottle tops by MOOPOPS (which come in a great selection of shades!) and use Tea Pigs as our preferred tea […]

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Charlotte Jade And The Healing Powers Of Nature

We love working with many different suppliers. We have a huge database of designers and creators who we try as much as possible to keep up to date with. One of the pleasures of working in the interior design world is that there is a constant supply of new products emerging. It’s great meeting with […]

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Learning A New Skill: Reupholstery For Dummies

We love specifying bespoke upholstered furniture for our projects. After confirming the finer details, approximately 8-10 weeks later your beautifully individual furniture item is ready! Installing on a project is often the first time you see the item finished in real life. This is also often quite a busy stage and you don’t always have time […]

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Diving Deeper Into The Jungle

We recently told you about our jungle-inspired design that we have been working on. One of the products that we were particularly captured by was the Jungle wall covering. Our clients were equally captured as they decided to go with it. So we wanted to give you a little more of a deep dive into this […]

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Kia Designs Nominated for the KBB Design Awards 2020

[London, UK], March 2, 2020 – Kia Designs of London travelled up to Birmingham for the KBB Design Awards 2020. Nominated for “Bathroom Designer of the Year – Project Cost between £10,000 and £25,000” by kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2020, prestigious annual event celebrating its 26th year in 2020.   “We could not have been more delighted to […]

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Covid-19

9th March As I’m sure everyone is aware at the moment there is a lot of information going around about coronavirus and steps that can be taken to delay the spread of it here in the UK. With this in mind and the health of our staff at the forefront of our minds, we are […]

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Kia Designs of London Awarded Best of Houzz Design 2020

Awarded by the community of over 40 million monthly users, annual BOH badge highlights home renovation & design professionals with Top ratings and most popular home designs LONDON, England, January 31, 2020 – Kia Designs of London has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The multi-award winning Interior […]

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Kia Designs Nominated for Living Space Design of the Year

[London, UK], October 10th, 2019 – Kia Designs attended the “Designer Awards” at the KB- Eye 2019. This prestigious annual event celebrates residential living space design projects and products in the UK and worldwide. The Living Space Design of the Year award highlights excellence in top end, living space designs.                   […]

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Kia Designs Winner of Bathroom Design of the Year

[London, UK], October 10th, 2019 – Kia Designs of London won for “Bathroom Design of the Year” at the KB- Eye 2019 Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards. This prestigious annual event celebrates residential kitchen and bathroom design projects and products in the UK and worldwide. The Bathroom Design of the Year award highlights excellence in top end, bathroom designs. […]

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Deadline Coming Up Fast For Our Three Month Internship!

Here at Kia Designs we believe an interior design internship should be practical. What’s the point of an internship where all you do is fetch coffee? An internship should be a learning experience where you contribute and the work you do is useful. An internship should be engaging, educational, and most importantly an internship should pay […]

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Education: The Heart Of The Industry

Interior Design can be a tough industry to get into. Recently we were asked by an Interior Design Graduate about whether they should start up their own business having had little-to-no luck in being able to break into the industry for the past 2 years. This is the advice that we gave: Do you have […]

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Bringing Vibrant Colour to an Eclectic Family Home

Being an interior designer can be a very funny thing. You can often get pigeonholed into areas where you might not want to be. We have been extremely lucky to be able to have clients who can look past the most recent project we have done to the sheer breadth of the work we have […]

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To Belfast and Back for Just The Right Kitchen

We took a trip to Belfast to visit some potential new kitchen suppliers based in Northern Ireland. You might be wondering, why decide to spend money on travel and a trip to visit companies we have never worked with before? We’ve written before about travelling to visit trade shows, and we find trips like these […]

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What is Snagging? At The End It’s About You

Whether you’re right at the beginning of your project, hovering somewhere in the middle or coming desperately close to the end, everyone wants their opinions heard. It’s natural to want to be involved with the design and completion of your new home, and we encourage it. Being involved in the design stage and contributing your […]

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