Challenges Faced As An Interior Designer In London

It’s been almost 10 years that I’ve been working as an Interior Designer in London and I still love it each and every day. I am terribly grateful to be able to wake up every morning and spend my day at a job that is my passion.  Especially as I pretty much  fell into the design world having […]

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Designing Bathrooms

Most of the projects that we take on are refurbishments, taking a property back to it’s basic form and often making major changes to the floor plan. Improving the space for a more modern way of living.  Contemporary homes are all about convenience, due to our busy and increasingly high paced lives we need to […]

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Leather In Our Interior Designs

Leather is a fantastic thing, it has been used throughout the generations to create everything from simple tools to some of the most amazing ornate fashion pieces.  We use it in many of our interior designs from covering entire walls to opulent finishing touches such as embossed leather waste bins. The project below shows you how […]

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Inspiration For A Knightsbridge Interior

One of the most exciting parts of a project is hearing what inspires our clients. Whether it be a trip abroad, how they live with their family, the types of colours they like it all helps us to build a picture of what their new home should hold for them. Images are often a fantastic […]

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Photography: Interior Designer vs. Photographer

Photographing a previous project of Kia’s was an interesting experience as I hadn’t seen the project before (apart from one small room downstairs to measure up some blinds). Usually Kia will do all the photography herself, as she knows the different elements of the design which she specifically wants to display in her portfolio. Although Kia’s […]

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Presenting To Clients

Yesterday evening I accompanied Kia of a client meeting where we were presenting the design proposal. Although I had previously attended meetings with clients, including this client, I had not experienced a meeting where the design concept had been explained, so was very interesting to see how the client reacted and what kind of questions […]

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How Light Can Improve Your Health

After attending a talk at Eco Build 2015 ‘CPD: Lighting and health: What the research tells us’ I was inspired to look further into how the lighting systems that we install in homes and work places can be heavily affecting our quality of life and health without us even realizing it.   Florence Lam (lighting […]

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9 Ways To Slash A Design Budget

You’ve gone through your inspiration, you’ve worked out what style you like, what your kitchen should look like, feel like, all the materials, colours and you are over the moon…and then you total it all up. Ouch, you are horribly over budget, here are 10 ways you could possibly bring that number down significantly without […]

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Entrance Flooring Ideas

First impressions are always extremely important, not just for people but also for houses. The entrance to your home sets the tone for the rest of the design. It is also the initial landing pad for an often very busy life style so it needs to be not only beautiful but hardwearing and functional. For […]

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Interior Designer Canterbury

Exciting news in from Kia Designs, we are now taking on projects in Canterbury.  We will be bringing our unique style to the houses of Kent from this month.  In and around Canterbury you can arrange for a free first consultation to go through your project requirements and how our service will be able to […]

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Shower Room Interior Design

Shower room interior design seems like it would be relatively simple, however often the best bathroom and shower rooms aren’t found in residential interior design they are in fact found in hotels.  That is why my phone is often full of images of bathrooms from when I have been travelling. Some of them give me […]

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How Long Will My Project Take?

The length of any project is obviously dependent on a large number of variables – here are 3 of the variables that can contribute to the length of any given project: – How large is the project?  Is it a single room or an entire house … – Is building work required?  If yes do […]

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Why Hire An Interior Designer?

This is perhaps the most important question that any client must ask themselves before hiring an Interior Designer.  Seeing as we only take on a small amount of jobs at any one time we always strive to ensure that we are working with clients who understand our service and who can, therefore, get the most […]

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