Fine Finishing: An Interesting Conversation Piece

Art is a very emotive topic. We are all moved by different pieces of art and we all have a very unique appreciation of it here at Kia Designs. This piece I stumbled across spoke to me personally. I could see it working well in lots of different schemes. It’s soft colours are soothing. The […]

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Spotlight on: Carmen Almon

American Artist Carmen Almon makes the most exquisite hyper-real botanical structures. And far from being delicate models, her pieces are made from sturdy and durable wire and copper, fashioned into the most meticulous detail.  Artificial flowers have gained popularity in recent years, as technological advances make them more realistic and affordable, but Almon’s creations are […]

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That’s Clever: Simple Storage Solutions

Clients always want more storage, and London housing always seems to be lacking in it. Here are some quick, cheap and easy solutions to add storage space to your home without gauging out under your stairs or ‘knocking through’. Try a hanging cloak rack if you are short on floor space Floating racks hanging from […]

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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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Stunning Bespoke Embroidery Art

New Designers, held every year in the Business Design Centre in Islington is a fantastic platform for up-and-coming talent. We go every year in search of fresh, innovative designs and emerging trends. This year we were particularly taken by the intricate work of Bristol based textile artist Jacky Puzey, whose digital embroidery and layers of laser-cut […]

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Commissioning Art

At Kia Designs, previously blogged about how to design a room around a piece of art, now we’re going to focus on the opposite – commissioning a bespoke piece to match the room. Finding art to dress a room after you’ve completed the design can be one of the most pleasurable parts of finishing off your […]

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10 Ways to Automate Your Home Without a Re-wire

Home automation can be a fantastic proposition however it is often thought of as very costly. There are ways that, through the wonders of modern technology you can automate your home with out a large price tag and without a a re-wire. These small changes are secure, can save you move and easy to understand […]

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Extraordinary Rug Design

We are constantly designing new rugs (we even have a very exciting announcement regarding that coming soon) and every now and then you will get to design a rug that is not only stunning but that the client has been searching for without fully knowing it for years!  This is that rug. Designed to evoke the […]

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