Dubai: Interior Design Capital of the Future

Kia Designs is preparing to open an office in Dubai. The expanding and exciting hub is a perfect place for us to reach new and existing clients, as well as access the myriad of suppliers and manufacturers available in the gulf states. In the modern age there is nothing that competes with the design juggernaut […]

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Before and After

We often get asked to provide before and after photos on our website. We’d love to do so, but it’s problematic. On the one hand, without showing how we have transformed a space, we can’t get full credit for it. For all you know, looking at the finished picture, we might have just put up […]

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Using a Professional Photographer

We’ve recently shot our latest project with a super talented interiors photographer Anna Stathaki.  One of the most satisfying parts of finishing a project is getting it professionally photographed and sending out the glossy snaps to the press and public. The lovely comments start rolling in and you forget about all the dust and hours […]

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Interior Design Internship in London

What do you need to take in consideration when you are applying or (happily) moving to London for an international internship? London is an amazing city, not only for living but as well for working here. All creative people adore it due to number of events and design stuff that are happening in the city […]

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Why We Don’t Offer Space Planning

We often get asked by prospective clients if we will just do ‘space planning’. The answer is always no. It’s a service that architects offer, and many designers will do a space planning consultation for a small fee. It’s usually requested when doing an extension or conversion, to see if you can fit everything you […]

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Actualisations

One of the most satisfying parts of our job is finishing a project and then looking back over the initial brief and inspiration to see if we’ve achieved what we set out to. When we are pitching to a client, we create mood boards, based on all the inspiration and ideas they have given us, […]

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Interior Design Intern Interviews

Employing Interior Designers in London

Finding the perfect Interior Design Intern Finding new Interior Design interns can always be a challenge.  Bringing new members in to our tight knit and dynamic team is extremely important as our staff provides an integral part of our service. Everything that we do from blog posts about designs through to how fabrics are labelled […]

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How To Get a Interior Design Intern Position

Every week we receive emails from prospective interior design interns. They are usually from students looking for experience in their holidays, or recent graduates looking for intern programs that will translate into permanent positions. Occasionally we get applicants who want to completely change career, or who have experience in a similar field and want to gain […]

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The Trouble With Designing Bathrooms

Bathrooms can be one of the trickiest areas to design and it’s where professional designers really save you time and money. Designs can be limited by technical specifications, legal requirements, structural and drainage limitations. Having said that, they can often be the most exciting space to design. In small projects with budget limitations, bathrooms tend to be […]

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Why The Last Week on Site Can be so Painful

The last week on any project is usually the busiest, most stressful and most rewarding. Because there is a logical order to the last few days on site, any interference can topple your carefully orchestrated schedule like dominos. However well prepared you are, there are always things beyond your control and you need to be prepared […]

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