Inside the world of Interior Design

Shopping For Contractors: What You Need To Ask

When it comes to the nitty gritty, hands-on electrical, plumbing and building works of your project, it’s essential that you seek the professional experience of contractors. If you decide to dive into doing works on your home without a designer (We’ve written a blog post on reasons to hire an interior designer, if you’re still […]

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Your Furniture Is The Wrong Colour–What Now?

Living in a digital age, you sometimes find that when you order things online (part of our procurement process), they don’t always match what you think you bought. Our office shelves and drawers are filled to the brim with samples from suppliers to help avoid this problem, yet colour variation is a difficult one to […]

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Kia Designs of London Awarded Best of Houzz 2019

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 29, 2019 – Kia Designs of London has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The […]

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Why It Was Time To Move Away From WeWork

Towards the end of last year, we made one of the hardest and biggest decisions we have had to make in regards to the business. We left our office space at WeWork and moved into a 2 year leased office. It wasn’t an easy decision to make. We had been at WeWork for 3 years […]

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Hidden Doors and Whimsical Wallpapers: A Sneak Peek

Here’s a little sneak peek into one of our current projects. This one is coming to a close soon, and we wrote another post for this project last year when it was just getting started.  With this large, beautiful property, it’s tricky to narrow our focus down and only talk about one aspect. There are […]

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Clients With No Interest In Art: Now What?

Art is usually a personal thing. Many people like to express or display their taste through their art collection. Other people like to have a visual keepsake of a memorable holiday or happy occasion. In some larger design schemes, most commonly in hotels, art is often brought in to enhance or compliment a feature piece […]

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The Care and Keeping of Your Indoor Garden

London has a history of being seen as a grey and dreary place, and sometimes city life lives up to that stereotype. This is part of why having house plants is such an effective way to brighten up an urban home. Natural greenery can open up a space and make it easier to breathe (maybe […]

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Kia Designs Winner of Ultimate Luxury Kitchen Design of the Year

[London, UK], October 10th, 2018 – Kia Designs of London won for “Ultimate Luxury Kitchen Design of the Year” at the KB- Eye 2018 Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards. This prestigious annual event celebrates residential kitchen and bathroom design projects and products in the UK and worldwide. The Ultimate Luxury Kitchen Design of the Year award highlights excellence in […]

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Kia Stanford Verified Designer by d-list

[London, UK], April 4, 2018 The D-List is the definitive list of who to watch in the world of kitchen and bathroom design. It comprises a wide range of designers who are continuing to innovate and re-invent their kitchen and bathroom designs. Whilst some featured names are fairly new to the design world, others have […]

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Kia Designs Winner Of Bathroom Designer of the Year

[London, UK], March 5, 2018 – Kia Designs of London won for “Bathroom Designer of the Year – Project Cost between £10,000 and £25,000” by kbbreview Retail & Design Awards 2018, prestigious annual event celebrating its 24th year in 2018. “We could not have been more delighted to have been recognised for our bathroom designs.” said Kia Stanford, Director and […]

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Planning Permission For A Basement Conversion

There’s a lot to think about when you’re starting to plan for a basement conversion: What will you be using the space for? Will you be needing a separate front door? Are your neighbours aware? Do you have a party wall agreement in place? There’s also a lot to find out Do I need planning […]

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Can I Put A Beautiful New Bedroom In My Basement?

Want to add value, space and extra rooms to your current property? Converting your current cellar or basement, or creating one from scratch can be a fantastic way to gain sq footage and improve your home. But just because something looks like a good idea on paper, doesn’t mean it will necessarily be right for your […]

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Kia Designs of London Awarded Best of Houzz 2018

Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Improvement and Design Professionals in the UK and Around the World [London, UK], February 12, 2018 – Kia Designs of London has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The firm in its 10th year was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly […]

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Sneak Peek: Our New Project Will Make You Blue With Envy

Our latest client likes her apartment like I like my men: tall, dark and handsome. What is currently a bright, lofty penthouse flat in a converted mansion house in Earls Court is about to become a blend of dark blue and grey tones, with brass trim and black detailing. We’re opening up a wall and […]

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Your Basement Dig and Your Soil: What Lies Beneath

When you are embarking on a basement conversion, you are going to have all sorts of questions. There is a lot to think about and a lot to consider. There will, of course, be various tasks on your list: It is important to look at planning permission in your area, to establish whether your existing […]

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Basement Conversion: Can I Do It?

A basement conversion is often a fantastic solution to extending your home, whether you are an expanding family, wanting to create a separate living space or you simply want more space. It can be a great alternative to moving house. It can also boost the value of your property, which is another real incentive to […]

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Is it worth travelling around the world for good design?

You could travel the world almost without stopping if you wanted to visit all the design fairs, almost every day of the calendar would be filled with inspiration, travelling and meeting new suppliers. It would be glorious, every day would bring a new delight and you would see the world but it does pose a […]

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A Sneak Peek At Some Beautiful Terrazzo Tiles

It’s always exciting to see new projects get underway, especially when there are quite big changes being made to the existing property. One such project of ours outside of London is being developed quite a bit; we are transforming a four bedroom, three bathroom house into a five bedroom, four bathroom home with a utility […]

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5 Rugs That Will Make You Swoon

Spotlight On: The Rug Company One of our favourite companies to work with, The Rug Company, are ubiquitous with combining traditional techniques with modern craftsmanship and cutting-edge design. Their eco-friendly and sustainable collections ooze style and sophistication, and they collaborate with the biggest names in Fashion and Design to bring you some of the most desirable rugs in the […]

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