Ballroom Refurbishment

At Kia Designs we were very excited when we first viewed this particular property, a ballroom refurbishment sounded completely captivating. The natural features of this apartment were apparent from the outset: as you enter you are greeted with a stunning double height ceiling which would have served as a ballroom in days gone by. The […]

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House Interior Design

House Interior Design doesn’t always just mean looking at a project once it’s finished, for this house Interior Design we worked with the client from the final plans through the build to the finished product.  This client’s story is a fascinating one and something that we hear more and more often with the changing way […]

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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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Creating A Home Away From Home

When you live half way around the world it can be difficult creating the same homely feel to a property that you only visit 4 or 5 times a year. For our clients who live in Dubai but visit London often that challenge can be particularly difficult when you have become accustomed to a property […]

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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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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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5 Things That 100+ Interior Design Projects Teach You

Check, check and check again  Especially when working with new suppliers but even your most reliable can have a bad day.  It can be human error but it will be devastating if it happens at the wrong moment or when you are completely unprepared for it, not something you need on your interior design projects. Leave enough […]

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Planning A Building Budget

Kia Designs has completed over a hundred interior design projects in and around London. Having been involved in a wide variety of projects from basic interior design to full scale refurbishments & house builds has put us in a wonderful position to be able to off our clients not only the best interior design service but also […]

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Designing Bathrooms - Visualisation

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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What is an Interior Design Survey?

What is an interior design survey? An interior design survey is the process of taking measurements and pictures of the site so that the designer can prepare a design scheme tailored to that particular property. During the process, we take measurements of walls and doors, as well as radiators, windows and all the other fixings. […]

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New Project – New Challenge

The scope of this project is to turn the new built 3 bedroom flat into modern and warm looking home. Although, each of the rooms have to have a separate function, overall the flat has to have an open layout and light, airy feeling. The question is, how to address those needs in the new built […]

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Interior Design Kensington

Interior Design can be a tricky thing when clients have a piece of furniture that they really want to keep but actually is a part of the problem.  Interior design clients in West Kensington asked us to redesign their lounge, they had a beautiful base of colours and had designed a lovely TV unit that […]

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Kia Designs Project Costings

8 Ways A Designer Will Make The Most Out Of Your Budget

Interior Designers are professionals, we are accredited by the BIID and are given various different levels of membership.  Kia Sunda is a member of the BIID this means that she has over six years worth of experience in not only creating design schemes but also taking projects through from start to completion.  As a designer […]

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The Evolution of A Spacial Design

  When designing for properties in central London is is always important that you make the most of the space, this makes the spacial design extremely important.  Here we are redesigning a duplex apartment in a Grade II listed property in Baker Street, it has been used as student accommodation for years but now the […]

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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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