Open House – NW3 Interior Sale

Open House – NW3 Interior Sale

Open House – NW3 Interior Sale

If you’re looking for some inspiration, advice and unbeatable discounts on high-quality, pre-loved furniture, look no further. Many of our clients will already will be aware that from the 10th to the 13th October, Carly Madhvani, CEO of NW3 Interiors is opening her home to showcase the latest, stunning collection of beautiful, high-quality furniture from NW3 Interiors. Carly will be sharing her knowledge on the latest trends and giving how-to advice to provide you with inspiration for you and your home. You’ll also get the chance to see the showcase of designs by local, independent designers.

In addition to this, attendees will be given the chance to turn your inspiration into a reality with access to the exclusive sale on pre-loved furniture items. From Wednesday 11th October, the showroom event provides an unmissable opportunity to get your hands on some classic designs and buy some beautiful pieces for up to 70% off!

AA Sofa Knoll

AA Sofa Knoll for Sale

From 9:30 am, you will have the opportunity to purchase unique, stylish designs such as the Pre-Loved Albini Desk by Knoll and the Pre-loved AA Sofa by Knoll. This sale provides a chance to purchase stunning pieces for less and with such a range of items to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Elegant pieces such as the Pre-loved Skygarden Pendant Light by Flos, provide any space with a centre piece which is sure to attract attention.

The star of the show is the Pre-loved Barcelona Chair and Stool by Knoll. This is one of the most popular Knoll pieces, providing comfort whilst looking extremely trendy. With 70% off in the Interior sale and such a timeless, iconic design, this piece is a show stopper to look out for.

With such a wide range of exclusive sale items, follow your inspiration and dive in to the world of interior design with these beautiful items guaranteed to transform your home. We look forward to seeing you and showing you all this sale has to offer!  Please RSVP: carly@nw3interiorsltd.com or click here to register to attend our Showroom Event.

 

Barcelona Chair for sale

Barcelona Chair for Sale

Celebrating the launch of the ‘New Collection’ by Knoll

Celebrating the launch of the ‘New Collection’ by Knoll

Introducing the new sofa system collection made in Italy by Knoll, designed by Piero Lissoni. It’s called ‘Avio’. A design masterpiece which combines luxury and comfort with timeless design and hand-finished upholstery.

Piero-Lissoni-Avio-3Founded in 1938, Knoll has been recognized internationally for creating workplace and residential furnishings driven by design philosophy that modern furniture should complement architectural space, not compete with it. Knoll follows a “Modern Always” ideology because modern always works. The design firm produces furniture designed by some of the world’s most iconic furniture designers of not just the 50’s like Ludwig Mies van der RoheHarry BertoiaFlorence Knoll (Florence Schust), Frank GehryMaya Lin and Eero Saarinen but also the pioneers of the modern design era.

Avio reflects Lissoni’s minimalistic design style approach that pivots on both elegance and comfort. The sofa design, based on extensive aesthetic research, enhances and redefines the use of any type of space in residential and contract environments. The rotund volume of the seats along with the modular and linear framework of the design complements a variety of settings, showcasing the functional and proportional poise of the sofa system.Avio_ByPLissoni_Knoll_StillLife_1_b

With a strong steel beam load-bearing structure, the seats, back and the table appear to be floating on an elegantly designed sleek framework. This sofa system remoulds the idea of the traditional upholstered furniture to versatile configurations of benches, sofas for two or three people, a chaise longue and table tops including surprising corner compositions.

Avio’s seats provide great comfort with the supreme padding. The aesthetics can be further enhanced by adding decorative throw cushions. Knoll’s extensive collection of textile, provides a wide range of upholstery options to cater to various needs to accommodate the diversity of the users. The sofa system along with the marble side table, available in some of the world’s most exclusive types of marble including natural tones of black, grey and green catalyses the overall luxury appeal.

Piero-Lissoni-Avio-6In all, Avio sofa system collection offers plump cushioning, light structure, sleek & strong framework, modern design, contemporary finish, timeless beauty, which is ideal for everything a comfortable and luxurious sofa is supposed to offer: for resting, conversing, reading, listening to music, sleeping, watching a film…

This Knoll furniture comes with an etched signature for authenticity and in the near future the sofa system will be enhanced by new elements to gradually expand its functional range and versatility.

Get the best interior scheme for your space with Carly Madhvani's expert design advise. The sofa color scheme that is suggested by Carly Madhvani to our client who owns a home from Grand Designs. The chunky Knoll fabric in tones of blue and black for the sofa looks fabulous and is practical, combining with a grey soft fabric for the cushions allows you to rest on luxury.

The beauty of the sofa is further enhanced by the new marble called Statuarietto. The Italian marble has a salty grey and white tones.

Carly Madhvani is an authentic Knoll dealer. To buy the iconic Knoll furniture visit our NW3 Interiors showroom in Hampsetad or ask for brochure.

Carly Madhvani is an authentic Knoll dealer. To buy the iconic Knoll furniture visit our NW3 Interiors showroom in Hampstead or ask for brochure. Available to view in the showroom, contact carly@nw3interiorsltd.com to book an appointment.

RSVP: carly@nw3interiorsltd.com to attend our Showroom Event

Open House in October – Showroom Event

Open House in October – Showroom Event

As many of our clients know, Carly Madhvani, CEO of NW3 Interiors, has a passion and keen eye for interior design after spending several years working in the industry. Working with Knoll and other trusted brand partners, Carly has assembled a spectacular collection of high-quality and luxurious furniture in her home – which doubles up as the showroom for NW3 Interiors!

We’re delighted to announce our October open house event, where Carly will be opening the doors to her home and showcasing stunning collections, advising on the latest trends and how-to’s, and exhibiting designs from local, independent designers. Split across three days between the 10th and 12th of October, the event will allow Carly to share her breadth of knowledge to help inspire you and your home!

Starting at 9:30am on Tuesday the 10th of October, the first day is designed as an all-day drop-in for architects, developers and estate agents to see the latest trends in design and gain exclusive insight and industry knowledge in to the world of interior design.

The following two days are open to registered guests only (click here to register) and will both run from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Wednesday the 11th will showcase the property and its interiors, with the highlight of the day being a talk from furniture brand Knoll, who will be showcasing their new collection. Featuring new products such as the Avio sofa and the just-released red marble, this is an unmissable session.

The last day, also open to registered guests only from 9:30am to 4:30pm, will have Carly sharing her award-winning knowledge on interior trends and how-to advice, starting at 2:30pm. This is an ideal opportunity to see what products and designs are out there, and get inspiration for how you could give the interiors of your own home a new wave of freshness.

Carly will also be displaying the luxury products of local, independent designers. A range of lifestyle, homewares and various other products, these collections cannot be found on the high street and can add an element of uniqueness to any home.

To attend the showroom event please fill in the form below, or contact us to find out more. We look forward to seeing you and sharing what NW3 Interiors and Carly’s showroom have to offer!

My design hotel choices in California

My design hotel choices in California

The fabulous spa at Cavello Point

I have only just returned from a wonderful journey around the North American golden state of California. During my visit in the land of the free
I’ve had the pleasure to experience a range of design hotels. Now that I’m back, I have decided to share them with you, and take you through my adventure.

My journey started in San Francisco at a group of 24 lodges nestled along the bay side – Cavello Point. Horseshoe Cove was home to Fort Baker before the Golden Gate Bridge had been built, so the stunning bridge just adds to the already beautiful views at this award-winning resort – further enhanced during my visit with fog rolling down from the hills behind.

While they are famous for historical preservation of the fort, you can tailor your experience with contemporary or historic lodging and all options come with today’s amenities and top quality service.

The Spa was ranked 4th in the US in a recent award but offers more than just facials: it is a healing arts centre with a meditation pool, open fireplaces, a tea bar and library – a full mind, body and soul experience.

A wellbeing weekend at Cavello Point starts from $1485 per person, a night in a Historic Queen bed room starts from $421.52 per night. Reservations can be made through the Cavello Point website.

Wondering how anywhere could match the serene luxury of Cavello Point, I collected a convertible car and drove on the iconic Highway Number 1 to my next destination – Carmel Valley Ranch.

Cavello Point

Enjoy the view from your tub!

I was spoilt with views on this trip, and the heart of the Santa Lucia Mountains was no exception. There was no longer fog affecting the view across the ranch, and my immediate thoughts were that this place looked like a lot of fun.

It was 500 acres dedicated to the idea of play, and you can personalise that experience to be as active or a lazy as you like – anything goes, from bee keeping to stargazing, archery to wine tasting, and they cater for all ages.

 

 

 

Sunsetting over Carmel Valley, California

Accommodation focuses on comfortable luxury and exploiting the fantastic views. Many rooms have fireplaces and a few have outdoor tubs, so you can ease the muscles after a busy day with a glass of local wine looking over the valley – bliss!

Rooms at Carmel Valley Ranch starts from $400 per night for the hot tub suite as pictured. Go and explore the whole experience in more depth, available at the Carmel Valley Ranch Website.

 

 

With still so much to explore at Carmel Valley it was time to set off again, this time to Santa Barbara for a Forbes 5 Star experience at the Belmond El Encanto resort. The landmark 1920’s Hacienda style resort sits high in the hills amid lush gardens, offering a dazzling view over Santa Barbara and the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

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The pool of Belmond El Ecanto at sunset over looking Santa Barbara Bay

It has been brought back to life with modern additions such as an expansive outdoor swimming pool and a wonderful boutique spa. It is without a doubt that Belmond El Encanto have managed to meticulously combine the romance and glamour of the Santa Barbara community, with the laid-back attitude of the Californian style.

The accommodation ranges from bungalows to suites, with a focus on serenity and privacy, it is the perfect place for a retreat. The room style is traditional and many original 1920’s features remain, including huge fireplaces and wooden floors which add to the classic elegance of your stay.

If you are looking for a romantic retreat away from the world then this is the perfect spot for you, with rooms starting from around $400 per night: Belmond El Encanto.

Check out their stunning interiors! Hotel heaven…

       

From a bay to a valley to a hill, my final destination is a beach resort – the Viceroy Santa Monica Hotel. This hotel describes their experience as Salt-Air-Kissed Sophistication and I certainly could not argue with that!

I might be slightly biased as the interior has been designed by my favourite female designer, Kelly Wreastler, but she has created a monochrome foundation enhanced by green accents that makes for a fresh and crisp aesthetic. Her designs truly complement the stunning sea views. She has used strong colours around the hotel, I particularly loved the bright yellow chairs in the library, while keeping it simple – there are a lot of design elements here all working in perfect harmony.

Because of its proximity to the famous Santa Monica beach, the area is a great location for artists. If you are into cool Californian jewellery, clothes and organic cafes, then I truly recommend strolling down the Kinney Boulevard.

Rooms start from $460 per night. For more information on both price and offers see their website at Santa Monica Viceroy.

Viceroy Interiors

The lounge of the Viceroy Hotel designed by Kelly Wrestler

What a whirlwind of experiences, each location had a very different atmosphere and focus but managed to impress with quality, service and interior design choices. I came away with a few ideas – although I’m not sure I can fit a hot tub in my bedroom – but to spending time living in different approaches to luxury accommodation was fascinating and I look forward to planning the next trip.

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Click the link below to see a short video of these interiors.

Viceroy Interiors Video

Outdoor Living In Primrose Hill

Outdoor Living In Primrose Hill

NW3 Interiors x Primrose Hill

We’ve now shared 3 of our recent interior design projects – and you can read all about them here – but our blog this week has a slightly different story arc. Over the last few months Carly and NW3 have been working in Primrose Hill, helping a client revolutionise their outside terrace, and it’s been exciting and rewarding.

Our client’s garden terrace features a large section of dark brown wooden flooring, and NW3 were tasked with bringing the area to life. This client’s outgoing lifestyle involves lots of hosting, so we needed to create a vibrant area that was also functional and practical. It’s important that the design work could create a garden to be used all year round with relatively low maintenance.

Originally fixated on wooden furniture, we managed to persuade our client of the benefits of more durable materials. The dining table (pictured) is a Knoll classic, designed by Richard Schultz, and was manufactured in Italy. Fortunately, shipping was super-fast and the table arrived quickly! Paired with the table were the dining chairs, procured from the beautiful Italian brand Moroso. The chairs added key details with white, dark blue and black, complimenting the client’s design briefs. Carly’s drawings also enabled the height of the side of the chairs to fit in with the requirements for the tables – a crucial calculation, as we all know. Finally, the sofa and armchair selection were chosen for outdoor suitability, and spiced up with a variety of cushions thrown on! The white of the sofas, despite the client’s initial hesitation, contrasted the brown floor perfectly. Coffee tables from Hay and honeybee lanterns from Serralunga completed the space. Throughout the project, Carly co-ordinated multiple suppliers and organised the installation. Using NW3 meant the client’s terrace is now full of colour, lasts all winter, and has been professionally designed whilst utilising discounts available from suppliers.

See the outdoor terrace in all its glory on our project page here.

Designed and sourced exclusively by NW3 Interiors.

 

Read our interview with Helen about the NW3 Interiors experience…

We asked Helen a few questions to see how she found the process, and to see if she loved the outcome. You can read her Q & A below:

1) How did you know of NW3 Interiors and what was it that attracted you to instruct us?

Carly has established for herself a fantastic reputation as the go to person in North London.  Having worked with a few interior designers in the past she is the only person I will speak to now.  She has a brilliant eye and an excellent relationship with all her suppliers.  Her service is seamless.  She always makes her herself available and is not happy until the job is 100% done.

2) Can you recall which important pieces of information you provided to NW3 Interiors to ensure the design was suitable for your situation?

I told her not white!  The best advice I can give is to trust Carly and believe in the process as she is always right as white is the only colour I would put out there now! She was very practical as I also wanted outdoor cushions and she advised me that with the weather being what it is in this country we needed something more durable.  Now we have patio furniture that not only looks amazing but will work all year round!

3) What feedback would you give regarding the process from design concept to completion including time and value?

Carly came over and did all the measurements, sent us digital images of what it would look like when completed and we loved this!  Carly always finds us the best possible deal and always manages to work around our budget.

4) How does it make you feel now, to sit on your terrace?

Very happy indeed. As always, Carly nailed it!

If you would like to see how NW3 could help you redesign part of your home, or work on larger design projects, please do not hesitate to get in touch in the comments or via email!  Carly@nw3interiorsltd.com

The client and Carly from NW3 Interiors

 

 

Before & After – Camden Mews Project

Before & After – Camden Mews Project

Having recently shared information on our Century Court project and divulged details of a bathroom renovation in Primrose Hill, our blog this week looks at a recent redesign undertaken by NW3 in Camden.

Located just off Kentish Town Road, the Camden Mews project featured a lovely 1960’s mews house. The property is arranged over two principal levels, with the large open-plan reception/kitchen on the first floor enjoying excellent levels of light from the large south-west facing windows. It also boasts a versatile mezzanine area, two further bedrooms and two bathrooms occupying the ground floor. Starting in March, and finishing in June, the project was completed in just 4 months.

Carly’s role was to redesign the bathrooms to better suit the size requirements of the client, which meant moving a wall! The overall aim with the bathrooms was to create modern, luxurious, individually identified bathrooms. NW3 Interiors completed the design and created the colour scheme, as well as providing the fittings in budget and organising a building team to install the bathrooms to a very high finish.

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Existing Bathrooms floor plan                                                   Proposed Bathrooms floor plan

                           

Outside of the bathrooms, the house was crying out for some beautiful and unique pieces of furniture and design so that we could turn this couple’s house into their forever home. The challenge for Carly was to design and create a warm and inviting home, whilst maximising the potential space and adding luxury and ambience to the overall feel. However, by incorporating a colour scheme and furniture collection that reflect the iconic 70’s theme of the property and key changes to lighting, NW3 helped with the dream renovation.

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Existing floor plan                                                                        Proposed furniture layout plan

      

If you are interested in learning more about our Camden Mews project, or would like to find out how NW3 Interiors can support interior design projects, please contact carly@nw3interiorsltd.com