NW3 Interiors Blog
Last week, Carly Madhvani, Director at NW3 Interiors, held an open house to display her stunning collections, as well as showcasing other local homeware companies’ products. It was held over three days, between the 10th and the 12th of October, and was an excellent way for Carly to inspire people and to share her breadth of knowledge of interior design.
Before the guests arrived, Carly had some preparation to do. The glass room at the back of her studio went through some redecoration, with a repainting of the ceiling into an on-trend teal, and the addition of NW3’s own golden leaves to the ceiling. Carly also showcased some of Knoll’s new collection, including the red marble coffee table, and the adaptable avio sofa.
Tuesday was the day for estate agents, architects and property developers to visit the house. Established estate agents Goldschmidt and Howland, and Benham & Reeves were invited, along with local architects who have worked with NW3 Interiors in the past. The day allowed these professionals to gain an exclusive insight and to see the latest trends in the world of interior design.
The next two days were then open for registered guests to come and visit, with a number of local companies showing their homewares. Carly had Primrose Hill candles attend the showing on Wednesday, allowing them to show and sell their luxurious scented candles that complement the style of her décor
On the Thursday, Martin White design brought their candles too, with their dawn and dusk collection taking centre stage. Other companies that came were Fasercise, the stylish active wear company, and a local potter who specialises in mid-century pieces. Simone Olivia, the interior design blogger, also attended the event, and has written a wonderful blog on the NW3 Interiors showroom which you can read here.
Attendees of the open house really engaged with the idea of Carly turning her home into a showroom, and were inspired by her style of how to live in a minimal way, without forgetting functionality, luxury and well-proportioned decoration. So much so, many people who came are now asking Carly to help them design the interiors of their homes and properties, across the country and continent!
If you are interested in finding out more about Carly’s designs, or want some advice on your own projects, please get in contact with us at email@example.com, or call us on 020 7209 4442.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to register to attend our Showroom Event.
Barcelona Chair for Sale
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.
Founded 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 Rohe, Harry Bertoia, Florence Knoll (Florence Schust), Frank Gehry, Maya 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.
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.
In 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.
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 Hampstead or ask for brochure. Available to view in the showroom, contact email@example.com to book an appointment.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Terrace now bright and relaxing
Vivid colours represent the cheery personality of our client
Outdoor coffee tables from Hay.
The client and Carly from NW3 Interiors
Perfect for entertaining and for family
A practical and bright space to enjoy as a family
Dining table designed in 1960 made by Knoll
Smart, sophisticated and inviting
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