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.

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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.

View our instagram account for more pics!

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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After Shots:

      

 

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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After Shots:

      

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

NW3 Interiors x Knoll

NW3 Interiors x Knoll

NW3 Interiors x Knoll

 

In our NW3 blog this week, we are happy to highlight our longstanding relationship with Knoll, and touch on our status as being the only independent authorised Knoll Dealer in the UK. Pretty cool, right?

Starting at the beginning, Carly identifies Knoll as responsible for starting her passion for iconic, quality design. Knoll, known for quality, luxurious feel, high standards of production and a variety of ranges, are closely aligned in their ethos to that of which NW3 Interiors have now built their reputation. This relationship isn’t in its honeymoon phase either – it’s been 20 years in the making! So, when Carly discusses and advises on Knoll collections and design, potential suitors can be sure that Carly knows what she is talking about.

 

Through Carly’s existing relationship with the global powerhouse, NW3 Interiors can provide a host of benefits for those looking to access Knoll collections. As an independent, Carly will visit your home to ensure that colours work with your existing furniture and home set up and can also visit the Knoll showroom with potential clients to see the KnollStudio Collection, or can demonstrate the furniture in the NW3 interiors showroom if more convenient. Not only can NW3 provide understanding on how to specify design classics from Knoll, Carly can also provide competitive pricing on Knoll furnitu
re. If you are looking to Knoll furniture, NW3 can support through your whole journey.

There are a range of Knoll stockists, from The Conran Shop to Skandium, Heal’s to Haus, who can all provide excellent support when choosing Knoll furniture. But NW3’s independent touch can provide a unique experience. When referencing Carly, Alioscia Re, Knoll Showroom Manager, said “you are so enthusiastic about Knoll, really love and appreciate the products. You are the best ambassador.” That endorsement speaks for itself

 

The Knoll showroom is based in Old Street where Knoll showcases most of their ranges
including sofas, dining tables, outdoor furniture, coffee tables, chaise, lounge chairs, footstools, desks, office chairs and office desks. It is by appointment only so if you would like to arrange a visit or if you’d like to come and visit the NW3 Interiors showroom where we also showcase Knoll furniture, please get in touch.

Exclusive NW3 Insights into the Clerkenwell Design Week 2017!

Exclusive NW3 Insights into the Clerkenwell Design Week 2017!

Our NW3 blog this week comes from Clerkenwell Design Week, which has run from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th of May. Taking place at a variety of show rooms, exhibition centres and other gorgeous destinations around Clerkenwell Road, #CDW2017 has featured a spectacular array of installations and product launches across the three days.

Clerkenwell itself is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. Clerkenwell Design Week, now in its 8th year, celebrates the rich and diverse Clerkenwell community by creating a showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presenting across 3 days in the area. Attracting over 30,000 people in 2016 and with 300 brands exhibiting, NW3 Interiors headed down to be a part of the amazing week and share some of our favourite exhibitors.

From Design Through the Ages to Kitchens of the Future, Ergonomics at Work to Future Washroom Trends, Clerkenwell had it all. Excellent speakers discussed important industry issues across the 3 days, whilst Icon Magazine took over Fabric night to present Icon House of Culture. Basked in glorious sunshine for most of the 3 days, #CDW2017 was awash with vibrant, open discussions and excellent exhibitions.

Carly- “My favourite lights were the iconic lights from Bert Frank which I have recently included in my project in Camden and Primrose Hill. The range and development of the designs always surprise me and their constant ability to produce new and interesting pieces means that they are not only one of my favourite lighting designers but are an established and trusted brand partner of NW3 Interiors.

Across the 3 days, Clerkenwell Design Week played host to some of the very best the Design world has to offer!