Designing Dreams: My Journey to a Record Sale in Hampstead

Designing Dreams: My Journey to a Record Sale in Hampstead

Designing Dreams: My Journey to a Record Sale in Hampstead

Welcome to the story of a Hampstead property that transcended the ordinary, not just in its architecture but in the value it commanded. In the heart of Hampstead, my home was more than a residence; it was a canvas of personal design, now etched in the tale of a record-breaking sale. Join me on a journey through intentional choices that turned a home into a testament of thoughtful design. We’re excited to share how meticulous choices and a thoughtful approach transformed this residence, securing a record sale. This is a tale of design, connection, and remarkable value in the heart of Hampstead, where my home’s story unfolds beyond its walls. Discover how my design turned a house into a record-breaking home.

Highlighting the Contribution to a Record Sale Price

 Creating Lifestyle Areas:

In our design approach, we prioritise lifestyle areas that inspire daily happiness. Thoughtful consideration of hobbies and pastimes guides the curation of each space. Elements like reading nooks and exercise corners are strategically incorporated, reflecting the resident’s passions and enhancing the overall living experience.

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Aesthetic of Calm:

Central to our design is a calm aesthetic. We carefully selected materials and tones for a cohesive scheme, incorporating a palette of six colours, including black and white and three muted tones. This meticulous selection not only contributes to each room’s atmosphere but also helps maintain an overall cohesive feel throughout the entire space.

 

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Optimising Layout:

Layout optimisation is key to our design philosophy, with a focus on symmetry. This commitment enhances visual appeal and creates a harmonious, functional living environment.

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Individually Identified Spaces and Balance Between Patterns:

Our design philosophy emphasises individually identified spaces within a cohesive whole. Achieving a balance between patterns, plain surfaces, and textured elements ensures visual harmony throughout the residence. Rooted in our design ethos of maintaining a 1/3 balance – 1/3 plain, 1/3 texture, and 1/3 patterned – every element contributes to a unified yet dynamic aesthetic, creating a living space that is both cohesive and visually engaging.

Carly & Molly Working in the NW3 Showroom

Timeless Mid-Century Furniture and Material Details:

In the pursuit of a design that lasts, I delved into the world of timeless mid-century furniture. Each piece, chosen with a personal touch, not only exudes classic charm but also promises longevity. Picture the natural leather door handles, adding a dash of sophistication that became a signature. These aren’t just details; they are elements of enduring style.

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Strong Accent Colours Where Appropriate:

Strategically incorporating strong accent colours infuses vibrancy into the design, creating focal points and adding interest to specific areas within the residence.

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From concept to a record sale, our design journey has been comprehensive and exciting. The result reflects our commitment to aesthetics and functionality, contributing to a record sale price and proving that thoughtful design adds significant value to a property.

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Interior Design Yearbook 2024

Interior Design Yearbook 2024

Interior Design Yearbook 2024

Front Cover

Interior Design Yearbook 2024 – Belsize Park Gardens, London

 

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that our Belsize Park project has been selected for inclusion in the Interior Design Yearbook 2024.

Published every year, the Interior Design Yearbook brings together the best of the interior industry. Presented as the ultimate resource book, it is explicitly aimed at interior enthusiasts, architects, specifiers and essential buyers in the interior design marketplace.

Dressing area
Main Bedroom

 Project Details

 

This project presented a captivating challenge: to rejuvenate a one-bedroom period flat in North West London, infusing it with mid-century charm while addressing the client’s desire for more efficient storage and integration of specific design elements. 
The focal point of the transformation was the bedroom, which required replacing overpowering blue cupboards with bespoke storage units that not only enhanced functionality but also seamlessly became integral design elements. Our creative journey involved blending mid-century warmth with rich woods, calming greens, terrazzo tiles, and a bold black ceiling. The result is a harmonious fusion of practicality and mid-century allure, creating a timeless and elegant living space in perfect synergy with the client’s vision.

 

Project Showcase: The Race Against Time – Hampstead Renovation in 11 Weeks

Project Showcase: The Race Against Time – Hampstead Renovation in 11 Weeks

Project Showcase: The Race Against Time – Hampstead Renovation in 11 Weeks
Hampstead Renovation Lounge

We are thrilled to share the captivating story of one of our most ambitious and rewarding projects to date – a breathtaking renovation nestled in the heart of Hampstead. This project, unlike any other, was a remarkable testament to the incredible feats that can be achieved under extreme time constraints.

A Symphony of Collaboration:

In our pursuit of excellence, we embarked on a collaborative journey with 21 renowned brands, overseeing more than 60 orders to curate a remarkable selection of materials and products. The sheer diversity of this venture was awe-inspiring, with over 50 distinct fabric types, 8 variations of exquisite wood, and 5 luxurious types of marble. This project was a testament to our unwavering commitment to bespoke, high-quality design.

The Unforgiving Clock:

Time, an ever-precious resource, was not on our side, with just 11 weeks to complete the transformation of this remarkable property. This deadline loomed over us, pushing the boundaries of our capabilities and testing our creative ingenuity to the fullest.

An Orchestra of Expertise:

To ensure a seamless execution, we enlisted the expertise of 8 professional teams, each specialised in different facets of the renovation. Their dedication, skill, and collaborative spirit were the linchpins of our success as we raced against the clock.

Design Excellence:

Our commitment to an elevated design experience was evident in every detail. We integrated 14 unique lighting concepts to craft the perfect ambiance, creating an atmosphere that matched our client’s vision.

A Comprehensive Transformation:

Our canvas extended beyond just aesthetics. We meticulously addressed every corner of the property, leaving no aspect untouched. A complete renovation journey included the installation of new flooring, carefully merging a symphony of tiles, timber, and carpet. The window treatments, which encompassed restoration and elegant blinds, added an additional layer of sophistication and functionality. Fresh paint adorned the walls and ceilings, breathing new life into every room. In our pursuit of both aesthetics and efficiency, we introduced a range of new radiators to enhance both comfort and energy efficiency.

In summary, our team takes immense pride in the successful completion of this monumental Hampstead renovation in just 11 weeks. It was a true testament to our project management and design prowess, showcasing our ability to collaborate with a myriad of esteemed brands, manage a substantial volume of orders, and deliver impeccable results within a tight timeline. We did it, and the outcome is nothing short of extraordinary.

Watch how everything came together

Carly Madhvani Featured on The Luxury Home Show

Carly Madhvani Featured on The Luxury Home Show

Carly Madhvani Featured on The Luxury Home Show

 NW3 Interiors founder and senior designer Carly opened her home to

The Luxury Home Show which is the leading place to watch luxury home tours in the United Kingdom. 

Carly’s passion for working with famous furniture brands is truly inspiring, particularly in her role as an interior designer. From a young age, she’s been fascinated by interior design and the way furniture shapes the look and function of a space.

One of the key aspects of Carly’s passion is her appreciation for the history and legacy behind these famous brands. She understands that each piece of furniture has a story, heritage, and design philosophy that’s stood the test of time. Whether it’s a classic mid-century modern piece or a timeless handcrafted wooden chair, Carly sees these items as more than just furniture; they’re pieces of art and culture that make a significant impact on the interior design industry.

Carly’s love for famous furniture isn’t just professional; it’s personal. She believes in the transformative power of the right piece of furniture in interior design. Whether it’s a cozy chair for relaxation or a meticulously designed table as a dining room centerpiece, Carly knows these pieces enhance comfort and aesthetics.

In her role as an interior designer, Carly enjoys educating clients and colleagues about the importance of famous furniture brands. She believes that understanding the history and craftsmanship behind these brands deepens people’s appreciation for their products. Carly’s passion shines through as she shares the stories and insights behind these famous pieces, enriching her role in interior design.

Carly’s dedication to preserving the essence and significance of famous furniture brands not only elevates her work but also enriches the experiences of those she collaborates with. Her commitment to the marriage of art and functionality in interior design is a testament to the timeless allure and enduring legacy of famous furniture. In a world where design often follows fleeting trends, Carly’s unwavering belief in the timeless appeal of famous furniture brands is a refreshing perspective.

It’s not just about selecting furniture for Carly; it’s about curating a story, a narrative that unfolds within the spaces she designs. Every famous piece she selects carries with it the weight of history and the promise of a more beautiful, functional future. Through her work, she breathes life into these silent witnesses of time, enabling them to continue their journey, weaving stories for generations to come.

Carly’s journey into the world of interior design was not merely a career choice; it was a calling, a vocation she pursued with unwavering passion. Her remarkable ability to transform spaces and elevate the human experience through the careful curation of famous furniture brands is a testament to the enduring power of design.

In Carly’s world, interior design is not just about aesthetics; it’s about creating environments that resonate with the soul, spaces that tell stories, and places where history and innovation coexist in perfect harmony. It’s a philosophy that transcends mere decoration, bringing life and meaning to every room she touches.

 

Livingetc features NW3 Interiors Chiswick Family Home project

Livingetc features NW3 Interiors Chiswick Family Home project

Livingetc Features our Chiswick Family Home

Livingetc, Britain’s best-selling modern homes magazine, September 2023 issue

Chiswick Family Home, London

 

Livingetc  September  2023 Issue

Molly Fern, our senior designer at NW3 Interiors, focused on this high-end, full renovation of a residential project from top-to-toe where period- meets-contemporary at this large detached Edwardian villa, which is now home to a family of four.

 

Main lounge

Main lounge

 Project Details

 

The brief was to create a timeless aesthetic, a cosy-yet-cool home that combined textures, tonal colours and materials, and a Soho House vibe.  Although the owners wanted to avoid the all-white vibe of their previous home, they still craved serenity rather than sensationalism, ruling out anything too bold or too patterned.

The renovated house effortlessly achieves a timeless aesthetic, embodying both cosy and cool elements with its blend of textures, tonal colours, and materials. The inclusion of dream furniture items, such as the DK3 dining table, harmoniously coexists with cherished family heirlooms like the Seventies record player cabinet, adding a personal touch to the space. This modernized home boasts an open and connected layout, complete with inviting reading nooks and clever storage solutions that cater to the needs of a contemporary family lifestyle, ensuring a timeless and delightful living experience.

 

Front reception 

Front reception 

Kitchen and dining

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Bathrooms

Master bedroom

Dressing area

Hallway

The Goldfinger Story

The Goldfinger Story

SUSTAINABLE FURNITURE

Introducing Goldfinger Design: Crafting for Good

Goldfinger Design is a company dedicated to creating beautiful, sustainable furniture and objects that positively impact people and the planet.

 

Goldfinger Design has a firm belief in making a difference, they have made it their mission to combine exquisite craftsmanship with environmentally conscious practices to offer products that enhance lives while minimizing their ecological footprint. 

 

At the heart of Goldfinger Design, their philosophy is sustainability. They carefully select materials ( mainly wood )  that are ethically sourced from the UK and have a minimal environmental impact. Their choices from reclaimed wood to recycled metals reflect a commitment to reducing waste and preserving natural resources.

Craftsmanship is a fundamental aspect of Goldfinger Design’s creations. Their furniture and objects are meticulously crafted by skilled artisans who pour their expertise and passion into every detail. The company’s commitment to quality ensures that its products stand the test of time and become cherished heirlooms that can be passed down through generations.

Their Story

Design and sustainability pioneers opened the doors to Goldfinger at the foot of Trellick Tower in 2013. Named after renowned architect Ernö Goldfinger — the design master behind our Grade II listed Brutalist home — they take its literal meaning as guiding inspiration: ” The material we touch, we turn to gold.”

Their products

Their wood and joinery workshop is the lifeblood of their enterprise. They design and craft bespoke furniture and homeware for residential homes and many London businesses, from hotels to cafés, shops to offices. Many of their design classics are also available from their online shop.

They offer free design consultations and take commissions on one-of-a-kind orders.

 

Giving back

At Goldfinger, they have firm beliefs in giving back to the society. So they run their academy!

They teach marginalised young people the art of woodworking through their apprenticeship programme. Aimed at local residents, not in education, employment or training, this programme homes to inspire your people to become sustainably-minded designers and makes for the future. 

This way, they can progress into meaningful work. They also offer public craft workshops –  free spaces provided to local residents on a low income – plus corporate away days for you and your team, designed to enhance well-being and celebrate the joy of making.

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” Most of the (felled trees in London are chipped and will be burned… that carbon goes straight up into the air. By milling the tree and it going into furniture…that carbon stays in the timber for generations, far beyond our lifetimes” – Bruce Saunders

Trellik Tower
Examples
Workshop
British woods they work with
Bespoke tables

Art of Interior Design: 10 Essential Rules for Your Home

Art of Interior Design: 10 Essential Rules for Your Home

Are you ready to transform your living space into a haven of style, comfort, and functionality? Before you embark on your interior design journey, it’s crucial to familiarize yourself with the fundamental principles that underpin every successful home makeover. In this article, we’ll explore ten essential rules that will guide you in creating a space that reflects your unique personality and caters to your practical needs.

Give Your Sofas Space

Imagine a comfortable living area where you can relax and entertain. For this, consider both aesthetics and practicality. A simple rule of thumb is to leave around 45cm between your seating and the central coffee table. Too little space may feel cramped, while too much makes it uncomfortable to reach for your drink or book. Remember, when choosing your coffee table, ensure its proportions are just right – approximately two-thirds of the length of your sofa.

Choose a Statement Hero Piece

Every room deserves a showstopper, an item that captures attention and sets the tone for the entire space. This could be an oversized piece of furniture in a bold color, an exquisite rug, a captivating work of art, or a striking feature wall. The goal is to have something that guests will always remember.

Your hero piece should be something you fell in love with instantly, and you might be willing to invest more in it as a key sustainable piece of furniture. If it’s a bold color, consider incorporating hints of it elsewhere for a harmonious look.

Fake Height for Low Ceilings

Low ceilings can make a room feel a bit claustrophobic. To counter this, opt for low-profile furniture like sofas and coffee tables, creating the illusion of height. Mixing low-profile furniture with tall, slim bookshelves draws the eye upward, enhancing the sense of space.

For an even more expansive feel, consider painting the walls, skirting boards, and ceiling in the same color. This technique blurs the lines between the walls and the ceiling, making the room seem more spacious.

Create Layers

Resist the urge to furnish your room all at once. Instead, think in terms of layers. Start by selecting a dominant fabric, such as curtains or a rug, and then build up your room’s character by adding smaller-scale fabrics for cushions and lampshades. The key is to combine a range of fabrics, prints, colors, and textures that bring warmth and personality to your space.

At this stage of your interior design journey, you might find yourself overwhelmed with choices and ideas. If you ever need expert guidance in translating your vision into reality, remember that there are professionals who can write essay for you on the subject or even provide personalized advice. So, don’t hesitate to seek assistance if needed.”

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Choose the Right Artwork and Hang It Correctly

When hanging artwork or pictures, ensure they are at a human scale. The perfect height is typically around 145cm from the floor to the center of the picture. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Smaller pictures can be hung above side tables or beside lamps for a cozier atmosphere. For gallery walls, the primary piece should be at eye level, with the others arranged in relation to it.

Add Mirrors

Mirrors are your secret weapon in interior design. They not only add light and depth to a room but also reflect views, making your space seem larger. Additionally, they can serve as a striking focal point in your decor. Practical and versatile, mirrors are a worthy investment for any home.

Get the Lighting Right

Proper lighting can make or break your space. When choosing a pendant or chandelier above your dining table, ensure it’s between half and two-thirds of the table’s width. This ratio maintains balance and proportion. The same principle applies to long, slim light fixtures – their length should follow the same ratio for a harmonious room.

Dress Your Windows

Curtains can transform a room, provided they’re hung correctly. Curtains should either “kiss” the floor or puddle elegantly. To calculate the width, your curtain panels should be one and a half to two times the width of the window. For wider windows, consider double-width fabrics to minimize fabric joins.

For smaller windows, give the illusion of a larger space by setting your curtains outside the window’s edge to frame it. Floor-to-ceiling curtains add softness and expansiveness to a room.

Mix Up Shapes

Most living rooms are filled with rectangular and square shapes, from sofas to sideboards. To break the monotony, introduce different shapes like circles. A round coffee table, side tables, rugs, or wall hangings can create a sense of balance and variety.

Take a Step Back

Sometimes, you might feel like something is missing, but you can’t quite pinpoint it. In such cases, step back and view the room as a whole. A fresh perspective can help you identify what needs to be added, replaced, or removed. Whether it’s an empty wall waiting to be adorned, a space begging for a splash of color, or a corner craving a touch of greenery, viewing your room from a distance often reveals the missing pieces.

In conclusion, mastering the art of interior design is all about understanding and applying these ten fundamental rules. By giving your furniture space, choosing statement pieces, playing with dimensions, creating layers, and taking care of lighting and details, you’ll be well on your way to creating a beautiful, functional, and personalized living space that truly feels like home.

Not so secret diary

Not so secret diary

Thrilled to be featured in Laskasas’  ‘Not So Secret Diary’ 

Cover of the interview with Laskasas

Step into the world of interior design…

Carly shares her 20 years of passion and expertise in creating bespoke, beautiful, and functional spaces.

Carly is a designer who believes that design is about understanding your client’s needs and enhancing their homes to improve them. In this interview, Carly shares her approach to design, which is centred around understanding her client’s needs and creating a timeless design that is beautiful and functional.
 
Carly also talks about staying updated with the latest design trends and common mistakes people make when designing/ decorating their homes. What inspires her most as a designer, and what advice she has for other aspiring interior designers?

 

WHAT INSPIRED ME TO PURSUE A CAREER IN INTERIOR DESIGN, AND HOW I STARTED IN THE FIELD?

I was inspired to pursue a career in interior design from a few different sources. The first was that my father was a builder, and I grew up going to the site regularly at weekends, and then I did an art degree at University. After that, I worked for a significant furniture dealership in London, and I became interested and passionate about the brands for which we were an authorized dealer, specifically Knoll.

This company was the largest furniture dealer of Knoll in Europe. I appreciated their history, the iconic design and the organic shapes of the connections, so this inspired me to start my own interior design company where I became a dealer for Knoll and, from there, organically developed from offering our clients services for furniture, rugs, lighting, window dressings to growing and becoming an interior designer that’s capable of large renovation work also.

TIPS ON HOW TO CREATE A COHESIVE AND VISUALLY APPEALING COLOUR SCHEME FOR A ROOM OR SPACE?

I create a cohesive and visually appealing colour scheme for a room or a space: I use a rule of a third plain, a third pattern and a third texture. This tends to have a good balance for visually and aesthetically pleasing spaces. However, in terms of colour tones, it does depend on how colour makes the client feel.

I tend to work with clients that work hard and wish to return home to have a calm environment, so my colour blend tends to be tonally neutral with accent colours that may be trending or timeless depending on the client’s needs, and I use natural materials.

BALANCING FORM AND FUNCTION IN  DESIGN PROJECTS, AND WHAT  APPROACH IS USED TO CREATE SPACES BOTH BEAUTIFUL AND PRACTICAL?

Homes are very linear, solid and straight, and I balance form and function by introducing curves and more organic shapes into each space. I feel like it softens the eye and that it’s essential to start with a practical solution and then beautify them. So this is how I tend to order that.

I do feel that it’s essential to address any practical needs for my clients, so I come up with solutions along the lines: of if they’ve got children, where they’re going to do their homework, how to include areas to enhance their lifestyle at the weekend and I then make them beautiful with softening shapes, materials and fabrics, which are both soft and pleasant to touch, but I do start with the practical first.

THE ROLE LIGHTING PLAYS IN INTERIOR DESIGN, AND HOW CAN DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIGHTING BE USED TO ENHANCE A SPACE?

Lighting plays a huge part in interior design, and how I plan that is specific to consider lighting at eye height and hip height, ensuring that there are always options and a combination of floor lamps and table lamps.

I tend to put those into a five-hemp plug with a dimmable switch so that clients can have a nice glow in the evening and something to attract the eye in terms of lamp shades and lamp bases. These may work with silk for a luxurious touch, a metal or a leather base, and a shadow, an organic fabric that always looks nice and soft. It’s vital to have ceiling lights.

I try to shy away from direct spotlights and deal with more of a downlight. Ceiling lights always have a dimmable pendant; wall lights are appropriate depending on the room type. Still, in general, I would say that I go overboard in lighting when affordable and always put them on dimmable everywhere.

Also, consider the circuits and talk to the electrician about that and then encourage there to be options depending on the activity or the experience. So, if the activity is to clean, I thought about that, and if the activity is to relax with friends in the evening, it needs to be more of a glowing atmosphere for lighting. I also consider how many watts are in the bulb and the kelvin temperature with other LED lighting, and I add that into consideration as well to illuminate styling objects around the room, depending on obviously which the room is.

WORKING WITH CLIENTS TO UNDERSTAND THEIR STYLES AND PREFERENCES AND INCORPORATING THEM INTO  DESIGN PLANS

I work with clients that understand their styles and preferences. So I have a lengthy consultation asking lots of questions about how they like to live, what makes them feel good, how they can feel relaxed, maybe in the office they want to feel more stimulated, what colours and materials do that, what are their favourite hotels.

I then show a variety of image styles, and then it’s a lot of listening, taking notes, taking into account their replies and answers and asking if there are any artefacts or things that mean a lot to them and that they want to include in the design. We then look at the budget and how we can create a design which has both taking onboard how they would enjoy living in their home and then I take the stress out of the overwhelming options that were presented to them by narrowing down what we can create in a visual to incorporate they design within the architecture of their home in a style which is going to enhance their lives.

COMMON MISTAKES PEOPLE MAKE WHEN DESIGNING OR DECORATING THEIR HOMES, AND HOW CAN THEY BE AVOIDED?

A common mistake people make when decorating their homes is that they paint everything white, and I feel it’s a missed opportunity. They pay for the decorator to paint the skirtings, the coving, the ceiling, and all of the walls in white, and then it takes them some time to settle into the home. When they’ve done that, it’s then more difficult to get the decorator to return.

They end up living in this stark white space which in some contemporary homes might be okay, but mainly painting their walls from the beginning in a warmer, softer, neutral colour, I would have said I would have been a better spend of their money and something which doesn’t feel so stark and bare. So I think white and contemporary with minimal style can work, but that’s not most people’s style.

So therefore, I feel as though when the decorator goes into a new space, they should be painting with a neutral colour as a base from the outset. It would save time, money and effort from the beginning.

THE BIGGEST MYTH ABOUT INTERIOR DESIGNERS THAT NEEDS TO BE DEBUNKED

To me, designers are beneficial and valuable people. I mean, I would say that what needs to be debunked about the fact that interior design can be expensive is that if my clients were to go to furniture showrooms and purchase their furniture, they would spend more than what they do with me as I share my trade discount, so my fee is included with the discount that they get. So, they’re still actually saving money.

When clients work with me, they save money and get someone who’s been working in the furniture industry for 20 years. Plus, they don’t have to deal with the communication; they have a scheme presented to them which is cohesive and understands their needs, so it’s a real win-win at a certain level to instruct and collaborate with a designer as it’s way less stress, way better delivery of a home and they spend less than what they would do if they went directly to a furniture retail store or a trade showroom. So, I think that comprehensively debunks any myth about interior designers being too expensive.

STAYING UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST DESIGN TRENDS, TECHNIQUES, AND RESOURCES TO RELY ON FOR INSPIRATION?

I stay updated with the latest trends and techniques by attending trade shows, events and London showrooms. In addition, whenever I go away, I go to showrooms abroad.

I have resources such as magazines and Instagram. But, still, the actual design trends, there’s the Milan fair, the Paris Maison et Objet in January, where I saw some fantastic new ways to design wallpaper, for example, and I think that variety is significant.

Different brands, different event types, and different literature with magazines and social media are my plethora of design inspirations incoming.

ADVICE FOR ASPIRING INTERIOR DESIGNERS WHO ARE JUST STARTING IN THE INDUSTRY?

I advise young designers starting out to try to narrow down where their passion lies within the design industry. For example, I have lots of people asking me for internships. They say: “I just love interior design”, but actually, I would find it more compelling if they were to say, “I am interested in residential design; I love how wallpaper can be an art form in the space”, for example.

That would engage me more with them and let me know where to start with them. There are various types of design, such as commercial, office, residential, hospitality, restaurants… And I think that it would be advantageous for young designers to know what sector they want to go into and whether they like the layouts, the form, the details, the design of the colour blends, just for them to start conversations with someone or for them to focus their minds and then for it to grow from there.

Stepping Into Spring

Stepping Into Spring

 Spring edit –  Enter in style

Our Four Favourites

 

In this blog,  we share our top four current favourites to welcome Spring in style.

As the spring chill of the first months of the year fade, and our clocks change, welcoming more brightness, light and promise of sunshine, we are embracing brighter colours, bolder prints and celebrating new products launched at the recent London Design Week.

 Alice Temperley for Romo Fabrics

This month, British Icon female fashion designer, Alice Temperley, has launched a range of interior design fabrics in partnership with Romo fabrics for the very first time.

A  partnership that tells the story of how two curators from the world of fashion & interiors have come together to create a dreamlike collection of Fabrics, Wallcoverings, Trimmings and Cushions.

Temperley looks back at her design archives, transforming exquisite fashion pieces into interior masterpieces.

Carly went to the launch, surrounded by many entrepreneurial and successful women, and, met Alice Temperley MBE who shared her story of many years in the fashion industry.

Wallcoverings
Fabrics
Cushions

New Cesar Tangram kitchen for Espresso Designs

We love this new kitchen collection, which just launched at London Design Week.  It is all about optimising space but in curved and rounded ways.  The modules comprise five curved elements and can be configured in whichever way is suited for the space.

These eccentric shapes aren’t made up of simple semicircles or portions of circles but rather follow a fixed radius that is different for every module, introducing a new concept of sinuosity in kitchen design and adapting to various needs.

Soho Home Modular living sofas

Their first modular-sectional sofa collection combines Soho House’s modern design approach with functionality across three ranges, allowing you to configure size and orientations to your individual living space.

They have created three different collections. Aline, Vivianne, and Noelle.

Check them out; super exciting!

Bathroom taps, customised by you

Bathroom fixtures brand Varied Forms has launched a series of customisable bathroom taps and handles designed to suit a range of interiors.

The collection was designed to offer customisable options for sinks and showers that would suit any bathroom interior.

Users can update their taps and handles as they wish, with different finishes after installation to suit changing bathroom needs.

The handle in the collection has a cylindrical shape with a metal bar at the centre that separates it into two halves. Users can choose from metallic finishes, marble or colour options for each half of the handle. Super exciting!