How to Create a Perfect Bathroom

How to Create a Perfect Bathroom

How to create a Perfect Bathroom with global editor Pip Rich and Clearwater Interiors

Various Bathrooms designed by NW3 Interiors

How to Create the Perfect Bathroom: Expert Tips and InspirationChatG

Chat Designing the perfect bathroom is an exciting journey that combines functionality, luxury, and personal style. Whether you’re renovating an existing space or starting from scratch, the right approach can transform your bathroom into a true sanctuary.  We had the privilege of participating in a bathroom panel with Pip Rich, the UK’s leading editor for Livingetc magazine, and Andy from Clearwater Interiors. Drawing from that insightful experience, we share our expert tips covering everything from inspiration and mood-setting to detailed planning and product selection. Plus, you’ll meet our talented team member Molly, who has a passion for designing beautiful bathrooms.

Finding Your Inspiration

Every great bathroom design starts with a vision. Gather inspiration from various sources such as design magazines, Instagram Pinterest, and showrooms. Think about the styles, colours, and materials that appeal to you. Whether you prefer a minimalist aesthetic, a spa-like retreat, or a vintage charm, understanding your vision is the first step towards creating a space that reflects your taste and meets your needs.

Setting the Perfect Mood

Creating the right ambience is key to making your bathroom a relaxing haven. We work closely with our clients to capture the mood they desire, transforming their space into a true sanctuary. Discovering what our clients want to feel and the atmosphere they wish to create helps us design bathrooms that are not only functional but also emotionally satisfying.

The Importance of Forward Planning

Staying organized and on top of your bathroom renovation is crucial. Always start with a detailed floor plan and an Excel spreadsheet to map out your ideas. There are free apps like Floorplanner that can help you visualize where everything will go and ensure all measurements are accurate. This way, both you and your builder will have a clear understanding of the layout, making the process smooth and efficient. We also produce renders and elevation drawings to give our clients a clear picture of the final design and provide precise instructions for the builders. Save this reel for inspiration and don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help with your future bathroom needs.

Selecting Quality Products

Ensuring quality is at the heart of what we do. Carly always tests suppliers in her own home first so that we can personally assess their quality and reliability. Once we know they work well for us, we confidently recommend them to our clients. In fact, 95% of our suppliers have been thoroughly tested before we endorse them. The small 5% margin typically consists of accessory suppliers, such as toilet roll holders, handles, and towel rails. By maintaining these rigorous standards, we ensure that our clients receive only the best suppliers for their bathroom projects.

Meet Molly: Our Bathroom Design Enthusiast

We are thrilled to have Molly on our team, who LOVES designing bathrooms. Her passion and eye for detail bring our clients’ visions to life, creating stunning and functional spaces. Molly’s enthusiasm and expertise ensure that every bathroom we design is a perfect blend of style and practicality.

ChatGChatCreating the perfect bathroom involves careful planning, a keen eye for detail, and a passion for quality. By following these tips and working with our dedicated team, including our bathroom design enthusiast Molly, you can transform your bathroom into a luxurious sanctuary that meets all your needs. Stay tuned for more expert advice and inspiration, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help with your bathroom project.

Carly and Molly

Pip Rich, Molly, Carly and Andy from Clearwater Interiors

Our host, Andy from Clearwater Interiors and Carly

Chiswick Family Home hits the Press

Chiswick Family Home hits the Press

Chiswick Family Home Shines in June 2024 Issue of Kitchens, Bedrooms, and Bathrooms

Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine, June 2024

Kitchen by Espresso, Chiswick Family Project 

Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine, June 2024

Kitchen by Espresso, Chiswick Family Project 

 In the article “How to Choose a Kitchen Colour,” Charlotte Luxford explores the popularity of various kitchen hues, with olive green emerging as a standout choice. 

The Chiswick Family Home’s kitchen, a living testament to the trend, showcases the appeal of olive green. This real-life application of the colour is a prime example of why green has been voted the most popular kitchen colour this year. 

Green’s natural, calming qualities and its ability to serve as a subtle backdrop make it a favourite among homeowners seeking a timeless and organic feel in their kitchens.

Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine, June 2024

Crittall Doors  by Bespoke Glazing Design, Chiswick Family Home

Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine, June 2024

Crittall Doors  by Bespoke Glazing Design, Chiswick Family Home

In the article “Setting the Bar High,” Georgina Townshend and Vicki Evans delve into the enduring appeal and practicality of steel-framed glazing.

 One trend that stands out is the use of arched Crittall doors, which have become increasingly popular for their aesthetic charm and versatility.

These doors add a dramatic and elegant touch to any home, perfectly demonstrated in the Chiswick Family Home. The arched design enhances the visual appeal and complements various interior styles, making it a timeless choice for modern homeowners. The Chiswick Family Home’s use of these doors showcases how they can create a stunning focal point, blending seamlessly with the home’s overall design while providing strength, durability, and an iconic look.

Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine, June 2024

Belsize Park Project

Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine, June 2024

Belsize Park Project

Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms magazine, June 2024

Belsize Park Project

 In the article “The New Neutral,”  our senior interior designer Molly Fern explains how muted tones can create stunning, inviting bedrooms.

The  Belsize Park Project master suite renovation exemplifies this approach, transforming a once stark blue space into a warm, mid-century haven.

By incorporating warm natural oak against a dark green fireplace and marble terrazzo floor tiles, the room achieves a unified and neutral aesthetic. Deep, warm white walls and ambient lighting further enhance the cosy, hotel-like atmosphere. Molly emphasises that neutral design doesn’t have to be cold or boring; homeowners can create inviting and stylish spaces by focusing on tone, texture, and pattern. For instance, warmer woods like walnut or red oak and paints with warmer undertones, such as Farrow & Ball’s Skimming Stone, can add warmth, while a mix of textures from plain linen to velvet adds depth and interest.

Introducing the Avant-Garde Comfort: The Pillo Sofa by Knoll

Introducing the Avant-Garde Comfort: The Pillo Sofa by Knoll

Introducing the Avant-Garde Comfort: The  Pillo Sofa designed by Willo Perron, made by Knoll

Discover the perfect blend of avant-garde design and all-encompassing comfort with the NEW Pillo Sofa designed by Willo Perron, made by Knoll.

At Nw3 Interiors, we pride ourselves on offering only the finest in contemporary design, and our role as official Knoll dealers exemplifies this commitment.

 We are thrilled to introduce the latest addition to the Knoll collection: the Perron Pillo Sofa, a masterpiece crafted by the acclaimed French-Canadian designer Willo Perron.

Willo Perron’s distinct approach to design infuses the Perron Pillo Sofa with a sense of humour and surprise, creating an avant-garde piece that is as comfortable as it is visually striking. This sofa is not just for sitting; it invites you to jump in, curl up, and relax, making it a perfect refuge from the daily grind. Its deep seats and plush cushions offer unparalleled comfort, designed to embrace you fully.

Why we love it?

What sets the Perron Pillo Sofa apart is its adaptability. The modular components can be effortlessly reconfigured to suit any space or need, offering a flexible solution for any home or office to fit any space size; additionally, with a three-hundred range of customisable upholstery, we can perfectly tailor the sofa to complement your personal style and decor.

Key Highlights of the Perron Pillo Sofa:

Avant-Garde Design: Unique and striking, this sofa brings an element of surprise and emotion to any room.

Unmatched Comfort: Deep seats and plush cushions provide a welcoming refuge.

Versatile and Adaptable: Modular components allow for countless configurations.

Customisable Upholstery: Available in a variety of fabrics to suit any style.

The Perron Pillo Sofa

The Perron Pillo Sofa

The Perron Pillo Sofa

Our team recently visited the Knoll Showroom to experience the Pillo Sofa firsthand. We were thrilled to test out its comfort levels personally and were so impressed that we ordered one on the spot! The Pillo Sofa offers exceptional comfort and comes in a vast range of fabrics, allowing for personalised style choices. Please look below for an exclusive Instagram Reel showcasing our visit and the beautiful fabric options available.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for fabrics and to order.

Delivery is currently 6-8 weeks.

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.

Here is what Micheal from Kire, had to say, click here

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

Various

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.

Studio

” 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