Tag: Finishes

It's no wonder that so many of us look to achieve the 'boutique hotel style bedroom' when renovating our homes. Aspiring to create a private sanctuary oozing with elegance and sophistication...

5 WAYS TO ACHIEVE A LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTEL-STYLE BEDROOM

20th May 2018 , 2 Comments

And relax! I’m talking that exquisitely indulgent moment – the moment when you first melt into a sumptuous hotel bed. Transient, yes but oh-so memorable. Gently fragranced overstuffed pillows, fluffy robe, soft lighting – a home from home…only much, much better! The beautiful boutique hotel is no ordinary pied-à-terre. It represents pure, unadulterated luxury. It’s […]

A distinct feature of Mapleton Crescent is the colour of its facade. Beautifully finished with undulating green-blue ceramic tiles, the building's elevations are celebrated with real panache. For me, the tiles are the defining feature of the project and I enjoyed examining the prototypes on display.

MAPLETON CRESCENT – SUPPER CLUB, GREENERY & GREAT DESIGN

17th March 2018 , 0 Comments

MAPLETON CRESCENT SW18 SUPPER CLUB It’s no secret – I love a blogger event. The chance to mingle with like-minded people always appeals. It really offsets the self-inflicted solitary confinement that comes with blog-post writing. So, when innovative urban property developers Pocket Living invited me to a ‘Supper Club’ and to write about their latest project, […]

This week, The Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour was my stomping ground and early morning coffee my fuel. Sporting my trusted snakeskin boots and a slick of punchy lipstick confidence, I was ready for anything that London Design Week could throw at me. And gosh, was there a lot. This year's theme - 'The Rise of Individuality and Creative Expression' was to be explored and interpreted across over 100 free events in and around the Design Centre. Including prestigious 'meet-the-designer' talks and presentations, highly skilled artisan demonstrations and showroom events aplenty, this was set to be a more jam-packed and unmissable event than ever before.

LONDON DESIGN WEEK: CELEBRATING INDIVIDUALITY AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION

9th March 2018 , 2 Comments

LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2018 What a welcome to the Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour! The beautiful, fresh spring blooms flanking the carpeted staircase into the main entrance set the celebratory tone. Floral arrangements by master florist, Rob Van Helden  This week, The Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour was my stomping ground and early morning coffee […]

Holiday House London - Following the beautiful runner up the stairs, Fiona Barratt Interiors's 'Curated Design' living room caught my eye immediately. A generous, light-filled space with a great sense of flow, it was finished to the highest of standards. The sculptural light, curving downwards above the coffee table, was a stunning focal point with its undulations emulated in the art relief hung on the back wall. This was a scheme with space to breathe - to step back and admire all the wonderful pieces within it - and a place where every vista was curated to perfection.

HOLIDAY HOUSE LONDON – YOUR PERSONAL TOUR

18th November 2017 , 6 Comments

Why Holiday House? ‘Because every day is a holiday when you’ve survived cancer’  – Iris Dankner, Holiday House founder   ** Extra long post ahead but absurdly gorgeous interiors -‘inspo’ throughout (and all for a great cause)**   HOLIDAY HOUSE LONDON Kitchen of dreams. Image source: Iggi Interior Design official Instagram On Wednesday 8th November, […]

Gold has certainly taken the reigns as hardware hero. Gold accents add a gorgeous glow so if you possess a greyed-out or monochromatic space (or love a desaturated outfit), I urge you to introduce a little gold. It really will uncover a new dimension. Whether its some shiny brass buttons on a blazer or a few choice home accessories, even a touch of gold can change the status of an outfit of an interior scheme from mediocre to outstanding...

GOLD ACCENTS: YOUR AUTUMN TREND GUIDE

29th September 2017 , 22 Comments

Today, we’re talking about one of my favourite subjects ever. GOLD! Not a total surprise, you might think. And you wouldn’t be wrong. It has featured heavily in my ‘New In’ section for some time, in many of my Sarah Mailer Design interior schemes, plus it’s the metal du jour. Having graced both London Fashion […]

Focus/17 (17th  – 22nd September) runs with the motivation (as always) to unite the design world at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour (DCCH). This fabulous venue is somewhere I regularly frequent as a designer. Chelsea is known as the interior design epicentre of London and the Design Centre is home to 600+ leading international brands, offering a dynamic collective unseen anywhere else in the world. It's a real go-to destination for industry professionals but is also open to retail visitors who want to step beyond the high-street, gather inspiration and shop higher-end. A dynamic and immersive six-day event, Focus/17 showcases global creative talent in an elegant, sophisticated setting. For more on Focus/17 and new season design inspiration, click on the article link.

HIGHLIGHTS OF LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL – FOCUS/17

21st September 2017 , 1 Comment

FOCUS/17 It’s undeniable that the month of September is a generous provider.  Now, I’m not only talking about the shiny, new looks and cutting-edge trends on offer (more on this here), or the fact that the school bell has called time on the summer holidays. No – moreover than that – London Design Festival is […]

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