Tag: Finishes

'Trend' is fast becoming a dirty word. Fickle and fanciful, it alludes to a fast-paced, throwaway approach - the antithesis of sustainability. With uncertain times ahead, the idea of the 'investment piece' is beginning to dominate our sartorial and interior design decisions with a 'make do and mend' mantra on its tail. All this aside, 2019's arguably hottest 'trend' - 'Mixed Materials' - is far from flighty.

2019 TREND: MIXED MATERIALS

28th January 2019 , 7 Comments

MORE THAN A TREND: MIXED MATERIALS ‘Trend’ is fast becoming a dirty word. Fickle and fanciful, it alludes to a fast-paced, throwaway approach to design – the antithesis of fashionable term ‘sustainability’. With uncertain times ahead, the idea of the ‘investment piece’ is beginning to dominate our sartorial and interior design decisions with a ‘make […]

Interior design mistakes - we've all been there. Sofas that don't fit, impractical finishes regretted mere moments after installation, a colour that looks totally different to the tiny sample you signed off. In this post - the first of two - I will be identifying 3 common interior design mistakes and discussing ways to avoid them.

3 COMMON INTERIOR DESIGN MISTAKES – AND HOW TO AVOID THEM!

13th December 2018 , 0 Comments

Renovations can be great fun. A chance to put your ‘stamp’ on a space – to elevate its aesthetic and and establish a fresh approach. Unfortunately, alongside the fun comes dust, spiraling costs and stress. Oh, the stress. I often meet clients mid-build who are utterly exhausted by the process. The constant decision-making – from […]

Creating the luxury spa retreat bathroom at home: Achieving a sense of 'luxury spa', is about both the look and feel.  A space that appeals to, and engages, all the senses. Somewhere offering ambiance above all - that soothes and feels deliciously 'zen'.

HOW TO CREATE A LUXURY SPA BATHROOM AT HOME

6th November 2018 , 7 Comments

The days are getting shorter and undeniably colder but I, for one, am delighted. This is largely because, dark mornings and de-icing aside, it feels the perfect time of year to truly indulge. In food, in fashion – there’s no such thing as too many coats – and in you. Who doesn’t rejoice in a […]

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 , 8 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, […]

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