Tag: Finishes

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.


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.


9th March 2018 , 3 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.


18th November 2017 , 7 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...


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.


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 […]

With references to Matisse, Yves Klein, Rembrandt, Peter Blake, Leonardo Da-Vinci to name a few, these new-age prints are the new 'cool'. Think illustrative mark-making, etching, cut-outs, collage, freehand drawing, painterly lines, ceramic glazing and experimental play: This is one cool new season wallpaper trend! For more ideas, advice and hot new trends, click on the article link...


10th September 2017 , 6 Comments

WALLPAPER – THE POWER OF NEW I’m a little bit excited today as we’re talking wallpaper. Hot-off-the-press, fabulous new season wallpaper trends, to be precise. Yes folks, it’s September and – as forewarned – we’re on shiny, new territory. It is my duty, after all, to keep you abreast of all that is trending, current […]



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