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This stunning black chain metal chandelier from Ludlow of Holloways creates a magical lighting effect to the staircase walls to a recently completed spa.
Progress on a project in Wimbledon last week. The track for the glass wine room and staircase enclosure was installed. The track will be barely visible once the finished floor and ceiling is in.
An ugly waterproof socket in the pool house in an awkward position that needed hiding from the client's view from the pool meant a bespoke console design was required. The solution was to keep it very simple and minimal with slim proportions so not to be intrusion but still do the job of hiding the socket and provide a surface for the TV remote control. Joe at Iron Art and Design did his usual quick and brilliant job of making the console just in time before the client arrived for summer.
Early renders for a office and art gallery space Nice Brew are working on.
It's been a while since I have needed to source new fabric on a project so it's been nice to discover all the latest designs whilst on the hunt for a perfect textile design. I love this fade design from Rapture and Wright - Dandaloo, shown in deepest indigo.
Feature wall almost complete over on a spa project in Surrey.
Over at the spa project we are waiting for the spa bath to turn up and then we are ready for final fix and dressing the space.
Great to see a very minimal steel, power coated handrail I designed for a project in place this week.
Sauna install almost complete. Tiling continues this week and then we are ready for final fix!
Things are progressing on a large project in Surrey The sauna in the spa is being installed this week and the rest of the project is completing this week. It's been a long journey but satisfying to finally see the spaces come together as one. It's looking good.
1st fix was completed for the Vola towel rails outside the steam room yesterday. The spa is coming together quickly. Next week stage one of tiling starts and the sauna is installed. The design for this project have been on paper for around 18 months so to finally see it coming to life is very exciting. Completion will be early January.
Great to see a spa design that has been in the planning for over a year finally take shape! Completion shouldn't be too far away.
Final weeks of a large project are coming to a close. Its a great feeling bringing it all together at the end - hanging pictures, adding the final touches that make a space feel complete.
Ensuite shower room project completed this week. Love how the wall tiles have turned out.
The pool house doors were fitted this week. Just awaiting hardware then we are complete. Over in the private cinema the LED star panels were fitted last week. They look great!
Its the time of year when we start preparing for more time spent indoors. Changes in the home don't have to cost a lot and can be as simple as a new cushion or throw, changing cupboard handles or a new pot plant. A few things that have caught my eye recently that don't cost the earth but will give your space a new lease of life.
– Hanging pot plant by Anee Black available from Tea and Kate
– Cute side table also from Tea and Kate
– Elegant chaise lounge in a very now blue/green or green velvet with brass detailing (ok this is a bit more of a splurge!)
– Everyone loves the warm glow of the incandescent filament bulb except the environment. Change yours to the LED version
– Simple handles or legs from Superfront will give a piece of furniture a new look
Its's coming up to that time of year again - London Design Festival. An annual event that promotes the city's creative industry. A mix of exhibitions, talks, emerging talent and new products, its an exhausting week that coincides with 100% Design and Decorex (part of the festival). Two shows that are vital to visit to keep on top of new products and materials in the interior design industry.
A highlight for me will be visiting the Rothschild & Bickers pop up. I'm specifying a bespoke design for a private client so I am looking forward to seeing their gorgeous products in person.
A cinema and games room for a private client completed last week just in time for their summer trip to the UK. Finished pictures to come but in the meantime images above show the latter stages of the fit out coming together.
Earlier in the year I designed a 'bunk' room for a holiday house in Spain. The brief was to create a bedroom for 6 children/teenagers to share with plenty of storage space. Each bed area needed to have an area for a safe, a apace to hide away luggage and the ability to plug in iPhones and iPads, a reading light and privacy curtains. Local joiners worked on the design with Vicky from Pulse, a local interior design studio, (it wasn't practical for me to travel) overseeing the project. It was great to see the finished photos last week and see what a great job the team did bringing my design to life.
Two site visits this week to see how things are progressing. Bespoke acoustic panels are going up in the cinema. Its great to see things coming together after months on the drawing board and planning. Only a few weeks off completion.
Over on a underground project in London it was exciting to see the hole that will soon be an underground cinema, bowling alley and entertainment space and the concrete form of the external steps.
Good to see plastering done, mist coat up and flooring going down on site, ready for the last push.
The Pool house is near completion with the exterior landscaping bringing it together. The polished plaster walls create a seamless, warm space that sits beautifully against its surroundings.
Work is progressing on the cinema and various other spaces. The HVAC system is in and ceilings closed up and ready to plaster and start the final weeks to completion.
Another project I am working on at the moment is a private cinema room and adjoining games room We are close to completing the fit out so photos will follow shortly.
Sound, lighting and comfort are all key considerations when working on creating a home cinema experience. Acoustics of the room need to be considered. For this project we are making acoustic fabric panels using Sub zero acoustic foam and kvadrat acoustic fabric with the help of a great chippy and fantastic upholsterer, Carol Bystram. She will also be making up the seating for the bespoke games room seating (above) and the tiered seating in the cinema.
Images above sourced from Pinterest.
I am currently working on a private leisure space for a client in London. Consisting of a bowling alley, Imax cinema, gym, bar and dance floor, its a great project to be working on. The interior scheme is almost complete and work is starting on the finer details. One of my favourite parts of a project is the beginning when you can spend time looking for inspiration and reference images!
I really like elements of the Bar and restaurant design by Build Inc Architects in Munich, in particular the brass lines that lead the customer around the space. The mix of brass and grey creates a warm welcoming interior that feels both special and grounded.
Images from here
Another bar I was drawn to is the Lobby Bar in the London Edition Hotel. The mix of walnut,rich green velvet and gold make it a space you can imagine losing hours in sipping brandy.
Tons of tiles are a great resource when searching for tile inspiration. They offer top customer service and stock such a variety of styles that it shouldn't be too hard to find what you need at really good prices so perfect for a project on a budget where you still want something unique.
The avignon monochrome feature tile and illusion grey both work out at around £27.00 per sqm. The wood tiles below, work out at under £16.00 per sqm which is pretty unbeatable.
Snedker Studio (Pernille Snedker Hansen) is a design studio based in Copenhagen who specialises in stunning surface design. Her beautiful marbling effect looks simply stunning applied to floorboards. Replicating nature in her process, she responds to naturally occurring form to create the patterns and then applies to the boards. Have a look at her video showing the process. It's mesmerising.
Photos from Snedker Studio
Work is moving forward on site. Awaiting AC work to complete then we can get on with final fit out to the games room and cinema.
Timeless Ercol desk in place for a client.
Lots of new and lovely things appearing at the moment. A small selection of my favourites.
Clockwise From top left: Toggle switch by Buster and Punch
Love these simple concrete planters from Conpot. Available in 4 colourways - white marble, black balsat, white marble with coloured flecks and classic grey.
Another source of great planters is Major Moli. Fibreglass made from the mold of an original, they are beautifully simple.
Another planter! The Garden Edit’s small raw brass planter.
Bespoke kitchen detail. Colour RAL 5004
A speedy tour of Surface Design Show this week saw some really interesting finishes. Metallics are still prominent mixed with earthy tones and natural materials. Certainly gave me plenty of inspiration for a private leisure complex I am working on.