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I love this Armoire from Pinch Design. It brings to mind the interior decoration's of Vanessa Bell and the Bloomsbury set. The door's design is achieved by the layering of stained ash and birch veneer, otherwise known as marquetry. The perfect colour combination for a peaceful bedroom in the very now blush pink.
Reclaimed floorboards going on the side of a bath at a Cornish seaside project.
A London project that has run for over 3 years (design and build) completed a couple of weeks ago and it looks fantastic! It was a very busy couple of weeks finishing up and pulling everything together. The final weeks can be stressful but it is incredibly rewarding and exciting to see the space finally finished and the vision that you first presented to the client looking just as you visualised.
The project was one of it's kind - a private underground entertainment space. Creative freedom was given by the client with a strict list of requirements: a bowling alley, bar, dance floor, DJ booth, games area and sports lounge area, wineroom, gym and imax cinema.
Shelf detail on a project that is coming to the closing stages. Wall finish is Perlata by Armour coat and the shelf is finished in liquid brass finish with shadow gap detail (dusting yet to be done!).
A glimpse of a recently completed project for a creative company.
NB designed the space working alongside Linden Hudson who over saw and completed the build to a very high standard. Budget was key to the project, however by using off the shelf items as a base to create bespoke pieces ensured that the overall look is anything but off the shelf.
NB designed doors are back from the metal sprayers and look fantastic. The liquid metal coating is brass with a patina finish. This gives the doors an aged, slightly weathered look to the entrance to the underground space.
It was good to see a cinema design NB have been working on finally reach completion a few weeks ago. The space not only looks fantastic but passed the strict acoustic sound tests by Imax with flying colours meaning the sound quality is amazing. Like all interior design - cinema design is more than aesthetics.
The 'behind the scenes' design was complex and what you see is linked intricately to the technical design requirements. Looking forward to having the space photographed properly!
Visual of a creative space I have recently designed for a local company. Very soon completing.
A feature staircase on a London project is currently being installed.
The staircase, which is encased in a glass box, leads from the house to the underground entertainment space.
I still love this flooring specified on a past project. A modular engineered wood flooring made up of various geometric shapes available at Tuttoparquet. The above image shows the unique layout to this project.
Striking tiles from the Liaison range by Kelly Wearstler are being installed in the lobby area and WC's. The Mulholland Verde are a beautiful mosaic design in silver grey and will create impact in these areas.
Progress continues on the London Imax project. Last week the baffle screen wall was built and the frames for the fabric acoustic panels were installed. It is certainly starting to look like a cinema. Completion will be early 2018.
The Imax seating is ready. A few months until install but fantastic to see them and looking forward to them going in.
Progress is being made on a large private entertainment space in London. Flooring is being laid over the next few weeks. We have specified wood look porcelain tiles for practical reasons and the design involves various brass inlays running across the large space. Two lines which look decorative also have a practical use. They are set off the wall to the throw line for dart playing.
The glass which encases the display wine room and feature staircase has also been installed. Things will quickly follow and the space will unfold. After years in the design and planning, it will be amazing to see it finally finished.
This stunning black chain metal chandelier we specified from Ludlow of Holloways creates a magical lighting effect to the staircase walls.
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 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 Hampshire 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.
Over in a private cinema in London 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 London 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.
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.