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Project Complete: Islington N1

February 11, 2015

Today we are featuring a project we completed in Islington recently to update the main bathroom of a home where we were also extending the lower ground floor and installing a new kitchen. As our client had moved out for the duration of the project (always the best way!) they decided to update the bathrooms of the house at the same time.

The brief from our client was to create a traditional style bathroom in their Victorian house. Although the space in the closet extension of their home was very limited we managed to install the roll top bath the client had always wanted. Using a slipper bath rather than a standard roll top bath meant the room didn’t become too crowded.

We used bathroom fittings from Heritage Bathrooms for this project which have the traditional style needed. The slipper bath is delivered unfinished and we painted it in Farrow and Ball St Giles Blue to add a strong splash of colour to the room.

As we wanted to use a feature tile on the floor we kept the wall tiles very simple using a plain off white tile. Colour was added to the project by painting the walls in Farrow and Ball Lulworth Blue which compliments the bath colour. The custom-made furniture was also sprayed in the same colour to visually fade into the walls.

The brassware for this project came from Vado, we used the Kensington range as it has a traditional style. We also installed a ceiling mounted shower for the occasional times the room is used for showering. The pipework for the shower is concealed inside a false wall and up through the ceiling. In a small room it is often a good idea to conceal as much pipework as possible.

As a final feature for this bathroom we used floor tiles from Original Style to add some style and interest. The tiles feature Celtic-inspired circles and are 30cm square. The colour palette of blues and browns worked perfectly with the other aspects of the room.

Our client loves the bathroom and it has given them the roll top bath they have always wanted in a bathroom designed for modern living. The room perfectly combines traditional fittings with modern plumbing!

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Room of the Week

February 9, 2015

For our first Room of the Week post of this year we are featuring a smart living room which is decorated with one of the hot trends for 2015.

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Following a few years in the decoration wilderness blue is back in fashion as a decorating choice and making an appearance in many homes. It’s a great colour for adding atmosphere to a home and never be afraid to go dark – decorating is so much more exciting when you step out of your comfort zone.

Two of my favourite dark blues are available from the Little Greene collection. The first is Hicks’ Blue which is a mid range blue named after David Hicks, one of the most influential designers of the 60s and 70s. This blue was used at the top of the London Telecom Tower in 1962. Over 50 years later it is definitely back on trend and a great choice for living rooms.

Little Greene : Hicks' Blue

Basalt is an even darker blue if you are willing to step further towards the dark side. Shown below it would make a very superb choice for a bedroom to create the restful room. This blue is almost black but the effect is lightened here by adding touches of dusky orange to this bedroom.

Little Greene : Basalt

Maybe this year will be the one you explore new colours and try darker shades in your own home? What do you think about the blue options here? Head over to the Little Greene blue selection to explore their full range.

This room was originally featured in the extensive galleries of House to Home. Take a look over at their website for room inspiration, and be sure to check back here every week to find which one of the rooms has been showcased.

Kirkby Design

February 7, 2015

Well January flew by catching up on existing projects and working on a huge amount of new enquiries to our design and build practice – it seems everyone wants a new home in 2015! After specifying three projects in January I’ve lots of lovely new products to share with you on the blog over the next few months.

We are working on a large apartment in Bayswater currently and after specifying the kitchen and bathrooms we are now onto the soft furnishings. It’s always good to be able to offer client’s fabrics and finishes recently launched – it helps create a unique interior with a fresh look.

Kirkby Design have recently launched a range of cushions featuring 3 of their designs and we’ve now specified them for our latest project. Connect, shown above, features an irregular grid formed by interconnecting lines. Available in 6 colours there are some grey options but I really love the Kingfisher one with its blue accents.

Atom features a large scale polka dot print with a 3D effect printed on a soft brushed cotton. This cushion is available in 5 colours, if you want to add some colour into your interior choose the Coral or Burnt Orange cushions, or the Lime option shown above.

The final design in the series is Puzzle, the most distinct geometric print in the new cushion range. There are 6 colours available for this cushion, each featuring small dots of colour in additional to the main triangles. This allows you to pick up on the accent colour when specifying other furnishings in the room.

If you are looking for some geometric cushions for our own home head over to Kirkby Design to see the entire range. The cushions are all 43cm square and cost £45 each.

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Interiors Advent Calendar – Dec 24th

December 24, 2014

It’s time to open the final window on our 2014 Interiors Advent Calendar. Each day since the first of December we have been featuring interior products for your home. As no home is complete without fragrance, and during the darker months candles are essential for adding cheer to a home, this Diptyque candle is the perfect gift for all homeowners.

Dipytque

Every winter Diptyque launch a special collection of candles for the festive season. This year they worked with Qubo Gas, a collective of French artist, to create three stunning candles. My favourite scent is Résine which reminds me of woodland with the fresh pine fragrance. This year’s seasonal candles is also available in Hiver and Épice. Take a look on their website for the full range, these candles cost £45 each and will burn for around 60 hours.

All of the products featured on our annual Interiors Advent calendars can be seen on one Pinterest board. You can also find inspiration on our Facebook page, or follow me for my regular updates on twitter. Full details of all our Interior Design and Build services can be found on our website

Interiors Advent Calendar – Dec 23rd

December 23, 2014

Today we are opening the twenty third window on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar. I’ve picked stylish interior products to feature through Advent so have a read every day until Christmas Eve for ideas for your home. This lovely colourful doormat from Oliver Bonas will brighten any interior and would welcome you home with a splash of colour regardless of the weather outside.

Oliver Bonas

Using a varied colour pallet, this door mat is a must have for next years home.  At only £16, it is definitely a bargain and can be ordered online from the comfort of your own armchair, while sipping the Christmas Mulled Wine.

All of the products featured on our annual Interiors Advent calendars can be seen on one Pinterest board. You can also find inspiration on our Facebook page, or follow me for my regular updates on twitter. Full details of all our Interior Design and Build services can be found on our website.

Interiors Advent Calendar – Dec 22nd

December 22, 2014

This morning we opened the twenty-second window on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar. To follow the whole Advent series hit the subscribe button to receive our daily updates. Behind today’s window we found a very stylish champagne bucket from Tom Dixon, a great gift for friends or your own home!

Tom Dixon

Part of the Plum range of products launched in 2014 this champagne bucket is made from hand blown class and hand cut. Standing 31cm tall the glass bucket makes a great statement for serving any sort of fizz to your guests this Christmas. The Plum collection also includes an ice bucket, tongs and a copper plated cocktail shaker. This champagne bucket costs £200, you can find out more about all the products on the Tom Dixon website.

All of the products featured on our annual Interiors Advent calendars can be seen on one Pinterest board. You can also find inspiration on our Facebook page, or follow me for my regular updates on twitter. Full details of all our Interior Design and Build services can be found on our website.  

Interiors Advent Calendar – Dec 21st

December 21, 2014

It’s time to open the twenty-first window on our annual Interiors Advent Calendar. Each day until Christmas we are featuring a different interior product for your home. As I believe we all need to inject some fun into our interiors I love these Animal side tables from Graham and Green.

Graham and Green

Standing near 60cm table the side tables would add a sense of quirkiness to any interior. My partner is now insisting we order one for our living room, although we can’t agree on which one. My favourite is probably Petri the Polar Bear, he prefers the Tyson the Tiger! Each side table is £125, you can find out more on the Graham and Green website.

All of the products featured on our annual Interiors Advent calendars can be seen on one Pinterest board. You can also find inspiration on our Facebook page, or follow me for my regular updates on twitter. Full details of all our Interior Design and Build services can be found on our website

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