Colour palette: add zing to an all white scheme

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A lovely white backdrop, oak wood flooring, and a large expanse of glass overlooking the garden was the starting point for this interior scheme.  Working with a zingy palette of yellow, orange and a touch of blue, this room is punctuated with bright pops of colour, retro patterned prints by Orla Kiely and a nod […]

Lust List: Heart your Home

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Love sweet love is in the air and on our minds this week and for most of us hopefully working its way into our homes.  And while we see an influx of heart icons appearing on products around Valentines day, we feel any day is a good day to inject a heart or two into […]

Lust List: Kelly Wearstler Home Collection

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This week, Kelly Wearstler (known for her unexpected, bold Maximalist designs) received the California Home+Design Magazine – Design Icon Award for 2014. Not only a fabulous interior designer, she has an impressive furniture and accessories collection too. Gold and brass and black and white accents, natural stone pieces, figural art and 70’s inspired furniture make up her collection. The look is […]

Iconic Kelly Wearstler

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Kelly Wearstler exudes fierce glamour and style, whether it be with her fashion collections or interior design and has created a signature look which is uniquely her own, so we are thrilled that she has won the CH+D Design Icon Award 2014 and will be guest of honor at the  CH+D Awards gala event which will take place next Tuesday […]

Knitted products – our top finds

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Knitting isn’t just for grannies you know, and this week we’ve gone knit crazy and rounded up some more of our favourite product finds. For a recent interior design & styling project, I discovered these ceramic plant pots and vases by Japanese design company Kinto – the textured knitted effect and surface detailing is quite incredible and has to be […]

Knitted Home Decor – Interior Inspiration

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Baby it’s cold outside! While many parts of the world have been experiencing some of the chilliest temperatures on record, we thought we would send you some warm and cozy interior design inspiration, featuring the modern wave of knitted home decor. Chunky knits, tight knits, knitted wallpaper, knitted lights; pillows, rugs and furniture.  When the temperatures […]

Renegade door wreaths – Holiday decor

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If you are looking for some creative inspiration for holiday door wreaths, then look no further. You wont find any ordinary wreaths here though – we have wreaths made from toy soldiers, mattress springs, dart boards, plastic spoons, spears and more. Each year the Interior Designers, Architects, Florists and other creative types of San Francisco […]

Gifts for Glamorous Girls – Top 20

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Cyber Monday has come and gone and you still have much of your holiday gift buying to do? Don’t fear, we have compiled a list of Gorgeous Gifts for Glamorous Girls – real life, modern-day, design loving, Audrey Hepburn types. When she is not zipping around Central Park for fun in her strawberry Moxi roller skates she can be […]

for design lovers – top 20 gifts for the holiday season

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Do you have a design lover in your life?  You know, the ones who are into form and function, up on all the latest trends and are suckers for bit of good packaging design.   They probably spend hours on Pinterest fixated on great architecture and well styled homes.  These design-obsessed folk can be a […]

Modern Global Eclectic Interiors

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From Mexico to Africa, Peru to Java, London to Philippines, Turkey to San Francisco, this week we are lusting over Modern Global Eclectic interiors. Think colorful, ethnic handcrafted furniture and accessories made around the globe by talented local artisans mixed together with your favorite modern pieces. A superb mix; these interiors have real substance and depth to […]

The light fantastic – designjunction

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Lighting design has never looked so impressive as it did at this years designjunction during London Design Festival. Jaw-dropping large scale galactic installations by international brands taking part in lightjunction (a brand new addition to designjunction dedicated to high-end decorative lighting); all the way though to the intricate hand crafted designs by local artisans. We noticed several key themes at this year’s […]

The Edit: Tent London 2013

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Young, talented and passionate about their craft – that’s how I would sum up the designers exhibiting at Tent London; one of the must-see annual shows during London Design Festival. Set in the Old Truman Brewery, East London – Tent is an exhibition showcasing some of the best new creative talent from the UK and […]

THE EDIT: DESIGNJUNCTION 2013

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The standard format of a design trade show has been re-shaped and about time too, thanks to designjunction.  I pondered over what makes this show so different – what is that essential mix the designjunction team are getting so right?  Is it the contrast of the wonderfully curated collection of brands & designers set against […]

Ace Hotel opens in Shoreditch

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Re-imagining properties that are “challenged” and transforming them into affordable hotels that would appeal to the creative class. That’s what Seattle friends Alex Calderwood, Wade Weigel and Doug Herrick had in mind when they took over a former halfway house in Seattle and converted it to the first Ace hotel. They wanted their hotel to be linked […]

Architectural Home Tours in San Francisco

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There are few cities in the world I would rather live than San Francisco. For its rolling hills, spectacular bay views, cosmopolitan feel, incredible food, wine and stunning architecture (both new and old).   And this weekend things are getting even better, as American Institute of Architects San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design host the […]

Fab finds at DesignJunction

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There is something to be said about seeing, touching and testing out interior design accessories, lighting and furniture pieces and speaking to the designers of the products themselves, that gives you an added level of  appreciation of them. This is exactly what we did during the press preview of ‘designjunction’, one of the most innovative and […]

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