Missoni Home Collection 2014

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Launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan, the new collection for Missoni Home screamed flower power, along with black and white stripey or chevron print and a loose patchwork pattern. A diamond-shaped pouf was among my favourites from the new soft furnishing pieces and the Pretoria outdoor fabric sparked an idea for a new outdoor living scheme I’m working on. At […]

Decorator Showcase, San Francisco Top 10 – Part 2

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A mixologist quarters, a luxe kitchen with glittery accents, an imaginative retreat for a little roamer, a potting shed, a gallery retreat, a bathroom with million dollar views – all here in Part 2 of our roundup of Top Ten Rooms from San Francisco’s Decorator Showcase 2014.  You can read Part 1 here.   Kitchen For the […]

Luxury Hotel Sofitel Munich

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At the heart of a Sofitel hotel, is not only French elegance and good design, but a super comfy bed known as MyBed™, an exclusive design for Sofitel.  Providing you with the best nights sleep on the planet is serious business for Sofitel, with their bespoke bed creation installed into every hotel room.  My first […]

Decorator Showcase, San Francisco 2014 – Top 10 Rooms

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Unleash twenty-six interior designers to work their magic on one of the most prestigious homes in San Francisco and what do you have? The annual San Francisco Decorator Showcase – the West Coast’s top home design event which runs from April 26 – May 26, 2014.  The location of this years house is 3660 Jackson Street, […]

Milan Design Week 2014

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Each year, Milan hosts the largest and one of the most important design shows in the world.  From the huge fairground of Salone del Mobile in Rho – just on the outskirts of Milan, to the design districts in the city centre where furniture showrooms and fashion stores pull in the crowds with parties, pop-up exhibitions and attention […]

Modernist Garden Elements – Palm Springs Modernism Week

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Palm Springs is home to many sleek, modern houses built in the 1950’s and 60’s. Designed to embrace the desert environment and dramatic landscape of the Coachella Valley these mid-century modern homes offer the perfect balance and seamless transition of indoor and outdoor living spaces. Designing an outdoor living space that is conducive to entertaining […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

designjunction in pictures: press preview

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Yesterday we visited designjunction for the press preview and here’s a quick glimpse of what is on offer.  We stopped and chatted with many of the designers and brands which meant we only covered 1.5 floors in 4 hours! So much great design to see set against the stunning industrial backdrop of the Old Sorting […]

Joy of design at designjunction

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Photographs of design personalities and international designers (both emerging and established) will grace the walls of designjunction, one of the four top shows at The London Design Festival this week.  This special exhibition, named Joy of Design, will display around 60 photographs taken over a 10 year period by Barbara Chandler (specialist design writer and photographer). Joy of Design includes photographs of British designers Ross […]

Paris Design Week 2013

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This week I was in Paris, next week will be London…design is most definitely everywhere right now.  Its amazing what you can fit into just 36 hours in Paris including wine tasting at the Baccarat gallery and museum, a browse in design book store Artazart and a stroll down the Champs Elysees to Laduree that’s […]

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