Cherished Gold Interiors

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Image Source: Calico + The Design Files (via Pinterest) The ongoing trend of featuring a statement metallic hue is enjoying a deserved update this year thanks to Dulux. Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2016, Cherished Gold, is a warm and welcome evolution to last year’s must-have metallic copper, and pairs beautifully with rich jewel shades such […]

YOO Home launches at Harrods

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Global design brand YOO has launched its first furniture collection in Harrods, London’s iconic department store.  Over the last 15 years YOO has designed hundreds of homes and hotels around the world and this is the first time its in-house designed furniture is available for retail.  Around 160 pieces complete the curated YOO Home collection which is themed into Classic, […]

London Design Festival 2014: Futuristic & Fab

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A London landmark with more than a dozen flying drones overhead; large rotating reflectors displaying distorted views of the Rafael Gallery – The London Design Festival 2014 is set to enthrall all those that attend. With over 300 events and installations across the city (from 13 – 21 September), this is a celebration of creativity and […]

Dwell – new collection 2014

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I’m working on a design for a bespoke built-in wardrobe with dressing table and hunting for a stylish stool that tucks away neatly underneath.  Drum roll for the Button Stool found on Dwell.co.uk for my search is now over!  With crossed walnut legs and a soft faux leather seat pad (see below – top left) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fab want to see your product designs!

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If you’re dreaming of the chance to have your product design manufactured and sold worldwide then grab your drawings and prototypes and head down to The Conran Shop Marylebone on 19 September 2013.  This is where Fab will be waiting with a panel of notable judges to find 3 new product designs to put into […]

Inspiration: outdoor living rooms

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Inside out or outside in?  Creating an ‘outdoor living room’  is a great way to extend your living space and make those summer days last long into the night.  The sun has finally arrived here in the UK (albeit its arrival rather late, but very welcome) and I’m visualising a new outdoor room scheme with […]

mood board: black & green

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This modern ikat design pillow (7)  from Designed Goods in Los Angeles landed on my desk last week and sparked the idea for a green and black mood board.  With the Echo pillow as my starting point, I was inspired to go bold and graphic and create a look with an industrial edge and a little rock chick at […]

Lust List – Bold color pops

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The sun was shining in both San Francisco and London this week and this has us lusting for bright, bold and colorful furniture and accessories. From this amazing pop-tastic print of Elizabeth Taylor; to the hanging metal pendant lamp which has a burst of yellow peaking out from beneath it’s black shade; to the rainbow-bright flame […]

London warehouse apartment – Industrial luxe

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The 2nd issue of Curio Magazine takes a look inside this London warehouse apartment and home to Fiona Leahy, the go-to for OTT event & party organising (client list includes Dita Von Teese and Marilyn Manson). Originally from Dublin, Fiona has travelled and lived around the world and this is reflected in her interior style […]

Inspiration: White painted floor boards

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Today I am channeling my inner Scandi with white painted floorboards.  The last time I had these in my home was about ten years ago and I just loved them.  It’s time to put lovely light and glossy boards in my current home, and now that I have decided to make this change, I have […]

Maison et Objet 2013, part I

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As judges for best product in category Interior Decoration ACTUEL at Maison et Objet, we naturally dived straight into hall 5B to scout out our favourite designs.  After 5 hours of scouring just this one hall (there are 11  halls in total!), and speaking in detail with designers about their products, we chose the Nilleq coffee table by […]

Color Flair: Wishbone Chair

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When it comes to Modern Design, the Danes do it well.  No better example than the iconic ‘CH24′ known as the ‘Y’ or ‘Wishbone’ Chair designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1949. This chair is admired for its clean lines, graceful curves and distinctive wishbone-shaped back. Practically an art piece in itself! To celebrate the chair’s 60th anniversary, […]

African Style: Luxe Glamping

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It’s a world ahead of ‘glamping’ as you know it, but it still offers you the experience of being immersed in nature, whilst never having to give up any of your usual home luxuries and impeccable design aesthetic. The brand new Singita Mara River Tented Camp is more luxurious than most homes (my rental apartment included!); with […]

Inspiration: 12 pieces of Big Art

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Big, bold and beautiful art…an excellent way to make a statement and inject colour into an interior scheme.  Whilst researching for a current interior design project I came across the website for The Apartment, a gallery and showroom in Copenhagen, Denmark, filled with an amazing collection of art, furniture and antique pieces.  The Apartment has several pieces […]

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