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Carol Gearing has now retired and IDC has closed its doors.


IDC memories of 2017

Some work carried out in 2017

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finished at last

Winners: Gold Award Best Interior Design for Chalfont Dene, What House? Awards 2016

IDC are pleased to show you our latest project completed in May this year, CHALFONT DENE.

From the initial concepts put forward in 2012 to working up the interior features and details with the architects,  ensuring the client needs are met in the layouts of the individual areas and  ensuring all the different aspects are fully coordinated takes a considerable amount of time.  We specify everything from the floors, walls, paints, tiles,  lighting positions and fittings in all areas, right down every  furniture and fabric, many bespoke, which we finally procure.  We also curate a collection of original artworks that are located throughout the scheme.   The final stages of the buildings handover and the installation completes IDC’s remit, but to get to that stage is long and demanding.  A difficult birth this one, but when it finally happened all the hard work paid off.  We are very proud of the results and  Our client Audley Retirement Villages are delighted.

So its back to the drawing board with many projects forging ahead at this time

Winners: Gold Award Best Interior Design for Chalfont Dene, What House? Awards 2016

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Chalfont St Dene Audley Village. Photographs taken by Alicia Field on the 11/05/16. Unlimited use.

Chalfont St Dene Audley Village. Photographs taken by Alicia Field on the 11/05/16. Unlimited use.

Chalfont St Dene Audley Village.
Photographs taken by Alicia Field on the 11/05/16.
Unlimited use.

 


RECRUITING

Thankyou to everyone who applied.  We now have two new very happy members staff !

We are always happy to receive CV’s from talented creative people with experience in this industry.


Blue, blue and green !

Finishing touches,  artwork up,  not long now and everything will be ready for the launch on 15th May !!  This has been a very long installation !

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objects from far and wide

Another sneak preview, all items sourced from far and wide, bespoke furniture designed by IDC.  Paris is a favourite, Maison Objet a good place to source some interesting pieces.

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Sneak preview – latest project

Nearly there now, months and weeks of detailed work by the IDC team it’s almost complete.  Just two more delivery and we are on the home run. This one has been a long haul, great to see it now taking shape.  Hague Blue, such a beautiful restful colour and when mixed with all our bright highlights, the colours just zing !

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Spa – Inglewood House

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Maison Objet

Successful trip to Maison Objet, Paris.  Always much to inspire, many great purchases for out next project

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Images of Inglewood House – Kintbury, Berkshire

Launch day over for Inglewood House and deep into the next project Binswood Hall, this one couldn’t be more different !  Anyway, up for some air and time to upload the image; here is a taster, the full set are can be viewed HERE or click Designworks on the menu bar and select Ingelwood House project.

IDC worked closely with M2H architects in Cardiff for the client Audley Retirement Villages.

Other recent projects completed for this  client, Mote House in Bearsted  and St Elphin’s in Matlock Derbyshire have gone on to be awarded several prestigious awards

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Sneak Preview

Not long now and all will be revealed…………  IDC  have all been working on site preparing the interiors for the launch on June 6th.  Just the spa complex complete now.

Here’s a sneak peak of what is to come

Bistro

Billiards room


And we’re off !!

I cannot believe my holiday is almost over, 3 more days and IDC will be under starters orders.  Beginning to feel the pressure build as the days are getting nearer, a little like race horses lining up for the start of a big race.

2013 promises to be good,  lots of exciting work to get on with, new buildings to design the interiors for and one to install very soon!

 

Isn’t this building fabulous !  this one will be completed towards the end of this year, long way off yet, but will start detailing this as soon as we are back.

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Restaurant at Mote

This is the quiet time I mentioned in yesterdays post, lunches all tidied away, tables reset and waiting for the evenings reservations.  This is the Restaurant Mote which we completed back in the summer.


Calm descends

Chinking cups and the clatter of plates die down, papers folded and discarded, everyone journeying back back to their abode, staff having well earned rest after a busy day.  A the sun goes down a calm descends and Yao managed to get over to Mote House and take some photographs when it was quiet, or should I say in “lull” before the restaurant opens.  This building is 18th century built in the typical Georgian proportions, a wonderful space to work with


Before and After

what a transformation, Mote House at Bearsted.  A before and after shot.

Still awaiting some more images of the rest of the house, the Library I particularly like

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finished at last !

Another project successfully completed by Inside Design Co, Tunbridge Wellls.  This project took a long time to come to fruition  but it’s finished at last.  Set in the Derbyshire Dales its a real treasure………

This  last week has been a real push, made much easier by such a friendly team helping us, always with a smile.   Hours leading up to  launch somewhat frantic, but it all came together in the end.

One very happy client thankfully

Here are  a few last minute  shots courtesy of Yao photography

More to follow when we visit again


Not long to go now

This is our next project nearing completion, a large victorian house with a central galleried staircase.  Its been slowly taking shape these past months, pool and spa wing almost completed, main house due  in next few weeks.  Hard to believe with all the scaffolding up, that it will all come together , but slowly sections are being revealed.  Unlike the last project panic stations right up to the last moment, this project, although only 8 days to carry out the installation, feels like it will be finished at handover.  Keeping our fingers crossed

Here are some before images, wont be long and I will post the completed project hopefully


This project has been keeping me busy !!

this latest project, a beautiful Georgian house completed last Friday.  This has kept myself and the team at IDC extremely busy over these past months.  Fabulous 18th and 19th Century oil paintings really make this space, beautiful gilt frames set against the grey walls.  All the detailing, limestone floor, lighting, furniture, carpets, sculptures all carried out by us.  Not only in this room, but in all the principal areas, Library, Morning Room, Bistro Bar, Restaurant and spa complex.

The image her was captured at midnight on the  eve before the launch, what a feel of calm and quiet, its do difficult to believe that these past 3 weeks on site have been absolute mayhem.  What a contrast !

More pictures tol follow soon


another dash of turquoise

Fresh from the pages of Rue magazine

A wonderful eclectic  mix including  my favourite turquoise


Aside

Friday…………..

Mmmm its Friday, a day that marks the end of a weeks worth of drawing, researching, doodling, designing.  These past months have been hectic, 7 day weeks and loads of deadlines to meet, this weekend is going to be all mine, time to spend time in my art studio and create for me !!

One of the most enjoyble parts of designing interiors is choosing the pieces to give spaces that certain something.  Whether it be a pair of huge 6′ urns, a bronze sculpture ( stags recently!) or prized objects created by artisans and destined for huge acrylic display cases.  Tin robots in a variety of colours and shapes and sizes is another appealng theme that has caught my eye recently too.  Displaying mono coloured themes also, all shapes, sizes and themes all bought together by colour is another way to make a statement.

Have a good weekend everyone


Blue

My love affair with blue, the turquoise variety in the main, does not seem to be diminishing.  I have a red thing going on too, a big georgian mansion with a double ht hallway with a stone cantilevered stairway, 10m high !!, however thats another story that I am very excited about.

I found an image on Style Salonista this morning, a fashion shot by Demarchelier,  that’s so cool and very inspiring from an interiors perspective.  the mix of dark navy wool, chocolate, cafe au lait inserts, tuquoise embroidery with bronze studs and beading, all topped with a beautifully quilted turquoise hat………  A Dior creation ,that to me is stunning.  I want to use these colourings in a huge victorian pile that I am designing, it also has an amazing galleried entrance , large spaces, tall ceilings.  The richness of hte blues make other colours zing, add orange, golds and yellows, paler teals, duck egg and greys for softer less dramatic areas.

images courtesy of Style Salonista

Courtesy Bellocq Tea Atelier New York


the “well dressed” bed

Its been a busy week so far, feels like it should be Friday!, so looking forward to luxuriating under the covers on Sat morning knowing there is no meeting to attend, not deadline to meet , just a leisurely breakfast.  Thanks to Remodelista for introducing me to this amazing shop, full with exquisite bedlinens, fabulous cashmere blankets and finery for the well dressed bed.

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Tangerine Dream

Just up for a bit of air ! Very busy , plans, plans, plans and lots of luscious colour choices

Orange is one of my favourite colours, it incredibly zingy teamed with Grey, another all time favourite !

In fact any colour teamed with grey seems to sing loudly………  strange but I sense a lot of my colour as music, and music conjures up colours………

Kandinsky work expressed the sounds and movements of music, synaesthesia is the term, the louder the music, the more saturated the colour and so on.

This  brings me back to the colour of orange, its vibrancy its warmth and its abillity to lift ones spirits and induce creativity, , take a look at the work of Ruth Lloyd, now if this doesnt induce a good vibe I will eat my hat.  Ruth’s takes on orange is tangerine , take a look at her website by clicking on the image

 

a litte bit of Kandinsky to make you sing !!