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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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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.


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


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 !!

 

 


Black or white

Or should I say black and white?  extreme polarities and what a difference  in feel designing with either  of these in a monochromatic scheme.   My new studio is white, its very uplifting and helps me to achieve a clear head.  However decorating with the two colours helps to bring about an equalibrium as in The Crown below.  A timeless classic updated in black, the ercol chair, draped with a white cosy sheepskin.  This Inn and their sister establishment The Olde Bell Inn are designed by Ilsa Crawford