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Our last project

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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.

 


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 !

bistro detail


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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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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


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


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


and more

more images to inspire me in the turquoise mode.  I hadnt realised that William de Morgan not only used this colour to great effect but used red too, take a look here :-   red lustre ware

 

 


time to research

Having some holiday time from the office has enabled me time spend  researching some of the projects I am working on.   Usually office is so full on there is just not enough time.  Also I have broken my foot and have to rest up !!

Its all Interesting stuff, one building in its hay day, towards the end of the 19th century, belonged to the founder of Shell and an ex mayor of London, The house was famous for its beautiful gardens which was cared for by 25 full time gardeners.  Another has Lytton Strachey as a pupil, bohemian intellectual and part of the Bloomsbury group.  So interesting, so much history, a beautiful Tudor gothic revival building.   The Aesthetic period, the rich colours, especially turquoise has caught my attention, I want to try and incorporate this look but in a more pared down way.

 

 


Blue and turquoise

why is it when I mention blue to my clients they retreat in horror and say “oh its so cold”.  Yes its a cool colour I agree but right at the moment with Christmas acoming its a real antidote to all the red and green that you see around this time of the year.    But lets look at blue, its a strong confident colour, its the colour of the skies, the deepest oceans, the azure blue of the mediterranean, for this reason it brings about a calmness and tranquility  and in a bedroom can aid sleep. However it can be strong and powerful, think of the crashing waves, deep thunderous moody skies.    Blue mixed with red gives you a rich warmth and produces many shades to the depth of rich purple and mauve, a very spiritual colour.

These are some of the rooms that have inspired me decorate in various shades of blue

 


lets have some sunshine

shivering here in Tunbridge Wells………..  lovely snow but the sky is gloomy and grey, we need a little warm golden sunshine to bring a smile to our interior design.  Trawled through some images I liked that include that lovely shade of yellow………………….  keep warm everyone !!    e


Edward’s Parrots

Parrots, dont you love them.  There vibrant colours……….  In a recent project we wanted to use them, we had found an amazing box of prints, a collection by Edward Lear and just new they would figure in our designs.  Our brief was to give the restaurant a more up to date contemporary feel but maintaining the elegance of  its classical heritage.  We were delighted with the results, as were our clients.


Bar Bistro

Traditional Victorian building.  Bistro Bar area designed with a classical approach and a contemporary edge.

Completed October 2010


Busy, busy, busy

Oh life has been so busy, lots to do, plans, plans and more plans……….    Designing for myself too, which is rare, love grey, always have, think I always will, so have made a start with a dark hue, and offblack painted floor boards courtesy of Farrow and Ball.  The following image I find inspiring, love the contrast between decorative traditional and sleek modernism, bringing together in a room is very appealing to my sensibilities.


Respect

George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg together design amazing interiors, based in Toronto and New York.  These are some of their interior images, but look at their website for some very simple and stylishly impactful interiors.

http://www.yabupushelberg.com


Purple

I have been putting together some ideas for artwork for my next project. Incorporates a restaurant and bistro and a spa amongst other things.    Although I using using red in some areas, I want to add some purple mauve touches.  During this process I have really warmed to this colour, used sparingly it looks quite splendid.


RED

totally into red at the moment, putting together some new interior schemes for a new project and finding red so inspiring


Merus Winery by Uxus Design

merus winery – Nappa Valley – California


Light location

Simple, pretty, intersting……..

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Designs away from the snow

Its very cold here in tunbridge wells,  -4 yesteteday on my way to work and my way home the snow was settling………….   Its still dark at the moment so cant see outside, but I hope its a winter wonderland.  Thinkng of white but in a different climate I came across these  interiior design imges in Morrocco, Essouria in fact and called the White House

via new york times