Successful trip to Maison Objet, Paris. Always much to inspire, many great purchases for out next project
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
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.
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 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
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
Traditional Victorian building. Bistro Bar area designed with a classical approach and a contemporary edge.
Completed October 2010
Sorry we havent posted in awhile, we have been really busy but just had to post about our visit to Maison Objet. This is an absolute must for interior design trade shows, and definitely not to be missed. So much to inspire, but it is “huge” and this year even bigger with a new hall, making 8 in total. We we walked around for three solid days, by then we were full of so many images that our brains were in overload, enough was enough and we called it a day. The following images will pop up in my designs for sure…………. in fact some already have !!
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.
Allthough I love colour and paint very colourful artworks, for interior spaces, especially the wall finishes I like a far more understated affair. I like to use colour that has no sense of time, does not denote a fashion “trend” but one that instills a sense of calmness, unseen, just “there” . You could liken it to blank canvas but that really demotes it I feel, I like to think it enhances the symmetry of the architecture, like putting on a tailored jacket to enhance your “shape”.
Its important for me that each piece of the “jigsaw” has integrity, it has a purpose, and that purpose for me is to create a sense of emotional wellbeing, this is where I source my designs from, happiness, feeling comfortable, feeling secure, and of course excitement.
Greys, Charcoal to silver, always have been a favourite, using the tonal values, rich, dark, and dramatic, to a much lighter airy feel. These images inspire me, they demonstrate what I feel, they are tear sheets from numerous media sources, elle decoracion and various american mags. Always on the look out for inspiration, not only from the media, but from nature, food and paintings, more on this later
Max Levy – Architect and creative genius, he creates with the elements, sun, wind and rain are are important to him, if not more than than the physical materials he uses. He knows how important space is , the interaction with form, sun and shadow, he literally paints surfaces with shadows. A genius. Please take time to watch the opening video on his site whee you can see him talking about how he works. http://www.maxlevyarchitect.com/
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.
I love this interior created by Roman and Williams, masucline I know but it has something about it that really appeals to me, its classic simplicity and no colour, just black and white and natural materials
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.
totally into red at the moment, putting together some new interior schemes for a new project and finding red so inspiring
merus winery – Nappa Valley – California
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
Retro 1950s design that works with modern style.
Originally designed by George Nelson in 1958, the swag chair is ideal furniture for a home office and best paired with an open-legged desk to show off its elegantly sculpted base. Its unique shape and wide, flat armrests make it comfortable, too. Today it is still produced according to Nelson’s original design but using earth-friendly polypropylene and chrome tubing.
What a unique concept. One can purchase the tiles separately and form a design unique to your specific location. Easily constructed by bending and joining the shapes with special “rubber bands”. I am sure you will agree the results are amazing.
Isnt this incredible, love the concept and they way its been exuctuted……. Excellent !!
Well I would love to, but John Galliano beat me to it! A few days ago this wonderful tree was unveiled at Claridges, the hotel in London know for its 30’s deco. Mr Galliano chose to make this giant 20 foot tree with a “frosty” feel to it, with ice blue exotica, snow leopard and parrots…………………. Quite stunning, especially the way it has been lit to cast wonderful shadows on the wall. I love it, what do you think?
I came across this image of a french toile. These have to be an all time classic and one of my favourite fabrics. The way this one has been used puts me in mind of Fornasetti, take a look at his website, so inspirational.
well that was in interesting time………. I have just come away after champagne, delectable canapes, a tour around the world of Clive Christian and being sprayed in the worlds most expensive perfume…
The best bit though, was talking to a very witty and charming man who actually comes from Tunbridge Wells, and who like me has an insatiable appetite for design, think we shall be getting together to “cross pollinate” soon !