Happy Homes

Happy Homes

I’ve been reading the GoodHome Report, with huge interest.

This is a major new international study which has been undertaken by the Happiness Research Institute and the home improvement company Kingfisher Plc (who own B&Q). The report looks at the impact of our homes on our overall happiness and wellbeing. A key finding is that the home is significantly more important to our happiness than our income or job. Size, location and home ownership have far less impact on happiness than we think.

Designer’s Table: Interior Design Workshop Create a Moodboard for your Interior Design Project

Designer’s Table: Interior Design Workshop Create a Moodboard for your Interior Design Project

Since setting up our interior design studio almost 10 years ago, we have worked with over 250 London homeowners at various stages of their projects. Not everyone needs or wants the ongoing help of an interior designer, but we know that many appreciate some professional guidance and advice at certain stages of a refurbishment or redecoration project, which is why we have set up Designer's Table.

What colour do I paint my walls?

What colour do I paint my walls?

We’ve become accustomed to seeing confident use of colour in public spaces (see our previous post) and this seems to be filtering through to our homes as the positive effects of colour become more recognised and sought after.  We’ll explain a few points to take note of when deciding on wall colours for your home and look at examples of colour tones that are well suited to our British climate.

Creating a colour scheme

Creating a colour scheme

We’re often asked to develop a colour scheme for a property, in fact it’s something we do quite a bit of these days.  But what exactly is a colour scheme and why is it useful?  We look at some interesting uses of colour in a couple of our favourite North London eateries and explain the technicalities of a colour scheme proposal.

Mixing patterns within your interior

Mixing patterns within your interior

It’s a great time to be designing your home, with a huge variety of furniture, lighting and accessories in all types of colours, finishes and patterns at your fingertips.  However, we understand that with so much choice, it’s easy to second guess yourself and get trapped in a cycle of indecision.

Design for Virtual Reality - creating the 'Reality Decks' world

Design for Virtual Reality - creating the 'Reality Decks' world

We’ve been working on the design of the virtual reality app ‘Reality Decks’ with developer Philip Mackenzie (aka producer & dj Phil Mac).  Just released on the 22nd February 2018, Reality Decks lets you ‘DJ, mix and record on virtual vinyl turntables without any physical DJ gear’.