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.
Many of us associate IKEA furniture with our first experiences of independent living because of the unrivalled prices on offer. Their low costs are such a dominant aspect of their brand identity that it can sometimes overshadow another important quality to their furniture: good design. Simple, form follows function design.
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.
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.
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’.
This refurbishment project in Hampstead produced some dramatic before and after photos which we thought we’d share below. Our brief for this Victorian terraced house was to improve the dynamic between the kitchen and the dining space, re-instate period features and update the furniture and colour scheme throughout the ground floor. Read more about this project here.