Design week

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The team really enjoyed design week, we thought it was particularly inspiring, one of my visits was to Porta Romana an  all time favourite, I met Andrew when he first started the company and was, as he is today -  an absolute delight with a brilliant business ethos & as I’m currently installing a beautiful house in Chiswick with a bespoke bookcase to accessorize, I immediately looked to PR for some pieces. I’m holding one of there stuning hand made glass vases, you might want to check it out –

https://portaromana.com/product/small-peony-vase-2/

We’re thinking of using these alongside decorative design books we’ve sourced along with a few “finds” from our many travels.. I like it to look organic and not the slightest bit contrived, so I thought I would share our mood board for this particular application....

In the harbour on a sunny day it really does provide a truly creative platform to begin anew, so as we move onto our next project, we begin our search for fabric and rug inspiration, which came from Romo, their new collection of fabrics were fresh and innovative, I discovered a blush pink faux soft leather that is so flexible, the applications are pretty much only limited by one’s own imagination, I shall look forward to using this, it’s seriously tactile

I’m hoping to be able to use this along side the navy and greys that still prevail.  Being within an industry that looks nearly 2 years ahead, the predictions are for more colour and whilst I personally love colour as they look fabulous in a shoot, I just wonder if it will stand the test of time. When I look back at my designs and that of other renowned designers, it’s the neutrality that is sustainable with the clever mix of texture, shape and light; the “pop of colour” is a moveable feast and one that can move with the seasons without the expense of changing other pieces – but more about this in the next blog...

Jago poles have supplied us on various projects, and were particularly instrumental in our Palma project, as I wanted to create that beach house, New England look, so with that in mind, we asked them to hand finish the poles in the Little Greene paint colours from the palette we were using.  Add the interesting crème linen hand finished curtains with fabric from Designers guild and we pretty much achieved that lovely relaxed, yet designed feel to the house, so if you are looking for style that’s recommended by a designer, the link is below

https://www.jagodesigns.co.uk/synergy-collection/

Next week

Trends on colour and a chat with Vanessa Bradly...

 

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