Interior design

Catchpole & Rye’s Jersey project

Luxury bathroom manufacturers Catchpole and Rye have a vast selection of products, ranging from freestanding copper baths and traditional cast iron roll top baths, to marble washstands, …

The Country House Ideal

The Country House Ideal, Recent Work by ADAM Architecture is a survey of country houses designed by the Winchester-based ADAM Architecture.  It places the country house in …

Down at the deVOL cabin

Paul O’Leary, owner of deVOL Kitchens, took an ugly old 40ft trailer carcass and transformed it into a beautiful cabin that sits right by the river Soar …

Bert’s Barges

Bert & May, known for their distinctive reclaimed and new tiles, have just launched Bert & May Spaces,  and Phase 1 is ‘Bert’s Barges’, in urban and …

An interview with John Stefanidis

John Stefanidis established his design practice in Chelsea in 1967, attracting a discerning international clientele with his carefully considered, vibrant and beautiful transformation of homes worldwide. He …

Shed Decor

Small space, big ideas: Shed Decor by Sally Coulthard is dedicated to decorating and equipping your shed space for relaxing, working and playing. There are hundreds of …

Imperfect Home by Mark & Sally Bailey

Mark and Sally Bailey of destination homeware store Baileys Home & Garden were early forerunners of ‘undecorating’, and their latest book Imperfect Home sees the beauty in …

OKA’s Battersea Power Station apartment

After lying derelict for thirty years, the landmark 42 acre site of Battersea Power Station is being brought back to life with architecture from Gehry Partners and …

Modern Country

Containing rarely seen images from the Côté Maison magazines, Modern Country – Inspirational interiors for Contemporary Country Living  by Caroline Clifton-Mogg,  brings together relaxed, informal homes that …

New design clinics at Sofa.com

New for 2015, Sofa.com are introducing a free interior design service in their Chelsea showroom in collaboration with Mark Walters and Martin Holland, recent winners of the …

Beautifully Small

In Beautifully Small, interiors stylist Sara Emslie embraces the positive aspects of living in small spaces and offers clever design solutions for pocket-sized interiors. One of our …

Bedroom opulence

This opulent bedroom is in the London flat of  Dr. Amin Jaffer, Director of Asian Art at Christie’s International. The narrow room has an Indian sofa in …

Unseen London

In a fascinating new book, Unseen London, photographer Peter Dazeley shows us some of the capital’s hidden gems. We are taken behind the scenes in fifty iconic …

The Blues Kitchen’s faience bar

The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch has recently opened, complete with a striking faience-fronted bar made from ceramic tiles by Craven Dunnill Jackfield. Victorian in its inspiration, the …

The Interiors of Chester Jones

An inspiring tome on the work of interior designer Chester Jones is just out.  The Interiors of Chester Jones features more than a dozen of his interiors, …

Award-winning London mews house

  We were invited last week to view the latest project by award-winning developers McKinley Spaces. From the road, 5 Elvaston Mews in South Kensington looks like …

Retrouvius’ alpine retreat

  The Retrouvius design team’s third collaboration with these clients has resulted in an alpine retreat high in a Swiss mountain village which has a chalet spirit …

Rose Uniacke opens new shop

  Rose Uniacke has redesigned and extended her pared-down and elegant shop on Pimlico Road.  In the light-filled rooms she combines an eclectic mix of antiques with …

A contemporary mountain chalet

  Two giant wooden sculptures dominate the dining room cleverly located by the large windows in this contemporary mountain chalet in Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy. Architect: Mario …

A Living Space, Kit Kemp’s new book

  Last week, Anthropologie in Regent Street hosted a talk by interior designer Kit Kemp to launch her first book, ‘A Living Space’. Kit Kemp is renowned …

Smart dressing room

Deep in the Belgian countryside an 18th century farmhouse has been restored as a live/work space by an architect couple with a minimalist lifestyle. Their home is …

Hiring an interior designer or architect

You may be thinking of commissioning an architect or interior designer, but don’t know where to begin. How do you go about choosing? How do they charge? …