Once every three years, the House & Garden editorial team compiles its list of the 100 leading interior designers in the UK. House & Garden pride themselves on the wide-ranging styles of houses that grace the pages of the magazine every month. The same can be said about this meticulously compiled directory of those they consider to be the best interior designers in the country. We are proud to be awarded a place within the top 100!
In this inspiring May issue of WOI we begin to look at a beautiful period residence in the heart of Holland, combining inspiration from partly Gustavian and Mediterranean backgrounds. Both designer Ischa Van Delft and antique dealer Jean–Jacques Masse transformed this beautiful disused café into a stunning home. We then go on to look at Artist Ben Langland’s and Nikki Bell’s Minimalist home in London’s East End where they draw together leftovers of local life with a simplistic approach. Finally, originally a ‘hammam’ bath house within the tranquil setting of Palais Sursock in central Beirut shows traditional Lebanese features with ornate window tracery. Many of the walls are painted in traditional colours of dark red, black and cream. Thanks WOI's!
Check out this sneak preview of the newly refurbished 108 Brasserie in heart of Marylebone village. Be sure to pop into this glamerous establishment for some inspiration if your in the area.
Head chef, Omar Alibhoy’s passion for his home city Madrid is expressed in every detail of his work and his restaurant. We visited Spain with Omar and his partners to help us capture the essence of an authentic Spanish tapas bar, and then set it in a contemporary space in Shoreditch with a modern twist. The restaurant boasts hand painted Spanish tiles, custom authentic vases and fishnet pendants from Barcelona, set against a soft palette of reclaimed timber and textured plaster. Sixties inspired furniture wraps around the statement central bar, copper clad to create an action packed focal hub to the restaurant.
These selected pieces are from Sotheby’s ‘Made in Britain’ auction which will take place on the 25th of March in London. This upcoming auction is a celebration of the diverse and innovative spirit of British art, design, photography, printmaking and studio ceramics. Our selection covers work from the 20th Century ranging from Dame Lucie Rie 's beautiful pottery to paintings from Victor Pasmore. Be sure to look it up!
Pender’s Barn, a guest chalet, is part of Pender Lea Farm in the heart of The Snowy Mountains, Crackenback. The Barn draws inspiration from the heritage of Farm and its surroundings, with stone feature walls to rustic exposed beams, beautiful timer floors and open fireplaces. It has the warmth and charm of a family home coupled with the style of a luxury hideaway. The perfect location to unwind and relax.
Loving this quirky candle holder from our trusty friend Carl Aubock. What another beautifully designed piece. Thanks 1st dibs!
These stunning works from Sue Williams A'court are taken from the mixed media collection "anonymous Collage" alongside the stunningly beautiful "succulents" ink on paper. Subtle use of geometric shapes and other worldly landscapes have left the AWI studio swooning and in a dreamlike state. Be sure to check out her website and keep an eye out for future exhibits in 2015.
In this inspiring issue of WOIs we firstly look at a beautiful restoration project in the Wye Valley near Wales. The sparsely furnished 'Tudorbethan' house has been restored with reclaimed materials and carefully chosen antiques. From old England we skip across to La Granja, Majorca to look at the expertly preserved and restored estate once home to Majorcan Aristocracy.Thanks WOI for another inspiring issue!
When browsing our library we recently pulled out Tom Kundig Houses 2, a sequel to his first book on residential design. Kundig has been a big inspiration of ours for a soon-to-finish residential project in the making for three years. In his book, Tom writes, "I hesitate to judge a piece of architecture on the basis of photographs; my hesitation does not arise from doubting the power of my own visual imagination, but from the fact that architecture is primarily an embodied and multisensory experience."