Last month I made a trip down to Olympia, London to the House Fair. I'd say it's one of the most stunning and well presented exhibitions i've had the pleasure of going to. There was a glorious amount of design inspiration at the fair and I definitely came back with ideas for future design projects. Across the following weeks I will be blogging about the brands which stood out for me, in terms of quality, sustainability and use.

Below are some great examples of fabulous brands that were exhibiting at the house fair and a little information about them.

I hope you enjoy this interior inspiration.

Have a lovely week. Natalia Jane xo

Renowned for large and extending dining tables and stylish, comfy sofas, Adventures in Furniture specialise in contemporary designs that are crafted using solid materials and traditional techniques. All their furniture is handmade in Europe to endure and enjoy.

Amy Kent
Established in 2005 Amy Kent is a beautiful collection of hand knotted rugs.
designs are inspired by every day shapes
from trees, leaves and flowers to
architectural features and patterns. They are all simple designs that are both classic
and contemporary, suiting traditional and modern interiors alike. All the rugs are
to order and can be individually customised
any size can be specified and
have an extensive range of colours to choose from
Established  in  2005  Amy  Kent  is  a  beautiful  collection  of  hand  knotted  rugs.The designs  are  inspired  by  every  day  shapes - from  trees,  leaves  and  flowers  to architectural  features  and  patterns.  They  are  all  simple  designs  that  are both  classic and  contemporary,  suiting  traditional  and  modern  interiors  alike.  All  the  rugs  are made to  order  and  can  be  individually  customised - any  size  can  be  specified  and they have an extensive range of colours to choose from.

David Thornber Handmade Furniture is about personal, beautifully crafted, forever loved furniture. They specialise in creating beautiful bespoke furniture. 

'Personalised, handmade, forever loved furniture'. - David Thornber

Reed Harris have a stunning collection of wall tiles and floor tiles, which are all suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces. 

The Stone & Ceramic Warehouse
The Stone & Ceramic Warehouse
have built up an enviable reputation as a leading
importer, distributor and retailer of sophisticated natural and ce
ramic wall and floor
y sell
a massive
range of products
over 1,000 and counting
and find out more about why they are
the leaders in their industry.
The Stone & Ceramic Warehouse have built up an enviable reputation as a leading importer,  distributor and retailer of sophisticated natural and ceramic wall and floor coverings. They sell a  massive range of products, over 1,000 and counting. Come and find out more about why they are the leaders in their industry.

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Timothy Whealon - Kips Bay Decorator Show House

Last year I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Kips Bay Decorator Show House whilst in New York during New York Design Week with Modenus and Blog Tour. This year the design and inspiration is just as fantastic and fresh. Below is Timothy Whealon's take, on a part of the Kips Bay Show House for 2016. Timothy who is an interior designer who specialises in high-end interiors, beautifully embraced the geometric pattern within his design. The almost pastel prints work superbly amongst the light walls and gold furniture. Timothy Whealon incorporates a foundation of classicism into his designs with a fresh perspective which makes them timeless and contemporary. He creatively mixes items from different periods and cultures making each interior unique. Custom pieces are also often incorporated into his designs and his work is enhanced by his knowledge of the international art and antiques market and also by his team of skilled artists and craftsmen. 

Geometric prints in both fashion and interiors will be seen everywhere from the catwalk to the high street. This is definitely a trend to look out for in 2017.

{Photo Credit: Phillip Ennis}

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Brabantia: Love NewIcon

To celebrate landmark sales of 50 million Pedal Bins, global interior design brand Brabantia introduced their newIcon Pedal Bin range with Plastic Whale at Exclusively Housewares trade show last week. I was invited to the launch event and it was wonderful being present at this worldwide launch. 

Brabantia has collaborated with Plastic Whale, the first plastic fishing company in the world and together they have made a collection of stylish bins which are made from 40% high-grade recycled materials, and after use, 98% of the bin and packaging is recyclable. What is also fantastic, is that for every newIcon Pedal Bin that is sold, Brabantia will support Plastic Whale to ‘fish’ more plastic out of the waters across the world, ready for recycling. Plastic Whale is a social enterprise with a mission to make the world’s waters plastic-free and create value from plastic waste. It started five years ago with a single challenge to build a boat made of plastic waste. Today, they have a fleet of six design boats made from Amsterdam's Canal Plastic. 

This beautiful collection, out in October, is available in 3, 5, 12, 20 and 30 litre sizes and the bins come in a selection of thirteen colours including three, which are inspired by the colours found in nature; Daisy Yellow, Pink Clay and Moss Green.

Brabantia and Plastic Whale have a fantastic incentive with the launch of the newIcon collection and just as Brabantia's UK sales director, David Slater said: “Doing good is feeling good. By buying a newIcon Pedal Bin, consumers will be helping to reduce the plastic pollution in our waters. We want to enrich Brabantia consumers’ lives with beautifully designed products that are a pleasure to use, whilst being a good choice for the environment too. At Brabantia we care about what we make and the impact it has on our planet, and we’re proud to design recyclability into all our products. We are moving towards 100% recycling within the next generation; the newIcon Pedal Bins take us one step closer to this goal.”

Brabantia is at the forefront of designing recyclability into their products. This is a positive and wonderful movement in design. 

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Heritage Bathrooms at The House Fair

Established in Bristol in 1985, Heritage Bathrooms has become a brand synonymous with iconic, classic design products, and an uncompromising commitment to quality and service.

Their beautiful range features traditional bathroom suites including Dorchester, Granley and Victoria which grace thousands of bathrooms across the UK with their elegant period style. Each range is complimented by a choice of freestanding acrylic baths, taps, showers, decorative heating and accessories, including a gorgeous range of ornate mirrors.

Heritage Bathrooms are also the UK’s market leader in cast iron baths. There's a variety of options, all available pre-primed and hand finished so that they can be painted  in any colour you like.

Visit Heritage Bathrooms at The House Fair, stand G46, between the 22nd and 25th June at Olympia Grand, Kensington.  

{images courtesy of Decorum}

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How to create the perfect gallery wall

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Trends come and go. Many fashion trends that are implemented into interiors such as colours, prints and different styles, change from season to season. A design element, in particular, that I find to be timeless, is a gallery wall. The beauty about this design element is that it is so versatile it can be a feature in any room of the house and can be created in a style which suits you. 

Gallery walls can be found in residential design as well as commercial design. It provides many functions. The most appealing gallery walls are ones which combine a variety of art sizes and frame styles. A way in which this would work beautifully is by choosing a colour scheme or art style so even if the frames are different sizes and styles they will still compliment each other. 

Ultimately, your wall should represent you, your style and personality. If using different sized frames, begin with the larger ones and place smaller ones around it. The frame style is a matter of personal preference, however, it should compliment the art its framing. The best place to hang your art is at eye-level. 

Gallery walls are super fun to create and make a stunning focal point in any room. 

Below are some fabulous examples. Enjoy! 

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A simple, flora inspired gallery wall.

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Build a gallery wall around a door frame.

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