28 June 2016

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}


22 June 2016

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. 


21 June 2016

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}


3 June 2016

Kid & Coe - {European Holidays}

This inspiring courtyard apartment in Paris will give you a taste for minimalist living in a lovely part of the city among streets lined with foodie shops and boutiques. Explore the rue des Martyrs Sunday market and ride carousels by the Seine like true Parisians.
Settle into this colorful penthouse apartment in a 19th century Viennese building, set in a fantastic location for those with small children, and walking distance from Museum Quarter, the imperial palace, and many beautiful parks and local playgrounds.
This renovated canal house in the glorious medieval heart of central Amsterdam shares views of the NorderKerk and canals, and is just around the corner from Anne Frank House, an organic farmer’s market, and the famous Nine Streets for great shopping.
Find your home away from home in a lovely pair of beach houses on the Danish Riviera, close enough to Copenhagen for a day trip, and surrounded by gardens with nearby beaches. Soak up boat trips, music festivals, fishing villages and fairytale castles.
This characterful mews house, a 5-minute stroll from one of London’s very best playgrounds, includes a secret kid's den on the mezzanine level and is in the centre of summer cafes, independent shops, and cultural exhibitions at the British Museum and Library.
All of these beautiful residences are available to book on Kid & Coe.
{images via: Kid & Coe}

1 June 2016

H&M Home and Interiors 2016

The beautiful new H&M home collection is delightfully pretty. With a variety of themes from tropical prints, stunning beach accessories and towels and a zen printed bed linen, this new collection is definitely a favourite this summer.

Ideal for holidays and updating your home, there's something for everyone. You can find more here!


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