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Look Before You Leap

Last year I was contacted by a client who, with the best of intentions, passion and energy and, believing he had everything sorted, threw himself into his property’s refurbishment. His builder was given full responsibility for the day to day project management. After just 2 weeks into the project, the cry for help came in. Engaging an interior designer at this late stage is not uncommon but, is fraught with problems. The client may not know the interior designer’s work and approach, the existing design may lack professional aesthetic and practical input, and the space for conflict and/or compromise is wide. The purpose of any refurbishment is to fulfil a human need. Having early professional input is critical in the design and delivery of an outcome that successfully satisfies that need. The project contained perfectly suitable technical information for any builder to follow. What was lacking is what turns a house into a fully functional and comfortable home. Lighting would have failed to meet the required outcomes for ambient, accent or task needs. Electrical sockets were …

Midcentury Modern Show in association with Elle Decoration 

On Sunday 28th February, over 80 top midcentury dealers and contemporary designers will come out in force to sell their vintage collectables and modern treasures at this celebrated show. Featuring classics of British, American and Scandinavian 20th Century design from Eames to Day and stunning, contemporary pieces from hot, new British designers. “The Midcentury Modern Show at Dulwich College is design heaven for me.” Orla Keily “This show could cause design lovers a cardiac arrest.” Grand Designs ‘TOP 50 Interiors shop’ STELLA magazine Sunday 28th February 10am – 4pm at Dulwich College London, SE21 7LD Discount Tickets available here www.modernshows.com

102 Interiors Ltd of London Awarded Best Of Houzz 2016

Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Renovating and Design Professionals in the UK and Around the World. 102 Interiors Ltd of East Dulwich has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The 4 year old Kitchen Design & Build Company was chosen by the more than 35 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, renovating and design industry professionals. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2015. A “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge will appear on winners’ Houzz profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz. Kate Imam from 102 Interiors said “We are truly delighted that the Houzz community voted for us, customer service in the …

Garden Talk: A Garden Room with a View

It’s not just men who need a cave – women need somewhere to retreat too. Have you heard of “she-sheds”? That’s the new lifestyle trend and I’m definitely fantasizing about it. Or it could be your teenage children who need to be contained at the end of the garden…you know, away from the house but still within boundaries? Whatever the reason, there are a few points to consider before embarking on “project garden room”. What do you want it for? If you are going to use it as an office, art studio, playroom, gym, music room, to be used all year round, you’ll need heating, insulation and electricity. I would recommend then to avoid the cheap option and go for a proper garden studio which start at 15K and go up to 40K or more for bespoke, high end buildings.. If it’s a shed to potter around, informal play room, or a summer building you’re after then a customized sturdy shed (starting price £500/£600) will do the trick. Impact on the garden The smaller the …

JHBeulah Pop-Up Shop Launch

Jemima Beulah is an eco fashion designer and founder of JHBeulah, specialising in modern garments and accessories from vintage materials. All the pieces are designed and cut at a home studio in SE London, and the sewing is done by a local seamstresses. The domestic production of the collection speaks of the vintage origins of the fabric of which it is made from. This year, Jemima has been shortlisted for the Brand Amplifier Award, hosted a charity fashion show at one of her Columbia Road stockists and launched the SS14 collection which is being picked up by independentboutique.com. JHBeulah will be launching its own shop for the first time this year.  The pop up shop will act as the platform for various collaborations which they are currently working on with other local brands, such as reclaimed furniture pieces with Found Inc and illustrated scarves by Amber Anderson. The shop will be will be opening at the Nunhead Corner which is run by the Southwark Council as part of the Nunhead Outer London Fund regeneration project, there have already been …