JUNE 29TH 2016

The Lit Bateau is the ultimate French bed, with its roots in the 1800’s Empire style. A design classic, it looks as good in a modern bedroom as in any traditional setting. The long line curving from headboard to footboard mimics a boat or a sleigh, suggesting a cosseting sanctuary.

Verona is Simon Horn’s latest take on the Lit Bateau. The design features the traditional panelled construction and sweeping lines but introduces a new carved ribbing detail, giving extra definition to the generous curves of the headboard and footboard. It’s a contemporary note to this much loved classic.   

Handmade in mahogany, with beautiful feather mahogany panels, Verona comes in four sizes, from King to Emperor. 
JUNE 28TH 2016

Launched during Eurocucina 2016 Milan Expo, Modulnova’s new Outdoor Kitchen draws on the great Italian tradition of cooking, eating and entertaining outside. 

Now available at DesignSpace London, Modulnova’s high-function version of a classic outdoor kitchen is built from solid Pietra Piasentina stone with a matt flamed finish. 

Designed with a strong modernist aesthetic, the outdoor kitchen is made up from three architectural modules: The main block combines a wood-burning oven with storage and fronts which conceal both a fridge and an ice-maker. Set at a right angle, the floating worktop has an integral barbecue pit and a deep stone sink. It connects to the final element, a table constructed from solid Teak slats and set with Pietra Piasentina stone block stools.
JUNE 27TH 2016

Glass is the perfect material for kitchens, bringing light into the space and creating a flow between house and garden. The Caulfield Company’s intelligent, intensely modern glass buildings combine the pleasures of indoor/outdoor living with state-of-the-art thermal performance and automated climate control, creating inspiring living spaces that are bright and comfortable all year round.

At the heart of the bespoke designs are pioneering roof and door systems built for The Caulfield Company by the same company which fabricates for architects such as Norman Foster. Technically these systems offer the highest possible strength, noise cancelling and thermal values (up to Passivhaus) and the ability to create spectacular structures… including designs where the doors fold entirely away, leaving no beams or columns to interrupt sightlines.
JUNE 23RD 2016

Whether it’s a utility room, back kitchen or scullery we dream of, we’d all love to have that little bit of extra space close to - but separate from - the kitchen. 

As masters of maximising space, bespoke kitchen makers Martin Moore are regularly commissioned to purpose-build back kitchens, utility rooms and walk-in larders alongside their main kitchens. Often these can be in surprisingly small spaces: Because the furniture is made to order, it can make the most of every inch.

The utility room shown here has several very specific purposes including ventilated lower cupboards specially designed for vegetable storage and an extra-large sink which the owners call their “soaking sink” – big enough to hold their largest pans. The space is also used as a bar whenever they hold large parties.  

Handpainted in the same off-white as the main kitchen it adjoins, the utility room has honed Nero Assoluto granite worktops and upstands. Glass wall cladding reflects light back into the room. 
JUNE 22ND 2016

The Watermark Collection offers edgy, bold new views on kitchen and bathroom brassware, combining its authentic industrial heritage with a contemporary decorative chic. 

Mixing old with new is a key look for today’s interiors and has seen a big revival of vintage metals such as copper and brass. 

Whether you want a strong industrial look or sophisticated minimalism, The Watermark Collection offers designs to work in any setting and finishes which set the seal on style. 

Images show: 
London wall mounted shower head in vintage brass
London wall mounted thermostatic shower valve in vintage brass finish
JUNE 21ST 2016

Pantone’s naming of Serenity as one of the 2016 Colours of the Year highlights using blues in interiors. Interior designer Edward Bulmer’s Natural Paint collection has many different shades to inspire and because his paints are formulated from all-natural ingredients, they have exceptional depth and quality of colour which brings rooms to life.

Choosing and using blues: Blues are amongst Edward Bulmer’s most favourite colours. His advice on using them is: “Blues are often overlooked as one of the most attractive colours, especially for darker rooms. Using a warm, strong blue forces you to create a wonderful lighting scheme and turn the area into something really dramatic and impressive. In classic style rooms, blue has the knack of softening the formality of antique pieces and creating a warm living space in which to enjoy them. In contemporary spaces, I might use dark blue as the backdrop to a sleek cream leather sofa or a focus piece of artwork; again dramatically lit for maximum impact.”

The Edward Bulmer Natural Paint collection offers blues ranging from subtle blue greys to sea blue/greens and bright turquoise and azure.
JUNE 20TH 2016
With colour and decorative detail back in fashion, minimalism is out - and beds are becoming more lush and cocooning.  

A classic upholstered French bed from Simon Horn makes the perfect centrepiece for a grown-up feminine bedroom. Romantic curves and hand carved detailing put these luxurious statement beds right on trend.

Reine de France upholstered with natural wood finish frame

Louis XV upholstered with painted frame

Louis XVI upholstered with painted frame

Available in six sizes, from Double to Emperor, Simon Horn beds are handmade and custom finished to order. The wood can be polished or hand painted and the head/footboards can be caned or upholstered in the customer’s choice of fabric.
JUNE 16TH 2016

Famous for sleek, architectural kitchens and bathrooms, DesignSpace London are one of London’s most innovative companies. Underlining their pioneering approach to design, they have moved their flagship showroom from Battersea to London’s emerging new design quarter on the South Bank. 

new Southwark showroom is a dramatic 4000 sq ft space in which DesignSpace London have created fifteen display areas showcasing inspirational kitchen, bathroom and living concepts. Using dynamic Italian brands such as Modulnova and Lema, they push the boundaries of modular design and create today’s multi-purpose living spaces. 

The displays feature many new products never seen before in the UK including the latest in ‘technical’ materials and developments in pocket door systems, which can glide open to reveal over 2.5 metres of kitchen work space. The innovative Blade system demonstrates how seamlessly kitchens and living spaces can now be integrated, with a host of new surface finishes and new lightweight yet flex-free aluminium doors up to 2.7 metres high. Specially developed hinges and fittings allow designers to use them to create bespoke storage cabinets and wall cladding. 

Bathrooms too offer both new materials and an enhanced range of lacquer colours. Taking bathroom planning to the next level, drawers have purpose designed inserts for organizing make-up and other bathroom necessities. Freestanding baths and basins in both natural stone and new generation composites complete the sleek, contemporary appeal which is such a hallmark of the DesignSpace London look.

JUNE 13TH 2016

The Gaiola takes its name and form from the double decker riverboats trading the Amazon, where Troo Heath-Crew first began working with wood. Refined and streamlined, the design is interpreted through Art Deco and 30’s Modernism, with clever detailing and virtuoso craftsmanship.

Troo’s work often takes a contemporary view of traditional furniture such as the credenza (AKA sideboard or buffet), once a classic dining room piece. Re-envisaged for modern homes, it becomes an important feature piece, perfect for open plan and multi-zone living spaces.  

Gaiola Credenza is made to order in a Limited Edition of 25. Everything about it speaks of luxury, in the long tradition of bespoke English cabinetry. Nearly 2.5 metres long, it is hand built in Tree Couture’s London workshops using solid American Black Walnut with accent detailing in Steamed English Pearwood; each piece of timber individually chosen and matched for colour and grain pattern. Other accent timbers, including prehistoric bog wood (over 5000 years old), are available to order. 

Providing capacious storage and display space, the Gaiola’s large central drawers are lined in sumptuous rose-dorée nappa leather or the leather of the client’s choice. Fitted out to order, they can be configured to hold anything desired, even a full canteen of cutlery. Two pairs of tambour doors define the curved ends, each pair made from over 200 individually cut solid Walnut slats, mounted onto artist’s canvas and backed with nappa leather. 

Sliding smoothly open, they reveal the remote controlled colour-changeable LED light panels which form the back of the cabinet. It’s a witty, vibrant addition to a seriously splendid piece of furniture, bringing a classic concept right up to date.  
JUNE 2ND 2016


Tree Couture, the young British furniture house founded by designer-maker Troo Heath-Crew, has launched a new website featuring its limited edition collections, one-off commission pieces and the stories behind them.

The new website leads visitors through Tree Couture’s design process, into the workshops and atelier. There is a close focus on the cutting-edge contemporary designs, handmade using exceptional skills and sustainable timber from managed forests. Supremely luxurious and meticulously detailed, each piece is individually made and finished to order before being numbered and signed with a maker’s mark.  It’s a remarkable insight into the work of one of Britain’s most exciting fine furniture makers.


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