NEW SIMON HORN E-COMMERCE WEBSITE
AUGUST 25TH 2016

Simon Horn has been Britain’s best known bed maker since 1982 when it transformed British bedrooms with its romantic French beds.  Now these and many other classic and contemporary Simon Horn designs are available to online shoppers for the very first time. 

Just launched, the completely new Simon Horn website offers easy shopping for the ultimate in luxurious beds, co-ordinating furniture and handmade mattresses - all promising a beautiful bedroom.  Final touches come in the shape of exclusive duvets, pillows and bedlinens.  The website also features a Bespoke section for special commissions.

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BRASS IN THE KITCHEN
AUGUST 25TH 2016

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. The Watermark Collection have a choice of four different brass finishes; Aged Brass, Brushed Brass, Polished Brass and Vintage Brass.

The Watermark Collection offers an extraordinary range of kitchen taps, all hand made in Brooklyn, New York. Each piece is precisely machined from solid brass and assembled to order before being hand finished in any of 15 different options, from Polished Nickel and Oil Bronze to Vintage Copper.



From L-R: Aged Brass, Brushed Brass, Polished Brass, Vintage Brass
A BATHROOM CLASSIC
AUGUST 24TH 2016

Drummonds’ Chessleton lever taps are a true classic: Sleek deco profiles combine with impressive weight and solidity to make them as distinctive in contemporary settings as in period bathrooms 

Precision cast in solid brass using the traditional lost wax process, the Chessleton collection includes basin taps, bath taps, a shower and a hand shower, all available in a wide range of finishes including polished and antiqued brass. The lever handles come in polished hardwood or white china. 

The three hole basin mixer is shown here in nickel with polished hardwood handles, on Drummonds’ Lowther vanity with an Arabescato marble top. 
CASE HISTORY: CLOTH HALL
AUGUST 4TH 2016


Martin Moore designed and built this purpose-fitted dressing room in an extraordinary 14th Century building in Kent.  Originally a Cloth Hall, it housed traders selling fabrics including wool, silk and leather. Today this important building has been restored in every detail, transformed into a home which occupies a series of unique spaces.   

Although very familiar with period houses, creating a dressing room in a centuries-old roof with a sloping floor, randomly angled walls and prominent beams was an exciting challenge for Martin Moore’s designer David Sant.  However, as every piece of furniture is individually designed and made to order, it was a case of responding to each separate wall, providing organised space without compromising the room’s essential character.

Handbuilt in Martin Moore’s Yorkshire workshops, in American Walnut with nickel handles, the furniture is as solidly constructed as the house itself, with an authenticity which perfectly complements this exceptional building. 



Tall breakfronted cupboards occupy one entire wall, with shelves and drawers optimising space above and below the hanging rail.  A separate set of shelves holds a fabulous collection of designer handbags. The impressive shoe collection has a cabinet all of its own, set beneath one of the most dramatically sloping walls. There are no doors on any of the cabinetry, both to conserve space and to ensure that everything can be seen. To help this, all of the units are backlit.

A dramatic island holds centre stage in the room. As with the tall cupboards, this is divided into ‘His and Hers’ sides. The top of the island has glass insets looking down into lit accessory bays, neatly sectioned to store and display watches, cufflinks, earrings and other small treasures. The roomy drawers below are leather-lined and compartmentalised to the owners’ specific requirements.

The result, was a triumph for Martin Moore’s responsiveness and abilities. David Sant describes it as, “Calm and consistent, using a very eccentric space to create a completely organised, personalised and luxurious dressing room. It’s a wonderful luxury.
MOVING THE THRESHOLD
AUGUST 3RD 2016


High-tech, bespoke glass buildings from The Caulfield Company combine all the pleasures of indoor/outdoor living with state-of-the-art thermal performance. Automated shading and temperature control are operated through built-in weather stations for perfect climate control. This is tried and tested intelligent technology, widely used in commercial buildings and now being applied to domestic projects from garden room extensions to modern conservatories and freestanding glass pavilions.

Shown Here: Set within a large garden, this large family house originally had limited access to the garden, making the two spaces feel separate. As part of a total refurbishment, The Caulfield Company was asked to open up the back of the house with a large glass extension creating space for an airy new open plan kitchen, dining and living room all flowing directly into the garden.  

The Caulfield Company completely removed one corner of the house, replacing it with a dramatic contemporary L-shaped glass building. Built-in climate control makes it comfortable to live in night and day, all year round. 



As another element of the refurbishment, The Caulfield Company was asked to carry the style of the new glass building through the whole of the house’s rear elevation. To create this cohesive look, they replaced the windows on three storeys and created a new set of large bi-folding doors to the right of the extension, opening up the original living room to the new terrace. 



At the heart of The Caulfield Company’s designs are pioneering roof and door systems which offer not only the highest possible strength, noise cancelling and thermal values (up to Passivhaus requirements) but also the ability to create spectacular structures

The Caulfield Company handles projects right through from planning permission to the design, build and interior finishes. It also offers a complete interior design service including bespoke joinery made in its own workshops, integrated entertainment systems, timber and stone floors and contemporary furniture from leading names including Rolf Benz, Draenart and Asco.  Mark Caulfield and his team of architects and craftsmen undertake projects all over the world.

DRUMMONDS OPENS NEW YORK SHOWROOM
AUGUST 1ST 2016

 
From their splendid cast iron baths to their handmade brassware, luxury bathroom manufacturers Drummonds are an iconic British brand. Now, they’ve taken their unique style to New York, displaying a full range within the D&D Building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.  

Drummonds produce sumptuous bathroom products with a solidity and integrity rarely seen nowadays.  At the heart of the New York showroom displays are their classic freestanding baths and their splendid vanities including the super-large Double Lowther with its twin basins and hand carved marble top. 



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