MARCH 28TH 2017

Silver Mirror is one of an exciting new collection of decorative porcelain tiles from luxury stone specialist Lapicida. Convincingly reproducing the subtle reflections, shades and patina of antique mirror glass, it’s on trend for both vintage-inspired and highly contemporary walls and floors… and can even be used on exterior walls. 

Expertly curated, Lapicida’s porcelain collection is chosen to work alongside their premium marble and stone. The two collections sit well together and can often be used in the same projects. Some areas have specific requirements which stone can’t fulfil as easily as porcelain, particularly where there are weight or thickness issues.  

Lapicida’s extensive porcelain collection comes in a wide range of sizes and a variety of authentic finishes including timber, concrete, marble and stone.

Glazed and polished, Silver Mirror porcelain tiles measure 600x600mm and are 10mm thick.
MARCH 27TH 2017

George Spencer Designs are moving to the 3rd Floor of Chelsea Harbour’s Design Centre East building. 

With a very British heritage stretching back nearly 80 years, George Spencer fabrics have a hallmark style of their own; designerly, natural and organic. Luxurious and sophisticated, the emphasis is on natural fibres, textural weaves and craft mills.  

Tim Walters, Managing Director of George Spencer Designs, comments “After fourteen years in Elystan Street, this move to Chelsea Harbour is very exciting. The brand new 1100sq ft showroom offers a wonderfully light and airy space, with room to show many more of our fabrics and wallpapers.” 

As from Monday 3 April 2017, George Spencer Designs’ new address will be: Unit 310-311, Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 0XF
MARCH 27TH 2017

Martin Moore Stone has launched a brand-new website, bringing together its extensive range of new and antique stone floors and fireplaces. Offering e-commerce for the first time, the site is entirely built around customer service; with design inspirations, detailed specifications, advice, sampling and even delivery bookings. The new website is supported by a new brochure full of inspirational imagery. 

Martin Moore Stone grew out of Martin Moore’s bespoke kitchens, sharing the same reputation for classic English design values.  Its new and antique stones offer iconic varieties in colours, textures and finishes to suit everywhere from traditional country houses to minimalist urban interiors. Also on offer are bespoke floors which are designed and made to order using a combination of materials including slate, marble and antique stone.

Natural limestones and marbles are seen again in Martin Moore Stone’s fireplace collection, which features just the right degree of architectural detailing for both period houses and modern living. Bespoke fireplace designs are also available to order.
MARCH 23RD 2017

This bespoke kitchen, designed by Luke Beveridge at DesignSpace London is a masterclass in spatial planning, siting a generously-proportioned and highly functional kitchen within a relatively narrow space.   

The footprint was created when the owners decided to rework their interiors, bringing their kitchen forward to take more advantage of the balcony and spectacular views over London’s Regent’s Canal.  

Their ‘must have’ priority was an island unit with prepping space and seating. Once the main run of cabinets was added into the plan, with the minimum practical one metre walkway between the two, it left a very narrow space. 

This planning issue was solved by making the island long and slim; at 800mm wide, this is the thinnest it could be without looking awkward or unbalanced. In practice, it works perfectly, partnering visually with the dining table at the centre of the open plan space beyond. 

Flooded with natural daylight, the kitchen plays to that theme with 60mm thick Carrara marble surfaces, satin-finished white lacquer cabinetry and a white glass splashback. Inset shelving with dark timber linings creates contrast areas within the simple modular forms of the cabinetry, which comes from Modulnova’s Twenty collection. 

Behind the sleek exteriors lies a sophisticated and extremely well-equipped kitchen. With high function appliances ranging from steam and pyrolytic ovens to a 4-zone ceramic induction hob and plenty of refrigeration, this is the perfect minimalist kitchen for two keen and creative cooks.
MARCH 21ST 2017

This traditional conservatory was designed, handmade and installed by The Caulfield Company. Built in their Yorkshire workshops in solid Sapele hardwood with maintenance free cappings, it is painted in a soft white finish which perfectly suits the well-established garden.

Situated within the City of York, the location is a fine, detached Victorian villa. Mark Caulfield designed this bespoke conservatory to integrate seamlessly with the house, with proportions and architectural details such as the roof pitch, reclaimed brick plinth and arch-topped windows perfectly matched to the original building.  

One wall of the conservatory is built in the same reclaimed brick, giving privacy and creating a boundary with the house next door. The brick is left raw on the inside, used as a decorative finish. The roof elevation on that side is also solid, enhancing privacy and helping maintain the interior climate in this traditional structure. All of the glass is double glazed for comfort, security and noise control.

The glazed elevations have traditional top hung sashes, echoing the style of a Victorian greenhouse. This theme is repeated in the manually operated roof vents - again a typical feature of 19th Century plant houses. The solid English oak floor and window box seating (which conceals radiators) were also made by The Caulfield Company.

Highly experienced in sensitive architectural responses to period and listed buildings, 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.  
MARCH 16TH 2017

Alternative Bathrooms new Dress 2.0 collection incorporates a wealth of modular pieces which are versatile, stylish and immensely practical - making it easy to plan bathrooms, no matter how large or small. This architectural approach of using modular components, from baths to storage, ensures everything has its place. The result is a beautiful, functional and highly organised space.  

Another big advantage of the modular approach is that every bathroom is an entirely individual scheme. Underlining this, the Dress 2.0 collection comes in a wide choice of matching and co-ordinating finishes and textures including natural timbers in plain or stained colours and a range of lacquers. Coordinating mirrors, baths and basins complete the look. 

Elements from the Dress 2.0 collection are shown here including open and closed storage in Light Tranché wood; wall hung MET open shelving, Gola basin unit + worktop + basin, Gio Top Mirror, Elle Lamp and Bahia Nicchia bath tub.
MARCH 15TH 2017

From fashion and make-up to interiors, 2017 is the year to say hello to navy blue. It’s a great colour to live with - working both as a focus element and as a neutral. And Felt’s strikingly beautiful Shyrdak rugs are the perfect way to bring navy blue into the house, giving rooms a rapid fashion update.  

Felt’s large collection of new and vintage Shyrdaks come in many colours and in all shapes and sizes from runners to room-size or round rugs.
MARCH 13TH 2017

Drummonds’ impressive Thurso freestanding shower is a new version of their classic ‘Severn’. Its cast iron shower tray has a curved skirt designed to match the roll top which features in many of Drummonds’ splendid baths. 

Standing over 2 metres high, the magnificent Thurso (which has room for two) is a standalone, watertight, shower which can be plumbed in from the floor or wall. Because it is entirely freestanding, it makes the perfect centerpiece for a large bathroom or even a bedroom. Shown here in Drummonds’ new antique nickel finish, it also comes in polished or antique brass, antique bronze and polished chrome or nickel. The cast iron tray can be primed, painted (shown here painted black) or polished and lacquered to order. 

Featuring a 300mm overhead shower rose and a hand-held shower, the Thurso freestanding shower measures H:2310mm x W:1300mm x D:1125mm.

Also shown is Drummonds’ Single Crake vanity in the new antique nickel finish with Marquina black marble. H:1160mm x W:850mm x D:690mm.
MARCH 7TH 2017

With a very British heritage stretching back nearly 80 years, George Spencer Designs’ fabrics have a hallmark style of their own; designerly, natural and organic. Luxurious and sophisticated, the emphasis is on natural fibres, textural weaves and craft mills.  

Makeba’s densely woven design is inspired by the 1930’s love of African textile design, with its bold, linear themes perfectly in tune with the Art Deco.

100% silk, Makeba is suitable for curtains and light upholstery. It comes in two colourways, Carob (as seen here) and Vanilla.  
MARCH 2ND 2017

Architectural solutions from commercial buildings offer next-generation building technologies for our homes. Solarlux ‘Cero’ glass door systems from The Caulfield Company are a perfect example of this high-tech crossover. 

Combining the scale of glass curtain walling with the functionality of sliding doors, Cero systems have minimal framing, with vertical mullions just 34mm thick giving uninterrupted views and a modern architectural finish. Remote control and a wide range of safety and security features add to the functionality.

Super-Tall:  Doors up to 6 metres high in a single piece of glass
Made to order, Cero doors are unique in being available up to a towering 6 metres in height and 4 metres wide, offering moveable floor to ceiling glazing (as shown in image). Matching fixed glass panels can be up to 15 metres square.  This makes it much easier to replace brick elevations with glass in renovation projects and - in new builds or extensions - allows the design to feature much larger areas of glass. 

Super Eco:  To Passivhaus standards   
Cero glass systems are available either double or triple glazed. The triple glazed option takes the glass up to Passivhaus standards (0.8U value) adding great insulation to new or existing buildings. High-tech glazing options go hand in hand with noise cancelling technology, which adds to the pleasure of living with large areas of glass.

Super Secure:  Advanced Security 
In addition to the quality of the glass itself, Cero systems offer a wide range of security features including locking alarms and damage sensors. Certified up to the anti-burglar standard RC2, they can also be fully integrated into a master security system.
MARCH 1ST 2017

New: Brogue Table and Brogue Side Table

Brogue is one of Bethan Gray’s signature designs, originally a leather-topped wooden table, featuring punched and stitched brogue edge detailing. In 2014 Lapicida produced a limited-edition version of the Brogue Table in solid marble, complete with the complex edge detailing rendered in the stone.  

Now, Lapicida’s Brogue Table has been put into production. Made from specially selected Carrara marble, it is available in two sizes, including the new Side Table. Offering a sleek, architectural look and an extraordinary tactile finish, Brogue tables are an iconic modern design: both functional and sculptural.

The precise brogue edge detailing is a technical tour de force, underlining Lapicida’s exceptional craft skills and unique approach to decorative stone.
MARCH 1ST 2017

From Gucci to Dolce & Gabbana, chinoiserie continues to grace the catwalk and where fashion goes, interiors soon follow. Perfectly in tune with this trend, the London Basin Company’s classic blue and white Georgiana basin makes the ideal accent piece for bathrooms and cloakrooms.   

The hand decorated porcelain basins from the London Basin Company were created by interior designer Anna Callis, founder of the company, who draws inspiration from her travels, creating her own modern interpretations of traditional Oriental and Middle Eastern patterns.


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