COLOUR EXPLOSION!
JUNE 13TH 2017
Adding colour to interiors creates instant energy and interest, and bathrooms or cloakrooms are the perfect spaces in which to take the plunge. A hand decorated porcelain basin from the London Basin Company makes the perfect accent piece, adding vibrant colour in a small way that makes a big impact.
 
Interior designer Anna Callis, founder of the company, draws inspiration from her travels, creating her own modern interpretations of traditional Oriental and Middle Eastern patterns. Lushly patterned inside and out, the basins combine traditional and contemporary colours.
 
Available exclusively online, the London Basin Company offers ten different basins in a variety of designs and shapes. Every basin is a one-off, hand finished and generously sized; with dimensions running between 39.7 and 45cm in diameter and 14 to 16.2cm in height.  
 
Shown above (left to right): AdrianaMelodyClarabelleYasmin 
CREATING THE PERFECT SMALL BATHROOM WITH ANNA CALLIS
APRIL 3RD 2017
A small bathroom can make a real statement. Interior designer Anna Callis gives her top tips for decorating a space which may be small… but can still be perfectly formed.   

•Clever Storage - Keep the space clutter free with concealed storage. If you can, build into the wall void to gain additional space, either for cupboards or for display niches. Keep cupboard handles discreet or use touch opening systems.  Keep shelves shallow so you can see what’s on them.

•Mirrors - Mirrored glass conjures up the illusion of space. Panel the walls in mirror and even consider hanging another mirror over the top. To give contrast, combine antiqued and plain glass.

•Colour - Small bathrooms lend themselves brilliantly to colour, but as a rule it’s “all or nothing” as painting or wallpapering just one or two walls will make the space seem smaller. To add even more interest wallpaper one feature wall and paint or tile the others in a related colour.

•Decorative Finishes - A small bathroom can be a jewel box and highly decorative. Consider creating extraordinary textural effects, for instance applying laser cut designs in metal or wood to walls or cupboard fronts. 

•Lighting  - Even in a small bathroom you need both bright task lighting around the basin and subtle diffused lighting in the rest of the room.  Make it adjustable and independently controlled so you can create the right mood at the right time.

•Design Features - Once you have set the backdrop of colour, texture and lighting, consider one or two (no more) remarkable ‘design focus’ pieces to pull it all together.  This could be something like one of our richly decorated basins and some beautiful taps.

FROM CATWALK TO CLOAKROOM
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.
THE MODERN WAY TO GET DECORATIVE
JANUARY 25TH 2017
The Celestine from the London Basin Company is perfect for achieving the ‘modern decorative’ look now making its way into our homes.  No longer does everything in the bathroom need to be in stark, monochrome forms…

Shaped like a flower, Celestine features the delicate pale green colour and crackle glaze finish so often used in traditional Chinese celadon ware.  It’s a great way to introduce a simple, pretty, decorative element to bathrooms or cloakrooms and works equally well with modern or traditional brassware. 
2017: CHINOISERIE TRENDING
DECEMBER 1ST 2016

The Oriental trend has hit the catwalk and interiors are following suit, with a distinctly eastern flavour set to become a big decorating theme in the home.  The Clarabelle, shown here, from the London Basin Company epitomises contemporary Chinoiserie and is a clever way to add an on-trend touch to bathrooms or cloakrooms. 

The hand decorated porcelain basins from the London Basin Company make great accent pieces, perfectly in tune with today’s decorative looks.  Interior designer Anna Callis, founder of the company, draws inspiration from her travels, creating her own modern interpretations of traditional Oriental and Middle Eastern patterns.  The Clarabelle basin shown here is richly decorated inside and out.
BOWL FULL OF GOOD FORTUNE
OCTOBER 11TH 2016

 

Inspired by decorative porcelain from China the Lorelei basin from the London Basin Company incorporates a pattern of fish and lotus blossom, traditional symbols for abundance and wealth, adding a touch of eastern good fortune to the bathroom or cloakroom.

The hand decorated porcelain basins from the London Basin Company make perfect accent pieces for bathrooms and cloakrooms. Interior designer Anna Callis, founder of the company, draws inspiration from her travels, creating her own modern interpretations of traditional Oriental and Middle Eastern patterns.  The Lorelei basin shown here is richly decorated inside and out and has a distinctive crackle glaze finish.


 

Available exclusively online, the London Basin Company offers ten different basins in a variety of designs and shapes.  Every basin is a one-off, hand finished and generously sized; with dimensions running between 37.9 and 45cm in diameter and 15 to 16 cm in height.

ARC PR DECOREX ROUND-UP 2016
SEPTEMBER 13TH 2016



 
Decorex 2016 promises to be a spectacular year for four of our clients. Be sure to visit their stands to see all their new and exciting products!
 
Allyson McDermott: Stand J40

Showing at Decorex for the first time in her high profile and illustrious career, Allyson McDermott is one of the world’s leading authorities on conserving, recreating and hanging historic wallpapers.








 
Drummonds: Stand D20

Drummonds have conjured a surreal underwater world to showcase their classic bathroomware. Designed with Anna Glover, who specialises in the ‘beautiful and the unexpected’, this year’s stand is an opulent setting for new products including more from the ongoing collaboration with Martin Brudnizki.






 
Lapicida: Stand C25

Lapicida will be launching exciting accessory collaborations with leading designers Anouska Hempel and Lara Bohinc. The stand will also showcase inspiring new surfaces, together with stone objects including tables and vanity basins.








 
London Basin Company: Stand J54

Also a Decorex newcomer, London Basin Company makes richly decorated porcelain basins, reinventing a classic art form for contemporary bathrooms.
DESIGN ACCENTS
JULY 14TH 2016

Interior Designers know all about accent pieces; those very special elements which pull the whole room together.  

The hand decorated porcelain basins from the London Basin Company make perfect accents for bathrooms and cloakrooms.  Anna Callis, Interior Designer and founder of the company, draws inspiration from her travels, creating her own modern interpretations of traditional Oriental and Middle Eastern patterns. From traditional blue and white to richly coloured and gilded designs, these are the key pieces which work in both classic and contemporary settings – and make a bathroom unique.

Shown here is the Clarabelle, a multi-coloured porcelain basin mingling elements of ancient Chinese design motifs with floral detail and hints of gold. 
COUNTRY CHIC
MAY 31ST 2016

Decorated inside and out with a delicate floral pattern, the London Basin Company’s Madeline basin brings a breath of country charm to contemporary bathrooms. 

Available exclusively online, the London Basin Company offers ten different basins in a variety of designs and shapes.  Every basin is a one-off, hand finished and generously sized; with dimensions running between 37.9 and 45cm in diameter and 15 to 16 cm in height.
SPLASHING OUT: THE RICH COLOURS OF THE ORIENT
APRIL 26TH 2016

Oriental in inspiration, the richly decorated and coloured Yasmin basin from the London Basin Company is where boho chic meets contemporary bathroom style.   

The hand decorated porcelain basins from the London Basin Company make perfect accent pieces for bathrooms and cloakrooms. Interior designer Anna Callis, founder of the company, draws inspiration from her travels, creating her own modern interpretations of traditional Oriental and Middle Eastern patterns. Lushly patterned inside and out, the Yasmin basin shown here combines traditional and contemporary colours, given extra depth by gold highlights.

Available exclusively online, the London Basin Company offers ten different basins in a variety of designs and shapes. Every basin is a one-off, hand finished and generously sized; with dimensions running between 37.9 and 45cm in diameter and 15 to 16cm in height.  
A FRESH TAKE
MARCH 11TH 2016

 
Blue and white has enduring appeal in interiors and this gorgeous Coralie basin from the London Basin Company gives this classic combination a fresh, contemporary focus.

The hand decorated porcelain basins from the London Basin Company make perfect accent pieces for bathrooms and cloakrooms. Interior designer Anna Callis, founder of the company, draws inspiration from her travels, creating her own modern interpretations of traditional Oriental and Middle Eastern patterns.  The Coralie basin shown here is richly decorated inside and out and has a distinctive crackle glaze finish.
THE NEW DECORATIVES
FEBRUARY 9TH 2016

 
After years of monochrome, exuberant colours and decorative patterns are making their way back into our homes.

The richly decorated porcelain basins from the London Basin Company are perfect accent pieces for bathrooms and cloakrooms. Interior designer Anna Callis, founder of the company, draws inspiration from her travels, creating her own modern interpretations of traditional patterns. Colours range from classic blue and white to richly coloured, ornate designs such as the ‘
Adriana’ basin shown here.
TIMELESS CLASSIC: BLUE AND WHITE
JANUARY 12TH 2016



The classic beauty of Blue and White has been captured by the London Basin Company, in five fabulously decorative porcelain basins. Designed by Anna Callis, founder of the London Basin Company, the patterns are inspired by centuries of global decorative arts from Chinese and Japanese to Middle Eastern and European patterns.

The happiest of partnerships, blue and white is a forever look for bathrooms, sitting perfectly with today’s eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary styles.

Available exclusively 
online, the London Basin Company offers ten different basins in a variety of designs and shapes.
TRENDING: CELADON
DECEMBER 8TH 2015

The Celestine from the London Basin Company is inspired by celadon, the beautiful pale green glaze popular throughout Asia.  This colour has been making its way into our interiors and now makes a splash in this gorgeous basin. Shaped like a flower in bloom, it features the delicate crackle glaze finish so often used in traditional celadon ware. 

 


 

INTRODUCING THE LONDON BASIN COMPANY
OCTOBER 20TH 2015
Founded by interior designer Anna Callis and her daughter Nathalie, London Basin Company makes richly decorated porcelain basins, reinventing a classic art form for contemporary bathrooms.

The concept grew from Anna’s search for a decorative basin for a project she was working on.  The idea she had in her mind simply did not exist, so she set out to create it. It took more than three years to develop the patterns and find the right porcelain factory to produce exquisite quality basins embellished with Anna’s own designs.

At first glance, the patterns appear to be traditional themes, but a closer look quickly reveals the complexity of Anna’s designs. Drawn from her travels and researches, they cleverly interweave iconic themes spanning several centuries of decorative art from China, Japan, the Middle East and Europe. 




Every basin is a one-off, hand finished using a variety of techniques. The patterns are applied in two main ways 'under the glaze' and 'over the glaze'. With 'under the glaze' decorating, the pattern is applied to the porcelain, then the basins are glazed and fired. In the 'over the glaze' technique, the basins are glazed and fired, then the pattern is applied and the basins are fired twice again to ensure paint durability.

Not only are the patterns extremely durable, the porcelain itself is also strong and resilient, perfectly suited to bathroom use and easy to keep clean using mild detergents. It is fabulously tactile and has the resonant ‘chime’ of all fine china bowls. 



Selling online, exclusively from its own site, London Basin Company currently offers ten different basin designs and a variety of shapes.  Colours range from blue and white to richly coloured patterns with gilded highlights.  Generously sized, the basin dimensions in the range run between 37.9 and 45 cm diameter and 15 to 16cm in height.  

Anna Callis designs her basins to work as focus pieces in both classic and modern bathrooms. The choice of accompanying brassware will define the finished look and the basins sit perfectly with period or modern taps, in any finish from chrome to nickel, brass and gold.

Perfectly on trend with the move back towards colour and pattern in interiors, London Basin Company offer a new look at luxury for bathrooms, transforming the basin from a utility to a work of art in its own right.  

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