MAY 8TH 2017
Drummonds’ ongoing design collaboration with interior architect and product designer Martin Brudnizki, produces inspirational bathroomware and accessories, giving Drummonds contemporary direction.
Martin Brudnizki’s new Derwent Pendant light is a masterpiece of craft luxe. The reeded glass shade is hand blown and the brassware is hand fabricated, making each light a unique piece. Shown above in a brushed brass finish, the Derwent Pendant is also available in Nickel and Chrome finishes. Perfect for bathrooms, it carries an IP44 rating.  

The dimensions of the shade are 225mm high & 115mm in diameter
Matching Derwent wall lights also available
Also shown here, from the Martin Brudnizki for Drummonds Collection: 
Derwent Vanity Mirror:  D50 x W690 x H1010mm
Ladybower Vanity:  D585 x W770 x H850mm
MAY 4TH 2017

Designed for interior walls and floors, Old Faro is one of an exciting new collection of porcelain tiles from luxury stone specialist Lapicida. Convincingly reproducing antique blue and white terracotta tiles, with all of their ageing, fading and patina, Old Faro perfectly captures the spirit of vintage interiors.  

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.  

Many of Lapicida’s porcelain tiles can also be used outside, making them ideal for contemporary indoor/outdoor spaces where a single flooring can run through the house and out onto a terrace.  Frost and slip-resistant, porcelain can offer a simple, cost-effective way to get the look.

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

Matt finished, Old Faro porcelain tiles measure 330 x 330mm and are 10mm thick. 
MAY 3RD 2017

Towering glazed gables, asymmetric windows, lantern lights, glass boxes and giant bi-folds are all part of the language of contemporary buildings. They make impressive statements, but can be hard to screen - often a necessity for both privacy and climate control.

The leading experts in shaped blinds, Grand Design Blinds can shade and screen even the most challenging shapes and areas of glass.

By definition, each project is a unique challenge, needing a one-off response. Grand Design Blinds offer many different types of blinds, which combined with specialist materials and automated operating systems allow them to create shading solutions for even the most extraordinary locations.

Shown here (with details below): This Leicestershire new-build has a double-height glazed gable with open countryside views. By night, the glass needs screening for privacy. Grand Design Blinds designed, tailor-made and installed two electrically-controlled blinds into the apex and three manual blinds mounted discreetly on the transom below. This gives a wide range of full and partial screening options for both privacy and climate control. The fabric matches across both sets of blinds, giving a smart finish.

Grand Design Blinds undertake projects worldwide.  All of their blinds are handmade to order to order in the UK.
MAY 2ND 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. 
Alongside their own collections, George Spencer represent a few carefully chosen US and European fabric houses which share the same feel and ethos. The line-up includes Brooklyn-based artist and textile designer Rebecca Atwood, whose sustainably produced fabrics have a chic contemporary edge. 
Cut Up Dot’ is a new reversible jacquard weave by Rebecca Atwood.  Inspired by an experimental piece of collage, it comes in four colourways including two lucent blues, designed to work separately or together. 100% cotton and 140cm wide, it is suitable for curtains, cushions, and upholstery. 

APRIL 27TH 2017

​New at Alternative Bathrooms, the Horus basin is a sweeping, sculptural design by the Italian architect Marco Baxadonne.  

Inspired by the ancient Egyptian ‘Eye of Horus’ symbol, it’s a large basin with curvaceous lines, giving strong design focus to contemporary bathrooms. 

Designed to be used with wall or deck-mounted taps, Horus is made in ‘Ceramilux’, a new generation mineral/marble with an ultra-smooth feel, available in matt or gloss.  

Dimensions:  W: 105.75 x D: 43 x H: 7/17 cm 
APRIL 26TH 2017

Always innovating, the luxury bathroom maker Drummonds has launched an exciting new website, bringing bathroom design inspirations to life with new products, new images and even greater interactivity.

Drummonds has always made its own products, using traditional manufacturing techniques such as casting molten iron and brass. In an exciting mix of video and stills, these artisan processes are vividly portrayed on the new website, alongside beautifully photographed products and real life bathroom locations. Behind the inspirations sits an intelligent service-led website, offering everything from detailed technical information to sample requests, appointment bookings and access to Drummonds’ in-house design service.

APRIL 25TH 2017

We are pleased to announce we have been appointed to handle the PR for Grand Design Blinds.
Grand Design Blinds are the leading experts in shaped blinds; shading and screening even the most challenging shapes and areas of glass.  The company was set up by blinds specialist Jonathan Pelly-Fry in 2012. Inspired by the dramatic glazing of modern seaside houses in Cornwall, he began developing responses to their unique screening requirements. Joined by his son Nick as Design Director in 2014, they now run the business together, offering high-tech solutions to architects, designers and private clients worldwide. Images above show projects undertaken at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and the Gare du Nord.
A background press release is attached. Please let us know if you would like high res images or further information.
APRIL 20TH 2017

The Watermark Collection offers edgy, bold new views on kitchen and bathroom brassware. Handmade in Brooklyn, New York, each piece is precisely machined from solid brass, hand finished and assembled to order. The entire collection is available to order in 15 different specialist finishes; from polished nickel and oiled bronze to vintage brass and copper.

This striking shower room occupies the roof extension of a Victorian townhouse renovation in London by interior designer Melissa Jenkinson of Heirloom Studio. Her choice of shower, taps and towel rail in aged brass from The Watermark Collection’s Brooklyn Collection dramatically poses the warm metal against cool charcoal and white monochrome. A gilt-framed antique mirror subtly references the building’s heritage, connecting new to old in much the same way as The Watermark Collection’s unique, handmade brassware. 

All brassware shown is from The Watermark Collection's Brooklyn range in Aged Brass. 
APRIL 19TH 2017

This traditional conservatory was designed, handmade and installed by The Caulfield Company and sits within the walled garden of a 19th Century Grade II Listed castle, deep in the Yorkshire Dales. 

Commissioned to replace a long-derelict Victorian greenhouse, occupying the same footprint, it was built in The Caulfield Company’s Yorkshire workshops in solid Sapele hardwood and painted in a soft green finish. Creating a garden room sanctuary, it lies at the heart of a major restoration project which has brought new life to the garden.  

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.  
APRIL 10TH 2017

Drummonds’ uniquely luxurious new Hammered Copper finish celebrates the many artisanal processes involved in the making of their cast iron baths. From the pouring of the molten iron to the dry frit enamelling, each bath takes several weeks to make - even before the specialist hand finishing. 
Now available to order on many of Drummonds’ baths, the Hammered Copper finish is a craft process which begins with wrapping the bath exterior in sheet copper. This is then beaten into place by hand with mallets, creating the characteristic undulations and dimples. Finally, the metal is polished to a high shine and then lacquered to preserve the natural warmth and gleaming lustre of the copper. 

The new Hammered Copper finish is shown here on Drummonds’ Wye bateau bath.  
APRIL 6TH 2017

Inspired by 1930’s Art Deco, Lapicida’s glamorous ‘Astoria’ vanity has classic lines and a strong architectural presence. Originally made in solid Carrara marble with brushed brass inlays, it now comes in a second, equally dramatic, version featuring honed Verde Guatemala.   

Verde Guatemala is a famously lustrous dark green marble, often seen in original Art Deco design. A modern accent is added by brushed copper inlays, making this vanity right on trend for both classic and contemporary interiors.

Generously dimensioned, the Astoria stands 900mm high by 700mm wide and 400mm deep

Matching: The Astoria Mirror
The simple elegance of the Astoria mirror echoes the Deco spirit of the Astoria vanity. Available in both honed Verde Guatemala with brushed copper inlays and honed Carrara with brushed brass.  
APRIL 4TH 2017
A Classic Collection in seven new colourways

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.  

Spencer Velvet is one of the company’s best-known collections: The go-to velvet for many interior designers, it is famous for its unique colours and beautiful vintage finish. 

Now, seven new colours have been added to the Spencer Velvet collection. Cleverly nuanced, they take their inspiration from Provence’s sun-weathered buildings, with shades including Citron, Aquamarine, Pale Olive and Bleached Terracotta. Subtle yet profound colours, they are perfect for both contemporary and traditional interiors. 

Spencer Velvet is woven in 100% cotton and now comes in thirty-four colours, from soft neutrals to rich hues. 140cm wide, it is suitable for upholstery and curtains.
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.

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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