The Battersea Power Station development is, in reality, the creation of a new town. It spans 42 acres and is one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe. It will have almost the same amount of retail space as Westfield, and one of the largest ever single office spaces in the city of London has recently been let to Apple – half a million square feet within the iconic Battersea Power Station building at the heart of the development.
Deborah Moor & Caroline Nicholls run Slightly Quirky, an established interior design company located in West London working on a range of projects from substantial period family houses to central London apartments. “For us, interior design is more than a business. It is a passion and a lifestyle.”
It is a popular misconception that pale colours and plain tiles are always the best option for small bathrooms. Tucked away in the loft, this bathroom was cramped, dark and depressing before Slightly Quirky got involved and transformed it into this striking and spacious design.
The objective for this Esher home project was to increase the size of the kitchen and living areas by building a double height extension, strengthening the connection between the the house and garden and the woods beyond. Caroline Browne, worked closely with the family to create a highly personalised interior design which takes into account every […]
Sophie Bates BA(Hons) Dip(ARCH) RIBA, is the founder and owner of Sophie Bates Architects, a London based studio established to deliver innovative, contemporary residential architecture and interiors.
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a: The Boathouse Design Studio, 27 Ferry Rd, Teddington TW11 9NN
When looking to extend or build a new home, gaining planning permission is a necessary but sometimes tricky requirement. Having worked as a residential architect for twenty years, here are my recommendations to making the process as smooth and successful as possible.
Interior designer Anne-Marie Taylor and husband David, had been in their Putney property for about eight years and, self-confessed change junkies, felt it was time to move on. Looking around they realised that the cost of moving would be so great that they would hardly have any budget left to decorate their new home. Instead […]
Interior designer Angela Bunt is the daughter of a florist and an athlete, sometime national competitive swimmer, cellist and ex-data analyst. She’s a Kiwi by birth, but lived in Italy before settling in a two bedroom apartment on the edge of leafy Tooting Common, London.
London living can become a challenge when you have a young family and the organised home that you had as a couple is covered with toys and the debris of family life. Interior design starts to merge with therapy as couples seek help to bring calm back into their lives!
For many of us, creating something that simply looks lovely is no longer enough. Yes, of course, that is the starting point but to be home-worthy it has to feel great and last also and, increasingly, we want to understand the impact that we are having on the world around us too.
Anna Ainscough is a freelance copywriter based in South West London. She has worked in television, film production and for the press, developing scripts and writing features. After a career break, Anna decided to follow her passion and now focusses on writing for design and interiors. She is a regular contributor to The Decorcafe Blog.
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Louisa Warfield, founder of Louisa Warfield Art provides beautiful, bespoke art solutions for private clients, interior designers and friends. She kindly invited our decorclub to tour her beautiful home, recently featured in Living etc magazine. An ordinary 1930’s house, she has transformed it into an elegant yet practical family home.