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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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 […]
In celebration of the opening of the opening of The Woodland Walk, one of the final phases of the garden restoration at Strawberry Hill House, local caterer, Fruits of the Fridge, baked a delicious 18th Century Tea for Alan Titmarsh, Britain’s best-loved gardener, and other distinguished guests, to accompany a fine blend of tea supplied by Fortnum and Mason.
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.
We were excited to discover that DecorCafe Experts, Peboryon, have designed a cake for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall. The royal couple were, understandably, absolutely thrilled both by the look and taste of the cake.
9 Garden Design Ideas. Snapshots by Garden Designer Amy Hannigan, an expert member of The DecorCafe Network based in SW London, Hampshire and Surrey & SE
@jannelford started using instagram as a hobby, just a couple of years ago, but with more than 86,000 followers it has become a business, supporting the styling and photography workshops she runs in collaboration with Eden Blooms.