WHAT GOES ON IN AN INTERIOR DESIGN PRACTICE? Once a month we’re going to share with you some of the snapshots that we take in the course of our work to give you an insight into how things come together during an interior design project.

Joinery and in particular wardrobes have occupied a large part of our studio time this month. We had a productive afternoon choosing finishes for 6 multi-unit wardrobes, including a walk-in wardrobe, for the master bedroom for one client. Another inspiring afternoon was spent at wardrobe specialist Neatsmith considering the possibilities for a dressing room for a second client. Finally, on the subject of wardrobes, we were really pleased with the results of refurbished wardrobes installed at a project in Sunningdale which is very near completion.

Refurbished wooden doors brought up-to-date with a smart grey painted finish
Name your configuration! Neatsmith wardrobes offer a multitude of possibilities

On a site visit to another full refurbishment client in Shurlock Row, while discussing how to update the staircase, the opportunity to place an unexpected and impressive cupboard for linen storage on a first-floor landing presented itself. This sort of spontaneous inspiration often occurs during the execution of an architectural interior as the house itself almost talks to us!

Will it fit? An impressive linen cupboard makes good use of landing space

At the same property we were really pleased that a repositioned door has created a hall-like entrance to the master bedroom off of which is the entrance to a walk-in wardrobe. The result will be a really impressive master bedroom – as it should be!

It may look like a building site today but this will soon be transformed into an impressive entrance to the master bedroom

The time spent on a project varies according to the size of the property and the extent of the work needed. Two extensive property refurbishments are approaching completion later this year. We’re as excited as the owners to see things falling into place.

Bespoke flooring, kitchen and lighting are all in - things are starting to come together on this project
We're really pleased with our design of glass sliding doors which create a division between the extended hallway and kitchen while maintaining the sense of space and light

We have a lot of debate about which stage of the process is the most exciting – the initial design and planning or the selection of finishes, furniture and accessories. This month we’ve spent time in Chaplins’ Pinner branch with two of our clients choosing items from their fabulous ranges of furniture and lighting.

Chaplins of Pinner - an Aladdin's cave of gorgeous furniture and accessories

Now that Covid restrictions are eased we have been able to host a couple of meetings with our suppliers. This week we saw the new collections from Arte wallpapers and spent much time over their new Decors & Panoramiques range of wall-coverings. These wall panels create the effect of a mural on the wall and are beautifully colour coordinated, as is the entire range. We love the collection so much, we’ve ordered all the sample books! We also reconnected with Jacaranda carpets and rugs. We were particularly inspired by their bespoke rugs and the cute colour pom presentation used to illustrate all the different colours available.

So many gorgeous finishes to choose from - Marion and Molly are introduced to the new Arte collection of wall coverings
Apart from a cute idea for sampling this box of 'poms' shows all the fabulous colours in which Jacaranda's rugs can be commissioned

Next month brings the beginning of refurbishment works for one client and a meetings with two new clients in Windsor and Knightsbridge. Never a dull moment…

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