Have you always wanted a walk in wardrobe? A space that is beautifully designed with you in mind? A dedicated area that will house all your clothes and accessories? Installing a walk in wardrobe beings many benefits to your home and can transform your lifestyle. As a team, we ensure that our design projects use space as effectively as possible, and that they are tailored to your needs and your desires. There are certain decisions to make, along with the help of your interior stylist, when planning your walk in wardrobe: (more…)
Once again the Clerkenwell Design Week was incredible, justifying its claim to be the UK’s most popular independent design festival. It gets larger and better every year – 35,414 visitors attended in 2015, but it seems that 2016 attracted even more visitors. Visitors and exhibitors convene from all over the world to exchange inspiration and witness the latest design trends. Running between 24th and 26th May, the exhibition displayed the best in design from furniture to cars, and an array of other products. Many, many brands showcased their latest designs at the Clerkenwell Design Week 2016, which comprised showroom events, exhibitions, live talks, workshops and installations. Our interior design services are enhanced by the inspiring things we see, and hear, at events like this. Here are a few of our favourite finds:
KUFCakes, ornamental cake sculptures by all round-creative Kia Utzon-Frank.
Giles Miller Studio. Made using British Ceramic Tiles transfixing waves with identical small-square tiles. The effect is mesmerising.
Geometric ‘Gemma’ sofa range by Daniel Libeskind. This feature sofa perfects the contemporary look of this room, showcasing the best of experimental design.
‘The Church’ – a collaboration between Tom Dixon and Andrew Baughen. The unusual lighting makes this room truly unique.
Tom Dixons product in a 17th century church. We love the contrast between the traditional and the modern.
Yenchenyawen design studio’s ‘Landscape of Oxidation’, exploring the different results of copper patination and iron oxidation of jesmonite, inspired by the Japanese pottery restoration technique of ‘kintsugi,’ using gold to mend them together and create a new style.
The diverse talents on show at the Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 was nothing short of breathtaking. This pays homage to the city of London as being one of the design capitals of the world.
As interior designers in London, our services need to be dynamic and adaptable. Viewing the latest interior architectural trends enables us to stay imaginative with our work. Please contact our dedicated team to discuss the design possibilities for your residential or commercial space.
Here at Callender Howorth we relish every opportunity to be inspired. From everyday observations to the largest interior design event in the UK, we are continuously find inspiration in a variety of sources. With The Ideal Home Show 2016 currently in full swing, we’d like to share our experience of this mammoth source of stimulating design goodness. This year’s event is taking place in Olympia, London from 18th March to 3rd April with tickets at £12 for a weekday and £14 for Saturday and Sunday, with children under 15 going free all week. There are few shows that offers as great a variety and breadth of inspiration as The Ideal Home Show 2016. (more…)
Our understanding of design is that it always goes hand in hand with innovation. It feeds into every single interior we create, so we’re always looking out for the latest way to improve a project, whether through technology, as in the Regents Park House project, or through a complete redefining in traditional space, as in the Commercial HQ project. Our trusted partners, Extreme Design – who offer a premium and bespoke service – shares the premise that no two designs should be the same. The company, who are based in Barnes, Gerrards Cross and Sunningdale and have been designing beautiful living spaces for a decade, celebrate their clients’ differences by focussing on that all-important current buzzword: personalisation. (more…)
At Callender Howorth, we are always looking for ways to challenge ourselves and deliver luxury designs that are truly unique. We were excited to undertake the Regents Park Project: the complete renovation of three mews houses into one chic residence. The ultra-contemporary house is located on a scenic cobbled Mews, which is near Regents Park. The modern house now offers unique features that exemplify Callender Howorth’s creative diversity and ability to deliver the unexpected.
Custom fittings, which give each room a personalized feel, adorn the house in the latest gadgetry and create a stylised identity. The Custom Gull wing windows, for example, open automatically and allow a lot of natural light to permeate every corner of the home, giving it a feel of relaxation during the day. At night, the windows reveal a magical view of the surrounding area, filling the home with a myriad of lights, as well as revealing the starry sky. It also duplicates an image of the property to evoke a spacious feel. Such fittings were chosen with precision to allow them to blend seamlessly with the existing structure of the home.
The Regents Park Project features state of the art technology to accentuate the unique personality that we have created. Custom lighting is controlled from a central point and can be switched easily to create mood in a given room.
A lengthy swimming pool – a unique commodity, which is unusual in a London property and really sets this project apart – runs the length of the property, and can be dived into from the master bedroom on the first floor. It is visible from the entrance to the property and creates a focal point throughout the living space. The master bedroom also looks out over the entire property.
The open-plan layout magnificently maximises the space in this property. We used lots of glass and white surfaces to give a minimalist feel, while optimising airiness.
Specialist London interior designers, Callender Howorth excels in providing dynamic, creative designs that deliver versatile solutions. To sample the amazing Regents Park Project, contact our team to arrange a visit to the location and experience luxury at its best.
January is often a time of reflection, a chance to take stock of where you are, identify what you want to achieve with the New Year and the opportunity of a fresh start.
What better way to ‘clear the head’ than to physically clear the decks – get rid of some of the clutter that you may have accumulated over the past year and beyond!
Here is our top tip for your January clear out…
The rich colours at our Claremont Square project mirror the hues of the season
Well it’s here then. The clocks went back, the temperature dropped and the evenings went dark. Winter has unleashed her cold fury and, if forecasts are to be believed, it looks like she’s going to be vexed for quite some time.
So, if we’re all going to be indoors for months, we need to think about how to cosy it up a little. How to create a place that’s a welcoming haven away from the elements rather than a box that’s going to induce cabin fever and family feuds.
We have already looked at lighting; in brief stick to table and floor lamps that will cast soft pools of light or wall lights that will wash gently over the space rather than the harsh glare of overhead pendants.
Let the warm hues of our Rutland Gate project inspire you on chilly days
Now it’s time to look at the soft furnishings. This is where you need to think seasonally. The Scandinavians think nothing of changing their cushions and curtains according to the seasons and we should do the same.
Keep the textiles natural and move from cotton and linen in summer to velvet and cashmere, and a bit of faux fur for fun, in winter. These days we don’t tend to have loose covers on sofas and armchairs but, if you do, consider having two sets made. There’s nothing like snuggling up on a velvet sofa during the long dark winter months.
Velvet sofa, West Elm
If you have a fitted cover or chesterfield then invest in a few throws. Have a couple folded over the arms ready to wrap up cold toes, or drape one along the back. Add a stack of cushions in warm berry colours – this year it’s all about shades of pink with metallic golds and brass – and suddenly the thought of spending a few evenings on the sofa with a glass of something red and warming in one hand and a Scandinavian box set in the other starts to feel less like entrapment and more like an invitation.
Curtains and cushions dealt with, let’s turn to the floor. Again, it’s easy to change rugs with the seasons. Think of something warm and cosy – perhaps even a deep pile or fur for winter and replace it with something lighter when the sun comes back.
Alpaca fur rug, Kelaty
Now, we can’t finish this post without returning to the Scandinavians. After all, those Nordic lands have the longest, coldest, darkest winters of them all. And how do they get round that? Hygge.
No we’re not sneezing, it’s a Danish word that doesn’t perfectly translate but loosely means cosiness. And the way to achieve that is with candles. Light a few candles every evening and you can forget about the wind howling round outside.
Stack candleholders, Miranda Watkins
Finally, remember that Cicero said that a room without books is like a body without a soul. Bring all those books you’ve been meaning to read and make a welcoming pile on the coffee table, those magazines that you were going to rip up to make moodboards? Now’s the time. The photo albums that need sorting. Bring it on.
Winter, we don’t care how cross you are. We’re inside, we’re warm and we’re cosy. See you on the other side.