Interior Design: Monday Morning Bulletin!

Monday Morning Bulletin:14th August 2017

Hello, wonderful world of interior design! As always, another Monday morning has arrived; bringing with it very interesting developments in the interior design industry.

From first-ever home décor lines (from BIG brands) to an in-depth explanation of summer 2017’s biggest trend. We’ve got it all.

So, whatever you’re doing with your Monday morning, if you need a little creative pick-me-up (or any reason to procrastinate), take a read of our weekly roundup of interior design news.

Silvera Interior and Furniture Brand Opens a London Flagship Store

New Silvera showroom in London

Hold on to your hats folks, there’s a new showroom in town (along the King’s Road in Chelsea to be precise).

The French company, Silvera, was launched in 1990 and now boasts 10 showrooms across Paris. Despite their new arrival, the interior design label has already kitted out quintessentially British places in the capital, including Mayfair Park Spa and The Dorchester Collection in London. The showroom opening is SURE to have tongues wagging in high-end fashion.

Find out more about the French import on The Telegraph.

Hella Jongerius Explores Colour at London’s Design Museum

hella jongerius breathing colour design museum exhibition

Are you heading to the design festival this summer in London? Then make sure to head to Hella Jongerius exhibition “Breathing Colour” in the Design Museum before September 24th.

The designers’ 15 years of experience with metamerism, the phenomenon where colours seem to match because of how they reflect different light wavelengths, comes into play. As you can imagine, it promises to be a visual treat for the viewers!

Get all the details about Hella Jongerius and her Design Museum exhibition.

Monsoon Announces the Launch of a Homeware Line

Monsoon Interior Design range

Known best for high-end, high-street elegant evening wear and party dresses, Monsoon announced it’s launching a brand-new homeware collection (YIPEE).

Designed in London and handcrafted by artisans, the new range takes inspiration from big trends in interior design right now, like natural materials, metallics (and bronzed metals), tactile fabrics and bold patterns.

To say that we’re excited about affordable luxury is an understatement! Read more about the Monsoon interior design homeware announcement.

The Most Popular Interior Design Styles in Each State

Most popular interior deisgn themes by state in America

We threw this one in for fun because we found it interesting. Ever wondered what the most popular interior design styles are by State in America? Well, now you can find out.

Gucci to Launch its First Ever Home Décor Line

Gucci new interior design range

The day all fashion and interior design lovers have waited for.  You can now match your throw pillows to your purse.

Okay, jokes aside, this is exciting news. Gucci loves the Kitsch interior design trend this summer, and their homeware line simply exemplifies it.

Since we’re talking about Kitsch, take a sneak peek of some of the Gucci home décor range.

Why is Kitsch EVERYWHERE This Summer?

Kitsch poster

While we’re not complaining, it’s just a phenomenon that’s hard to miss. Jess Cartner-Morley, the fashion editor for the Guardian, discusses and explains why and where our Kitsch obsession has come from.

Not sure what Kitsch is? Read about the quirky style.



Monday Morning Bulletin: 12th June 2017

Hello, wonderful world of interior design! As always, another Monday has arrived, bringing with it lots of exciting news and articles to catch up on.

The past week has certainly been a memorable one (hint, hint the UK elections), but if you’d like to read some positive articles then you’ve come to the right place. Follow us this way…

So, without further ado, here’s our interior design Monday bulletin:

Look Inside Lord Leicester’s Stately Home

holkham hall stately home in Norfolk
[Photo Credit: The Telegraph]
Holkham Hall is an 18th-century country house located adjacent to the village of Holkham, Norfolk. The stately home is surrounded by over 25,000 acres of land and has more bedrooms than even the inhabitants can count.

The beautiful regal house and grounds is home to the Earl and Countess of Leicester, making it one of the last estates still used for family life.

Take your exclusive tour of the property here.

UK General Election: What it Means for Architects and Designers

dezeen vote what the election means for designers
[Photo Credit: Dezeen]
Okay, okay, I know we said we wouldn’t talk about it but how can we not? However, rather than party-leader bashing Dezeen breaks down the different manifestos and discusses how they affect architects and designers (it’s probably best to read the Conservative section first).

What’s Happening in London’s Interior Design World this June?

From The Art & Antiques Fair to the E17 Art Trail, open studio events and industrial vintage festival there’s a lot happening in the capital this month, and it’s unmissable!

Check out this guide from Homes&Property to make sure you don’t miss a beat in London this June.

Inside the Home of David Cameron’s Architect

Alex Michaelis stairs and slide for monday morning interior design bullentin
[Photo Credit: The Telegraph]
We all love a sneak peek of the homes inhabited by people of interest; what kind of bed linen do they have? How large a TV can money actually buy? These kinds of questions have plagued the average Joe for years. When it comes to interior design, we guarantee the homes to peruse are those owned by architects and designers.

Alex Michaelis, who famously designed David and Samantha Cameron’s London home, recently allowed The Telegraph in for a look around the luxury pad.

From a heated pool in the back garden to a fireman’s pole and built-in slide, the home is one we could only dream of; read the full article here.

Alex Michaelis stairs and fireman's pole for monday morning interior design bulletin
[Photo Credit: The Telegraph]




Monday Morning Bulletin: 29th May 2017

Hello, wonderful world of interior design! As always, another Monday has arrived. However, thanks to our delightful British bank holidays, we don’t have to start lamenting the weekend just yet; (thank you Spring bank holiday!)

So, whatever you’re doing with your long weekend, take a read of our weekly roundup of interior design news.

Without further ado, here’s our (bank holiday special) interior design Monday bulletin:

bank holiday bulletin: Clerkenwell Design Week John Green Otis Chairs
[Photo Credit: John Green’s Otis chairs; source: Clerkenwell Design Week]

Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

Last week, London was host to Clerkenwell Design Week 2017, which boasted over 200 architectural and design studios, showrooms, and workshops. Thanks to the now annual festival, (2017 was CDWs’ 8th year), the Clerkenwell area of central London is currently considered a creative hub.

The event itself showcased an array of new products from the UK across its eight main exhibition spaces.

Have a flick around the different exhibition themes showcased last week here.

New Interior Design Shop Opens in Scunthorpe

You didn’t have to tell us that interior design knows no barriers, but it seems the UK is finally catching on!

The Scunthorpe Telegraph reported a new interior design shop opening up in the town centre – perhaps the Midlands is the place to watch?


Scunthorpe interior design shop opening
[Photo Credit: Scunthorpe Telegraph]

V&A Museum Showcases ‘Robotic Craft’ in New Shop Design

V&A museum robotic craft shop
[Photo Credit: Dezeen]
The V&A is always at the forefront of design and technology, so it’s no surprise that they’re demonstrating innovative techniques again.

It seems robots were used to manufacture components of the two pavilions, which form the new shop for the V&A Museum in London.

Read more about it here!

Construction Begins on ZHA’s Slovakian Sky Park

Work has begun on the ZHA’s Sky Park in Slovakia, and the design transforms the formerly abandoned industrial site with a 215,278-square-foot park, plus 700 apartments and 592,000 square feet of retail and office space.

The project is breath-taking – find out about the whole undertaking here.

ZHA’s Slovakian Sky Park
[Photo Credit: Contract Design]

Yafo Deli in Paris Showcases Millennial Pink

Remember Millennial Pink? That shade that’s been following the interior design world around everywhere for the last five years? Yeah, it’s still here (and looks great).

yafo houmous deli paris millennial pink interior design
[Photo Credit: Dezeen]


Monday Morning Bulletin: 22nd May 2017

Hello, world! As always, another Monday has arrived, bringing post-weekend blues and pre-week potential. At A Fancy Home, we like to focus on the pre-week potential by rounding up a few of our must-read interior design news stories of the past week with our Monday morning bulletin.

So, without further ado, our interior design Monday Morning Bulletin:

Tom Daley’s Union Jack Themed Interior Design Goes Down Swimmingly

Tom Daley's union jack themed interior design London apartment
Photo Credit: The Telegraph.

Tom Daley’s London apartment features a Union Jack theme and industrial style (see the exposed brick). Credit: The Telegraph.

Ever wondered how Olympic diver Tom Daley’s London apartment looks. Well, there’s no need to be killed by curiosity any longer (thanks to an exclusive chat with The Telegraph). The sneak peak feature article takes a full-frontal look at the interior design of the home he shares with Oscar-winning screenwriter husband, Dustin Lance Black.

The Union Jack themed apartment is situated in Southwark, London and it used to be 19-century hops warehouse. Pravin Muthiah, a partner at Coupdeville Architects, and Chris Brandler, a property developer and founder of the bespoke furniture company Brandler London, redesigned the apartment.


Tom Daley interior design london apartment
Photo Credit: The Telegraph.


NYCxDesign Award Winners

Next up is the NYCxDesign awards ceremony which took place in New York. At The Museum of Modern Art on Saturday. From boutique hotels to creative offices and architectural pop-ups, the annual awards showcases the very best in design.

Browse who walked away with a prize this year.

Black & Milk Designs a Bachelor Pad in London’s Canaletto Tower

Renowned British interior design studio Black & Milk has redesigned an apartment in the famous Canaletto Tower. Which is a luxury residential skyscraper by UNStudio on London’s City Road.

Milk & Black interior design revamp London
Photo Credit: Dezeen.

The studio striped the original rectangular island and replaced it with a triangle unit, while also relocating the cooking stations. Consequently, the overall finish meant the London apartment could now accommodate a formal dining area, a kitchen and a generous lounge area for hosting.

Read about the redesign Black & Milk’s work here.

Best of Pinterest UK Interior Awards

Pinterest is the social network of dreams for every interior design enthusiast, so the interior awards are one to watch, and here are last Tuesdays winners!

After evaluating all the winners, the judges selected a common string of themes that Pinterest browsers consistently rate. It seems the UK is currently loving: the seventies. Bringing the outdoors indoors, shapes and sizes, eco-friendly DIY, an array of bold colours (steering clear of a theme) and minimalism.

We hope you enjoyed the bulletin this morning, stop back next week for another round-up of interior design news!