My Design World

conserving the history and cherishing the detail ...

Deirdre Brennan - Friday, August 16, 2013

/images/aesop_mount_street_5.jpg

Mount Street, Mayfair is without doubt my favourite street in London.  Its architecture sets it apart from the rest of Mayfair ... both its homogeneity and distinctive red brick.  New and edgy brands like Aesop (the Australian skincare brand), sit beside some of Mayfair's oldest.

/images/aesop_mount_street_1.jpg

Aesop's first London outlet, with interior by Ilse Crawford of Studioilse (who I have written about before), is located in a magnificent Victorian Grade II listed mansion block in Mount Street.

 /images/aesop_mount_street_3.bmp

Original parquet floors have been left raw, fireplaces reinstated and tall ceilings exposed. The end result has been widely celebrated.

/images/gewurzhaus_block-arcade_2.jpg

While soaking up the grandeur of Melbourne's Block Arcade recently, I was similarly impressed ... the extent to which period detailing had been incorporated as a design element in shop fitouts, rather than covered up as once would have been the case.  

/images/gewurzhaus_block_arcade_1.jpg

Very simply put ... it is the challenge in the juxtapositioning of old and new ... and the delicate balance of getting it right.

 

the elegance of neutral bathrooms

Deirdre Brennan - Thursday, March 08, 2012

/images/bathroom_1.jpg

The simplicity of this bathroom is very appealing.  I am loving the neutral tones and finishes.....classic and elegant.

/images/bathroom_2.jpg

Let the accessories tell the story and create the feel and mood.....what ever that may be.  Bring in texture, warmth and contrast.

/images/bathroom_3.jpg

Natural materials have a natural warmth and texture and require little else. They provide their own contrast and variation within the material itself.

/images/bathroom_5.jpg

Slick and contemporary or rustic and earthy .... neutral works best.

The White Company London stocks the most fabulous range of everything one needs for the bathroom....online. 

images: the style files

 

designers guild shop online

Deirdre Brennan - Saturday, January 28, 2012

/images/designers_guild_cushions.jpg

/images/designers_guild_cushion_2.jpg

I was thrilled to see that Designers Guild now have a fabulous online store for throw blankets, cushions, candles and floor rugs.....the quality of their fabrics is beautiful which I think you can see even from the photos.  Such a bonus to have the actual Designers Guild ready made cushions as I have spent years buying small metrage to have made into cushions for projects I have been working on.

These cushions, rugs and throws all co-ordinate with the various ranges of fabrics and you will find that Designers Guild will do a whole collection in a particular colour palette which makes it easy to put together a scheme for a room.

I did blog about their fantastic tote bags made out of smart Designers Guild fabrics a while back.

My favourite ever Designers Guild fabrics are their Royal Collection based on archives of fabrics in Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.....in fact now that I am thinking about it..... I might just follow up with that story and show some of those magnificent fabrics next.

/images/designers_guild_interior.jpg

 


 

Subscribe by Email

Subscribe in a Reader

Recent Posts


Tags

winter holidays vintage style books sibella court natural fabrics baby's room italian designers stationary christian liaigre studioilse mirrors paper passion hermes soho house blacksheep design sydney curtain tiebacks kitchen design architecture lighting paul smith nomad block arcade, melbourne style dark colours milan furniture fair design tips bookcases colour French Provincial antiques Christmas Decorations Linen fabric chaise lounge copenhagen hotel guest rooms karl lagerfield industrial diaries beach Paris liberty london milgate fabrics perfume kitchens chanel's little blacket jacket pure interiors Madrid chinoiserie Chanel SS 2015 baby nursery weylandts rustic kitchens interior design London London Fashion Week SS 2013 neutral colour palette autumn bedheads UK house and garden plaid fabric hotel guestrooms Chanel collections brunello cucinelli etcetera melbourne furniture store jamie's italian mulberry leather and fashion winter home spring 5 star hotels hunter wellington boots Milan Furniture Fair 2013 diptyque candles mary katrantzou elegance garance dore beach holidays travel ilse crawford milan furniture fair 2012 storage bedlinen steidl louis ghost chair bedrooms design butterfly chair designers guild rustic interiors little black jacket braids rustic style boutique hotels colours passementerie cushions warm colour palette maison le creuset de gournay wallpaper chinoiserie wallpaper the conran shop events alexandra golovanoff monochrome styling christmas salone de mobile 2014 paint Margaret Howell louis vuitton fall/winter 2012 hand-made neutral fabrics tolix greige home office baby shells bathroom Madrid hotels chairs sculpture sartorialist georg jensen hotel montalembert thonet pringle of scotland the white company london fresh flowers fashion soft furnishings white interiors melbourne philippe starck hotel 27 wallpaper London shops como hotel, melbourne shell mirrors retail design aalto vase rugs office organization winter christopher kane restaurant design neutral interiors mercedes benz furniture heritage interiors herbert ypma chanel spring summer 2012 rustic milan furniture fair 2014 trimmings and tiebacks antiques photography The Principal, Madrid paint colours jasper conran givenchy haute couture 2012 wallpaper magazine angle poise lamps bathrooms textured interiors furniture madeline weinrib timber interiors london design festival 2012 ett hem hotel salone del mobile 2012 trims armchairs homewares fabric Summer restaurant chairs Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia mykonos sofas

Archive


    Something else?

    1. Beach House Inspiration ... with a touch of black and white Deirdre Brennan 06-Jan-2016
    2. rustic kitchens with style Deirdre Brennan 12-Jul-2015
    3. Latest Stylish Hotel Design in Madrid Deirdre Brennan 23-Jun-2015
    4. winter whites .. the warmth of white interiors Deirdre Brennan 10-Jun-2015
    5. le marianne, paris ... boutique hotel style Deirdre Brennan 01-Feb-2015
    6. beach houses .. currumbin .. my edit 2014/15 Deirdre Brennan 18-Jan-2015
    7. christmas in paris .. Deirdre Brennan 22-Dec-2014
    8. London Christmas .. a glimpse .. No 4 Deirdre Brennan 21-Dec-2014
    9. Christmas in London .. a glimpse .. No 3 Deirdre Brennan 19-Dec-2014
    10. Christmas in London .. a glimpse .. No 2 Deirdre Brennan 17-Dec-2014

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...