Open Plan Rooms. Is There A Rule?

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Since Victorian times changes in the domestic environment have been substantial being the source of those changes many: Architecture, social conventions, role of man, role of woman, technology and aesthetic preferences. In 2018, approximately 170 years after, the way we enjoy our home is a totally new history that keeps moving and adjusting itself. One […]

Home Design Centre: Duaris and Hehku. Kitchen. Last Part

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I have been explaining what decisions were taken in regards to the different rooms of the Home Design Centre and why in my previous posts. I left the Kitchen to the end as it was the first one that was created in my mind and the one from which the entire scheme developed not just […]

An Urban Kitchen: Concept Phase. Second Part

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Here we are, at the second stage of the kitchen’s design process for this urban kitchen: the approval of the “Concept phase” The first phase was about collecting as much information as possible, understating the client’s expectations, ideas, technical requirements and budget. I worked with this brief in mind in order to deliver a solution […]

An Urban Kitchen: A Case Study. First Part

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A kitchen is, with the bathroom, the most important rooms in a home. Nobody has doubts about it. However not all kitchens are the same; there are important differences between   kitchens from densely populated cities and those in small ones and the country side. One may think that the basic difference is size, which of […]

What is That About Regular Patterns? On Tiles

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At the weekend I was having dinner with friends; lovely food and interesting conversations. One of the themes we talked about was patterns.  Not in the design world but in the human behavior one. Complicated subject… I find fascinating that as humans we relate to patterns in one way or another, nature probes that constantly. […]

Men’s Toy: That Room In Your Home

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When it comes to the understanding and enjoyment of home men have few rooms  that they want to have an special eye on whether single or married:  The study, the games room, the cinema and for some lucky ones, if they have it, the cellar. Kitchen and garden are areas that very often are being […]

You Have Ordered your Kitchen: Then What?

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When you are thinking of changing your kitchen you have two options: either you go for an off the shelf kitchen or you order a bespoke one. Off the shelf kitchens are kitchens which design and detailing have been already decided by a manufacturer being the role of the sales person/distributor to adapt that design […]

Kitchen Design: What Quality?

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I think I’m not being irresponsible, pretentious or arrogant when I say that one of the biggest pleasures we, interior designers, have in our area of work is to visit showrooms in order to help our clients to choose the right products for their homes. Those visits can be carried out either with them or […]

NEW YEAR AND HOME RESOLUTIONS

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Happy New Year 2017. I hope all of you have had a fantastic Christmas festivities and celebrated the arrival of the New Year with renewed energy and optimism. It will be a great one!!! No option there. Believing this will make us responsible and accountable in making it happen. So let’s do our best. Talking […]

Pendant Lights: What Would you Choose?

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Lighting is one of the areas in interiors that requires special attention, both, from the functional and aesthetical point of view. There are so many options available that you can be confident you won’t need to sacrifice the beauty of your fittings for the quality of the light they produce. LEDs have created a priceless […]