Category Archives: News

On the radar…. Edward Bulmer’s paint collection with a conscience

The brilliant furniture-making company Benchmark held one of its relatively regular workshops last month at its wondrous premises in the heart of the Berkshire countryside. Promoted by the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) it is a great opportunity to meet up with fellow interior … Continue reading

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DECOREX 2016: our lighting picks!

At Isabel Ballardie Interiors we are always on the lookout for new ideas in the world of lighting design. We were at Decorex last week where exhibitors showcase their new ideas and designs and we spied some great new pieces that we think … Continue reading

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Kitted out to perfection

Have you been to the Ham Yard Hotel in London’s Soho? If not, put it on your ‘to go to’ list! Built and designed by interior designer Kit Kemp it truly is a glorious feast for the senses: a seemingly effortless … Continue reading

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Pastels, woodland animals and Art Deco: a heady mix of new trends for 2016!

Ahead of London Design Week 2016 in March, a trip to the Chelsea Design Centre was in order to get an insight into what is currently trending in the world of Interior Design. With several projects on the go demanding … Continue reading

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A colourful, manic energy takes us into 2016!

‘Doodle Art for Interiors’ is the new fabric launched by Kirkby: it’s a manic, in-your-face and highly colourful collaboration with designer Jon Burgerman and represents a complete departure from their usual hard-wearing textured weaves, plain wool felts and cottons. Doodle … Continue reading

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A Master Class with Nina Campbell….

It was a real treat to go to the Nina Campbell ‘Master Class’ in her boutique in Walton Street last week. I do try to attend talks by designers every now and then – to get ideas, learn from their … Continue reading

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A spot of shopping…..

With the onset of colder conditions I decided to venture out to Guildford this week in search of a new winter coat.  Inevitably, I became completely distracted particularly when I spied the new Anthropologie store! I rushed over and spent the … Continue reading

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Paul Klee: full of colour, style and atmosphere!

It had been a while since I had caught up with design school pal Mandy and the usual rendez-vous point (Tate Modern) was hosting Paul Klee – not an artist I knew much about – but one I wouldn’t mind … Continue reading

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Nina Campbell in Winchester!

I had the pleasure of stopping over in the historic town of Winchester last week and managed to find a rather nice pub-hotel-restaurant for my stay called The Old Vine. When I tell you why I booked it you will roll your eyes … Continue reading

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The Art of the neutral

As someone who loves art, photography, sculpture, ceramics and virtually all other forms of original expression I am pleased, but at the same time always disappointed, when big companies (like John Lewis, Laura Ashley) try and mass produce art and … Continue reading

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