Tag Archives: interiors

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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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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‘Be brave and do different!’ You’ll love it if you do!

There’s nothing like a talent contest to get you thinking about what you like, what you don’t like, about what works, what is remembered and what is utterly forgettable. I hesitantly took my children to watch their school’s talent show … Continue reading

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Interiors UK – Ok?

The calendar has many interiors focused events in it. Everything from the well-established Decorex and Design Week through to newcomers like Tent. I don’t go to all of them and I’m much more selective than I used to be – … Continue reading

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Sliding doors

Quite often, particularly when designing for small spaces, doors (and door swings) can take up too much space. Pocket doors are a good option – but unless they are of good quality – they can suffer from runner/ track issues and finger … Continue reading

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Sanderson’s new collection captures the essence of British Summer

In a soft palette of strawberry, moss, Georgian green and rose Sanderson have created a collection of fabrics and wallpapers that really does reflect the gardens, woodlands and spirit of a typical summer in England. The designs are intricate and … Continue reading

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Gorgeous new collections from William Yeoward

At Isabel Ballardie Interiors we are always seeking out distinctive, elegant and timeless furniture and accessories for our clients’ interiors. So, when we were introduced to the gorgeous new ranges from William Yeoward earlier this week we found ourselves with plenty … Continue reading

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The Chelsea Flower Show: design inspiration inside and out

A recent visit to the Chelsea Flower Show confirmed it’s place in my calendar of design inspiration. On the face of it, it is a grandiose version of the more provincially competitive whose-grown-the-biggest dahlia/ courgette/ tulip affair but, no, my visit in … Continue reading

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Keep calm and carry on! What it’s like to ‘run’ the business for a week…..

This week our lovely directors Jane and Isabel went off to Marrakesh for a short break and who can blame them? 10 degrees and raining here, 38 and sunny there…. So what’s happening with the business……? Well, it seems that I … Continue reading

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Beautiful and opulent: the stunning new Cole & Son wallpaper collection

  Looking through the new Albemarle wallpaper collection at Cole and Son and your mind is immediately transported to the most decadent and elegant of interiors. I can see these working brilliantly in drawing rooms and hallways in many a Surrey home. Exquisite designs, lovely colourways of … Continue reading

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