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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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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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Glamour and all the trimmings at Chelsea

Completely catching my eye last week at the Chelsea Harbour Design Centre were the new rather glamorous fabric and passementerie collections in the Zimmer + Rohde showroom. Sister company Ardecora launched their ‘Milano’ collection at Focus 13 and, until now, I hadn’t had the chance … Continue reading

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Nicky Haslam at OKA!

There is definitely a trend for reinventing the past in furniture design! Take a look at what interior designer Nicky Haslam has just done: launched a collection for high street retailer and online provider of furniture and accessories – OKA.  It’s fun, quirky and very … Continue reading

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Plastered and ready for lights!

So, 1 week into life ‘camping’ in the dining room and, actually, all is well! I’ve managed to borrow a lovely large clothes rail and am using the dining table as a temporary dressing table (better not get used to … Continue reading

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Are you using the Design Club at Chelsea Harbour?

Isabel and I visited Chelsea Harbour Design Centre on Monday. A beautiful sunny Monday morning, until we got stuck in traffic on the Kings Road, but this is envitable – London equals traffic! Anyway we arrived and first stop was the … Continue reading

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Bicester Shopping Village – what recession?

A girlfriend and I travelled all the way from sunny Surrey on Saturday to see her son play rugby with a little detour to Bicester shopping village www.biscestervillage.com en route. Well, a girl can still look glamorous from the touch line! … Continue reading

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Often overlooked or an afterthought in interior design, acoustics can play a huge part in determining the character and feel of a space. Bad acoustics can even drive away business…. It clearly depends what the space is for – I would … Continue reading

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