Category Interior design

loving Luxury in Barbados

Returning to the Colony Club in Barbados is always a real treat! Welcomed by a Rum Punch and a great, attentive greeting, I was very happy to be back! I was shown my room, which was a modern, spacious room, with a small outdoor relaxing area and a table and chairs, perfect for some downtime if you are seeking an hour of privacy, and perfect if you want to eat

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Luxury Dining In Barbados

Being lucky enough to own a house in Barbados on the beautiful Platinum coast means I get to try out the best restaurants in Barbados. Being a top Interior Designer, the need to be seated in beautiful surroundings whilst enjoying fabulous cuisine is paramount to me. One restaurant I recently dined at which stands out dramatically is Fusion Rooftop. The restaurant is built on the top floor of the Limegrove

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Bathing In Gold

This unique creation hails from celebrity interior designer Celia Sawyer and Grace of London, whom together are creating a £100,000 bath masterpiece. Celia Sawyer explains all… “I have been commissioned by an undisclosed client to create a bespoke piece of objet d’art for a bathroom that will transform their space into spectacular. On the back of this I have requested the assistance of award-winning designer Robert James Grace of Grace

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Merry Must Haves For Your Home

Now that the weather is finally changing and getting colder and that Christmas is only a matter of weeks away, I have been zipping around the high street and small second hand shops looking for quirky, cost effective ways to make your home cosy, inviting, glamorous and ready for the on coming festive season. All of the below also make great Christmas gifts too! As I am a fan of

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Luxury in Barbados

Very recently I booked to stay at the Colony Club in Barbados a hotel located on the renowned platinum West Coast of Barbados. I’d heard that the Colony Club had an appeal towards not only your average Barbados visitor looking for a great hotel and families, but to those who enjoy healthy eating, unique health conscious amenities and togetherness, which all sounded superb. I had to see for myself what

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Hotel Shopping for 2015…. Grand Hotel Tremezzo on Lake Como is a must!

It finally feels like Spring/Summer is on its way which I love, so I am researching hotels in which to stay. When it comes to hotels I adore those that tell a story and offer luxury through and through. From the style to the service, there aren’t many hotels that capture my full attention but Grand Hotel Tremezzo does just that. It is a beautiful luxury resort dating back to

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Top tips for starting an interior design project

Embarking on any interior design project can have its difficulties and listed below are some important pointers to help if you are about to begin a project or looking at interior design as a career. As an interior designer you need to be able to deal with a lot of different personalities; your clients may be a couple who disagree about everything in their home, you could be dealing with

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Attention to Detail

Creating a home with attention to detail is something I pride myself on. Whether it is a project purely to furnish, or creating from the ground upwards, it is always very important to ensure comfort, peace of mind and quality of living. A recent project of mine has some amazing attention to detail; from the fittings and fixtures to the soft furnishings of the house, my team and I ensured

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Creating a Mood Board

Mood boards are really important as they are the inspiration of your room. They act as the central foundations for you to refer to prior and during a project.   To create the perfect mood board, one that portrays exactly what you are trying to achieve and as something that is functional and helps you visualise your interior design concept. A simple way to start is to go out and buy

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Choosing Your Accent Colour

Accent colours form an important part of my interior design schemes. I often advise the simplest way to create a harmonious scheme is by staying neutral but livening up the neutral or monochrome tones with a bright, strong accent colour. By juxtaposing against the neutral canvas you will create a star-piece in a room, especially if its one specific item of furniture created in your chosen accent colour. Below: A

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