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Introducing Vivendo… Italian to the Soul

When it comes to buying furniture for the home there is always a lot to take into consideration. Fabrics, colourways, overall style and setting of your scheme. If you are looking for a brand that boasts quality, excellence and an attractive price tag then look no further than Vivendo. They pride themselves on having a curate marketplace that connects consumers across the globe with Italian artisan furniture markers. With Italian

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A World of Luxury; The Four Seasons, Park Lane, London

After a recent stay at The Four Seasons on Park Lane, the hotel has certainly become one of my favourites. Loving luxurious things as I do, and working in the luxury market, I can sometimes be hard to please when it comes to attention to detail and the finer points of not only interiors, but also service. My recent experience at the Four Seasons fitted all the criteria and more, for

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Buying Art for the Home

As some of you will be aware, I am one of the main dealers on Channel 4’s Four Rooms and buy a great deal of art amongst other collectibles. You should find this column useful if you are looking to buy art for your home, to work in with a scheme for aesthetic pleasure or purely as an investment. As it is extremely personal, take the time to work out

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Say it with Light; Lighting Tips from Interior Design Expert Celia Sawyer

Celebrity Interior Designer Celia Sawyer tells us why lighting should be the first item on your to-do list when curating a new home Lighting is one of the most important yet often most overlooked elements in good interior design. Lighting is key as it is the one single ingredient that affects all others; there is little point creating a beautiful home if it is insufficiently lit and your well-thought-out furniture

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Autumn Luxury

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE luxury. Whether it be a piece of furniture for one of my interior design projects, an item of clothing or a hotel. The latter being extremely important to me as I travel a lot and appreciate a good hotel that pays attention to the finer details and truly looks after its guests. Whilst away on business lately I was lucky enough to

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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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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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The Importance of Great Lighting

A key element in interior design is lighting. It is one of the most important factors not to skimp on as it is essential to creating ambience and depth in a room. Great lighting can be used in many ways, and should be layered to suit your needs. If you have features in your room you wish to stand out and display, or areas you wish to highlight, position recessed

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A day in the life of Celia Sawyer…

It’s a really exciting time at Celia Sawyer Headquarters. We are in the final stages of a development project, which is a £26 million property off Bishop’s Avenue in London. It’s been a fantastic exploration of architecture, fabrics and interior design. I have used a lot of bespoke furniture such as tailored chairs and sofas, antique mirrored bedside tables and hand-made headboards, specifically created for my Cool 10 furniture range.

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Eau de Chic

I for one, LOVE candles. They bring a certain something to a room, whether that’s intimacy or warmth I think they are perfect if you’re on a budget and you want to brighten up a room. So I thought I’d treat you readers with my favourite candles this season. These Floris candles are really lovely and have a great array of fragrances for your home. http://www.florislondon.com/gbp/floris-for-home/scented-candles.html Of course where would

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