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Maison et Objet 2018


Maison et Objet 2018


 

MAISON ET OBJET SEPTEMBER SHOW ‘18
| September 2018
 

As you’ll know, each year, we journey to design weeks, fairs, and galleries in search of the innovative and imaginative inspiring our
award-winning show home and luxury interior schemes. This year’s Maison & Objet September show was revamped, living up to it’s tag line ‘Bye-Bye routine, Hello Surprise!’ with brands split between maison (home), and objet (object). The show’s “virtuous” theme explored design’s changing needs, highlighting the importance of responsible consumption and championing creativity as a method of future proofing the home environment. Without further ado, we share with you our top maison and objet picks from the show:

Maison
The BRABBU Design Forces stand was a rich mix of colour and texture, with inspirations drawn from both the natural and man-made wonders of the word. The impressive space included a living room, dining room and reading corner, which showcased new pieces including the Eruption Fireplace and Colosseum Console.

Objet
DAMOON showcased their elegant tableware created by Korean craft masters. Each piece was an individual artwork, made by hand, using only the best materials. We particularly loved the New Moon dinnerware set, a perfectly sophisticated accompaniment to the dining table in one of our upcoming schemes.

Maison et Objet returns 18th to 22nd January 2019.
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Images sourced from BRABBU and DAMOON

 

 

 
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Steph's Styling Sessions: The Accessories Edit


Steph's Styling Sessions: The Accessories Edit


 

STEPH'S STYLING SESSIONS: THE ACCESSORIES EDIT
| September 2018
 

When it comes to creating stand out show homes, perfection really is in the detail. Our in-house Stylist, Steph, is back to share her top 3 tips on how to transform a space with perfectly styled accessories.

1. It’s All About You
"Accessories are a great way to add personality to a scheme. When it comes to styling, I always imagine the homeowner, envisage their lifestyle, and carefully select objects which embody their character. When choosing accessories, remember that your home is a reflection of you, fill it with objects that represent your passions. If, for example, you love fashion, incorporate some beautiful coffee table books by your favourite designers in colours that compliment the scheme."

2. Mix it Up
"Great styling should appear effortless. The aim is to curate a collection of objects which please the eye without looking contrived. Accessories add contrast and subtly bring a scheme together, so with a colour palette in mind, gather together an interesting mix of items which work both together, and within the space."

3. Be Bold
"Without making a scheme feel cluttered or twee, it’s important to layer objects of varying sizes and textures to add depth and interest to each room. Don’t be afraid of oversized ornaments and stand out sculptures, larger pieces are a great way to create a focus within a room."
 

Read more about how our Show Homes service can maximise interest in your property here.

 

 

 

 
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Frida Khalo - VA


Frida Khalo - VA


 

FRIDA KAHLO: MAKING HER SELF UP EXHIBITION
| August 2018
 

Here at our A.LONDON headquarters, we will remember summer 2018 for World Cup near misses, unwavering good weather, and the return of Frida-mania. The V&A exhibition, Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, tells the compelling story of an artist, activist, and icon, with a fresh perspective through a collection of over 200 intimate personal belongings, all displayed for the first time alongside her work. Locked away in The Blue House after Kahlo’s death in 1954 by her husband, the celebrated muralist, Diego Rivera; these artefacts remained unseen for 50 years and have never before been exhibited outside of Mexico.

More than any other artist, Kahlo’s carefully fashioned identity was as much of an expression as her vibrant paintings. From the beautifully decorated medical corsets and Kahlo’s infamous costumes, to the personal photographs and letters, and her favourite red lipstick. Each item gives a new understanding of Kahlo's tragedy, suffering and strength, casting a renewed light, which fully illuminates the power of her vivid work.

This unmissable exhibition is so much more than a style retrospective, offering visitors a chance to shelter from the sun, and instead bask in the colourful life and work of one of the 20th century’s most recognised and significant artists. We're always delving into the lifestyles, needs, and desires of those that inspire us, and those we design our luxury tailor-made schemes for, and this exhibition most definitely gave us a fresh insight into Kahlo's eventful life. 

 

The Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition runs until 4th November 2018 at the V&A.

 

 

 
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Hamilton Court


Hamilton Court


 

HAMILTON COURT: A TALE OF TWO PENTHOUSES
| August 2018
 

Follow the canal west of Regents Park, soak up the charm of Little Venice and wonder the peaceful tree-lined boulevards of Maida Vale. Birthplace of the Beatles Abbey Road Album and home to the BBC Maida Vale Studios, the area has long been prominent in popular culture. It’s here in this leafy pocket of the city that you’ll find Hamilton Court, atop this 1930s building, two penthouses look out over the nearby London landmarks.

Our designers drew inspiration from the surrounding area and the Art Deco architecture of the building to create two individual spaces, each with their own aesthetic. In the first penthouse, deep tones, plush textures and metallic accents combine to create a sense of sophisticated opulence, boasting the apartments full potential. In the second penthouse, the playful use of colour, coupled with sumptuous fabrics and artwork creates an air of luxury that mirrors the value of the building. Both schemes evoke a strong sense of their surroundings, perfectly capturing the personality of the place.

Taking the client and property into consideration, we dress, style and source bespoke pieces to form a tailor-made scheme that can be rented on a rolling month basis. Collaborating with A.LONDON will maximise interest in your property whilst minimising its time on the market. If you would like to chat to us about your property, contact us here.

 

View the full portfolios below.

 

 

 
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Amara Interior Blog Awards '18


Amara Interior Blog Awards '18


 
 

AMARA INTERIOR BLOG AWARDS '18
| August 2018
 

Voting has now opened for this year’s Amara Interior Blog Awards and we’re delighted to announce that our very own A.LONDON blog,
The Journal, has been nominated for Best Interior Lifestyle Blog.

Now in it’s fifth year, the prestigious Amara Interior Blog Awards honours the leading blogs in the interior design industry, championing the best and most respected in international interior blogging.

Our blog serves as another creative outlet in addition to our services and allows us to share with you, our readers, what drives and inspires us. Through this blog we are able to introduce you to the talent behind the brand, showcasing the community of interior designers that create our multi-international award-winning A.LONDON schemes and revealing the thought process behind each innovative project.

As interior designers, our key focus throughout each scheme we produce is to portray the personality of the imagined homeowners, responding to their needs, desires and lifestyle. From fashion and art exhibitions to flower shows and workshops, we find influence everywhere, and we love documenting that process through The Journal.
 

We would be thrilled for The Journal to win Best Interior Lifestyle Blog at the Amara Interior Blog Awards (#IBA18) this year.

Please vote for us below:

Voting closes on 19th September. In the meantime, we look forward to bringing you more interior lifestyle content through The Journal and producing more of our luxurious tailor-made schemes.

 
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Frieze Sculpture 2018


Frieze Sculpture 2018


 

FRIEZE SCULPTURE 2018
| July 2018
 

Our recent move to Marylebone seemed like the perfect excuse to explore the neighborhood. A short walk from our new studio, Regent’s Park provides the perfect place to enjoy a lunch time picnic or a summer stroll, and of course the return of the summer Frieze Sculpture!

Transforming the English Gardens into an expansive outdoor gallery. The 3-month pop-up event brings together 25 artists from five continents, displaying inventive and contemporary sculpture, exploring multiple concepts, spanning political and architectural ideas, animal forms and material experimentation.

Highlights include Richard Wood’s fairytale-like Holiday Home, a 14-metre-high Needle Woman Tower by South Korean artist Kimsooja and Tracey Emin’s charming and poignant, A Moment Without You. Frieze Sculpture is a great way to prepare for the upcoming Frieze Masters and Frieze London, before the renowned art fairs open in October.

Frieze Sculpture runs until 7th October 2018 at Regent’s Park.

 

 

 

 

 
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In Conversation with Rebecca


In Conversation with Rebecca


 

IN CONVERSATION WITH REBECCA
| July 2018

From her style as a designer and an exclusive insight into the current projects she's been working on, get to know our newest addition to the A.LONDON team, Interior Designer, Rebecca. 

 

 

 

 

 
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Steph's Styling Sessions: The Flower Edit


Steph's Styling Sessions: The Flower Edit


 

STEPH'S STYLING SESSIONS: THE FLOWER EDIT
| June 2018
 

Flowers really are powerful. Inspired by our recent visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, our in-house Stylist, Steph shares how she uses bold blooms to compliment and elevate our A.LONDON Dress-to-Sell schemes. Steph reveals her top tips on how to bring the outdoors in, instantly enhancing an interior space with a well chosen and perfectly styled floral arrangement.

Where do you find your inspiration?
My favourite place to source flowers is New Covent Garden Flower Market, it’s the best place for quality and variety, but before heading to the flower market, I always have a clear vision of the look I’m trying to create for each scheme. I am inspired by everything around me. I love looking through magazines, Pinterest and Instagram but I’m often inspired by the overall colour palette and location of the scheme. As well as this, visiting shows like the RHS Chelsea Flower Show allows me to pick up on the latest trends and incorporate them into our schemes (you may spot some Lupins from us this year!).

What are your favourite flowers for summer?
Hydrangeas are a summer classic, their architectural shape makes a bold impact and they photograph extremely well. However, I also love peonies as they have the most beautiful scent as well as having that gentle feminine touch.

 

What are your 3 top tips for enhancing a scheme through styling with flowers?

1. Less is More

"Less is always more, so if in doubt keep it simple. Use a generous bunch of a single type of flower to create the perfect statement."

2. Matchy-Matchy
"The right flowers can truly bring together a scheme by softening the look and adding just the right pop of colour, so it’s important to match the flowers and styling to the mood of the space."

3. Practice and Have Fun With it!
"Styling is all about making the usual look unusual, drawing the onlooker in and creating a story. To develop your stylist’s eye, play around with styling a floral display when next laying your table for dinner with friends."
 

Read more about how our Dress to Sell service can help you obtain maximum desirability and return on your property today.

 

 

 

 
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Eaton Park


Eaton Park


 

EATON PARK
| June 2018
 

Eaton Park is a grand, £6 million development by the Halebourne Group, situated on a prestigious private estate in the heart of Cobham, Surrey and home to our newest private client scheme.

Our key focus throughout this project was to portray the vibrant personalities of the homeowners whilst providing a sense of escapism and tranquillity through our unique designs. We injected a mixture of trends, from oriental to contemporary, to create a playful and eclectic environment within the home. We showcased our client's love for the outdoors through the powerful plant-life and striking colour palettes, whilst bespoke furniture, distinctive accessories and commissioned artwork ensured the scheme that was tailored specifically for the client and their needs.

View the full portfolio below.

 

 

 
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RA 250th Summer Exhibition


RA 250th Summer Exhibition


 

THE ROYAL ACADEMY'S 250TH SUMMER EXHIBITION
| June 2018
 

This year the Royal Academy celebrates 250 years of it’s spectacular annual Summer Exhibition. To mark the occasion, this year’s show, coordinated by one of Britain’s most celebrated artists, the Turner-Prize winning Grayson Perry RA, spreads beyond the traditional first floor galleries, spilling out into the newly opened cultural campus and on to the surrounding streets with 250 flags designed by Perry and his fellow Royal Academicians Joe Tilson, Cornelia Parker and Rose Wylie lining Bond Street, Piccadilly and Regent Street.

The largest and longest running open-submission exhibition in the world, the RA displays 1,351 artworks by the great, the good and the unknown. The emerging and established hang side by side with a variety of work in all medias, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. Over 20,000 submissions have been carefully whittled down by Perry and his team to create the biggest, brightest and most colourful show in the academy’s 250 year history.

The exhibition is an endless source of inspiration, a masterclass in curation and a true celebration of Britain's art scene. We were particularly inspired by the innovative way in which the pieces were grouped and displayed, and how the space was curated, with each room appearing to tell a different story. Perry has put together what feels like a very personal collection of objects, something we strive for in all of our projects.

You can take a look at our latest portfolios here.

 

The RA's 250th Summer Exhibition runs until 19th August 2018 at the Royal Academy of Arts.

 

 

 

 
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Monet & Architecture


Monet & Architecture


 

MONET & ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION
| June 2018
 

French impressionist Claude Monet is undoubtedly one of the most revered and reviewed masters of the art world. Famous for his landscapes and waterlilies, his once revolutionary work has become a staple of the mainstream art scene. Now, the first major London exhibition of his work in over 20 years allows visitors to view his work in an entirely new way.

A mix of iconic and lesser known pieces, the exhibition focuses on Monet’s fascination with architecture, highlighting his ability to compose a scene and frame a landscape by adding structure to the ethereal irregularity of nature. Always drawn to the combination of art and architecture, and in search of inspiration for our upcoming schemes we headed to the National Gallery to take in the picturesque paintings.

The exhibition brings together over 80 pieces, capturing various countries throughout Europe, including a room dedicated to our very own London. Monet once wrote, “London would be quite ugly if not for the fog” but our favourite piece from the exhibition, 'Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight in the Fog' depicts London at its most beautiful. The colour palette of this piece really stood out to us, with the orange sun appearing to pop against the cool tonal blues, greens and lilacs that make up the bridge and backdrop. Inspired by this piece, we hope to continue injecting colour and light into our upcoming schemes, using stand out pieces of furniture, artwork and upholstery to recreate this perfect colour pairing.
 

The Monet & Architecture exhibition runs until 29th July 2018 at the National Gallery. Check it out before it's too late!

 

 

 

 
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Azzedine Alaia


Azzedine Alaia


 

AZZEDINE ALAÏA: THE COUTURIER EXHIBITION
| June 2018
 

For the very first time, the work of Tunisian-born couturier Azzedine Alaïa is being exhibited in the UK. An installation showcasing his most significant work has recently opened at The Design Museum and we were there in search of inspiration from this pioneer of the fashion world.

‘I make clothes, women make fashion’

Co-curated by the late Alaïa himself, the exhibition brings together over 60 rare garments alongside personal quotes, photographs and a series of specially commissioned architectural screens made by friends and key contemporary design figures Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, Marc Newson, Kris Ruhs and Alaïa’s life long partner, Christoph von Weyhe.

‘Art came first, for me.’

Alaïa originally trained as a sculptor, his deep understanding of the human form allowed him to skillfully construct highly fitted, second skin dresses that both enhanced and flattered the female body. Thinking with his hands, he would drape fabrics directly onto his favourite models to create the perfect silhouette. The ‘rebellious outsider’ of couture considered his work to be closer to architecture than fashion and often referred to himself as a builder.

‘I always feel free. When I don’t want something I don’t make it.’

An outsider in the fashion industry, Alaïa was famously unaffected by its demanding calendar, only holding shows when the clothes were ready to be revealed. A hands-on perfectionist, he created timeless garments, unrivalled in quality, for everyone from Greta Garbo to Grace Jones.


Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier is at The Design Museum from 10th May to 7th October 2018.

 

 

 
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018


RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018


 

RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
| May 2018

Every May since 1913, the green-fingered have flocked to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Britain’s most prestigious show of its kind. Embracing the garden as an extension of the home and bringing the outdoors in with plants, succulents and flowers has never been more in vogue. If you flick through our showcase, you’ll find we often use greenery to bring our schemes to life, so we headed to the event to check out the key horticultural trends to compliment our designs this year. 

Plants vs Pollution
Inner city gardens were a big focus at this year’s show. The LG Eco-City Garden designed by Hay-Joung Hwang highlighted pollution as a top concern for city dwellers and showed how carefully selected trees, plants and shrubs combined with technology can help to combat pollution and improve health. 

All About The Lupins
This year’s favoured flower was the Lupinus, commonly known as lupin or lupine used by many designers to add colour and height to their displays. Our favourite use of lupins was in Dr Catherine Macdonald’s The Seedlip Garden, which celebrated the pea and was planted entirely with species from the pea family, so naturally, featured masses of lupins. 

Outside Art
The Savills Garden, designed by Nic Howard and including sculptures by David Harber showed us that art doesn’t have to be confined to the home. The garden represents the human impact and interaction with the environment since the beginning of time, featuring a huge bronze sculpture signifying the first and last moment of the human journey. 
 

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is at the grounds of The Royal Hospital Chelsea from 22nd May – 26th May 2018.

 

 

 
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3 Top Tips to Creating a Stand Out Show Home


3 Top Tips to Creating a Stand Out Show Home


 

OUR TOP 3 TIPS TO CREATING A STAND OUT SHOW HOME
| May 2018

We are renowned for creating award-winning bespoke interiors and show homes for the prime and super-prime market. Predominantly dressing properties in London and Surrey, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver exquisite and transparent design which maximises desirability and return on your property investment.

We often get asked about our successes. A leading success was our Soho 13 scheme, the dress for sale scheme was provided on a rental basis to Barratt London and sold for £4m by CBRE on the day it was launched to the market with our bespoke furniture. Another success was our Netherhall Gardens scheme situated in Hampstead. After our designers dressed the £3m property, the apartment was successfully let following just 3 viewings.
 

What is the secret formula for show home success? We share our top 3 tips for creating a stand out show home:

1. Inspire your Desire
Before selecting the fabrics, commissioning furniture and curating artwork, we start by getting to know the local area, history and demographic we’re looking to appeal to. We take inspiration from the world’s most notable design shows such as Milan Design Week, IMM Cologne and Maison et Objet.  

2. Light the Way
Each space needs to be carefully considered, what atmosphere are you trying to create? Lighting sets the mood of a space whereas perfectly styled accessories can compliment or contrast, soften or add texture, creating a sense of homely intimacy.

3. Stand Out
Bespoke furniture pieces and bold artwork adds a truly unique and personal touch to a scheme. The juxtaposition of standout items against other less ornate gives your space enhanced impact and exudes luxury.
 

View our showcase of show home schemes here, and get in touch with our team to maximise desireability and return on your property investment today.

 

 
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London Craft Week 2018


London Craft Week 2018


 

LONDON CRAFT WEEK 2018
| May 2018

Now in its fourth year, London Craft Week is an annual festival celebrating London’s craftswomen, craftsmen and makers with a wide range of events, talks, workshops and demonstrations across the city.  Always on the search for local suppliers and one off pieces for our latest schemes, we attended to gain a rare and fascinating insight into the London craft scene. Here we share a couple of our favourite events from the week.

Slipper Embroidery by Hand & Lock at Edward Green
Hand & Lock are London’s premier embroidery house, providing embellishment services to the Royal Family, Savile Row and A.LONDON. They teamed up with Northampton shoemaker Edward Green, who hosted a demonstration at their Jermyn Street store. We watched in awe as an expert Hand & Lock embroiderer worked on a pair of Edward Green customisable slippers to create something truly elegant and unique.

Robert Kime in conversation with Jeremy Langmead: Why Antique Furniture is the Future
Robert Kime is a master of quirky antique pieces and vintage textiles. At his enchanting London showroom he hosted a day long demonstration, with a team of highly skilled upholsterers painstakingly restoring an antique bench using traditional upholstery techniques. The demonstration was followed by a drinks reception and an insightful talk on the importance of sustainability and ethically sourced furniture. At A.LONDON we understand how antiques can play an important part in this and we are constantly searching for those remarkable pieces that have a story to tell.
 

London Craft Week was held from 9th to 13th May 2018 in various spots across London.

 

 

 

 
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Milan Design Week Trend Report


Milan Design Week Trend Report


 

SALONE DEL MOBILE: MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2018 TREND REPORT
| April 2018

We are fresh off the plane from Milan, following a week packed with events, exhibitions and presentations at the design world’s largest showcase. Following this, we wanted to share our round-up of the trends from Milan Design Week 2018:

Maximalism
After seasons of Scandi inspired minimalism, 2018 continues to be the year of more. Designers like Seletti, Kartell and Missoni Home flew the flag for this new more-is-more approach, showcasing vibrant colours against clashing retro, graphic and oriental inspired prints. Whilst Icon’s Design Milan and Morelato echoed the mood with their use of pattern in furniture pieces and surface finishes. 

Rattan, Weave and All Things Green
Throughout Milan, designers continued to blur the traditional lines between inside and out, using rattan chairs, woven baskets and greenery to create tranquil, organic spaces. Vincent Shepard showcased furniture suitable for use both indoors and out, whilst Sitap, featured organic woven rugs at their impressive jungle themed stand. 

Colour Blocking
Many designers echoed the colour palettes seen on the catwalks at Milan Fashion Week 2018, colour blocking deep pastels and jewel tones with pops of primary colour. India Mahdavi’s exhibition at Nilufar fully embodied this trend whilst Midj and Arper showcased a fresh and modern way to use colour. 

 

Milan Design Week was held from the 17th - 22nd April 2018 throughout the city.

 
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Milan Design Week Guide


Milan Design Week Guide


 

SALONE DEL MOBILE: MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2018 GUIDE
| April 2018
 

As one of the most important dates in the design calendar, we are venturing to Milan Design Week to see first hand the new trends of the season and top suppliers, as well as gathering some fresh inspiration for our upcoming interior design and show home schemes. Every year this vast exhibition brings together thousands of exhibitors from all over the world, from Salone del Mobile at Rho showgrounds to Fuori Salone in the Isola Design District, there are endless exhibitions and installations across the city. 

With so much to see, here are our top design picks and hotspots for the event in our very own Milan Design Week 2018 guide!

You can also follow Milan Design Week through our eyes on Instagram Stories & Twitter:

Milan Design Week runs from the 17th - 22nd April 2018 throughout the city.

 
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Picasso


Picasso


 

PICASSO 1932 EXHIBITION   
| April 2018
 

‘The work that one does is a way of keeping a diary’ - Pablo Picasso.
 

We headed to Tate Modern to experience Picasso's creative journey throughout 1932, the period he called his ‘year of wonders’. The exhibition traced the artist's personal and professional life month by month via more than 100 paintings, sculptures and sketches. With our creative studio located in London, our team take every opportunity to visit the latest exhibitions and design events to keep their creative mindset flowing, stay cultured and gain inspiration. Many of our schemes are inspired by artists, such as Chancery Quarters where fragments of the scheme were inspired by the bold and punchy artwork of Russian painter, Kandinsky.

Here at A.LONDON our designers use bespoke artwork to translate our clients visions and compliment our tailor-made luxury interiors and show homes. We work with local artists and galleries to commission original pieces that perfectly capture the mood of each scheme we produce.
 

The Picasso 1932 exhibition runs until 9th September 2018 at Tate Modern, Bankside.

 

 

 
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SS18 Lookbook


SS18 Lookbook


 

SS18 LOOKBOOK   
| March 2018

Our latest SS18 Lookbook has been reimagined for 2018. This large format publication is a hand-picked selection of our favourite project images accompanied by lifestyle shots revealing the thought process behind each of these schemes all collated into a lookbook, the perfect addition to your coffee table.
 

To request a hardcopy of our SS18 Lookbook, contact interiors@a-ldn.com.

 
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London Fashion Weekend Festival


London Fashion Weekend Festival


 

LONDON FASHION WEEK FESTIVAL SS18   
| February 2018
 

We attended London Fashion Week Festival to gain inspiration and insight into the fashion world through talks with industry experts such as Daphne Guinness and runway shows covering the key SS18 trends and the latest collection from Jamie Wei Huang.    

Décor and couture have long been linked as Interior Designers are often influenced by the runway. When our designers put together their schemes, they incorporate the latest trends, like we have with earthy tones and organic colour ways in our West Village scheme
 

Here's a round-up of the SS18 Catwalk Trends:

Vintage Vacation
Picture the endless promise of summer travel, vintage sunglasses, oversized sun hats, straw bags and tropical prints. If it looks like a market find from Puglia or Corsica, you’ve nailed it.

New Wave
Think Cuba nights meets circus glamour, this look is all about graphic patterns, inflated sleeves, slashes of black, white, red and strong tailoring.

Cyber Sports
This new take on sportswear is all about layering, blending metallics with sheer, lightweight nylon in neon shades.The more eye-catching, the better. 
 

The SS18 London Fashion Weekend Festival runs until 16th - 20th February 2018 at The Store Studios, 180 Strand.

 
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In Conversation with Harriet


In Conversation with Harriet


 

IN CONVERSATION WITH HARRIET  
| February 2018


Design Assistant Harriet tells us what she loves about designing with A.LONDON and more.

 
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West Village


West Village


 

WEST VILLAGE  
| January 2018


West Village is a unique new development set in the heart of Notting Hill, one of London’s most iconic, vibrant and desirable neighbourhoods. Our client, a boutique residential developer wanted to make this £5.3 million townhouse stand out with a particular emphasis on adding value through design and attention to detail.  

For this project we were inspired by the imagined homeowner. A creative individual with a carefully curated collection of objects and artwork, both old and new, acquired on their travels or perhaps from the independent boutiques and stalls that line the streets from Portobello Road right up to Notting Hill Gate. We used bespoke upholstery, bold artwork and styled unique accessories to inject a strong sense of creative energy to create a property that perfectly suits the inhabitant's character.

View the full portfolio below.

 
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Chancery Quarters


Chancery Quarters


 

CHANCERY QUARTERS   
December 2017
 

The penthouse at Chancery Quarters is part of a luxury boutique development, located at the heart of London’s history legal district, just a short walk from the culture of Covent Garden. For this project our A.LONDON designers were inspired by the view from the impressive roof terrace and the concept of bringing the outdoors in. In the reception room, vibrant colour, abstract artwork and geometric patterns lift the space and reflect the skyline. Whilst in the bedrooms subtle earthy tones, organic textures and tribal African artwork compliment the unique architectural angles of the apartment and give naturalistic atmosphere to the scheme. 

View the full portfolio below.

 
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Norwood Charity Cycle


Norwood Charity Cycle


 

NORWOOD CHARITY CYCLE   
| October 2017
 

A few key members of the A.LONDON team: Alec Watt, Polly Burdell and Karis Samuelson ventured to Israel for Norwood where they been took part in a 712km charity cycling trip from Metulah in the north to it’s most southern tip; Eilat.

Over 5 days of fast paced cycling our team climbed Mount Nimrod, the Golan Heights and rode alongside the Dead Sea before heading inland into the Negev.

Norwood is one of the largest charities in the UK supporting vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and people with learning disabilities. 

 
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Netherhall Gardens


Netherhall Gardens


 

NETHERHALL GARDENS  
| October 2017
 

Hampstead has long been considered London’s Hilltop Jewel. Situated amongst it’s vast grassland, ancient forest and endless literary history is Netherhall Gardens. The development comprises of a carefully restored period property and a sensitively designed new build, both working together to conserve and enhance the character of the local area. 

In the reception rooms we used sumptuous fabrics, blue hues and light furniture, with accents of brass and marble to a create a luxurious and contemporary living space that compliments and enhances the architectural design of the property. 

In the bedrooms, tactile fabrics and bespoke artwork create warmth and texture, the use of colour continues, creating a serene space that flows perfectly with the rest of the property.

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Burberry Here We Are


Burberry Here We Are


 

BURBERRY 'HERE WE ARE' EXHIBITION   
| September 2017
 

Our A.LONDON designers draw inspiration for their designs from all corners of the creative industry, most notably the fashion world. They were lucky enough to visit Burberry's major photographic exhibition entitled 'Here We Are' which coincided with the release of their September 2017 collection.

Showcased in Old Sessions House, the exhibition was curated by the brand’s Chief Creative and CEO, Christopher Bailey, along with Lucy Kamara Moore, and Alasdair McLellan. Each selected photograph reveals the ways in which we live, dream, celebrate, challenge and work whether individually or collectively. As a whole, the exhibition reminded our designers about how the brand remains relatable to us all in one way or another through the varied selection of photographs displayed.

 

'Here We Are' runs from 18th September to 1st October 2017 at Old Sessions House, Clerkenwell.

 
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Ashchurch Villas


Ashchurch Villas


 

ASHCHURCH VILLAS   
September 2017

A contemporary West London home located moments away from our award-wining Ravenscourt Park scheme. In the living room we used autumnal tones and an eclectic mix of textures, artwork and the finest fabrics to create a space which is both inspirational and functional, the perfect place for our client and their young family to relax and flourish in. 

The bedrooms capture a sense of the personality of each family member. The children’s bedrooms are fun and interactive, while the use of colour and pattern creates a sense of playful nostalgia. In the other bedrooms we used luxurious fabrics in sophisticated tones to create a fresh and tranquil retreat, a calm haven for our clients to rest their heads at the end of a busy day. 

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