Specifying a colour scheme for any project, whether a housing scheme, public sector building or commercial office is about much more than just aesthetics. As Kathryn Lloyd, Colour Specialist at Crown Paints, explains; a well-designed, considered colour scheme can be used as an effective wayfinding tool to allow people to navigate easily around the building and stay out of harm’s way.
Dutch Designer Dirk Vander Kooij is best known for his playful extrusions of reclaimed synthetics. Holding the attitude of craftsman/inventor, Dirk marries machine and hand in the fostering of honest material expression.
This 6000ft² residence, located in one of San Francisco’s most sought-after buildings, still had its late 1970s interior by Valerian Rybar. A total gut remodel was needed to transform it in a Neoclassical style, reflective of this beautiful Beaux Arts building. Architect Andrew Skurman reconfigured the floorplan beautifully to create a circular flow for living and entertaining.
Thinking about wallpaper, the first thing that comes to mind is the wallcovering in a living room or bedroom. However, it can have many other less common and more creative uses. With just a little imagination, you can give a new look to furniture or surfaces within minutes.
Founded by Ian Cameron in 2014, Cameron Design House has become synonymous with unique, contemporary design and refined craftsmanship. Ian has a shared history between the United Kingdom and Finland and has combined the influences of vibrant Central London and the tranquil Nordic countryside into his sculptural pieces.
This Knightsbridge penthouse is a luxurious contemporary lateral living space on a prestigious square. The design was achieved through the refurbishment and integration of two separate Grade II Listed apartments for the personal use of a British property developer.
In recent years, the availability of virtual and augmented reality technology has increased hugely and rapidly. And, although it may seem strange and unlikely, it’s still somewhat understandable that it’s now starting to creep into the workplace; saying that in some ways it’s already had an impact.
Home renovation projects reveal a vast array of colour choices that are available, which all have different implications when it comes to the level of lighting required. IQ Furniture gives its lighting advice for the home.