When it comes to paint, you’re not just deciding on colour. The vast range of finishes available offers up a whole host of options for different areas of a home, depending on the effect you want to achieve and where the paint is going to be used. There is also a massive difference in the quality of the paint. Some paints contain more cheap fillers and are thinner – so they will take more coats to cover and are likely to fade and mark more easily. Here Simon Tilbrook, Director at Fenwick & Tilbrook, summarises what each paint type is best for.
Before launching Lulie Fisher Design Studio in 2016, Lulie spent more than 25 years working as an architect and interior designer at Foster + Partners in London and later at Aedas Interiors’ Studio in Dubai. Coming from a highly creative family, Lulie was always destined to become an interior designer. She has recently been appointed to design the luxury beach- and golf-front villas launched as the first phase of the landmark Blue Amber resort in Zanzibar.
The ninth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) will take place from 22nd to 24th May. As the annual focus for London’s leading design district, the festival programme has been created to reflect the unique nature of this vibrant London hub which is home to a plethora of creative businesses, design consultancies, showrooms and architectural practices.
The rich heritage architecture of an 1870s warehouse was the backdrop for Biasol’s eighth collaboration with Grind. The project occupies a prime location in London’s up-and-coming Clerkenwell neighbourhood, alongside some of the city’s next generation of dining venues.
For many people, the heart of the home is the kitchen, but this is a room that’s often overlooked when it comes to design. Often kitchens are white and neutral – with design as an afterthought. Reform wants to change this. The company collaborates with the best Danish and internationally-acclaimed architects to reform kitchens – and our everyday lives – with great design.
Secret d’Atelier invites people to discover the world of Le Corbusier’s colours: the Polychromie architecturale.
The main terrace of Les Jardins d’Étretat sits on the famous cliff d’Amont. At this unique place, Claude Monet spent many long hours working on his canvases – a series of paintings and sketches based on ‘Les Falaises d’Étretat’. The connoisseurs and lovers of art from across the globe travel here for inspiration. This terrace is a magnet for artists, garden aficionados, nature, architecture and art lovers, as well as the admirers of Claude Monet’s work and successors to the master painter.
Specialist architectural ironmongery company Izé has produced a unique gold ‘hand-le’ as part of the refurbishment of central London’s St Martins Lane hotel.