August 18, 2017

Top Floor Renovation Regent's Park NW1

We recently finished a top floor renovation project in Regent's Park. We managed to convert an awkward and somewhat unusable floor into a generous Guest Suite with ensuite, a second guest room, a kids bedroom, family bathroom and utility, providing our clients with a lot more space to work with. Here are some details on some of our favourite...

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August 04, 2017

Kitchen-Diner Extension for Family Home in N16 | Kia Designs

We recently completed a side return extension for kitchen-diner in a property in N16. Here are some images of the project and information about some of the great features that have been installed!

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June 05, 2017

Wimbledon: Before and After

Check out how we transformed this worn flat into a sporty city pad

We've now completed our Wimbledon Project, and as it didn't involve any building work this was a relatively quick turn around. We think the before and after photos are a great example of how a little bit of considered design can transform a space.

The brief was to transform a...

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November 24, 2016

Hidden Parts Of Images - Things Behind The Design

Good design is effortless, it hides the bad or frustrating parts of a home and highlights the parts that you have fallen in love with. Most homes struggle with storage, even the largest home needs good storage. With these images we take you behind the design to the hidden parts of the image, the parts that make the designs look so effortless.

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In House Tours, Design In Depth

August 19, 2016

Ballroom Refurbishment

At Kia Designs we were very excited when we first viewed this particular property, a ballroom refurbishment sounded completely captivating. The natural features of this apartment were apparent from the outset: as you enter you are greeted with a stunning double height ceiling which would have served as a ballroom in days gone by. The other...

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August 10, 2016

House Interior Design

House Interior Design doesn't always just mean looking at a project once it's finished, for this house Interior Design we worked with the client from the final plans through the build to the finished product.  This client's story is a fascinating one and something that we hear more and more often with the changing way we use our homes.

Having...

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July 21, 2016

Before and After

We often get asked to provide before and after photos on our website. We'd love to do so, but it's problematic. On the one hand, without showing how we have transformed a space, we can't get full credit for it. For all you know, looking at the finished picture, we might have just put up some wallpaper and curtains and slapped a vase on a...

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May 05, 2015

Interior Design: Swiss Cottage

This project wasn't just about the interior design as a major part of it was very architectural, something that was at the forefront of the client's vision. They decided they wanted to rip the house down to its shell and completely re-work the interior, changing the layout, which included moving the staircase. The new staircase was designed to...

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April 02, 2015

Interior Design: Baker Street

Interior Designers often get known for a specific project, for us it is the Notting Hill Penthouse Interior Design, it's an extremely striking project with a fantastic back story (that you can read here on Houzz).  We are now going to break down a lesser known project that certainly needs to be given it's due. Many people know and talk about...

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March 26, 2015

Interior Design Baker Street

This project in Baker Street is definitely a favourite of Kia's and myself. We designed the space to create the perfect place to relax after a days work while still having a touch of sophistication. You would not recognise it from the before photographs if it wasn't for the beautiful floor and doors which we kept, and used as a starting point...

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September 16, 2014

Contemporary Bishops Park Interior Design

Part of our service is interpreting a clients wants and needs in to actual products and an overall design.  It's one of the most fun parts of my job because it's a bit of a puzzle.  These clients wanted an interior design that was similar to their previous home (they loved the colours and the light) however they were now moving in to a very...

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April 03, 2014

Marble Shower Room

The wonderful part about being a designer is the amount of different people you get to design for, from all around the world, living in all different parts of the world.  It's fantastic but sometimes you forget how beautiful a design can be till you revisit it.  In searching through old folders I found these very quick snaps of a marble shower...

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September 02, 2013

Behind the white on white design

This design was the Finalist in the Living Space design of the year only recently and we are constantly getting questions on how to re-create parts of this wonderful white on white design.  Here we break down a few of the amazing features of this design

The aim of this bathroom was to have some glitz and glamour whilst still having a completely...

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August 23, 2013

Behind the award nominated design

Just FYI we have been nominated for the International Design & Architecture Awards 2013 and so we have decided to give you a little bit of behind the scenes knowledge of one of the most popular award nominated design projects we have completed.

 

We often get asked a lot of questions about parts of this design so here we are going to answer a...

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July 30, 2013

House tour: Jessica Alba - The Rug Company

I adore The Rug Companies rugs, we have used them in many of our designs and they are always the beautiful, hummingbird-bakery-style, icing on the cake.  One of my favourite designs is b Jaime Hayon and I spotted it in this beautiful house tour of Jessica Alba's home.

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February 28, 2013

How Black Can Be A Great Design Scheme

Yes! This hotel just oozes with charisma, it's almost completely black design scheme is just stunning, sleek and classy. I love the The Burbury Hotel by Katon Redgen Mathieson!

 

The reception is clean and classy, a pop of colour is provided by a gorgeous flower display

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August 27, 2012

Daring hotel in Vienna

Within cities, there are always a number of hotels popping up left, right, and center.  A lot of the time they are built on relatively small sites and need to be extremely unique and eye-catching if they are to gain any real traction.  This hotel in Vienna succeeds on both counts.

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August 20, 2012

Stunning Greek hotel

Having been to a number of excellent hotels worldwide and having a mild fascination for the hotel business, this retreat in Greece really caught my attention:

 

Located on the island of Mykonos, this hotel adds a touch of simplicity and calmness to the crowded luxury hotel genre.  Unlike many hotels which submit to a very uniformed design, the...

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August 13, 2012

Minimalist home in the backwoods of Finland

I have always been impressed with Scandinavian architecture and design; its minimalistic nature is a refreshing change from more conventional Western designs in which more storage is a necessity to house the assortment of items that one collects over time.  The dining room, in this case, is undoubtedly catering to a certain taste:

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August 06, 2012

Brazilian home with Thai features

I was first drawn to this home as I believed it to be Thai on 1st glance - the surrounding garden in-particular gave me that impression, as did the quaint, almost spiritual natural light:

 

The home is, in fact, in Brazil, and is interesting insofar as it is smaller than many of the houses that we document.  I once heard Jack White say that...

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