24 May 2017

Design Highlights

  • Classic limestone floor with wood and Silestone worktops
  • Focal point pink feature wall
  • Classic family living and entertaining space

The Project

  • The clients planned to move the existing kitchen into an un-utilised living space at the opposite end of their home
  • A large kitchen living space with separate pantry was desired along with making the most of the architectural features of the space
  • The space was to be completely refurbished, so there were no restrictions on service placements
  • The brief was to create a classic contemporary kitchen, with a light feel, a hint of pink and to incorporate the clients existing furniture.

The Approach

  • First we designed the layout of the room to include the key elements: kitchen cabinetry, island, pantry and sitting area
  • Our focus then turned to enhancing the aesthetic elements including the architectural reference’s, floor and vaulted ceiling
  • We presented our designs through a pinboard of ideas, mood board and plans in the first instance
  • As the designs and building work continued we were on hand to offer advice as we built up to the kitchen installation
  • As the project evolved we sourced and produced a mood board containing all the key elements such as the flooring, paint colours, hand painted cabinet colours and finishes, worktops and lighting ideas
  • The installation was a dry-fit with our installers fitting the cabinetry and worktops whilst we helped co-ordinate the electrician and plumbers with our installation.

The Result

  • The final result is a fun-take on a classic kitchen with bold pink accents and a focal point island, and a space that utilises the high level of natural light in the room
  • Rich textures of European walnut, siltstone Lyra and limestone flooring sit perfectly with the two-tone grey hand painted cabinetry
  • This large kitchen space and adjacent pantry provides the perfect multi-purpose cooking and entertaining space, whether watching over the garden with a cup of tea or dimming the lights for a dinner party.
23 May 2017

Design Highlights

  • A Great blend of contemporary design & antique furniture
  • Feature geometric wall tiles and stunning Maia work tops
  • A very practical layout for keen cooks

Contemporary Grey Kitchen

 

The Project

  • Our clients, a young couple with a 5 year old son, had recently built an extension to their home and came to us to design and supply a contemporary kitchen to complement there more traditional antique pine furniture
  • The kitchen space had already been second fixed and some thought had been given to the position of services and a new Kardean floor been laid
  • The couple are very keen cooks, who cook from scratch and harvest much of their produce from their beloved allotment
  • As with any young family who also had a dog, a practical, safe space which is easy to clean, is a very important consideration.

 

The Approach

  • The space was accurately measured and existing services documented as these could not be moved and had to be designed around
  • The existing floor and antique furniture was photographed and a design brief taken from the client
  • The challenge was to create an open plan space that contained enough storage and cooking space, but kept the overall room feeling spacious and light
  • Using photo-realistic 3d modelling, plans and a mood board, we were able to illustrate a contemporary scheme with a deep colour pallet that blended the old with the new. We introduced a feature wall, curtain and blind fabrics and lighting ideas to bring the whole space together
  • The client had chosen a bold pattern splash back tile which we gave direction of where and how to place
  • Our client also received a pinboard of fixture, fittings and ideas that they could add to the finished room at there leisure.

 

The Result

  • A bright, bold contemporary space that sympathetically integrated practical contemporary surfaces with the clients existing antique furniture.
  • Maia worktops and matt grey lay-on doors, looked great against the oak Kardean floor. Feature lighting helped to define both the peninsula and dining table areas
19 Sep 2016

Design Highlights

1. Stunning contemporary- classic interiors.
2. Oak and glass staircase with mother of pearl mirror and pinstriped stair runner.
3. Boot room with bespoke dog housing, dog shower and sports equipment storage.

Country Home Stage 2

Situation

• Stage one had been completed in 2015, this had created a beautiful kitchen and living space (click here for more details).
• Stage two took the project back to its original brief which was to provide an entrance to the house that fitted the houses personality, to create a more balanced feel to the house as a whole and to provide excellent utility spaces that included a WC and boot/utility room.
• Having worked with the clients over the previous two years we had a really good understanding of their style and their ideas for the space.
• Our challenge was to now tie together the six bedroom home into a cohesive, luxury multifunctional design.
• As part of our brief we were required to gain planning permission and building regulations approval along with co-ordinating builders and subcontractors.

Approach

• The internal layouts were revisited and signed of by the client. We appointed our architect to design the outside of the home to ensure the original house and subsequent extensions all worked with the proposed design.
• Large design decisions were taken at this such as reversing the staircase, moving doorways adding a porch installing a dog shower and the size of the entrance doorway to the kitchen.
• Once permissions were gained we revisited the preliminary concept work from Stage One and developed the design in each of the new spaces to include the new bedroom 6, 2 extra en-suits, boot/utility room, WC and entrance hallway.
• Mood boards were produced and designs tweaked as the building work progressed.
• The aesthetic designs evolved and the boot room in particular was re-designed and refined several times to ensure it met all of the clients requirements.
• Throughout installation, as well as co-ordinating subcontractors we were on site most days to answer design queries and evolve the designs.

Results

• A well balanced large family home with a hall and landing that now balanced the building to feel like one large unified space.
• A classic, relaxed decorative scheme ran through the entire home with each room having its own individual features, colour pallet and style.
• A great use of natural textures, neutral finishes antique furniture and carefully selected fixtures and fittings to create the desired look.
• Massively increased storage.
• Well thought out functional room layout, decorative schemes, lighting and furniture placements meant each room worked perfectly as intended by the clients meeting their exact needs.

21 Jul 2016
barn conversion interior design

Design Highlights

  • Carefully designed livingroom are to creat seperate snug.
  • Luxury feature wall to serve as backdrop to art collection
  • Bepoke TV unit and shelving.

Cosy Barn Conversion

The Situation

  • Our clients had purchased the property some years back whilst living abroad and now wanted to update the property cosmetically.
  • The property was a simple barn conversion with little features except for internal stable doors and rough sawn cut timber skirting’s and architrave.
  • The client wanted a full property design with the idea of running the installation in stages.
  • The client specifically requested additional storage as this was a problem.
  • The large living room / dinning room need a carefully thought out furniture plan in order to create clearly defined areas and a cohesive aesthetic feel.

The Approach

  • Because the clients worked abroad for most of the year we needed to gather as much detail on what was required at the first meeting.
  • A detailed survey was carried out and a preliminary budget drawn up.
  • A full inventory of existing furniture was produced and photographed to ensure these pieces could be included in the design.
  • A mood board was produced for each room along with a schedule of fixtures, fittings and works required.
  • All design drawings and mood boards were presented online as this is what suited the client best.
  • The client was keen to include some dominant abstract art in the design. We produced a neutral design with a cool colour pallet, allowing for he client to source the specific items at their leisure.

The Result

  • A contemporary space with modern furniture and luxury wall covers.
  • Clever built in storage in the living room and a breakfast bar added in the kitchen with extra space for a fridge and open shelving.
  • Luxury finishes were used along with natural textures and clean lines such as the oak shelving.
  • The revised furniture layout produced three distinctive zones, a snug- tv are, a formal dinning space and sitting area centred around the fire and patio doors.
24 Jun 2016
show home interior design

Design Highlights

  • Contemporary look for a young family which were the target market.
  • Onsite styling to maximise marketing photos.
  • The interior design, fitting and rental of furnture all in one package.

Contemporary Showhome

The Situation

  • We were approached by local developers to design a three bedroom show home on there new 14 plot site.
  • Our brief was to design the interior scheme as well as advise on specifics such as the  choice of worktops, kitchen splash back colour and flooring.
  • The Interior of the house had been completed along with half of the site which were to be sold off plan. We were therefore working within a strict time frame on which to complete the project.
  • As well as designing the space we were asked to provide all furniture, fittings and equipment, which were to be removed by us once all properties on the site had been sold.

The Approach

  • Following a design meeting with the developers and an appraisal of the particular buyer demographic they were seeking to attract, 3 potential concepts were presented to the client for approval.
  • The chosen concept was then developed into a detailed design to include layout plans and a mood board for each individual room.
  • A range of pricing options were presented to the client as rental bundles, that included all furniture fittings and equipment.
  • We advised on site as the developer’s contractors decorated walls, lighting was fitted and after finnishing touches completed. We then installed the furniture and accessories and styled the space, prior to a photography shoot, and finnaly the properties were advertised by the estate agents
  • We took on all the sourcing, delivery and installation of the fixtures fittimgs and equipment and removal at the end of the contract saving the developer time and effort.

The Result

  • A functional contemporary design that appealed to a young family target market, whilst emphasising the spacious accommodation with double beds throughout.
  • The aspirational interior was designed was designed to photograph well, be easy to maintain and serve as a cost effective way of promoting the property.
  • We only used quality fixtures and fittings to ensure that perspective buyers had a consistent feeling of quality throughout their potential new home.

Testimonial

Mr P – Northampton

‘’As a small developer we were building fourteen new houses and asked Tristan to dress a show home for us to help sell them. Tristan and his team were very professional and supplied and installed everything into the show home and it really helped sell our houses.’’

24 Jun 2016
bar and restuarant interior design

Design Highlights

  • Huge centre piece chandelier.
  • vintage furniture and copper 2p wall.
  • tightly branded scheme.

The Situation

  • The owners ran a very successful cocktail Bar in Shoreditch and wanted to open and new concept meet and whisky restaurant “Beard To Tail”
  • The client had leased a brand new empty shell unit and instructed us at the early concept and planning stage.
  • We took on a very hazy visual concept a strict budget and a quick 12 week turnaround.
  • The site its self came with a number of planning and licencing issue which had to be overcome from the outset.

The Approach

  • After a very detailed site survey and an appraisal of the existing planning permission, we worked with the client brief to develop three concept scenarios for our clients consideration.
  • As the project evolved we brought in our team of M&E consultants, structural engineers, planning consultants and contractors to ensure we met all rules & regulations.
  • As the visual concept evolved we produced 3D models, mood boards and working drawings to bring the architectural branding experience alive alongside the branding, consultant chefs menus and drinks menu.
  • Once the designs were signed off, a full set of design drawings, schedule of works, and project plan were produced.
  • Whilst the build was taking place we used our extensive supplier base to source a number of antique and retro items into the design.

The Results

  • An industrial “very Shoreditch” space of retro pieces and modern elements.
  • A strong visual concept within a tightly branded space.
  • Excellent press coverage in GQ & Elle Décor.
  • An adaptive space that would grow, expand and be altered as the restaurant comcept evolves.
  • Completed on time, on budget and on brief.
24 Jun 2016
dental practice interior design

Design Highlights

  • Full compay branding running through the design
  • Clever lighting and focal point placment
  • Real design focuse on the customer journey

Dental Practice

The Situation

  • We were asked by Brixsworth Dental practice to Design there new dental practice premises.
  • The owners had an existing dental practice situated in the building next door and wanted to move to larger premices.
  • The building had previously been used by the NHS and though in a good state of repair needed a full refurbishment.
  • The practice specialised in high end dental care and were carrying out a rebrand in conjunction with the move.
  • Our brief was to design a contemporary, relaxing branded space  with a clinical undertone.

The Approach

  • A full site survey was undertaken alongside a detailed design briefing, consulting with the owners regarding their vision for the space, the dentist to gain an insight into practicalities and also the support staff and receptionists.
  • We worked closely with the owners branding company and all CQC dental care installers to ensure the brand was consistent through the space.
  • We spent considerable time walking through the customer experience to ensure that through every step the customer experience was excellent.
  • We provided a full design supply & project management service from concept thgrough to the day of opening.

The Result

  • A light airy, contemporary branded space.
  • A luxury feel throughout by using high end finishes such as corian work tops, Italian granite tiles. heavy duty upholstery, hand made rugs and carefully chosen artwork.
  • A balanced colour pallet that runs seamlessly through the interior, signage, branded stationary through to staff uniforms.

Testimonial

Mrs H – Brixsworth

“The best decision we ever made was to work with Tristan on the design of our new premises. His kind, patient manner together with his design flair made him the perfect partner for us. He totally got where we were coming from and took our thoughts and turned them into a reality that went beyond our hopes. He challenged us to think in different ways and we never doubted his advice for one moment. Two years on and the design still looks fresh and current and continues to receive excellent feedback from our clients. He held our hand throughout the process and went above and beyond his remit. Tristan has our heartfelt thanks for giving us a design that still delights us every day.”

24 Jun 2016
bar and restuarant interior design

Design Highlights

  • Bright and quirky garden space
  • A tight branded concept bit with a mix of styles
  • Great lighting and use of the buildings focal points.

Eclectic cocktail bar

The Situation

  • The owners of Apples & Pears, Brick lane , London asked us to re design their cocktail bar, starting with the garden.
  • The owners wanted update the out dated interior and commissioned us to design an eclectic space with East End London undertones, incorporating street art and vintage and retro finds.
  • The site comprises of a thin long bar with amazing structural features including an arched ceilinged basement, huge ground floor light well and exposed brickwork.
  • The clients commissioned us well in advance of starting work to allow plenty of time to design and refine the concept.

The Approach

  • Each separate area; the bar, basement and garden were addressed individually with their own brief but with reference to the overall building, branding and brief.
  • We were working on a design only basis with the client running the installation. It was crucial that the visual concept was expressed in a manor that the client could use it as the main visual reference when they were out sourcing vintage furniture etc.
  • We provided detailed site plans, elevations, 3d model and lighting plans as the main reference for the construction team.  The client was given a detailed list of fixtures, fittings and equipment to be purchased. For vintage and up cycled items indicative images were displayed  to direct the client on sourcing trips.
  • To finalise the chosen design we presented a 3d visual and sample/mood board to provide a strong visual concept for the space for client and also as direction for a local graffiti artist who was being used.
  • We spoke at length to the bar manager to ensure the space was designed to aid the flow of people around the space whilst maximising how the staff were able to efficiently operate.

The Result

  • An eclectic space with clear references to the Victorian building, East End culture and the clients love of the bright and the bold.
  • Great focal points such as the Graffiti statue in the Garden, picture walls and drop lighting over the huge light well.
  • A very flexible layout that works well on live acoustic nights with relaxed seating, a more open plan layout for dance events and a very inclusive feel so even at quieter times the space has atmosphere. But whatever the night the layout absolutely maximised the space and therefore revenue generated.
24 Jun 2016
office interior design

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Design Highlights

  • Great use of colour & texture and humour top create a relaxed place for cleints.
  • Wall to wall blackboard paint in the hallway to promote cleint interaction.
  • Using reclaimed furniture and making the most of the Victorian pine floor.

The Situation

  • Our client had recently acquired the first floor offices for her growing PR Company.
  • The existing décor was basic and corperate.
  • The brief was to create a light airy, funky space with colour, humour and a creative area for which to work and inspire visiting clients.
  • The clinet had a sensible budget and pretty much a blank canvas on which to work.
  • Though the client had a rough idea of what was to achieved, we were given free rain in coming up with suitable concepts.

The Approach

  • Following a detailed survey of the space and a comprehensive client design meeting, we created a number of concepts for consideration.
  • Once a rough creative direction was established, finishes, furniture and equipment were sourced.
  • Working drawings and lighting plans were produced along with building schedules .
  • As the building work started, a Victorian pine floor was discovered under the carpet, we took this opportunity to refine the design to utilise this amazing feature of the buildings fabric.

The Result

  • A fantastic quirky space centred around a hallway completely painted in black board paint for passing clients to right comments on.
  • Bright colour and interesting textures such as the Cole & Son feature wall, toilet paper wallpaper and astro turf bench seating.
  • As well as two comfortable creative offices, the main meeting room had a whiteboard wall, large rug and flexible seating arrangement giving the space for client meetings.
  • The perfect back drop for the clients existing pieces of furniture and extensive collection of artwork.
  • The overall look was deliberately non-corporate, quirky and with only a vague reference to the clients corporate brand.
  • Our favourite features included the bowler hat lights, mismatch lighting and psychedelic Cole & Son feature wall.
24 Jun 2016
Cocktail bar interior design

Design Highlights

  • intricate space planning
  • Considered mix of vintage and bespoke furniture
  • visual scheme designed around existing branding

London Cocktail Bar

Situation

  • We were asked to by the owners of this established Shoreditch bar to re-design and install the furniture and lighting to the back bar room.
  • We inherited a space with mirrored wall and curved wall paper, but the spaced lacked a suitable well thought-out seating layout and cloakroom.
  • The bar was trading so work had to be organised to be carried out on Sundays and Mondays.
  • Some existing retro pieces of furniture including bath tub seats had to be considered for inclusion in the final design.

Approach

  • A detailed survey of the space was made followed by several meeting detailing exactly how the space was to be used. This included how many covers, staff numbers, flexibility of table numbers and to account for groups of different sizes.
  • Several layout scenarios were presented to the client along with a visual concept.
  • Once the design was signed off a sourcing list was produced and we began sourcing retro, distressed and vintage furniture to sit along side fixed seating and contemporary lighting.
  • Installation was scheduled over several weeks with each stage adding to the design allowing the space to be used over the duration of the install.

Result

  • A very well planned layout with seating increasing from 18 to 54. A cloakroom suitable for the size of the space and enough circulation space for the tables to be waited on and turned around to maximise revenue.
  • The carefully chosen colour pallet and retro furniture, including old school worktops, retro seating and vintage bar tables blended with the existing bar design.
  • An exiting tropical style vintage light was used as the base of the room, to which we added brass table tops, stripped wall paper, gold painted table bases, pink Perspex and a vintage 1960’s home bar.