Rove Concepts
Thursday
Apr202017

A converted Victorian school

Every once in a while I feature a home that I completely lust over and spend hours redecorating it in my head, and this is one of those. St. Oswald's Place is located in an 1861 converted Victorian school building that was designed by architect Tony Fretton. Approached through a gated arch and across a cobbled courtyard, the house is set back from the road in a secluded pocket backed by Vauxhall City Farm. Entry is through a glass-roofed extension, which connects the main space with a guest annexe / study positioned around a cobbled courtyard garden. The living room is a beautifully curated space with soaring double-height ceiling and towering original windows. A large internal window looks into the mezzanine level above, which has two bedrooms and a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. Behind the chimney stack, with its open fireplace, is the galley kitchen with windows that look over the front courtyard. A short corridor beneath the mezzanine leads to a second double-height space of similar proportions and exceptional levels of natural light. A glazed door leads to a verdant communal courtyard, shared by the six flats in the building. Currently for sale for £2.4 via The Modern House

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Thursday
Apr202017

Dan Davis Design encore

It really can't be almost ten years since Kim first featured the work of interior designer Dan Davis. When he emailed recently to remind us of how much time had passed (thanks Dan!) we couldn't wait to see what he had been up to since then. We weren't disappointed. His portfolio ranges from transitional to contemporary, mid century modern to eclectic all with his distinct creative touch. Here are just a few of my favourites from the new work he shared with us.

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Thursday
Apr202017

Showhouse dreams

We all know that a showhouse is the platform to display an interior designer's talents, to flaunt a fantasy, to revel in their design dream. I'm just going to spend some time today entertaining a few close friends in this gorgeous sitting room by Westbrook Interiors. In my dreams at least.

Photography by Emily Followill

Wednesday
Apr192017

Personal space

What does your personal space say about you? Are your surrounds like a window on your soul? If I looked at pictures of your home could I weave a story about who you are, your loves, your hopes, your life? Just these few images of South African designer David Strauss' home tells me so much yet leaves enough for me to want to know more. Mysterious, moody, artistic, lover of simple luxuries.

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Wednesday
Apr192017

A' Design Award & Competition - 2017 Winners 

With over 100 categories the A' Design Award and Competition is the worlds' largest design competition. But it is not just an award. It is an indicator of quality and perfection in design, recognized worldwide, bringing your design front and centre before design companies and professionals. From Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award to Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award. Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award to Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Award. Home Appliances Design Award to Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Award and so many more. (You can find all the design categories here.) 

The A' Design Award & Competition has ended for another year and the winners have been announced. Here are some of my favourite interior design related winners for 2017.

A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award

Lynko by Natalia Geci

Binhi by Ito Kish

Vacuumglow by Vadim Garnaev

Drop by Buket Hoscan Bazman

Trapesi by Phebos Xenakis

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