The festive period is now in full force, it is time to climb into the attic and reach for the decorations. As we begin our descent into the festive period we start to see our interiors and exteriors become both brighter.
The prices of houses are due to increase by 5% over a short periods of time. This is due to shortage of property and land that can be built on. Developers have found a solution to this issue, however it does come with a compromise.
‘My work is a game, a very serious game.’ M.C. Escher
M.C. Escher is famous for his mathematical precision and surrealist patterns, propelling him into becoming one of the most famous artists of the 20th Century.
High celings are a wonderful feature in many period properties but unfortuntely with new builds they often lack the space.
The trick to combat this is to camouflge, draw the eye away from focusing on it. A great way to do this is with furniture but you don’t need to go miniture, the trick is to go lower.
Exposed brick is so 90’s it’s all about the raw industrial finishes, concrete creates a modern sophistication whilst keeping the interior warm and inviting. We aren’t all lucky enough to live in an industrial converted warehouse but there are certain ways to give your home that sought after urban feel.
RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) House of the Year is a prize that is awarded each year to the best new, architect designed house in the UK. The award used to be called the ‘RIBA Manser Medal’ and was established in 2001. It is sponsored by Hiscox Home Insurance, who consequently feature on the judging panel, along with a selection of other industry experts.
The decade that gave us Bee Gee’s, ABBA and great disco moves, the Seventies are in full swing on making a great comeback! It’s only fair to ask ourselves, ‘Can you dig it?’
We search for properties that offer fireplaces, reclaimed wooden floors, beautiful moulding details and big widows, searching for a place that we can make a home.
Afternoon tea is a British tradition that consists of having tea, cakes and crumpets in the afternoon and is not only a great way to socialise but also a tradition that is still strongly upheld within British society. It is both formal and relaxing. Formal in terms of the location that it usually takes place in and its luxurious décor and relaxing as you are simply treating yourself.
This is the exhibition modernist design lovers have been waiting for! The work of the dynamic duo Charles and Ray Eames went on display last week at London’s Barbican centre.
We have recently introduced two new wood finishes to our collection, brown walnut and light oak. These finishes should give more flexibility if the existing wood we offer is too dark for your interior, while retaining the same high-end quality you would expect from Camerich.
The Decorative Arts Fair in Battersea Park has returned this year, the first fair first opened in 1985 and was the first of its to combine both the antique and interior design trades together.
The style we call Gothic originated in the medieval period with spectacular ecclesiastical buildings, such as the iconic Westmister Abbey. Key features of this style are the pointed arch, the rib vault, flying buttresses and window tracery.
With the end of the year fast approaching its time to look forward to the upcoming design trends of 2016.
With this in mind, this week Dulux announced their colour of 2016- ‘Cherished Gold’. Continuing with the ongoing fashion for using metal tones in interiors, Cherished Gold is an Earthy, more versatile evolution from last year’s Copper Blush.