At Concept Interior we are delighted to announce that a picture of our work is featuring in the September edition of Interior Design Today.
Concept Interior in Interior Design Today
The days of the hot filament bulb are over and here at Concept we are open to any contenders. As energy prices soar we can no longer environmentally or economically keep our house lit with 40% efficiency bulbs. British designers have taken this challenge on and here are some of our favorites.
RIBA Stirling Shortlist 2014
The RIBA Stirling Shortlist 2014 has been announced and features the Aquatics centre in London which is nothing more than architects dream, made into reality. Concept interior love the organic shapes and on a hot day like today would love to take a dip.
Christian Liaigre’s Luxury Holiday Home…
As we reach the peek of summer everyone at Concept Interior has been very excited to see our favourite designer Christian Liagre’s latest offering – a stunning holiday home in St Barts. With passports at the ready we’d love to visit and take inspiration from this master of design whilst of course sipping cocktails on his private beach!
We’ve just been reading about how our favourite interior designer Rose Uniacke has been commissioned for a £5 million refurbishment for The Beckham’s family home.
Victoria and Albert – Prepare to say ‘I do’ …….
Plans are afoot in the Concept Interior offices as Kelly and I plan our weddings. Imagine our excitement when we discovered our favourite museum, the V&A in Kensington, London is currently hosting an exhibition of Wedding dresses.
The National Gallery in London has a new exhibition. ‘ Making Colour ’ runs from June to September, it is the first exhibition of its kind as it invites you on an artistic and scientific voyage of discovery, so a treat for the mind as well as the eyes!
Anthropologie store now open in Bath
Guaranteed to be jam packed with yummy home wares and gorgeous clothes, the windows have offered an exciting sneak peak of what’s to come! Bursting with summer styles and festival vibes we have literally been champing at the bit to step inside… but the wait is now over!
Paper is made by pressing together moist fibres, typically cellulose pulp that comes from wood, rags or grasses which are then dried into flexible sheets.
Concept Interior – Why we love working in London
The number of projects we have in London is on the up and we couldn’t be happier!
Green is the colour
Our friends at Chew Valley Trees spent all day yesterday in the sun filming with the BBC for Gardeners World. They are due to exhibit at the upcoming RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show which runs from the 8th until the 13th of July.
Q&A with Parisian Design Studio – Atelier Zina de Plagny
ATELIER ZINA DE PLAGNY is a design studio working with and for fashion and decoration companies.
Christian Liaigre is my absolute favourite designer, I love the man!
Looking for an interior designer in Knightsbridge?
Look no further!
For the last two days Claire has been knocking about in Knightsbridge.
Many lamps make light work
We love new designers!
Here at Concept Interior finding out about new, good people and great products is so exciting!
Designers Festival of Dreams!
Yesterday the Concept Interior team managed to catch the end of the fifth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week.
DISCOVER DECOREX; A WORLD OF LUXURY DESIGN
The Concept Interior Team’s diary is filling up! Decorex International is being held over four days in September and it’s an event we cannot afford to miss.
Come Dine With Me!
When a Come Dine With Me! flyer landed on the Concept Interior doorstep this morning I was so excited! Not being one to shy away from a competition… especially one that involves food – I promptly signed up to the Bristol/Bath leg of the show.
Trunk Archive Iconic Imagery
I can always rely on Surface view to serve me up a visual feast each morning, coming into the office to find today’s newsletter featuring Trunk Archive, I was not disappointed.
Simon Carroll expressionist potter
Today Claire returned for another whirlwind couple of days sourcing in London. Somehow she managed to fit in a quick look around the V&A where she sampled some works by Simon Carroll.
So much to see!
With less than a week to go before Clerkenwell Design Week kicks off, excitement is building in the Concept Interior office!
For today’s blog I thought I’d put some of those exhibiting under the microscope.
Bert and May Curated Collection, London
I’ve been getting to grips with Twitter this week and was excited to find a tweet from reclaimed tile company, Bert and May.
Weekend trip to the big smoke
The Concept Interior Monday Morning Meeting was today overshadowed by Claire’s excitement and haste to report back on her jaunt to the Collect Exhibition, held this weekend at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
She said her eyes have been opened!
Collect 2014: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects
This weekend Saatchi Gallery plays host to the one of the most inspiring and innovative exhibitions to hit London.
Chelsea Flower Power!
Work is underway in London as the green fingered and horticulturalally gifted prepare for one of the biggest events of the summer.
Bath In Fashion Week
If you’re a budding blogger or a fledgling fashionista, this week Bath is the place to be.
A little bit of rough
Today the Concept team are brain storming for a new project in London and we just love the rustic look!
Filled with character and charm these rustic dining tables are the epitome of laid back luxury.
Date in the diary
Clerkenwell is an edgy part of London’s east end where many of the design showrooms, architects and design professionals hang their hats.
Three times a year Battersea Evolution opens its doors to retail buyers, interior designers and private customers seeking the unique and the unusual. Concept Interiors have had a very busy start to the year and I am really looking forward to catching up with all our favorite suppliers and dealers at the Spring Decorative Antiques Fair.
May Design Series 2014
The May Design Series is set to become the UK’s definitive international furnishings fair.
Calling all budding Designers!
Due to a couple of new project commissions we are looking for a Junior Designer / CAD Technician to join our growing, vibrant and busy practice to assist the Design Team with our busy workload.
New London commission!
Concept Interior is thrilled to announce our latest commission in Putney, London!
Finger on the pulse
Concept Interior let design director Claire Collins out and about this week to source antiques, vintage pieces and new contemporary designs for our current projects.
The perfect finishing touch
When we start to specify fabrics for our new projects one of the first stops for Concept Interior is the de Le Cuona showroom on Walton Street, London.
Liz Cox what a Brit….
Claire Collins of Concept Interior bumped into an old friend in Bath today…… none other than Liz Cox bag designer, whilst preparing for a wonderful evening at the Brit awards in London Liz filled us in on her special night and being the official goodie bag supplier for the Brit Awards.
How long is a piece of string?
Concept Interior is always looking for new, stylish and clever storage for both our Residential and Commercial Interior Design projects and this time we may have struck gold!
Light on a dark day
We designers at Concept Interior have been specifying Porta Romana’s beautiful silk shades on many of our past projects but we were blown away last week when we visited the showroom at Chelsea Harbour, London!
Inspiration at every turn ….
It’s been a busy week at Concept Interior as we all headed to Chelsea Design Centre, London to seek inspiration for our latest projects.
Snuggle Up On Valentine’s!
Happy Valentines Day everyone, from the teams at Concept Interior London and Bath!
With some of the worst weather we have ever seen every one at Concept Interior is looking forward to snuggling up with our loved ones this weekend and where better to start than in front of a roaring fire.
The Gene Home Project
There’s something extraordinary happening at Chatsworth. In the 20 metre long North Sketch Gallery, columns of DNA are appearing, protruding from the wall. It’s a family portrait, but like none you’ve seen before.
Tetbury’s hidden treasure
This enticing Tetbury studio and shop is a visual tapestry of vibrant paintings, beautiful floral arrangements, architectural pots and antique furniture.
Concept is recruiting ….
We are looking for a Business & Administration Manager to join our growing, vibrant and busy practice to help manage our projects and the office in Bath.
Creating a Warm Glow
The new trend in Interiors which is hitting all our favourite shops in London is the use of Copper and Glass.
Go for the ultimate glow factor with these glossy materials. Together, they create a moody look with infused drama.
On the look out
Concept Interior is heading into London this week on the look out for beautiful pieces which we can use in our exciting new projects.
Just Plain English
When looking for kitchen and joinery inspiration one of our first stops is Plain English, creator of serene and meticulously detailed custom kitchens, with a presence in London, Suffolk, and Gloucestershire.
Va Va Broom
Lee Broom has done what only most product designers dream of…. he has launched his very own standalone store in London. In just 6 years his rock-glam brand is elevating him into the realms of international stardom.
5 more sleeps to go………
With Christmas almost upon us, it’s always the way………
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Wishing you all a wonderful time over the festive period.
We look forward to seeing you all again in 2014.
From us all in the London and Bath offices.
Bring your surfaces to life in London….
We are sure you will be aware of all the upcoming 2014 shows in London, most exhibit furniture, lighting and fabric but this time, let’s talk surfaces!
The most delightful retreat just 2 hours from London…..
If you love the country side, wood fires, charming and exquisite relaxing interiors, a weekend at The Dormy House in Worcestershire is a must!
If we could go back in time, we all would probably choose our youth.
Oulala Paris nous voila!
Design is an international word when it comes to furniture, lighting and space.
“What’s new in 2014?”.
The Rug Company – London
With a new collection by world renowned designer Alexander McQueen, the rug company in London is the place to go for luxury floor coverings.
7 Wonders ….7 Gods!
7Gods are a British lighting design agency based in London who have been creating innovative work for a variety of clients on a national and international basis since 2000.
Concept Interior Go All Out For 100% Design!
We are off to explore who’s new in the zoo this year and who’s showcasing that ground breaking creative flair!
A Manor Born With Personality!
We are proud to announce one of our latest projects.
Contemporary Designers to Contemporary Artists!!
The team at Concept Interior enjoyed a fabulous afternoon at a superb gallery exhibiting paintings from the Royal Private Collection: Rembrandt and his Contemporaries.
Thinking outside the wardrobe……
On a couple of our current projects we find ourselves with the age old challenge of limited storage space! Not unusual in the field of interior design, but there is always a solution!
Polished concrete gives a unique feel of bespoke individuality unlike other materials more widely used today.
Not…your common garden variety!
Your garden…..a wonderful space to eat, drink, enjoy the view or just everyday living during the hot weather!
Concept to Cornwall
Some of our design team are thrilled to be spending a lot more time in the seaside holiday resort of St Ives, Cornwall. Concept Interior design is underway on a vast property overlooking the shores of the Celtic coastline.
Gone to Pot!
One of the places we love to visit is the home of Contemporary Ceramics, the leading studio ceramics gallery in London’s West End, where an ever changing spectrum of members work is always on display and available for sale.
Concept Interior is delighted to announce their new project in our home city of Bath.
Concept Interior just love the design of these beautiful shelves. A design company born of a desire to be original, distinctive, accessible and personality!
It begins with the image….. The only limit is your imagination…. Their website is your playground!
Surface View is really quite simple, yet so clever producing stunning results!
Following on from “Dream Kitchen – Homes & Gardens May 2013” the story continues with “Dream Bathroom – Homes & Gardens June 2013”. Claire Collins, Founder and Director of Concept Interior combines structured lines and natural finishes to create restrained elegance in the vaulted manor-house space.
The Writing is on the Wall……
There’s no denying it, chalkboards are everywhere in interior design these days.
Don’t you just love these……?
We have used Marnie Moyle’s’ beautiful creations in a number of our projects. Each year she adds new products to her collection, which are not only simply classical in design but also grow and change throughout the years because of the inherent qualities of the material used – Green Oak.
Through The Looking Glass….
Someone we have come to admire not only for her incredible work, but more importantly the fact that a lot of her inspiration is channelled through her love of plants and gardens.
The digital age has dramatically changed the relationship between our home and working lives. But while styles may change, the fundamental requirements of workspace design remain the same.
RHS Chelsea flower show 2013
Here at concept we have been keeping up with the beautiful gardens and flowers at the Chelsea flower show.
Roll out that red carpet…?
After having just had the pleasure in visiting the Interiors LDN exhibition, and before heading home I took a wander to some of my favourite haunts and was more than impressed with the one of the starring window displays in Harrods.
Take a look at our favourite exhibition stand at INTERIORS LDN
Cox London’s stand was dynamic and elegant our favourite product was the new Opus wall light.
Date for the diary
After 3 extremely successful years, Clerkenwell Design Week has established itself as the UK’s leading independent design festival and one of the most acclaimed trade events on the international design calendar.
Stepping out for Summer
RHS Chelsea Flower Show starts next week and here at Concept Interior we have been getting green fingered as we work alongside a Bath based garden designer to develop a beautiful new garden for one of our local projects.
Who’s Watching Who these days?
So finally the face behind Concept Interior. A mindful insight into the life and career behind the inspiration that has made Concept Interior into what it stands for today.
Among the Ruins
Take a look at this great building after centuries of neglect and being gutted by a fire, Astley Castle in Warwickshire now offers comfortable living in a modern structure sympathetically inserted inside the medieval Tudor shell.
Blue is the new black!
As you’ll see from our website homepage and Concept Interior re-brand of 2013 we are fanatical about the colour blue. It’s a great statement colour the appeals to the human eye and is bang on trend for this spring/summer.
‘Mouvements de Femmes by Norman Parkinson, Curated by Roland Mouret’
Here at Concept interior we take a lot of our inspiration from the 1930’s with its undeniable elegance and great style. We are also very lucky to be based in the historic city of Bath where we are exposed to many great museums, exhibition’s and shows.
USM Glass Haller Display
These systems are a great way to display Art, the modular system is timeless and is a great tailor- made solution that can be expanded or reconfigured at any time bringing individual versatility and creativity to any space.
Great Crates….Great Rooms!
We just love these fabulous crates, something so simple and yet so beautiful, effective and above all practical.
Take a look….
We are currently gathering inspiration for a local Stable conversion.
Easy Elegance by H&G Living Beautifully
The Transformation Begins
Take a look at the before shots of one of our current projects.
Traditional meets Modern……
Having just engaged in a new project, Concept Interior are refurbishing 3 rooms in a beautiful country pile in Wiltshire. We are incorporating an eclectic mix where the traditional palette meets the modern. Designers Guild and de Le Cuona fabrics are being used to exquisitely dress the rooms and the mood board gives you some of the ideas we are throwing around!!
Back to the 1920′s!
A beautiful alternative to that old chest of drawers…..
Discovered in Alfie’s market, Church Street, London this fabulous 1920′s glass cabinet makes a complete shift from the mundane chest of drawers to a beautiful antique timeless piece of furniture and is just perfect for any bedroom, or if you are lucky enough…. a dressing room!
Designer Claire Collins uses bespoke fittings and an elegant palette to breathe new life into a neglected Oxfordshire manor house.
Homes & Gardens – May 2013
Not Just Interior Designers
A fabulous article about Concept Interior in Bath’s leading lifestyle magazine – Bath Life – March 2013 Edition – Easter Chic!
Proud to be Award Winners!!!!
Would like to thank the team at Clothier Jones for announcing us Winners, a fine accolade of which we are very proud and honoured.
Our Latest Commission……
Concept Interior are heading back to Cheltenham, recently commissioned on a very exciting project in the beautiful Spa town, working with a family on their new extension to a stunning Georgian town house.
We have a new website…
Andrew McConnell Staircase
This staircase concept by Canadian architect Andrew McConnell is based on a whale’s backbone.