It‘s great to be back writing about all-things-gardens for Bath Life again! So, a big thank you to Piers and all the team at Pythouse Kitchen Garden for yesterday’s tour round the walled gardens there. For full details on this magical place, grab the next copy of Bath Life out 11.09.20.
Very excited to have one of our recent projects featured in this month’s 25 Beautiful Homes!
Our design team worked in collaboration with the client and John Yerbury Developments throughout the programme of works in this rural retreat, nestled within the Somerset countryside.
Taking material and colour references from the surroundings, the result is a great combination of intimate rooms and spacious, light filled spaces in which to live, socialise and be creative.
For more information, pick up a copy now!
We’re pleased to announce that our showroom is back open!
Our retail space is now open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, and we cannot wait to see you all again!
There will of course be some restrictions and our studio team will continue to work remotely.
The team are however available on the usual email addresses and on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further updates, check in via our news pages and Twitter and Instagram feeds.
Please do pop in and day hi; we’ve missed you all!
Alongside other industry experts, Nick was recently asked by industry title Studio Magazine for his thoughts on how the design of outdoor spaces should be considered in harmony with their indoor counterparts.
“Traditionally, clients have shown more of their personality in their home than they do in their adjoining garden”, Nick explains, “However, this is definitely being turned on its head at the minute. ”
For the full interview in the May issue of Studio, click here.
We opened our showroom doors on Bathwick Hill 7 years ago today!
Due to the current working restrictions, those doors are of course temporarily closed, so we’re unable to celebrate with our wonderful team or clients. Instead we’ve switched Bathwick Hill for our home laptops, where we’re still working on ongoing and new projects.
We’ll have those celebrations once we’re all through this. In the meantime, keep safe all; we miss you.
We’ve just added the results of our latest photo shoot to our portfolio, this time of a bachelor pad in the heart of Bristol. But don’t let the words ‘bachelor pad’ put you off, as this Georgian gem is worlds away from the usual stereotype you’re imagining. Instead, we worked with our music-loving client to create a stylish, contemporary and colourful home, incorporating everything from spatial plans to lighting design, soft furnishing and bespoke cabinetry.
Bold, fresh colours are key throughout, from the rich plum hue in the study to the decadent deep-blue of the drawing room and the light and fresh kitchen space, accented with teal, plenty of natural wood and blush pink. It’s a bright, uplifting palette that could work in any home!
Check out the video below for a sneaky peak, or head to our portfolio here.
As editor of Bath Magazine Emma Clegg explains, biophilia is not just a trend, it’s a conviction.
Based on the belief that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life, it’s not surprising that biophilia is becoming an integral part of our homes in these unusual times. With that in mind, this month’s Interiors Notebook tells us where we can find the perfect pieces throughout the city, for those of us in need of embracing those connections within our own four walls.
We were very honoured to see some of our beautiful earthenware vases featured. For the full lowdown of all things Biophilia, head to the April issue of Bath Magazine now.
Bath Life’s Spring Interiors issue is out today and it’s packed full of plenty of design advice from experts throughout the city. One of whom it our very own John, who was asked for his latest interior design trends.
Here, John explains his loving for the recent trend towards mixing old with new. “We always try to reflect a client’s personality and individuality on any scheme we work on, taking inspiration from their very personal pieces; perhaps a piece of artwork, or even old radio or record player. It’s always much more fun when there is a story behind each piece and we’ll often layer these up with additional accessories, both new and old, that compliment and reflect their own style. These might be antique pieces for example, offering a more sustainable approach to design, with timeless pieces that can stay with the client for years or even generations ahead.”
For the full low down on what’s hot, and not, head here.
If you’ve wandered – or indeed driven – past our window on Bathwick Hill recently, you might have noticed we’ve fallen for the tribal theme.
We’ve been mixing plenty of colour and pattern courtesy of La Maison Pierre Frey’s wall coverings, which we’ve mixed with some beautiful ethnic masks, ornamental necklaces and objets d’art which would add plenty of unique character to any interior scheme.
This year sees the 40th anniversary of the purchase of Tetbury’s Highgrove estate by The Duchy of Cornwall. Then home to Maurice Macmillan, son of former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, the gardens of this Georgian neo-classical house were a blank canvas for their new tenant for life, HRH The Prince of Wales. The former kitchen garden had become overlooked, a once tended copse forgotten, hollow oaks standing defiantly as a reminder of better days.
Fortunately, as Nick explains in his latest garden design article for Bath Life, the gardens we see today offer a very different picture; a series of outdoor rooms, each very distinct, each telling its own unique story. Pick up the latest copy of Bath Life, out today, to find out more about these very special gardens. Or for those of you wanting an instant horticultural fix, click away right here.