Category Archives: HOMES & PALACES

Highgate House in London – Project by LLI Design

LLI Design, offers a comprehensive design service, creating beautifully crafted interiors for discerning clients. Their studio is in Highgate, London and the creative team is led by Design Director Linda Levene. LLI Design was founded in 2006 and their creative team’s attention to detail and meticulous care, resulted in luxurious bespoke interiors that often exceed their clients’ dreams. Each project is seamlessly executed and beautifully finished, no matter how large or small.

LLI-DESIGN-01

The main porpose was to create a 700 square foot extension house with an open plan kitchen / living / dining room to this lateral house in Highgate, North London.

The house is in a very secluded position, surrounded by greenery, completely hidden from view, the only clue as to what lies beyond is a simple discrete gate set in the fence.

1

LLI Design were asked to create a relaxed easy space, uncluttered and unfussy but with a warm family feel, combining new furniture pieces with existing artworks to really encompass the clients’ characters.Natural materials such as walnut flooring, stone worktops and natural fabrics all combine to give an easy living feel to the environment. Bright pops of orange and lime green complement the neutral tones, lifting the whole and adding a liveliness and zing to the overall scheme.

3

The space has large floor to ceiling double doors that open onto the lush evergreen garden, also designed by LLI Design to give a cohesive feel.

2

As with all their work LLI Design placed an emphasis on the lighting scheme, explaining that in an open plan environment being able to zone areas and create individual moods, such as Dining, Watching TV, and Entertaining is key to achieving the effortless feel that this space demanded. The space is further divided by hiding the TV away behind a picture lift when not in use, to give the lounge area a more relaxed feel.

Lighting also extended outdoors so that even at night subtle lighting effects create living sculptures out of plants and trees. The finished design has achieved the easy relaxed environment the clients wanted.

Advertisements

BOY INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS PART 3 – FLOORING

Before we begin let me just say something:
At this point, there’s no use in trying to attribute more favourable odds to a specific product ou project. However we decided to choose one candidate per category that stands out by our standards. This means that the following selection won’t necessarily be the winners, just the ones that caught our attention.
We continue our journey through the candidates of BOY Interior Design Magazine Awards. It’s time for the Flooring category.
Check out PART 1 and PART 2, to know what we’ve already talked about.
CATEGORY: Flooring: Carpet/Broadloom
CATEGORY: Flooring: Carpet/Modular
Shaw-contract-hexagonal-carpet-tile
PIXELS EVERYWHERE. Great job by Shaw though.
CATEGORY: Flooring: Carpet/Rugs
outdoor-rugs-karim-rashid
Ever wondered what a rug made by Dali would look like?
Neither did we, until now.
CATEGORY: Flooring: Hard
ceramicmosaics
Strange category I must say.
CATEGORY: Flooring: Health Care
silk_road
Mohawk takes us back to the time when (real) wallpaper was hot.
CATEGORY: Flooring: Hospitality
MomentInstallation
I’m devised by this, because it can lead to some untasty choices. Nevertheless, looks good Miliken!
CATEGORY: Flooring: Tile and Stone
albero4greyrs
Cancos makes stone look like wood.
Do you agree with us? Share your thoughts with us.
Tomorrow we’ll talk about Furniture, don’t miss it!
Stay tuned. Stay fresh.

BOY INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS PART 2 – BATH

Before we begin let me just say something:
At this point, there’s no use in trying to attribute more favourable odds to a specific product ou project. However we decided to choose one candidate per category that stands out by our standards. This means that the following selection won’t necessarily be the winners, just the ones that caught our attention.
Following what we started in PART 1, we continue our revision of the Best of Year Interior Design Magazine Awards, which will take place on the 5th of December in New York.
This time we’ll take a look at some of the contenders for the BOY Awards in the category of Bath. Without further delay:
CATEGORY: Bath: Accessories and Hardware
One-Madison-LED-Mirror
Exceptional and minimalist mirror design by Urban Archaeology
CATEGORY: Bath: Cabinetry
Dogi - GD Cucine
This GD Cucine piece will actually make your bathroom look like a spa.
CATEGORY: Bath: Fittings
Sento Collection GRAFF
Graff Faucets should look into making gymnastics instruments for the next Olympic Games.
CATEGORY: Bath: Fixtures
Azrama by Clodagh Porcelanosa
Once again, words would just ruin it. Enjoy
Do you agree with us? Tell us why.
Next time we’ll be looking at the flooring category. Don’t miss it.
Stay tuned . Stay Fresh.

BOY INTERIOR DESIGN AWARDS PART 1- Accessories and architectural products

Before we begin let me just say something:
At this point, there’s no use in trying to attribute more favourable odds to a specific product ou project. However we decided to choose one candidate per category that stands out by our standards. This means that the following selection won’t necessarily be the winners, just the ones that caught our attention.
So lets begin our Interior Design Magazine’s BOY AWARDS coverage with the first part: Accessories and architectural products.
CATEGORY: Accessories
toko-wall-vase
Fantastically beautiful piece by Sutherland Furniture made from steel with bronze finish and acrylic liner. One of my favourite pieces of this year’s edition.
CATEGORY: Accessories: Outdoor
boulder
The thing you must keep in mind about Hive‘s Boulders is the more you let it rust a rot, the cooler it looks.
CATEGORY: Accessories: Office
Line_16Ambiente_hi
Line by Davis Furniture: Simple and effective. The qualities you look for in a hanger.
CATEGORY: Architectural Products
rexraycompressedforweb
Words will just ruin it. Enjoy.
Do you agree with us?
Tomorrow, we will take a look at the Bath Category.
Stay Tuned. Stay Fresh.

Best of Year Interior Design Awards

Since 2007, Interior Design Magazine hosts the Best of Year Interior Design Awards. They choose from a wide variaty of applicants, those who stand out the most the current year in the categories of project and product.

This year’s edition will take place on the 5th of December and will be held at the beautifull IAC building, home to such brands as Ask.comCollegehumour and Homeadvisor.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

From the past editions some products and projects stand out. We’ve made a short list for you to check:

Cabaret High Back Sofa by Kenneth CobonpueProduct Winner in the Categorie “Furniture: Outdoor/Seating”.

Kenneth Cobonpue – Cabaret High Back Sofa

Air Multiplier AM03 by Dyson – 2010 Product Categorie Accessories Merit Award Winner

Dyson- Air Multiplier AM03

Vika by Bernhardt Design: 2011 Product Categorie Winner Seating: Contract/Lounge Seating

Vika by Bernhardt Design

Ropemaker by Clive Wilkinson Architects: 2011 Extra Large Office Project Categorie Winner

Ropemaker by Clive Wilkinson Architects

Through the next few days we’ll give you a closer look at some of the candidates, as well as coverage of the event and an overview of the winners. 

Stay tunned. Stay Fresh.