Our collection of Fabrics by Stellar, launched last year, work brilliantly across a range of schemes and have been really well received by our clients. We will shortly be launching a range of patterns and brights to complement our existing range of largely neutral linens, voiles and silks.Read More
Post Christmas eating... Don't use January as an excuse to stop enjoying food and wine!Read More
Listening to the new Sam Smith track for upcoming Bond film 'Spectre' playing on the radio conjures up all those images, iconic really, of Bond films past and present. Everyone has their favourite Bond, Bond baddie, Bond car, Bond girl but for me, its the film sets! There are so many places, spaces, backdrops - covering every genre from futuristic to classical to oriental, from mountain to island to english countryside. I'm sure a few will be featured here over time (I'm a massive Bond fan) but one of my favourite houses was featured in Diamonds are Forever in 1971. It was a house I saw while working in Palm Springs many years ago - designed by celebrated architect John Lautner - named Elrod House. It features many things that are coveted in new designs today - expansive glass, open plan living, far-reaching views, textured walls, bringing the 'outside in' - plus the furnishings fit with the ongoing trend for all things mid-century.
While researching it today - I found a quote from the current owner which really fits our bill too "At the end of the day, environment impacts mood. And one of the best ways to shape mood is good design". We couldn't agree more!
To view more information about Elrod House and to see images of how the current owner lives, see www.elrodhouse.org.
Images from palmspringslife.com and inhabit.com.
We are delighted to have been invited on to House and Gardens 'The List'! This is a new directory due to be launched in January 2016 which will include architects, designers and suppliers from across the industry. House and Garden is an incredible Interiors magazine, with great editorial and imagery. Thank you H&G - we are honoured!
Today we revisit one of our favourite projects to refit "mary's living & giving shop", a charity shop made over by TV's Mary Portas for Save the Children. We were asked by the very creative Interior Designer Kate Monkton to source chic, eclectic items to add interest and character to the retail space but on an extremely tight budget! So off we went to scour Kempton Antiques Market for vintage light fittings and objets. And what we couldn't afford to buy we created ourselves, painting, sanding and distressing old furniture to give it a designer edge. The result was a cool, quirky inviting space that anyone would welcome on their own high street.
The upcoming Hampton Court Flower Show, a stone's throw from our studio, is getting us in the mood for all things floral. Florals have long been a popular motif in Interior Design. One of Stellar's favourite design companies, Sandberg, will be presenting its modern scandinavian take on this theme at Decorex 2105 at Syon House at the end of September. Below we list 5 of our favourite floral wallpaper designs including the gorgeous Ikebana from Knowles and Christou which we recently incorporated in a beautiful bedroom scheme for a client.
How excited we were to be asked to work on a beach house on the beautiful British Dorset coast, with sea views and picture perfect garden to boot. The inspiration is endless! Working closely with the owner, our brief is to create a natural and comfy environment for a large family, one that is simple and clutterless, with a mix of natural stone and wood finishes, unfussy contemporary furniture and well edited antique pieces to ensure an authentic and 'inherited' feel to the home. If only we could temporarily transport our office next door for the summer! The schemes below have got our creative juices flowing.
We are big fans of rocks and minerals here in the Stellar studio. From large format black emperador tiles in a masculine bathroom to translucent onyx in a decadent hallway and cool decorative objets. We love it all!
Drawing inspiration from these fabulous images for a cool monochrome scheme.