home: featured [ Pitfield ] 

home: featured [ Pitfield ] 

Head to Pitfield Street, London W1 and seek out this treasure trove of both new and vintage unique pieces. 

Together with its cafe, Pitfield is a pleasure to explore and a place to discover the weird and the wonderful to update interiors in your home. They even have a bug hotel for sale and offer a design service! 

Find them at  : 

31-35 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6HB

They say, 

Attracting the creative and curious, our eclectic emporium stocks only beautiful, unique and attention grabbing homewares. Our interiors and lifestyle shop, café and exhibition gallery presents colour, glamour, glitz and excitement. Discover vintage finds, designer wallpapers and carpets, reworked furniture, inspiring gifts and more. Browse our categories to enter a fantastical world where everything is retro and riveting, dramatic and daring.’

home: event [ Designers At Home with OneFineStay ] 

home: event [ Designers At Home with OneFineStay ] 

 A definite date for the diary with a chance to hear from interiors experts, network and ask all the right questions amongst design experts. Book in for the event to be inspired plus enjoy refreshments, goodies and prizes! 

Date : Mon 26 June 2017 // 18:45 – 20:30

At : onefinestay 

300 St John St London EC1V 4PA

They say: Layerhome.com has teamed up with luxury home-rental destination onefinestay for this inspiring panel event, inviting three design greats to share the stories behind their established careers and offer a personal look at the designs of their own homes.

With a penchant for the avant garde and an eclectic trademark style, you’ll meet interior designer Shaun Clarkson who has led the way in the interiors industry for over twenty years. Secondly, Layer is delighted to welcome Harvard educated Dara Huang to the panel, the creative force behind international, award-winning architecture and design practice, Design Haus Liberty. Finally, hear from commodities trader turned luxury interior designer Rachel Laxer who will bring a fascinating insight into the value of investing in antiques that she applies to her loyal clientele from Silicon Valley, New York and London.

Join Layer, onefinestay and the panellists for an evening of design inspiration, sickeningly beautiful home images, stimulating discussions and a good glass of wine.

6.45pm Lovely people start arriving (and drinks are served)

7.15pm Formal chit chat starts

8pm Questions from the bright and the beautiful (aka audience members)

8.30pm End of the organised part of the evening

WHAT TO EXPECT

More than an hour of inspiring career talk

Shoulder-rubbing with fellow design-lovers

Time spent in the beautiful onefinestay offices

Prizes and treats

A glass of wine

home: trend [ earth tones ] 

home: trend [ earth tones ] 

This summer sees a trend that embraces the natural Earth, sustainability and grounding ourselves with the planet we walk on. 

Bringing together a natural inspired set of colour palettes;  

‘This colour scheme draws from a palette taken from natural rocks, deserts, earth and trees featuring pale rose, peach, cinnamon, tan, ochre, burnt orange, burgundy and terracotta.’
LondonEssentials.com 

It creates a warm interior and encourages a slower pace. The tones compliment each other and work along side each other alike to the natural world. 

Using tones of each shade, build up this look through soft furnishings, furniture and all the way to wall finishes. Embrace textured coloured wall papers, feature walls in painted choices and subtle texture and pattern in throws and cushions including the use of silks, linens, weaves and matt finishes in ceramics and furniture. 

Buying guide [ clockwise ] 

1 Taupe Brown Linen Duvet (from) £59       La Redoute 

2 Dulux Perfectly Taupe £26 B&Q 

3 Cole & Son Crackle Wallpaper Ochres £70 Beut 

4 Metro Sage Wall Tile £15 p/sqm Tile Mountain 

5 Soft Wool Olive Green Throw £42.25 (was £65) Cox & Cox 

6 Scott Burnt Orange Velvet Sofa £899 Made.Com 

home: event [ Clerkenwell Design Week ]

home: event [ Clerkenwell Design Week ]

Back for it’s 8th year Clerkenwell Design Week is the place to be to see the latest in architecture and design through exhibitions, installations and showrooms.

‘Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the most important design hubs in the world’

For all the exhibits and to register head to Clerkenwelldesignweek.com

home: made [ room planners ] 

home: made [ room planners ] 

So the expertise of an interior designer can be invaluable but with so much interior inspiration from magazines, blogs and tv programmes it’s a lot easier to get a good idea of how to style, create and design a great laid out room yourself. However more important that the actual styling is the fit and measurements. Furniture has to fit, spaces have to work, movement can’t be restricted and a room has to feel like layout has been considered properly. 


We love the IKEA software to ensure your kitchens, cupboards and bathrooms are the perfect fit and comprises of all the right elements to suit your requirements and brief. Linking directly to the full shopping site you can work in all the components you need into the correctly measured room with even wall colour, allowance for features like fireplaces and doors, plus being able to view from all sides and angles. It’s an incredibly useful tool especially when you are spending a larger amount of money (on a kitchen) and need to get it right or it could be a costly mistake. 

However recently there’s many more apps providing room planning tools. Can they measure up (literally) and are they are better help than an old fashioned pencil, ruler and graph paper, and do they give you more scope for using all sorts of furniture and not just that of IKEA


Over the coming month we’ll test out the various new apps for room planning and find what works and what doesn’t. We’d also love to hear if anyone has reviews, feedback or results from using room planning apps. 

Drop us an email at anotherhomeblog@gmail.com 

home: event [ interiors lectures ] 

home: event [ interiors lectures ] 

It’s all about expanding your knowledge about interiors and home design. Time to enjoy learning from the experts with a series of lectures on interior design. Already popular in 2016. Look out for further 2017 dates at The Royal College of Art on their website

Following on from the huge success of the series, the Interior Design department at the RCA has confirmed the Inside/Out public lecture programme for the next academic year.The talks feature international architects, designers, curators and writers who will discuss their own practice and dissect the role of interior design. Forthcoming speakers include Andrew Stevens from London-based design consultancy Graphic Thought Facility; French industrial designer matali crasset; Roberto Feo of post-disciplinary studio El Ultimo Grito; the director of London’s Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic; Alannah Western, former Creative Director of Selfridges and now Deputy Chairman of Selfridges Group; the leading British interior designer Ben Kelly; the visionary architect and designer Gaetano Pesce; the Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art Paolo Antonelli; Christophe Egret of architecture and urban design practice Studio Egret West; the renowned sculptor Richard Wentworth; and the architect David Chipperfield. 

Talks take place in Lecture Theatre 1, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU at 6.30pm  

home: event [ home styling workshop ] 

home: event [ home styling workshop ] 

Learn about working with colour and fabrics in your home, how not to be scared of using colour and lots of helpful advice and guidance on mixing colours to create an interior you love. You will come away with your own personal colour and fabric palette to set about implementing in your home and be confident you know how to choose colours that work together. 

This workshop will be run by Christine Tse, a New York and London based interior designer with a wealth of experience and styling knowledge. 

Register for a FREE place here 

‘How to decorate like a pro – Home decorating workshop with Christine Tse’

Monday 17 October // 18.30 – 19.45

Kensington Central Library Meeting Room, 12 Phillimore Walk 

London