6 essential interior design trends and competition
PUBLISHED: 15:59 29 January 2016 | UPDATED: 15:59 29 January 2016
Sarah Niven makes her picks of the best products this month
The new Do Decadence textile collection from Olivia Bard is inspired by the grand Art Deco era and will bring a luxury touch to any interior. With a colour palette including Antique Gold, Pearl and Pewter, highlighted with accents of Teal, the fabrics range from classic damasks to woven textures and graphic motifs and prices start from £33 a metre. Find them at Connon Curtains Blinds & Canopies Ltd, 22 Archbishop’s Crescent, Gillingham 01634 582116 or visit www.oliviabard.co.uk.
Although my cooking skills are a (very) long way from Masterchef standards I’m loving using a fantastic new knife created by chefs Steven Edwards and Josh Stanzl. Steven won Masterchef: The Professionals in 2013 before joining forces with fellow culinary whizz Josh and the duo recently launched a quality range of merchandise under their Etch branding including this multipurpose 6in flint and flame Santoku knife, £75 and magnetic knife rack, £55. Buy at www.etchfood.co.uk.
Keep cosy inside with a stylish radiator. This Kura radiator from The Radiator Company has just launched and features a flat tube face available in seven widths and three different heights; the one shown costs £765.60 from www.theradiatorcompany.co.uk, 01342 302250.
These bone china Poetry Plates designed by Young and Battaglia for their Mineheart collection provide a different take on a romantic gift. Edged in gold, the three plates feature quirky love poems like the one on the 10in plate shown here. Prices range from £29.17-£45.83. www.mineheart.com
Online home and design boutique quiirk has a fun and fabulous new wallpaper out: Hive Mind, by artist, Alice Thompson features graphic bees and leaf prints and comes in three colourways. Each 10m roll is £149 www.quiirk.co.uk
Jazz up your floor space with this Starry Eyed Rug, £179, Furniture Village, Gillingham 01634 266230, Orpington 01689 884680, Tunbridge Wells, 01892 534499 or visit www.furniturevillage.co.uk
Designs on You
Interior Designer Wendy Newman’s Designer For a Day concept provides you with a full day of her expertise and a report detailing her ideas for the space you want advice on. For £300 it’s an affordable way to involve a professional interior designer and avoid potentially costly mistakes. Wendy, who created the beach-themed interior shown here, works across the Kent area and says that currently the most common issues she is called on to solve are how to decorate open-plan, multi-functional spaces and what to do when partners have opposing interiors tastes! Whatever your concern, find out more at www.wendynewmaninteriordesign.co.uk.
Wendy is also offering one lucky Kent Life reader the chance to win her Designer for a day service. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is tell us in up to 50 words why this service is right for your home.
Jot your answer down on a postcard and send it to: Designer for a Day Competition, Kent Life, Kent House, 81 Station Road, Ashford TN23 1PP. Alternatively, email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org, with Designer for a Day Competition in the subject line. Don’t forget to include your name, address and a contact telephone number with every entry.
Closing date: 18 February 2016
The editor’s decision is final. Any entries received after the closing date will not be eligible for entry. Normal Archant competition rules apply. Please note all entrants must live in Kent and the prize is valid for six months only.