It’s a refuge, a retreat, a rest stop. But the bathroom can be more than a multifunctional space—it can also be stunningly beautiful. Matching square, coloured ceramic tiles with fixtures in pink, avocado or harvest gold is fun and retro, but today we can do almost anything.
With more than 40 years at the forefront of the design industry, London-based Kelly Hoppen MBE is one of the most celebrated and sought-after interior designers in the world.
Timothy Oulton’s beginnings in furniture started in the late ’70s at a small antiques shop that was owned by his dad. Profoundly influenced by his love of antiquities, his father’s military background and an inherent affection for British heritage, Tim has spent the past few decades handcrafting his iconic furniture and design brand—a coalescence of old and new. Homefront caught up with Oulton after the recent opening of his flagship London store, in the historic Bluebird Garage on the storied King’s Road in Chelsea.
Today’s wireless technology allows us to work from almost any room, but I suggest you pick one and make it yours. I always recommend setting a home office up in a room with a door that closes and locks, rather than at the dining-room table or in an open-concept loft or basement. For business calls and for concentration, it’s best to have a door for privacy. If you need to share a space, try to make it the guest room or a place that isn’t occupied by others during the day.
Homefront tracked down Scott Richler and Gabriel Kakon of Gabriel Scott to chat about their design philosophies, their expansion plans and how as “brothers-in-law” they can improbably work together.
Is the formal dining room dead?
Homes are getting smarter and connectivity has become an exciting cornerstone of innovation and convenience in our everyday lives.
The Prosecco Van The Bubble Bros’s converted three-wheeled Piaggio Ape serves sparkling wine and signature Spritz cocktails at festivals and private events. Their little fleet of bubble wagons includes a Bubble Bike and the Spritz Blitz, too. Only in UK. Pity. bubblebros.co.uk Stand-out walls Designed…
Situated on a huge mature garden lot bordering on a golf course, they were won over by the park-like setting.
Before pulling back the curtain on the stunning new William Ashley flagship store on Bloor Street’s Mink Mile, William Ashley’s President, Jackie Chiesa, was trying to be cool, calm and collected, despite her excitement.