Designer In the Spotlight – A Victorian Overhaul

Designer In the Spotlight – A Victorian Overhaul

This ‘aspiring designer’, Suzie Brown, has taken her Victorian home and dragged it kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

Belfast

Belfast

In my quest to celebrate what’s good and positive and constructive about Belfast I’ve decided to share a few well chosen photographs that I hope will illustrate that Belfast is much more than many believe it to be.

The Power of Accessorising

The Power of Accessorising

Following on from my last post about combining industrial styling with typical Georgian detailing, I have developed the Staff Breakout area further. I’ve added lighting in the form of LED downlighting but also traditional (turned) wooden lampstands.

Industrial Styling with a Georgian Twist

Industrial Styling with a Georgian Twist

My design scheme for the Georgian Townhouse wasn’t going to incorporate a lot of typical Georgian design, but I changed my mind and decided to use a fabulous and innovative contemporary Damask wallcovering. Well, I’ve decided to explore the inclusion of Georgian elements further…

21st Century Damask

21st Century Damask

To recap; this is a (fictional) design company that embraces innovation, creativity and contemporary design. I previously stated that the Georgian influence within this design concept would start and end with the original staircase. I was wrong.

Stairs? Yea, They’re Lovely… Until You Have To Design Them

Stairs? Yea, They’re Lovely… Until You Have To Design Them

I’m a classic stair avoider. Always have been. I much prefer the lift, but the sight of a well constructed, visually pleasing and elegant staircase will always catch my eye.

‘It’s Got Great Form…’

‘It’s Got Great Form…’

“It’s got great form…”, is something we hear people in the ‘industry’ saying all the time. And it’s said with clarity, conviction and confidence. But I’m going to be honest: I had to Google its definition in design terms because I just couldn’t get my head around it.

I’m A Fan of Space But This Is Ridiculous

So, I’ve heard a lot of noise about this John Pawson fellow. An Architect and Interior Designer, he is a devotee of simplicity and embracing a feeling of space. But that’s all this is, SPACE!

An Afternoon Sketch

An Afternoon Sketch

Primary research is a requirement of my course – this means I have to provide evidence of research that doesn’t already exist, for example photographs, observations (still not sure how to document that!!) and sketches. I bit the bullet today and attempted an ink sketch of Canterbury Cathedral. I found an image on-line (this would be considered […]