Coffee with a Creative: Bhavini Lakhani of B81 Designs

Today on Coffee with a Creative we meet Bhavini Lakhani, of B81 Designs, she talks to us about her work, daily routines, inspiration and of course her hot drink of choice. What is your coffee (tea, infusions, hot chocolate) of choice? A nice flat white. What inspired you to set up your Company? I was made redundant as my maternity…
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Coffee with a Creative: Karolina Barnes of Estila Magazine

Today on Coffee with a Creative we meet Karolina Barnes, of Estila Magazine, she talks us through her work, daily routines, inspiration and of course her hot drink of choice. What is your coffee (tea, infusions, hot chocolate) of choice? Earl Grey. What inspired you to set up your Company? Frustration and passion for emerging design. Can you describe a…
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10 Hints and Tips on How to Survive the Christmas Holidays!

Now we all love Christmas, its the holiday that virtually everyone has off and even if you don’t celebrate per say there is still a real buzz around it. Now in our house we visit families, enjoy spending time with everyone, eat loads and generally be very very merry (most of the time). Its also a time where you are…
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Coffee with a Creative: Beki Gowing of Print and Press London

Today on Coffee with a Creative we meet Beki Gowing, of Print and Press London, she talks us through her work, daily routines, inspiration and of course the hot drink that she loves What is your coffee (tea, infusions, hot chocolate) of choice? Soya latte, or an Americano if it’s going to be a long day What inspired you to…
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Coffee with a Creative: Carol Hanson of Ufurria

Today on Coffee with a Creative we are talking to Carol Hanson, of Ufurria, she is one of the lovely ladies I have had the pleasure to meet, talking about her, her business and her favourite hot drink of choice! What is your coffee (tea, infusions, hot chocolate) of choice? Latte or Hot Chocolate What inspired you to set up…
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Coffee with a Creative: Sonika Kudhail of The Little Casting Studio

Today on Coffee with a Creative we are meeting a Sonika Kudhail, of The Little Me Casting Studio, she is one of the many creatives I have had the joy to interview, talking about her, her business and her favourite hot drink of choice! What is your coffee (tea, infusions, hot chocolate) of choice? Caramel Latte What inspired you to…
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Coffee with a Creative: Charul Bakhda of Gemhance

Today on Coffee with a Creative we are meeting a crystal specialist, Charul, of Gemhance, she is one of the many like-minded creatives I have had the joy to interview, talking about her, her business and her favourite hot drink of choice! What is your coffee (tea, infusions, hot chocolate) of choice? Hot Chocolate as i don’t drink coffee What…
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Coffee with a Creative: Harri Dhokia of Black Qubd

Coffee with a Creative is all about meeting like-minded creatives in various industries talking about them, their businesses and their favourite hot drink of choice! Today we meet Harri Dhokia of Black Interiors and Black Qubd. What is your coffee (tea, infusions, hot chocolate) of choice? Latte  What inspired you to set up your Company? I found the courage to…
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Coffee with a Creative: Rachel Ward of Luks Linen

My new series is all about meeting like-minded creatives and was also on my spring goals list, so here i go with a series of interviews talking to creatives in various industries talking about them, their businesses and their favourite hot drink of choice! First up we have Urvi Sheth of Raw Invites. What is […]

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Coffee with a Creative: Urvi Sheth of Raw Invites

My new series is all about meeting like-minded creatives and was also on my spring goals list, so here i go with a series of interviews talking to creatives in various industries talking about them, their businesses and their favourite hot drink of choice! First up we have Urvi Sheth of Raw Invites. What is your coffee (tea, infusions, hot…
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The Scandinavian Influence

The ‘Scandi-look’ is what I have requests for from a lot of my clients, they love the style and the feeling it evokes. The pure simplicity of clean lines and pared back elegance makes the space warm and inviting and is usually functional and minimal. The use of muted tones and earthy materials such as wood is a must for…
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Spring is Here – Goals for the Season

With the clocks going forward, giving us more daylight it already feels like spring is here. The bright weather makes me feel like i need to set myself some goals for the season and I feel more optimistic and that goals are more achievable (suddenly?!). I am also hoping that by writing them down and letting the whole world see…
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Being my own Client

I’m working on a new residential design project, but this project is different. Why is it different you ask? Well firstly it’s for an interior designer (uh-oh) and secondly it’s for my worst critic (me!), this presents me with the biggest problem… How do you work on a creative project when it’s for yourself and you are super fussy and…
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Colour of the Year 2017

Now there is a lot of differing opinions from designers all over the world about the trend that is colour and the colours that mean current to one designer is not the same as what means current to another. Dulux colour of the year is Denim Drift and Pantone colour of the year is Greenery, MY colour of the year is more like…
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Getting Creative

So part of my problem has been that I’m struggling to get creative, its through no fault of the universes, just mine. I find myself over thinking everything and so not able to just ‘be’ or get creative with anything. You could say a mind block of sorts. Yes as an interior designer that can be a problem! So in…
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Vintage Interiors

Its been a while since my last post and i’m really trying to get the momentum going again, being busy is not an excuse… so here goes… A friend recently asked me to come and take a sneak peak at a project he was working on and i was taken aback, it inspired me to try and get back on…
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New Project Install: Fineburger Co – St Pancras

So my role at Shaun Clarkson ID involves project management and implementation on site as well as a few other things…. The first project install that I worked on here was for The Fine Food Company, more specifically Fineburger Co, we re-designed the interior to incorporate more of a dine in restaurant as well as expanding the take away options…
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London Design Festival 2013

The definition: An annual event that promotes the city’s creativity and brings in creatives from far and wide. The ‘unique selling point’ of this design festival is that it classes itself as a celebration of design rather than just another weeklong event. It has been going for over 10 years now and was the brainchild of Sir John Sorrell and…
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‘Bills’ Interior Design in Hoxton Square

The visit to ‘Bills’ in Hoxton Square was impromptu but a pleasure! Being a vegetarian I dreaded looking at the menu but was pleasantly surprised! The choice was great and the fuss minimal which meant that I was able to catch up with my friend the ‘torontonian’ in peace and in lush surroundings! The main reason for choosing Bills was…
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Future Cinema presents ‘Dirty Dancing’

So a few Saturday’s ago saw a few of us going back to 1963 and taking a mini vacation to Kellermans Resort. For those that know nothing about the film ‘Dirty Dancing’ take a look. The ultimate chick flick and one that should be seen by all at least once! Future Cinema is the spin-off from the ever-popular Secret Cinema and…
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