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Blue Horizons

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I was asked to design a meeting room to welcome clients and for them to feel comfortable and at ease to work with their marketing partner ‘Blue Horizons’. This room is also home to Directors Zoe and Marcus (not forgetting Lola the dog) Davitt. In Zoe’s own words the office had become drab and tired after being located there for over 10 years, the office was for staff and not visited by clients but more recently they were coming to the Blue Horizons office. So Zoe wanted to ‘walk the walk’ and not just ‘talk the talk’! The brief was for the room to reflect there business offering, it was… Read More →

Autumn

Autumn

Autumn is my favourite time of year! I love the change of season. The colder darker nights gives you the excuse to eat comfort food and cosy up in bed or on the sofa watching films – obviously on weekends as week days are taken up with school runs and clubs for the kids, long working days, exercise and supermarket shops for me (what joy). On Sunday I made Jamie Oliver’s ‘Bloody Mary Beef’. It was bloody amazing – thanks Jamie. The kids made an apple crumble with apples from our tree (the tree I normally curse for dropping rotten apples but for a crumble its fine). The perfect Sunday… Read More →

From Home to Business

Photograph of the new Regency Clinic from outside

November Edition of Cotswold Style magazine. Check out Kelly’s article in this months Cotswolds style (page 55) – looking at how she rejuvenated and modernised and old B&B into a brand new home for the Regency Clinic. Let us know what you think of the new design or drop kelly and email if you want to chat through your latest idea or just want to know where she got that chair from kelly@shadowplay.co.uk

The Family home

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October Edition of Cotswold Style magazine. Check out Kelly’s article in this months Cotswolds style – focusing on the family home. Have a wander around the website for more design ideas or drop kelly@shadowplay.co.uk an email if you have something in mind.

I love these!

magnet friendly wallpaper rabbit

When working with a client I always make a shopping list of items of what needs to be purchased and for what room. But occasionally I stumble across things that I know they would love but the piece just isn’t right for the room that I’m designing. This was the case with these wonderful magnet friendly wallpapers. They are such strong and unique pieces that I felt would work perfectly in another room in the house, I felt compelled to pass them on. Its always a great feeling when your client loves it as well  and it makes it totally worth while going above and beyond the brief. The best bit though has to… Read More →

The Japanese art of imperfect beauty

Description of the Wabi Sabi philosophy written on concrete

July edition of Cotswold Style Magazine. A friend introduced us to Wabi sabi, it celebrates the imperfections in beauty – we absolutely love it!!! Our July article in the Cotswold Style celebrates this unique style and offers a few tips on how you can incorporate it into your home. Here are a few behind the scenes visuals as well as the actual shots produced for the magazine article.

Into the Blue

Cotswold Style "Into the Blue' article in print

May Edition of Cotswold Style magazine. This was the first of our regular features in the magazine. We have focused on a seasonal colour palette and the current trend of indigo. Check out the full article below on page 65.  

The Industrial Home

Kelly's article 'The industrial home' in this months Cotswold Style

June edition of Cotswold style magazine. This month we have written about bringing the industrial style into the home. It’s a style we have become used to seeing in cafés and bars but this article gives tips on how to adapt the style for your home. Check out the full article on page 53.