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Mixing the old and the new...

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So, the photoshoot was a success and the pictures are fab. We've had such a great response to this beautiful grade II listed property in Chiswick, west London... and have been featured in Home World Design- Architecture and Design Magazine.I think why this project, in particular, has resonated with so many people is that it is a good example of a situation many people in London may find themselves in: trying to update a period property for modern day living, in a fun, interesting and unusual way. Also, the use of inherited pieces in a contemporary way; giving these pieces a new lease of life rather than disposing of them. The idea of heritage v's disposable- an idea which is very much on trend at the moment as we see more artisan craftsmanship, handmade, one-off pieces, renovations; natural materials and fibers, texture.The details....This stunning four storey family home was brimming with period features such as marble fireplaces, detailed coving and tall sash windows. There …

Photoshoot behind the scenes...

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Sunday 30th August... Frantic last minute phonecalls and we managed to secure a location for our photoshoot Monday morning.
We'd found a fab new photographer, booked her in excitedly for her first job... 24 hours to go and we had no house to shoot. The origanal house we had lined up cancelled at the last minute... first impressions and all that, we didn't want to let her down, not a great start.Luckily enough, a few phonecalls later, we managed to get access to another recently completed project. Our very lovely clients there were amazing and managed to do a fab job of a last minute tidy up ('don't open any cupboards' were our instuctions... for fear of all sorts tumbling out). None the less, we were greeted by fresh flowers and cups of tea... and the Hoover! To be fair, being so last minute, we had offered to contribute with the cleaning; however, our skills with a duster were redundant as, dispite summer holidays, full time jobs, 2 teenage girls, a cat... the hou…