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The Edit: Surface Design Show 2018 by Tash South

Choosing surfaces and materials is one of the most exciting stages of a project. Brick, marble, stone, wood, leather, I could go on and on, and with even more innovative and unusual materials being created each year, the choices really are endless. Last week I visited the Surface Design Show, in collaboration with Treniq, to discover all the new and amazing surfaces for 2018 and I wasn’t disappointed! There was marble with oyster shell, 3D wood laminate, timber terrazzo and even a composite made from mushroom, all so cleverly creative and beautifully tactile.

Treniq teamed up with Scin Gallery this year to curate a display at Surface Spotlight Live, the section of The Surface Design Show that hones in on the innovations, trends and colours that will influence the market over the next year. This was definitely my favourite part of the show, it’s so refreshing to see such innovation and creativity. More and more, designers are coming up with clever ways to use waste and surplus products, like timber shavings, coffee grounds and even salt, and turn them into beautiful materials that wouldn’t look out of place next to the most luxurious traditional materials.

There was just too much eye-candy to list in a regular blog post, so I’ve put together my edit of the show in this video instead. Enjoy!



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HOME TOUR: Your chance see inside This Grand Regent’s Park Residence by Tash South

Have you ever walked past the gorgeous stucco fronted houses around London and wished you could just ring the doorbell and ask to have a quick snoop inside? I certainly have! So when I was approached by Anna Daccache to feature this Regent’s Park property on the blog, I jumped at the chance. Anna runs, a home-staging business, where she gets the chance to furnish and style the most incredible homes in the most prestigious postcodes in London (only slightly envious!)

The impressive frontage of the house.

Set right opposite Regent’s Park on a gorgeous London street with black iron railings and traditional lamp posts, this five bedroom house measures in at more than 3700 sq ft.  – three reception rooms, a master bedroom with a dressing room and en-suite bathroom, three more bathrooms and ‘vaults’ (naturally!), which are currently being used as wine cellars, as well as access to exclusive resident-only private gardens.

The property is set on a grand street, with Regent's park just a few steps away.

Anna has chosen classic furniture and accessories for the dining room.

The rugs and artwork add a modern twist to the space.

Once a contract is signed, Anna has to have the property staged in 3 to 5 days, so she had quite the job on her hands to make this huge property look homely and attractive in such a short time. Considering the potential tenant, location and era of the property, she decided to go with classic pieces of furniture and sophisticated accessories, but styled with modern art and rugs.

Carefully placed and chosen furniture give potential tenants or buyers a much better idea of how a room can be used.

Viewing a large property can be quite daunting, the many rooms can be overwhelming and this is where staging comes in, it gives life to an empty house and inspires the future occupants with ideas on how to best use and furnish the various rooms.

A pop art welcome in the hallway.

The artwork provides a bold neon statement in the study.

Anna also has her own warehouse of high-end furniture and accessories, from modern to classic, that she picks and chooses pieces from for each of her projects. But she also has a network of suppliers and artists she collaborates with – I love how she also takes the opportunity work closely with artists and makers to showcase their work in her projects, including the artist who created the modern pop art in this property.

A dramatic marble has been used in the shower and on the countertops.

The master bedroom, walk-through dressing room and sweeping staircase.

Another project of Anna’s is this stunning detached house in St. John’s Wood, north London. Anna says “The external facade has Gothic features, like pointed arches etc., and is not that polished. This is also the case inside, so I responded to that with the staging.”

With thanks to Anna for allowing me access to finally have a peek inside some of London's grand homes!

A bit more about Atelier ADA

Atelier ADA is an architectural and an interior design and home staging firm run by an Anna, a trained Architect.
They specialise in the private residential sector – an interior and architectural design studio that offers personalised design and management solutions; tailored to client’s particular needs.


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