My favourite room set was this scandi-feel living room. I adored the seating area by a cosy fire with fireside seating area too just in case you needed to get even closer.
An arc floor lamp was leaning temptingly over just the spot to sit and read.
Wharfside furniture provided an aspirational coffee & dining table & chairs.
Just enough depth to the tables and chairs; really top dollar thought given to their design.
|Clever bolsters are positioned to slide down behind the back cushions for a more upright seating experience for those of short leggage.|
On my post-show wish list I have another item.. the list is growing ever longer.
But honestly check out this chair; it ticks every design box - good looking and practical; comfy and fresh.
I can guarantee its comfiness having also tried it out at the show.(Seating opportunities in a day-long ramble are not to be underestimated).
This beautiful chair is the brainchild of Tortie Hoare who has used boiled leather as an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic or resin to make this piece. It has, not surprisingly, been snapped up by made.com already, which you will probably know by now is a favourite haunt of mine as a promotor of new designers, and should be retailing at around £200 to £300. Let it be mine!
So, almost done now but I can't leave without adding this adorable cooker to my list:
A zingy colour splash for a grey & white kitchen. Wish I could add this to my kitchen wish list but the truth is it is a high end Bertazzoni in all of its Italian sublimity:
the stuff that dreams are made of. Audrey Hepburn would have cooked on one of these in 'Roman Holiday' I'm sure.
So, that's me done with Grand Designs 2012.
Despite my initial whinging, I saw some truly inspirational things and I guess that's the point of it - something for everybody....
IN THE WORDS OF KEVIN MACLEOD:
“Awesome is loud but awe is quiet.”
SO NOW I WILL BE - QUIET -
UNTIL NEXT TIME