Paris in Springtime: Lighting Trends

Paris in Springtime: Lighting Trends
 

Lighting is the natural reflection of Spring, the season where the days start getting longer and sunlight makes an appearance through the windows for the first time in months. At Kettle Design we represent several French lighting designers, and using their stunning fittings it’s easy to bring the feeling of Springtime in Paris into your home.



S1 – Michel Jouannet


With a creamy semi-translucent marble finish, this beautiful pendant light allows the bulb to shine through gently, bringing the soft glow of new spring sunshine into your interior. A black metal finish adds a contemporary contrast to the classic feel of the marble.

Olympe – Nicholas Aubnagnac


This freestanding lamp affects the classic monochrome trend associated with timeless Parisian style. Standing at 217cm high it is a statement piece that brings light and style to any room.
 


LA2 – Michelle Jouannet

 

Get a little piece of the Paris streets into your home with this stunning streetlamp-inspired lantern by Michel Jouannet. With four candle-effect bulbs at its centre this simple and versatile yet elegant fitting evokes warm evenings in the capital of style.

For more information on any of the styles above, or to browse our full French lighting collection, email info@kettledesign.co.uk or call into our Heswall studio any time from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (weekend appointments available upon request.)
 

Springtime in Paris: Evoking Spring with French Patterns

Springtime in Paris: Evoking Spring with French Patterns

The smell of freshly cut grass, the thawing of the chill in the breeze, the first tiny bud of a snowdrop; how can you use pattern to bring the joy of springtime into your home? Pierre Frey’s new spring fabrics are a good place to start. Weaving classic images of spring into beautiful appliqué and embroidery, the new Aloha collection features dozens of fabrics that can be used to brighten your home interior. 

Vanatu Kiwi 16

 

A weave of green and yellow thread crisscrossing to create a subtle zigzag effect evokes the freshness and brightness of everything green leaping back to life after a subdued winter. Images of daffodil against grass are illuminated further with a subtle interspersing gold thread adding a dewy shimmer to the overall finish.

Aloha Multicolore 01

A mixture of vibrant silks and glossy threads make up this classic springtime floral motif set off against a neutral cream linen background. The traditional floral imagery is updated for a contemporary feel by using a larger pattern (with fewer repeats) and favouring appliqué over print for richer colours and tactile texture.
 


Bora-Bora Multicolore 01

Thickly embroidered buds of thread cascade down a linen background in a stylized zigzag design that brings a quirky edge to the traditional floral palate and soft tone of the backing linen used. Alternating bright and brownish tones present an abstraction of blossom on branches; in turn creating a truly original spring-influenced motif.
 
For more information, advice on how these springtime patterns could brighten up your home interior in particular, and to see cuttings of any of the fabrics featured in the Aloha collection, email info@kettledesign.co.uk or call into our Heswall studio any time from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (weekend appointments available upon request.)

Making the Most of Interior Spaces: Glass En Suite Pod

Making the Most of Interior Spaces: Glass En Suite Pod

An en suite bathroom is a necessity for any luxury master bedroom – offering privacy and practicality, and the chance to create a personalised bathroom space for the practical needs and aesthetic desires of you alone.
Many people wrongly assume that their interior does not offer the space for such a luxury, but with Kettle Design’s  innovative use of glass interior walls, the master bedroom dream can be made a reality more easily than you think.

By making the most of the benefits of glass walls, Kettle Design present this bathroom pod insert which gives the luxury of an en suite without the need for an extra room. In this example, a silky bronze French voile is pressed between two panes of glass to give privacy and cosiness without compromising on light and space. However, as with all Kettle Design bespoke creations the possibilities are endless; Kettle Design  caters for any shape and style of interior to create stunning glass wall features. For more information, email info@kettledesign.co.uk or call into our Heswall studio any time from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (weekend appointments available upon request.)

Unique and Beautiful Bathroom Tiles: Kettle Design’s Bespoke Bathroom Mosaics

Unique and Beautiful Bathroom Tiles: Kettle Design’s Bespoke Bathroom Mosaics
 

Looking for a more interesting way to achieve waterproof surfaces in your bathroom? When it comes to bathroom walls it’s easy to get stuck on mental images of plain, unimaginative rows of ceramic tiles. However, with Kettle Design’s exclusive mosaic tiling techniques you can break the mould and achieve a stunning yet practical finish in your interior.



 
This beautiful water-splash jewel effect is created using an extremely rare technique whereby the design of inset mosaic tiles is mapped out with flawless precision across a tiled surface, and then produced using aqua-jet CAD. A printer instructs a highly pressurised jet of water to carve minute incisions at perfect intervals in order to allow for a splash effect unbound by the edges of the larger ceramic tiles.
This glass mosaic tile insert technique can be extended for use in any room of your home to create endless amounts of unique and custom-designed tile surfaces; if you can imagine it, Kettle Designs can create it.  For more information, email info@kettledesign.co.uk or call into our Heswall studio any time from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (weekend appointments available upon request.)