A Restaurant Extension in Cambridge

Design and fit out project.

Cambridge is our second home. Our head office is based in Dorset however Cambridge is where it all began.

We have completed many projects within the building, from the main reception to tenant offices.

To be given the opportunity to design and fit-out their new exciting project of a restaurant extension gave us the buzz. We incorporated their original restaurant design (done by r4) into the new design to create a flow between the two.

There were a lot of groundworks to be completed and steels erected to create the shell. Below are some of the works during this time at the start of a very cold 2018.

Keep an eye out for the completed project pictures!

New Venture : Garden Design

We have now moved our creative minds to the outside living area as we are having this beautiful summer - well we were!

The brief: A seating area that has the ability to expand with family and friends but also one that is minimalistic.

We have done just that! A seating area that has the ability to lie down and sunbathe as well as sit and eat alfresco in the warm summer evenings. Benching along one side of the garden to accomodate the expanding family and friends with the room for plants behind them.

On the other side we have created a water feature and a little pond for the grandchildren to each have their own pet goldfish!

Planting and borders will be easy maintenance (due to a hectic lifestyle) and evergreen with of course a few pops of colour to really compliment the background behind them. 

Below are some pictures we have taken whilst the work is on-going

Pictures of the beautifully rennovated garden will be posted once complete, I had a nose on site recently and I must say I'm very jealous, it's idyllic, it's peaceful, it's PERFECT!

 

How to Incorporate Pantones Colour of the Year 2018 into your Lifestyle

Pantone Ultra Violet 18-3838 may be a hard colour to incorporate into your interiors. However variations of the colour purple work just as well and to your taste!

1. Farrow and Ball Pelt. This is a colour I LOVE. It's rich, dark and has a lot of depth. Now we're not saying go and paint the whole of your living room in this colour - although if you're brave enough go for it!! However, a dark muted corner, or create your own wall art (like I did for my home picture below) with splashes of Pelt will slowly introduce you to the idea of 'purples'. If you have been following Pantone's trend's for the past couple of years, Pelt goes very well with the Quartz/ peachy tones and the Greenery that I imagine you, me included, still have around our homes.

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2. PLANTS! I'm a great lover of indoor plants that do not need much attention due to our hectic life. Purple plants; they go amazingly with the Green ones we already have in every nook and cranny around our homes, and you can also purchase purple succulents from most plant wholesalers, florists, even in haskins and b&q!

3. Here at our head office, we have incorporated purple into our office chairs. Recovering furniture you have fallen out of love with doesn't need to be expensive! Metres of fabric (we got ours from Camirafabrics.com), a staple gun and some love and affection. If you're feeling daring, paint an old dresser mix it with brass handles and bobs your uncle! Here's some ottoman's we found on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/182466222381891243/ incorporating the purple, quartz and rose gold.

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So take the Ultra Violet with a pinch of salt, if you love it - great! If your not so keen, change for a purple you can work with it only lasts a year!

Pantone's 2018 Colour of the Year - Ultra Violet 18-3838

AT THE END OF 2017, PANTONE ANNOUNCED THEIR COLOUR OF THE YEAR FOR 2018 - A LITTLE LATE IN POSTING I KNOW! ULTRA VIOLET, A MUTED MYSTERY BLUE PURPLE.

 

What does Purple symbolise? To me it symbolises peace, mystery, the universe and it also makes me question what is the future to hold?

'The Pantone Colour of the Year has come to mean so much more than 'what's trending' in the world of design; it's truly a reflectionof what's to needed in our world today' - Laurie Pressman - Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

 

Are you looking at how to incorporate 2018's colour into your interior and life? Keep an eye out for future blogs!

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Bring the Outside Inside: How to incorporate Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year into your interiors #Greenery

In our previous blog post we introduced Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2017 as greenery 15-0343. It's fresh, natural and epitomises nature. But how can you incorporate nature into your interiors? We've provided 5 ways to do just this!

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1. HUES OF GREEN

Bring the outside inside by selecting shades of green for feature walls, whether it is nature-inspired wallpaper or luxurious paint, the shade of green could be light right through to bold. 

2. HOUSEPLANTS

This may seem obvious but look at how you display your houseplants. Create an indoor garden space with shelves packed with your favourite plants, find feature pots and planters that make a statement or simply opt for low maintenance succulents. Houseplants will make your living space more comfortable, natural and breathable. 

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3. NATURAL MATERIALS

Compliment greenery with natural materials; from bamboo blinds to contemporary eco-furniture. Exposed brick walls in their natural state make for great focal points and natural wood can be durable and adaptable to most spaces. 

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4. LIGHTING

Flood your home with natural light; it's not only an interior statement but also fosters a positive, healthy living environment. Don't obstruct sunlight with cluttered window decorations and utilise skylights where possible. 

5. VERTICAL GARDENS

Now this could well be a step too far for some but for others, it's the perfect opportunity to combine your green fingers and your interiors! Create your very own vertical garden with hanging planters, modular planting systems and climbing plants; it doesn't get much greener than this.