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Bernard Thorp Collaboration

We are delighted, not only to be collaborating with Bernard Thorp on our Kelling Loves, but also as part of our new product range. More to be revealed soon, but in the meantime, have a read of our ‘5 minutes with..’ interview with Harriett of Bernard Thorp, and see some of her favourite things as part of our Kelling Loves below…

What you think are the most important features when designing a space?

A focal point. Whether this is a piece of art, a fab piece of striking furniture or a beautiful arrangement of flowers. Having the eye naturally drawn inside a room invites further appreciation of the rest of the room.

What is the one thing you would have to have in every property you ever lived in?

A dog. It’s what makes home, home.

What is your favourite piece of furniture?

An ottoman, as shown so perfectly here by Milly Green, founder of The Ottoman Studio. Our ‘Bahari’ looks so smart. Perfect for displaying books, placing a drinks tray or simply resting your feet.

Your favourite colour?

We love this vibrant ‘Blue Pearl’ by Paint Library London. A bold bathroom or hallway can be so smart. Alternatively, sisal and grasscloth walling can really add depth and texture.

And finally, our verging on the ridiculous, quick fire questions:

  • Coffee or green juice in the morning? Both!

  • What country would you most like to live in? Kenya

  • Bold colours or Neutrals? Bold

  • Royal Academy or Tate Modern? Royal Academy

  • Soho House or Firmdale? Firmdale

  • North or South of the River? South

  • Mini or Maserati? Mini

  • Sun or Snow? Sun

  • Pug or Parrot? Pug

  • Brunch or Cocktails? Both!

  • Sushi or Beef Wellington? Can we pass?!

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Product credits:

Bernard Thorp - http://bernardthorp.co.uk

KDLoves by Kelling Designs - brand new website coming very soon.

The Ottoman Studio - http://www.theottomanstudio.co.uk/

Paint Library London - https://www.paintlibrary.london/

Veere Grenney - http://www.veeregrenney.com

Soane Britain - http://www.soane.co.uk/

Pooky Lighting - https://www.pooky.com/

Kelling Loves by Pooky

Sharing our love of burnt orange, among other things, it has been a delight to work with Pooky on our Kelling Loves collaboration this month. Featuring beautiful pieces from Pooky, Wicklewood, Bombay Sprout & more…

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5 minutes with Rohan Blacker, Founder of Pooky

What do you think are the most important features when designing a space?

Number one is light….it has to be (I guess I would say that wouldn’t I?).  Lighting determines pretty everything within a design.  What are the light sources – windows, skylights, doors – is it direct light, South facing, or is it calmer more consistent North light?  What is the space to be used for – is it a functional space like a kitchen or a bathroom, or is it more of a chilled out living space?  Lighting, and how you layer the light plays directly to the feel and ambience within a space.  Get that right, and that includes the colours, and pretty much everything else should fall into place.  Sounds easy….but it never is!  The other great thing about lighting, is that whilst it’s predominantly functional, the lights themselves are also so often things of beauty in themselves – stand out, sculptural or sleek and understated.  Hours – a lifetime - of fun!

What is the one thing you would have to have in every property you ever lived in?

Home is about surrounding yourself with things that mean something to you.  It is, if you’ll forgive the pretention, a representation of the rich tapestry that is your life.  For me the things that really matter are the paintings, and the photos on the wall….things collected throughout my life, all of which mean something, and have a resonance and a link to the past and previous good times. A good re-hang once in a while is a brilliant thing to do, and to give you a fresh perspective.

What is your favourite piece of furniture?

A large round mahogany Georgian dining table.  It belonged to my parents, and we use it all the time since our dining room is effectively part of the kitchen.  Dining in the round is a good format and much more inclusive.

Your favourite colour?

A sort of strong, burnt orange.  Not terracotta, more orange than that!  Strong, powerful and life affirming!

And finally, our ‘verging on the ridiculous’, quick fire questions!

  • Coffee or green juice in the morning? Green juice, only by dint of the fact that any caffeine throws me over the edge.
  • What country would you most like to live in? Italy
  • Bold colours or neutrals? Bold
  • Royal Academy or Tate Modern? RA
  • Soho House or Firmdale? Soho House
  • North or South of the River? North
  • Mini or Maserati? Mini
  • Sun or Snow? Difficult. I guess snow, but ideally I’d have them both together!
  • Pug or Parrot? Pug
  • Brunch or Cocktails? Cocktails
  • Sushi or Beef Wellington? Sushi

Kelling Loves by Tom Faulkner

We are delighted that Tom Faulkner has got involved with our Kelling Loves. Tom has picked a fascinating collection of designs that he loves and finds inspiring and also spent a few minutes answering our questions, the responses to which are below...

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What you think are the most important features when designing a space? Light and ergonomics. Consider how you would like to live.

What is the one thing you would have to have in every property you ever lived in? A bathroom with a window.

What is your favourite colour? Navy blue

What is your favourite piece of furniture? The MR chair by Mies van der Rohe

And finally, our ‘verging on the ridiculous’, quick fire questions:

  • Coffee or green juice in the morning? Coffee
  • What country would you most like to live in? Japan
  • Bold colours or neutrals? Neutrals
  • Royal Academy or Tate Modern? RA
  • Soho House or Firmdale? Firmdale
  • North or South of the River? North
  • Mini or Maserati? Maz
  • Sun or Snow Holiday? Sun
  • Pug or Parrot? Parrot
  • Brunch or Cocktails? Brunch
  • Sushi or Beef Wellington? Beef Wellington

The beautiful 'Ava' dining table (centre) is by Tom

Julian Chichester Collaboration

**THE FOURTH IN A SERIES OF ‘KELLING LOVES’ COLLABORATIONS**

We are delighted that Julian Chichester have got involved with our 'Kelling Loves by...' collaborations. See below the combination of some of their beautiful pieces of furniture and responses to our '5 minutes with...' questions, answered by Jodie Hopkins, Director at Julian Chichester: 

Kelling Loves Julian Chichester

What do you think are the most important features when designing a space?  Never be afraid to fill a space with things you love, they are a reflection of you, of your life and your family, telling a thousand stories.  A space needs to nestle around you and should constantly evolve.

What is the one thing you would have to have in every property you ever lived in? A quooker hot tap

What is your favourite colour? Blue

What if your favourite piece of furniture? An antique Victorian school bookcase with leaded windows – I absolutely adore it.

And finally, our ‘verging on the ridiculous’, quick fire questions:

  • Coffee or green juice in the morning? Coffee
  • What country would you most like to live in? Italy
  • Bold colours or neutrals?  The Bolder the better
  • Royal Academy or Tate Modern? Tate
  • Soho House or Firmdale? Soho House or can I say The Pigs?
  • North or South of the River? South
  • Mini or Maserati? Mini – I wouldn’t trust myself with a Maserati!
  • Sun or Snow Holiday? Both
  • Pug or Parrot? Pug
  • Brunch or Cocktails? Cocktails
  • Sushi or Beef Wellington? Sushi

Full list of products displayed:

Kelling Loves by Robert Langford

**THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF ‘KELLING LOVES’ COLLABORATIONS**

We have very much enjoyed collaborating with Robert Langford on one of our 'Kelling Loves by...'. Robert has also answered our '5 minutes with...' questions which always make for entertaining reading!

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What do you think are the most important features when designing a space?  I like it when people make an effort to reflect their personality as soon as they open the front door to a visitor. From a well-dressed entrance table, art that they love and even their favourite fragrance.

What is the one thing you would have to have in every property you ever lived in? A dog to rule the roost, oh, and a dishwasher.

What is your favourite colour? Green

What if your favourite piece of furniture? My bed, I splashed out on one of our new Prestige beds last year, it’s changed my life.

And finally, our ‘verging on the ridiculous’, quick fire questions:

  • Coffee or green juice in the morning? Coffee
  • What country would you most like to live in? South Africa
  • Bold colours or neutrals?  Neutrals in the UK, Bold in South Africa
  • Royal Academy or Tate Modern?  Royal Academy
  • Soho House or Firmdale?  Firmdale
  • North or South of the River?  South is best
  • Mini or Maserati?  Maserati
  • Sun or Snow Holiday?  Sun
  • Pug or Parrot?  I would have to say Beagle
  • Brunch or Cocktails? Brunch
  • Sushi or Beef Wellington? Beef Wellington

Full list of products & the stories behind them:

  • Robert Langford Polo Dining Chair - we love seeing how our clients use our product, Dean Keyworth transformed our Polo Dining Chair into something very special in this scheme
  • Ecco Trading Renmin Console - the boys at Ecco trading are a hoot, I am so lucky to call them my friends. I love the new Renmin collection that they launched last year
  • Robert Langford Nassau Barstools - I was so excited to see how wonderfully our Nassau barstools worked in one of Kelling’s projects, how fabulous does the hide look
  • Robert Langford Bicknell Table - our charming new Bicknell bronze / oak nest table, it also comes in aged silver, perfect for any scheme
  • Robert Langford Havana Chair - brand new for us, something fun, the Havana chair in our house fabric called Dadumpa

Kelling Loves by William Yeoward

**THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF ‘KELLING LOVES’ COLLABORATIONS**

For the second in our series of 'Kelling Loves by...', we are so pleased that William Yeoward have got involved. William has chosen some of his favourite products (full list below) and has given us some great answers to our '5 minutes with...' questions: 

  • What you think are the most important features when designing a space? Deciding how you wish to live in it! Smart or casual, contemporary or classic and how the space will be used.
  • What is the one thing you would have to have in every property you ever lived in? Comfort is a must. I cannot bear being uncomfortable.
  • What is your favourite colour? Blue and White - I have just written a book about it!
  • What if your favourite piece of furniture? My favourites change all the time, however, at the moment I particularly love our Ferdinand Buffet sideboard, it is such an easy yet stylish piece. I love the detailed yet understated work that has gone in to it and the fact that it is so versatile.

And finally, our ‘verging on the ridiculous’, quick fire questions! 

  • Coffee or green juice in the morning? Fresh Aloe before anything else.
  • What country would you most like  to live in? Britain for its diversity.
  • Bold colours or neutrals? Always bold.
  • Royal Academy or Tate Modern? Why choose - they do such different jobs in a city that is so full of art.
  • Soho House or Firmdale? Definitely Firmdale. The Kemps have hero status in my eyes.
  • North or South of the River? It really doesn’t matter. What is important is to live in a building that pleases.
  • Mini or Maserati? As long as it is vintage either…
  • Sun or Snow? Sunshine please!
  • Pug or Parrot? Pug
  • Brunch or Cocktails? Cocktails out of our glasses of course.
  • Sushi or Beef Wellington? Sushi most days, beef not so often
Kelling Loves by William Yeoward

Kelling Loves by Andrew Martin

**THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF ‘KELLING LOVES’ COLLABORATIONS**

We are really excited that Andrew Martin have got involved with our Kelling Loves, featuring some of their favourite products and a few to complement their own range (see full list of products below.)

Kelling Loves by Andrew Martin

We were also really lucky to have 5 minutes with Martin Waller who gave us great answers to some fun questions:

  • What you think are the most important features when designing a space? Take out the ‘a’ in that question and I’d say stars and planets.
  • What is the one thing you would have to have in every property you ever lived in? A dog.
  • Your favourite colour? Orange marmalade, red sky at night, blue movies.

And finally, our ‘verging on the ridiculous’, quick fire questions! 

  • Coffee or green juice in the morning? Kopi Luwak coffee.
  • What country would you most like to live in? 15th century Venice.
  • Bold colours or neutrals? Brave, courageous and bold.
  • Royal Academy or Tate Modern? Royal Academy – great building great art, Tate Modern – great building crap art.
  • Soho House or Firmdale? Firmdale.
  • North or South of the River? I didn’t even know there was a south of the river.
  • Mini or Maserati? Definitely Mini.
  • Sun or Snow? Spring rain.
  • Pug or Parrot? Long John Silver’s parrot only.
  • Brunch or Cocktails? Brunch.
  • Sushi or Beef Wellington? Whichever is on promotion at McDonalds.

 

Full list of featured products:

www.andrewmartin.co.uk