KD Blog

  1. IT’S ALL ABOUT BLUE

    IT’S ALL ABOUT BLUE

    Colours play a much bigger role than we initially think - colours subconsciously elicit feelings and thoughts when our eyes first see them. When we think about the colour blue, our minds probably first wander to memories of clear skies...
  2. Living Coral: Incorporating Pantone’s 2019 colour of the year into your home.

    Living Coral: Incorporating Pantone’s 2019 colour of the year into your home.

    The final month of December not only brought us Christmas presents and mulled wine but also the unveiling of Pantone’s annual gift to us: it’s chosen colour of the year. Colour-matching company Pantone have declared ‘Living Coral’ (also known as...
  3. Light up your Days with Soothing Aroma Candles

    Light up your Days with Soothing Aroma Candles

    Summer is drawing to a near and Autumn/Winter is approaching, immerse yourself in tempting aromas and light up your home with a luxury range of invigorating and energising scented candles. Get in the mood for soothing, comforting, inviting nights wrap...
  4. Millennial Pink: 2018’s newest trend

    Millennial Pink: 2018’s newest trend

    This year sees millennial pink as one of the emerging trends in interior design. It is a perfect summer colour and is a great way to add a subtle warmth to any room. In today’s blog we explain the various...
  5. Unlock Your Style with KD Painted Furniture

    Unlock Your Style with KD Painted Furniture

    Leave your mark, express yourself and make your own unique statement……… Get creative and add a personal touch to any room in your home with the addition of KD painted furniture. All of our wonderful pieces can be customised to...
  6. A Pressie For Your Teacher

    A Pressie For Your Teacher

    The end of the academic year is just around the corner, teachers are busy preparing end of year reports and packing up their classrooms. Parents are planning that well deserved summer break and  children are looking forward to their summer...
  7. Picnics & Dining Al Fresco This Summer

    Picnics & Dining Al Fresco This Summer

    Happy Summer Solstice! June 21st has arrived which means summer is officially here. When London is enjoying a summer heatwave there is no better day out then getting some friends together and enjoying a meal outdoors.   Having that perfect...
  8. Trending Design Ideas for a Modern Outdoor Living Space

    Trending Design Ideas for a Modern Outdoor Living Space

    Do you take pride in redecorating your home? Yes of course, who doesn’t love the idea of bringing a wave of freshness and innovation to their house? And, since the summer has arrived, people love to spend their time out...
  9. The Magic of Rugs: 6 Unknown Benefits of Area Rugs

    The Magic of Rugs: 6 Unknown Benefits of Area Rugs

    Every year, interior designers come up with a new trend to surprise people and create a wave of elegance. But, there are some items which are time-honoured and never go out of style. You can see variation in designs but...
  10. Design Prognosis: 5 Colour Trends that will dominate the Walls in 2018

    Design Prognosis: 5 Colour Trends that will dominate the Walls in 2018

    Home is a place where you come back from a long, tiring day, and take a sigh of relief. There is no place like your home to wind down and shut off from the world. A familiar ambience together with...
  11. Why We Love Blue

    Why We Love Blue

    The colour blue is relatively new..  Thousands of years ago – most cultures didn’t even have a word for the colour blue. There was black, white, yellow, green and red. But no blue. The Egyptians created a dye from lapis...
  12. Hello February

    Hello February

    February : Named after the latin term Februum which means purification. Today it’s most famous for Valentine’s day. Valentine’s Day they say started with the ancient Romans. The middle of February being considered the start of spring. The feast of...
  13. New Colour Inspiration From Pantone

    New Colour Inspiration From Pantone

    It's a bright and beautiful outlook for 2018, especially with Pantone's colour of the year for 2018, Ultra-Violet. According to Pantone “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that...
  14. Tips For Styling The Christmas Table

    Tips For Styling The Christmas Table

    Pick a Theme By picking a theme for your table you define your look. It is far too easy to pick and choose from too many different sources which can result in an incoherent scheme. If stuck for colour choices...
  15. What do you like about Christmas?

    What do you like about Christmas?

    What do you like about Christmas? This season is definitely one of the most beautiful and magical times of the year. Everything sparkles with the abundance of Fairy Lights that adorn buildings, parks and homes. Everyone can't help but get...
  16. DESIGN: Organic Shapes - Virginia Casa Organica Selection

    DESIGN: Organic Shapes - Virginia Casa Organica Selection

    If you like perfectly straight lines – look away now! There are no straight lines in nature. Our beautiful hand made Organica bowls with their free flowing shapes have a mesmerising beauty to them. Hand made and hand glazed each...
  17. LEARN: Accent Colours

    LEARN: Accent Colours

    Accent Colours For Your Interior Your interiors will never fail with these simple schemes focusing on accent colours. Select an easy base palette of earthy tones or similar colours like whites and beige's. In the image below, we have started...
  18. Why Employ An Interior Designer?

    Why Employ An Interior Designer?

      Interior Designer = Buying Time With so much choice out there, employing an interior designer is like visiting a one-stop shop that can present and showcase to you all your choices.  The alternative is to spend endless amounts of...
  19. New Dash & Albert Autumn Rugs

    New Dash & Albert Autumn Rugs

    We are so excited with the natural, earthy tones just launched by Dash & Albert. Available in Cotton, Jute and Polyester Fibre which is suitable for outside. Here is a flavour of this exciting collection. Cotton Jute Jute is a...
  20. Summer Giving & Visits.

    Summer Giving & Visits.

    Summer Giving It all starts with ‘what do we give The Teacher?’  The joy of the present is as much for your child when they give the present as it is for the teacher receiving the gift. A small appreciation...
  21. HELP: How Big should Your Coffee Table Be?

    HELP: How Big should Your Coffee Table Be?

    Your coffee table is often the centerpiece of your room. Before making your decision, there are many things to take into consideration. A great start in making this all important decision, would be to identify how you and your family and...
  22. NEW: The Martini Chair

    NEW: The Martini Chair

    Introducing our new Martini Chair     Available in 11 different colourways, including rich velvets. A modern take on a retro style. Inspired by the classic designs of the 1950's, the Martini Chair has been re-imagined with contemporary lines and...
  23. GUIDE: HOW TO LAY A PERFECT TABLE

    GUIDE: HOW TO LAY A PERFECT TABLE

    Table Setting Creatively packaging your table can have compelling results. A formal table setting doesn't need untold amounts of pieces to look elegant. Keeping it simple and clean will ensure guests feel comfortable and is much less overwhelming. The basics...
  24. GUIDE: Transparent Blinds - Privacy From The Street Without Losing Light

    GUIDE: Transparent Blinds - Privacy From The Street Without Losing Light

    Windows should be the centerpiece of your room. However, bare windows can leave you feeling exposed and your Haven should be one of comfort. So how does one retain privacy without sacrificing natural lighting? Fortunately, we have an affordable solution...
  25. SPOTLIGHT: Perspex Furniture

    SPOTLIGHT: Perspex Furniture

    Perspex Furniture works almost everywhere. Whether your home is contemporary or traditional, perspex furniture works as a wonderful counterbalance to solid furniture. What is this material? Perspex and acrylic are essentially the same thing. It is a poly(methyl methacrylate) with...
  26. SPOTLIGHT: Bathrooms

    SPOTLIGHT: Bathrooms

    It’s all about the bathroom this week. Across the pond, they say the powder room. We say the cloakroom, the loo, the little boy/girls room. Whatever you call it. There are some essentials you need and it’s so simple to...
  27. SPOTLIGHT: Spring/Summer 2017 Dash & Albert

    SPOTLIGHT: Spring/Summer 2017 Dash & Albert

    Dash & Albert Spring is such an exciting time of the year. The design industry is bustling with life and with that comes Dash & Albert's Spring/Summer Collection. *All images on our Blog are courtesy of Dash & Albert* The...
  28. OCCASSION: EASTER

    OCCASSION: EASTER

      Easter has to be one of our favourite Holidays at Kensington Design, being filled with chocolate and adorable Virginia Casa Pasticceria pieces (as seen above). Easter, a Christian holiday, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus after he was crucified. Many...
  29. Design : The First Day of Spring 2017

    Design : The First Day of Spring 2017

      Today is officially the first day of Spring. Nature is springing back to life. With the arrival of spring harboring fresh flowers and blue skies it's time to embrace colour and remove that winter feeling from your haven. It's...
  30. FACT: VEGETABLE, FRUIT OR FLOWER?

    FACT: VEGETABLE, FRUIT OR FLOWER?

    The Artichoke is technically a flower bud that has not yet bloomed. If you didn't grow up eating them, they are almost intimidating. It is a great starter for a dinner party as you all have to get involved as...
  31. How To: Seat more people at your dining table

    How To: Seat more people at your dining table

    The Dining Room Dilemma We have a family of 4, but want to be able to seat 12 for a dinner party. Is there a solution? Where does one store the additional chairs? Distribute your chairs around the home for...
  32. Kensington Design - How many Cushions do i need on my Sofa?

    Kensington Design - How many Cushions do i need on my Sofa?

    Where to start? Cushions are small but effective details with the ability to completely transform a space. There are no strict guidelines to follow as it is more of an art than science, one will have to rely on their...
  33. Valentines Day at Kensington Design

    Valentines Day at Kensington Design

      Valentines Day Each Year, on February 14th we show our affection for one another by buying gifts and enjoying romantic activities. But why? The origins of Valentine's are very difficult to trace. It is said the roots of Valentines...
  34. Do Ho Suh - A New Exhibition at the Victoria Miro

    Do Ho Suh - A New Exhibition at the Victoria Miro

    Do Ho Suh - Passage/s With beautiful quality, Do Ho Suh creates amazing installations based on interior spaces, exploring the idea of a home and how one constructs a memory of a space. This is portrayed in his fabric structures...
  35. Cole & Son - New Collection - January 2016 - Ardmore

    Cole & Son - New Collection - January 2016 - Ardmore

    The Ardmore Collection An exciting new range of wallpaper have been released by Cole & Son exploring the Ardmore Ceramic Art celebrating African traditions and culture. The many designs focus on the magnificent diversity of wildlife and exotic flora, infused...
  36. How do I make my bed look Interior Designed.

    How do I make my bed look Interior Designed.

    A serene bedroom Your bedroom is one the most important rooms in your home. A bedroom should be serene and tailored to your preferences, constantly reminding you that, You Are Priority. It is important that you feel content and happy in your...
  37. What is the perfect dinner party gift?

    What is the perfect dinner party gift?

    Dinner Party Gift? A Dinner party means a lovely night and a lot of hard work from the host/hostess, this hospitality should be recognized with a gift. When contemplating a gift, expense shouldn't matter. Consider the nature of the occasion...
  38. Guide on the most durable fabric to use

    Guide on the most durable fabric to use

    A fabric can completely rejuvenate a sofa or transform a window, however the huge range of choices can be quite overwhelming. This guide hopes to help you understand differences in fabrics and help find a fabric choice you are satisfied...
  39. Return of Cirque du Soleil

    Return of Cirque du Soleil

    “Amaluna will send your spirit soaring and bring your heart to places it’s never been before” Due to overwhelming demand Cirque du Soleil has returned to the Royal Albert Hall. Cirque Du Soleil focuses it’s shows on narratives from which...
  40. The Pantone Colour of the Year - Greenery

    The Pantone Colour of the Year - Greenery

    Greenery "A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings" Pantone, the Colour Institute have released their long awaited Colour of the year! 'Greenery' is a fresh and poignant yellow-green shade bursting with life. With 2016 being quite...

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