Design

  1. How to Choose the Best Outdoor Patio Rugs

    How to Choose the Best Outdoor Patio Rugs

    As the days get longer and warmer, it’s a great time to give your garden or patio a whole new look. Available in a huge variety of designs and styles under the sun, outdoor rugs offer colour, protection and personalisation...
  2. Best Feng Shui Design Ideas for Your Home Office

    Best Feng Shui Design Ideas for Your Home Office

    As many of us have been getting used to working  from home in the past month, we have started to notice that working from the sofa, kitchen island, or other areas that aren’t optimized for your comfort may not be...
  3. Design & Décor to Transform Your Living Room

    Design & Décor to Transform Your Living Room

    Design & Décor to Transform Your Living Room: As many of us are now spending a large amount of our time in our living rooms we all may have begun not notice that our living room design may be starting...
  4. Decorating With Rugs to Define a Space

    Decorating With Rugs to Define a Space

    When we think about defining a space within our home we tend to think to use our furniture, shelves or screens. Typically, we focus on the vertical plane by looking for some height that breaks up the space at eye...
  5. Keeping Creative at Home

    Keeping Creative at Home

    As uncomfortable as the current lockdown may be, confinement has a history of inspiring great art. During the aftermath of the bubonic plague in 1606, Shakespeare reportedly wrote two plays – King Lear and Macbeth. Whilst recovering from the Spanish...
  6. Advantages of Blackout Blinds in Your Bedroom

    Advantages of Blackout Blinds in Your Bedroom

    With the arrival of Spring and British Summer Time pushing the clocks an hour forward, the mornings and evenings are now much noticeably lighter, offering a refreshing change from the endless dark nights we lived through throughout the winter months...
  7. How to Create the Perfect Home Study

    How to Create the Perfect Home Study

    Each and every room in your home should be designed for a purpose. You may have a well laid out and practical kitchen and a stylish yet comfortable living room, but what about your study or workspace from home? As...
  8. How to Create a Calming Interior: Home Decor & Design

    How to Create a Calming Interior: Home Decor & Design

    The word ‘balance’ means many things in various sectors of life, however, in interior design and in the home, the term ‘balance’ tends to centre more on a meaning of creating a sense of calm, unity and flow. During this...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Inspiration - Tiebacks & Tassels

    Inspiration - Tiebacks & Tassels

    Houles We stock the elegant and beautiful Tiebacks & Tassels of Houles - a French family-owned company. Houles' creations are often selected for the decoration of Palaces and Castles, for instance le Chateau de Versailles, or Presidential Residences in France...
  13. Learn : Curio Wallpapers - The Design Process

    Learn : Curio Wallpapers - The Design Process

    The Curio Collection from Cole and Son is supremely unique, bravely experimenting with details from the planet to produce ambitious designs that toy with texture, pattern and colour. These non-woven designs, inspired by the natural world, explore animal print, raw...
  14. Inspiration : Wallpapers

    Inspiration : Wallpapers

    A brief blog to give you some Wallpaper inspiration. Here at Kensington Design we are lucky enough to be a Stockist to the Wallpaper manufacturer Cole & Son. Since it was founded in 1875 by John Perry, they have been...
  15. Celebrating Drama, Theatre, The Opera & Ballet

    Celebrating Drama, Theatre, The Opera & Ballet

    We believe Design Is Inspired By Everything. Cole & Son have just launched the most exciting and elegant wallpaper collection. 10 stunning designs feature in the Mariinsky Damask collection, celebrating stars of the stage, and iconic theatres. Seen here is...
  16. SPOTLIGHT: FARROW & BALL - BABOUCHE

    SPOTLIGHT: FARROW & BALL - BABOUCHE

    CHEERFULLY DIGNIFIED Babouche takes its exotic name from the distinctive colour of the leather slippers worn by the men of Morocco. It has a cheerful brightness that will intensify when used in large areas, but it is always dignified and...
  17. Kensington Design Olympic Chairs

    Kensington Design Olympic Chairs

    It's all about colour this Summer. Did you know the Olympic rings are made up of five interlocking rings, coloured blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white background. I'm sure you do. However do you know what they...
  18. Collection of Cole & Son Wallpapers from Contemporary Restyled - Palm Colourways

    Collection of Cole & Son Wallpapers from Contemporary Restyled - Palm Colourways

    The original Cole & Son Palm Leaves print has been multi layered to create a dense jungle of foliage. Five colour-ways are offered in vibrant hues of emerald green, teal, china blue and subtle metallic and a further two luxurious...
  19. Quiz: Get your space designed in your style & budget all online

    Quiz: Get your space designed in your style & budget all online

  20. Trend: Explore Our Interactive Psychology Of Colour Report

    Trend: Explore Our Interactive Psychology Of Colour Report

    A brief blog on Colour Psychology and how to translate emotions from Colour into interiors.   Green: The main positive psychological properties green communicates are peace, balance and harmony. It can rejuvenate and restore, giving the feeling of being connected...
  21. Design: Explore our Interactive Tableware Solutions For Tables Pining For Personality

    Design: Explore our Interactive Tableware Solutions For Tables Pining For Personality

    Tableware in a spectacular variety of colours & designs to suit any style.  
  22. Design: Explore our Interactive Wallpaper Solutions For Walls Pining For Personality

    Design: Explore our Interactive Wallpaper Solutions For Walls Pining For Personality

    Wallpapers in a Spectacular Variety of Colours & Sizes.  
  23. Design: Expolore our Interactive Rug Solutions For Floors Pining For Personality

    Design: Expolore our Interactive Rug Solutions For Floors Pining For Personality

    Contemporary Rugs in a Spectacular Variety of Colours & Sizes.
  24. Design: Painted Furniture In Any Farrow & Ball Colour

    Design: Painted Furniture In Any Farrow & Ball Colour

    Handmade in Britain in solid, sustainable wood, and available in a Farrow and Ball colour of your choice. With 23 different chest of drawers sizes/designs and 132 Farrow & Ball paint colours to choose you have over 3,000 unique combinations for...
  25. Digital Crystal Swarovski @ the Design Museum - 05 September – 13 January 2013

    Digital Crystal Swarovski @ the Design Museum - 05 September – 13 January 2013

    Kensington Design took some time off last week to check out the exhibition currently showing at the design museum ... below is a summary of a couple of things we loved... Digital Crystal Swarovski @ The Design Museum - 05...
  26. Shhh...

    Shhh...

    Kensington Design wants to share a well kept secret with the world... This is a wonderful website to find quirky things and experiences in and around London! It will tell you where to take interesting walks around various areas of...
  27. The London Olympics... at Kensington Design

    The London Olympics... at Kensington Design

    Going well so far.....isn't it - The London Olympics.. The only answer a client informed us - was to drink our way through this whole sporting thing. Choose something you never touch - just to give it a sense of...
  28. Jocelyn Burton - Silversmith

    Jocelyn Burton - Silversmith

    Check out the beautiful ceiling light design here by Jocelyn Burton ... http://jocelynburton.com/
  29. Brand New Fabric in Our Shop in London...

    Brand New Fabric in Our Shop in London...

    We have just got a brand new range of fabric from Design Forum ... We love the new range Tuscany ... Also, as you can see from the images we have hundreds of books so come in, sit down on...
  30. Design Museum, Shad Thames

    Design Museum, Shad Thames

    When you have a moment take a trip to Shad Thames and walk down the cobbled street amongst all the converted warehouses down to the Design Museum. Exhibition currently showing: 08 February – 04 July The Design Museum’s Design Awards...

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