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 a melting point of 160 degrees and a boiling point of 200 degrees C…

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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 make it practical and pretty. We have some beautiful hand made collections of bathroom…

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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 Annie Selke company, renowned for it’s durable products. Cater to real-life situations and have…

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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 followers of this religion take part in Lent, 40 days of prayer, penance and…

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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 plate is slightly different. Mix up the colours to make a really interesting table…

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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 time to move away from the grey and start to embrace the fun colours…

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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 it is such an odd thing to eat. Ancient Greeks and Romans considered Artichokes…

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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 different needs and looks. A spare chair could be the perfect addition to a…

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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 eye and take the time to experiment. Play around with arrangements and what you…

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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 Day lie in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia. This was an event dedicated…

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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 as their low opacity resembles something close to a memory,  influenced by his peripatetic…

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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 with extravagant colourings and pattern. See designs below: Savuti The Savuti is one of…

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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 room in order to sleep well, and we all know the health benefits of…

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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, whether you have visited before, or just putting effort into a small but sweet…

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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 with. Fabric can be divided into 3 clear categories: Natural fibre Natural and Synthetic…

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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 a theme can erupt into colourful costumes, sets and stories. Amaluna, focuses on a…

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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 the roller-coaster, Pantone’s colour of the year hopes to provide us with the ‘reassurance…

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A Beautiful Table – Our Virginia Casa Tableware

Package your table beautifully. There is an old Bavarian saying ‘Eating keeps Body and Soul together’. However, not all of us can cook like Nigella Lawson which is why it’s important to set your table with gorgeous pieces. A great way to do this is with our Virginia Casa collections as there’s no good…

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Inspiration : Tableware

Tableware Inspiration Kensington Design is very popular for it’s tableware, we have a range of Collections sourced carefully for both beauty and diversity. We have sorted our huge range of ceramics into style schemes, for example: Simplicity – The perfect foundation. Town and Country – Characteristically established and classic. Each of these schemes has…

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Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason

Skate at Somerset House Christmas is now in full flow and London doesn’t disappoint when it comes to Festive events! Our newest find is Ice Skating at Somerset House. Sat in front of the Classic Somerset House, Skate is the perfect winter day-out and features some extras. Extras Relax after your Skate at Fortnum’s…

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Gifts for the Home – In Time For Christmas

Gifts for the Home People can be very hard to buy for and with the Christmas Rush quickly upon us, it’s difficult not to panic! Nevertheless Kensington Design believes that Gifts for the Home can never fail to impress! Alongside our selections of Gifts for Him and Her we have curated this collection of…

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Gifts for Her – In Time For Christmas

Find the Perfect Gifts for Her Whether it be a darling Mother, Daughter, Sister or Partner, the girls deserve to be treated this year. There isn’t much time left which is why you should shop for your gifts with Kensington Design. With Kensington Design’s main focus being beauty, we have many products and trinkets…

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Join the Natural History Museum at the Ice Rink

A magical evening awaits.. What reminds us of Christmas? Toasted Marshmallows, warm mulled wine, fairy lights and frosty trees. All of which can be found next to the Natural History Museum. Set against the backdrop of the Water house Building is the Ice rink full of festivities. All abilities are welcome to join, you…

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Gifts for Him – In Time For Christmas

Find  The Perfect Gifts For Him Christmas Shopping is an annual struggle for some of us. With the clock ticking, we at Kensington Design have done the hard work for you and curated a selection of Perfect Gifts for Him! Our selections range from handy essentials, fun decorations and the exploration of hobbies. We…

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