Bespoke Furniture Maker
Bespoke furniture maker Tom Zinovieff exudes that gleeful tranquillity of someone who quite genuinely loves what they do. Furniture making runs in his family. His family has managed a local woodland for many years and after completing his training he moved into his father’s old workshop ready to carry on the trade for another generation. We visited him there on a gloriously sunny afternoon to learn more.
When it comes to matters of the heart, romance is very much alive and kicking in the UK, with three quarters of Brits admitting to being self-confessed ‘romantics.' Research by norma&dorothy
As we enter 2019, here are a few ideas and trends that you should look out for. Colourful prints, wild wallpapers, modern furnishings with a retro twist, stonewashed linen and Dark and moody kitchens.
Original Style is proud to present its Tile of the Year 2019
What best distinguishes Midnight Blue is its larger than life format. Measuring at 1200 x 600mm, these metallic-inspired wall tiles will add dramatic dimension to any space, providing impact and wow factor. Another distinction is the tonal alteration each tile displays to showcase a moody night sky effect; creating an utterly stunning visual and providing individuality to every space. Wonderfully versatile, the size and drama of Midnight Blue offer opportunities to introduce feature pieces in non-traditional tile settings.
You may be forgiven for feeling we've stepped back into the 1970's, but rattan and cane are making an interior comeback. Think rattan and cane chairs, baskets, lamp-shades and side tables.
Hydrogen fuel cells are not so new in the tech world, but before long they could be commonplace in domestic boiler cupboards. I recently followed a link posted on LinkedIn that caught my attention. Combined heat and power (CHP) using domestic fuel on a domestic scale. CHP is normally considered for large scale projects, whereby some form of fuel such as gas, oil or biomass is used to drive a turbine to generate power, and the heat produced is used for heating and hot water...
“The growth of natural fabrics such as linen reflects an ongoing shift towards sustainability. Linen is a versatile, durable material, with both cooling and warming qualities depending on the weather. This makes it a great choice for a comfy, stylish sofa all year round, and as an added bonus, its signature finish creates both visual and tactile texture in a space..."
As the winter comes to an end, we like to focus on changes to be made to the house and garden and the Henley House & Garden Show is a great opportunity to talk to experts (architects, garden and interior designers, sustainability professionals, conveyancing) and for inspiration (textiles, candles, art, outdoor furniture, hot tubs, sculptures). Local shows are a wonderful day out for the family and entertainment for the children is key while adults talk house (& garden). Lego Master Builders will be on site to help kids become the architects of the future. There will also be a range of demonstrations throughout both days for people to watch designers and makers at work. Chefs will also be cooking at the kitchen and there will be nibbles to try and gin samples to drink, thanks to Henley’s very own Mr Hobbs Gin.
Of Oxford Ironmongery
40 years in business is a considerable time. Think – in 1979 Dallas was on TV, The Bee Gees were top of the charts and Jimmy Carter was POTUS. Though the business is 40 years old, Oxford Ironmongery has been under the guidance of Julian Newman and his team for 15 of those years. Jill Rayner popped along to meet him to find out more about the business. Is it all about knobs and knockers?