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This Week 19 November

In the news this week: “Step Inside Chelsea Barracks’ New Residences”, “The Scottish Estate The Size Of Manchester On Offer For £4m”, “Advice For Selling Your Home This Autumn”, “23 Stunning Ski Chalets” and “How To Decorate With Christmas Foliage”.

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Maximising Natural Light In A Period Home

Interior Design Advice

Whilst the architecture of a period home is often timelessly elegant, rarely do they let enough light in to reach the very depths of the home. We take a look at past Janine Stone & Co. projects to demonstrate ways you can maximise the light in a period property.

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How To Create A Contemporary Interior In A Period Home

Creating a contemporary interior in a traditional or period home is a common conundrum for many of our clients.

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This Week 30 October

In the news this week: ‘Farrow & Ball On The Joy Of Colour’, ‘Ceramics At Jacquesmus New Paris Restaurant’, ‘Nurseries Of The Super-Rich’, ‘A Home And Business Comes To Market’ and ‘Is Activity Returning To Prime Central London’.

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How To Choose A Piece Of Art For Your Home

Interior Design Advice

It can be difficult to know where to start when choosing art for your home, even for our interior designers. However there are a few rules of thumb for selecting the right art for your space.

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Expert Insight – Buying A Home Off Market

This article was originally published by our friends at DBPR.   We asked some of the leading buying agents whether we are increasingly buying/selling luxury homes off market.  David Lee, Head of Sales at Pastor Real Estate, told us that “higher value properties (typically above £10m) are often launched to the market discreetly– with no advertising …

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What To Expect At Focus/19

15 – 20 Sep

For six days, Focus/19 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour plays host to the most highly regarded artisans and craftsmen in the world of interior design. Welcoming trade professionals and design enthusiasts internationally, the programme is a chance to get acquainted with the world leading designers and artisans, including everything from floor marquetry to Afghan rug weaving. This year, there …

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This Week 11 September

In the news this week: ‘2019 Will Be London Design Festival’s Year Of Sustainability’, ‘Do Blue Plaques Add Value To Your Home?’, ‘Six Beautiful Fixer-Uppers’, ‘Reinventing Estate Buildings’ and ‘Salon Del Mobile 2019’.

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Interior Design Trends To Look Out For At Decorex 2019

With over 400 exhibitors in attendance, Decorex 2019 will be a melting pot of inspiration for those that work in luxury interior design.

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Sourcing The Right Antique Chandelier

Interior Design Advice

The right chandelier can make or break an interior design. Sourcing the right one for your space requires the consideration of many factors. Here are five exceptional examples.

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This Week 21 August

In the news this week: “Open House London 2019”, “Super Prime Interior Design Trends”, “What We’ve Learn’t From Interior Design Masters”, “The $100k Landscape Architecture Prize” and “Belgravia’s Latest Property Hotspot”.

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Dining Table Furniture in High End Interiors

Case Study: Using Art As Inspiration For Interior Design

How Home Interiors Are Tailored To Our Clients

When our interior design studio receives a new commission, one of the first undertakings for our designers is to establish the inspiration for the project. Whilst other interior designers simply design from what inspires them, Janine Stone & Co. invest a tremendous amount of  work seeking inspiration from our client’s lifestyle and personal tastes. For instance a client …

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The Newest Luxury Developments In London

In 2019 there are a whole host of super-prime residential developments on the market in London, featuring everything from swimming pools, gyms and cinema rooms. The supply of these types of properties is relatively large to the current levels of demand in the market, meaning buyers are able to pick up some great deals on …

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Why We Use Moodboards

Behind The Scenes at Janine Stone & Co.

In this series of posts we go behind the scenes at Janine Stone & Co., sharing with you what’s involved in our design process and what makes the process special for our clients.  Why We Use Moodboards… Before we can explain, why we use mood boards, it is important to first explain what one is. A moodboard (also known …

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RIBA House Of The Year

This Week 4 July

In the news this week: “RIBA House Of The Year 2019”, “5 Homes With Their Own Tennis Courts”, “Inside The World Of Super-Prime Real Estate”, “Art Exhibitions To See Outside Of London This Summer” and “Buying Property Off-Market”.

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What Considerations Should Be Made When Buying A Renovation Property?

According To The Experts

We decided to ask property buying agents and financiers: “What are the most important considerations to make when buying a renovation property?”

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Masterpiece London 2019

What To See At This Year’s Masterpiece London Art Fair

Now in its 10th year, Masterpiece London has grown and grown in size to become a leading destination for international collectors looking to buy across a multitude of art forms.

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2019 Wealth Report

Knight Frank: Wealth Report 2019

Hong Kong, London and New York Are The Most In Demand Cities

London is the second highest priced global cities per square foot to buy residential property, according to Knight Frank, with average prime prices in 2018 standing at $3,022.

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Londons Green Spaces

This Week 30 May

In the news this week: “The Perrenieal Appeal Of London’s Green Spaces”, “Chic Interior Trends For The Summer”, “Mortgages For High Net Worth Individuals”, “What William Morris Did To His Home” and “What To See At This Year’s London Festival Of Architecture”.

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The Importance Of Winning Over Neighbours During A Basement Design & Build Project

Two very different mega-basement projects in Surrey and Knightsbridge demonstrate the importance of winning over neighbours during a design and build project,

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3 Highlights From London Craft Week

Since its first edition in 2015, London Craft Week has showcased the very best in craftsmanship from the UK and internationally.

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Top Interior Design House Launches Unmod Property Portal

Prime Resi – May 7 – 2019

PrimeResi the journal of luxury property featured an announcement today in their publication about Janine Stone & Co.’ buy and refurbish portal.

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This Week 2 May

In the news this week: “Knight Frank’s Guide To London Property”, “Notre Dame – The Soul of Paris, Heart of France”, “Savills’ Most Resilient Property City Index” and “The Art of Swimming Pool Design”.

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From The Studio: 3 Ceramicists & Industrial Designers We Love

Ceramic sculptors and industrial designers create the objects in the home that provide utility, but who is to say these objects can’t bring aesthetic beauty to the interior. We profile three ceramic artists and industrial designers, who are at the top of their art and craft.

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From The Studio: The Art Of Parquetry

Parquetry is the art of creating intricate patterns from carved wood furniture and flooring. The form originated in 17th century France and was quickly adopted in the finest palaces and stately residences in the land.

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This Week 4 April

In the news this week: “The hottest new interiors trend”, “Prime London registering growth”, “Futuristic interiors” and “Your guide to the 2019 British social season”.

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Best Interior Designers 2019

The Best Interior Designers & Decorators In Britain 2019

Country Life – March 6 – 2019

Janine Stone & Co. are delighted to appear in Country Life’s 100 Best Interior Designers and Decorators in Britain for the sixth consecutive year.

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Why Now, Is The Best Time To Take On A Renovation Project?

“It’s A Joy, That Makes Financial Sense”

Many property buyers are considering acquiring older, unmodernised, ‘project homes’ in London and throughout the UK. Incentivised by both their financial and personal rewards.

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Pre-Purchase Property Design Appraisals

Janine Stone & Co. provides complimentary early development appraisals to potential purchasers of prime real estate in London and the UK. They are an essential part of undertaking a renovation project. Unfortunately many buyers pay for one too late in the process. We outline why they’re so critical.

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Understanding Lease Extensions

We’ve highlighted a couple of resources for prime property purchasers in London to get to grips with leasehold. Whether you want to know the difference between leasehold and freehold or want to go in to more depth around negotiating a lease extension.

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Mies Van Der Rohe Award

This Week 14 February

In the news this week; “How To Renovate Your Home And Stay Friend’s With The Neighbours”, “Why London’s Super Prime Market Is Booming Ahead Of Brexit Vote”, “How To Get The Perfect Lighting”, “Get The Soho House Look” and “Mies Van Der Rohe 2019 Award Finalists Announced”,

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How Projects Are Commissioned

Commissioning Janine Stone & Co.

So now you know what’s involved at every stage of a Janine Stone & Co. project. In this series of posts we have taken a look at the steps involved in commissioning Janine Stone & Co. as your architect, interior designer and/or build project manager. These steps are a guideline to the process that our …

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House Of The Year

RIBA House Of The Year

A Humble Cottage In The Highlands

A humble cottage on the edge of a lake in the Scottish Highlands has been named as the UK’s best house of 2018.

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This Week 11 December

In the news this week; “Festive fun to enjoy this december”, “A year in review for global prime property”, “The secrets of building conservationists”, “West London remains a property hotspot” and “Spotlight on female design talent at the design museum.”

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Stage Seven: Adding The Finishing Touches

Commissioning Janine Stone & Co.

In these final stages of the project our clients join us in search of what the french call “objet trouvé” – the personal touches that will make their finished homes truly special.

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This Week 28 November

In the news this week; “Secret luxury homes”, “How to do art in the home”, “Asian property buyers in prime central London”, “Are rugs and carpets the latest trend for 2019” and “Why home buyers are seeking the good life in Guildford”.

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Jersey’s HNW Appeal Channels Prime Price Growth

Market Snapshot

There’s been a notable pick-up in activity at the top-end of Jersey’s residential property market, reports Knight Frank, with 84% more £1m+ deals going through in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2017.

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Stage Six: Build And Project Management

Commissioning Janine Stone & Co.

Projects that involve architecture, interior design and construction, also need a special kind of collaboration to deliver a successful project.

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A Fish Dish With A Difference

The London Cure

Last year an east end method for smoking salmon known as ‘the London cure’ was awarded the same protected status as Champagne. This rare delicacy is a far cry from what most people call smoked salmon. This is the story of H. Forman & Son.

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Olympia Art & Antiques Fair

This Week 25 October

In the news this week; “The Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia”, “48 DIY Halloween Decorations For Your Home”, “Virginia Water – A Market Snapshot”, “Brilliant Things To Do For Halloween” and “Interior Trends For Autumn”.

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Stage Five: Commissioning The Craftsmen And Women

Commissioning Janine Stone & Co.

The profession of interior designer has been in existence for the one hundred years, but craftsmanship has been practiced and preserved for millennia and is integral to any interior design project.

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Owning A Piece Of British Heritage

Buying A Listed Building

To live in a listed building is special. Knight Frank’s specialist Residential Building Consultancy team has put together a guide to living in a piece of British heritage.

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Highlights From PAD Art Fair 2018

PAD returned to Berkeley Square, W1 last week, with nearly 70 dealers exhibiting the best in art, design, decorative arts and antiquities. Having collaborated and built longstanding relationships with many of PAD exhibitors, the Janine Stone design team were delighted to attend last weeks fair. Here are three discoveries that especially excited us:

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The Perfect Country Home

However diligently you search through the existing housing stock, you’ll never find the perfect home. The better option may be to build yourself, according to Knight Frank’s James Carter-Brown.

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Step Four: Searching Out & Selecting Materials

Commissioning Janine Stone & Co.

With thousands of fabrics to choose from, knowing how they’ll perform is the true test of any designer.

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This Week 26 September

In the news this week: “Colourful Interiors Make A Return”, “High-Net-Worth Multi-Generational Living”, “Queen Victoria’s Daughter’s House Is Up For Sale”, “13 Reasons To Book A Trip To London Now” and “Design Events This September”.

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Elegance And Ease – Book Launch

Tuesday evening we visited the wonderful emporium that is Guinevere on the King’s Road to celebrate the publication of a new book by Giles Kime,

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Savills Guests Enjoy A World Beyond Bespoke With Janine Stone And Édéenne …

… To the beautiful environs of the Penthouse Suite at 45 Park Lane. Janine Stone in partnership with Savills and the leading Canadian/French Haute-Jeweller, Édéenne took a group of very special guests on a journey of discovery to a world beyond bespoke.

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This Week 11 September

In the news this week: “What To See At The London Design Biennale”, “10 Design Dilemmas Solved”, “Price Growth In Prime London”, “The Gallerist Of The Moment” and “What’s Selling And What’s Sticking?”

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Time For Design

Design Events In September & October 2018

London plays host to nubmer of exciting design events in September and October this year. Here are a few dates to pop into your diary.

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Step Three: Presenting The Ideas & Agreeing The Design

Commissioning Janine Stone & Co.

“By using perspective illustrations, CGIs and 3D models we establish the design style, enabling us to proceed to the more detailed work with complete confidence.”

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Frieze 2018: Exhibitor List

Here in the studio, we can’t wait for the 2018 edition of Frieze to begin. The art festival will be on between October 5 to 7 in London’s Regent Park. 160 galleries will bring their wares to the fair, with some 130 more showing at Frieze Masters. This year, Frieze London will include a special section …

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Luxury Pool Design

This Week: 8 August 2018

In the news this week: “The Most Luxurious Beds In The World”, “Property Demand In Prime Central London”, “Where To Live In The Cotswolds” and “11 Of The Most Luxurious Pools”.

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Step Two: Seeking Inspiration and Direction

Commissioning Janine Stone & Co.

Having received the brief (step one) there is now a process of establishing the direction of the design. This is step two in the process of commissioning an interior designer.

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Humphrey Munson Interviews Janine Stone

Q&A

Originally published on the Humphrey Munson blog. ——- Janine Stone & Co initially began as a company dedicated to designing luxury elegant interiors, now nearly 30 years later the London based company has grown into something truly incredible. A true powerhouse of multi-talented professionals with skill-sets including architecture, interior design, construction and project management that allow the company to undertake all …

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Moscow Interiors

This Week 25 July

In the news this week: “Which Of These New Homes Will Be Declared Britain’s Best?”, “The Monaco Yacht Show 2018”, “7 Moscow Restaurants With Instagramable Interiors”, “London Prime Property Trends – Buy A Wreck, Do It Up” and “Inside Netflix’s New Property Interiors Show”.

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Wine Tasting At The Martin Moore Showrooms

…To Martin Moore’s beautiful showroom on Westbourne Grove Notting Hill recently to collaborate on and evening of fine wine and delicious canapes from Michelin starred restaurant, Pied à Terre. Guests also enjoyed amazing jazz music from the Royal Opera House and the evening was exquisitely fragranced by Rachel Vosper’s deliciously scented candles.

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Step One: The Chemistry Meeting

Commissioning Janine Stone & Co.

There are several steps associated to commissioning Janine Stone & Co. as your architect, interior designer or project manager. Step one is the most important.

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Masterpiece London

This Week 29 July 2018

In the news this week, “High Net Worth Buyers Are Turning To Renovation Projects In Search Of Value”, “Inside Masterpiece London”, “6 Considerations Before Building A Pool” and “The Hottest Design Events In July”.

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Fine Art & The Ultra Wealthy

In Conversation with Alina Hannah of Christie’s

Alina Hannah, Senior Client Adviser at Christies, spoke to us this month about her work advising Christie’s top clients on building art, jewellery, fine and rare wine collections.

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5 Minutes With Rachel Vosper

Chandler & Belgravia Local

Rachel Vosper is a leading chandler, who has designed signature scents for royalty and celebrities alike. We take five minutes with Rachel to discuss her work and designing bespoke fragrances for your home.

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Starting Over: Country Design & Build Project

Country Life – April – 2018

We are pleased that Country Life featured one of our recent country projects in the April edition of the magazine

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Landed Estate

The Difference Between Land Buyers and Estate Buyers

One is very driven by the opportunities afforded by buying and owning land when it comes to wealth planning; for the other, the driver is more about lifestyle and status. Buying Agent Mark Lawson explores the topic…

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What’s Involved In Finding An ‘Off-Market’ Property To Buy?

By Jonathan Harington

Janine Stone hears from Jonathan Harington of Haringtons, a property buying agent for private clients looking to acquire residential property in London; houses, farms and estates in the countryside. 

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Belgravia Interior Design Project

AD Russia Online – March 2018

Janine Stone & Co. is delighted to have one of our recent interior design projects in Belgravia, London, be featured in Architectural Digest Russia online.

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The Best British Interior Designers

Country Life – March 7 – 2018

Janine Stone & Co. are delighted and proud to appear in Country Life’s 100 Best Interior Designers and Decorators in Britain.

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The Chess Room

Renovating A London Townhouse

– A Case Study

A new chapter begins for a period town house courtesy of Janine Stone … …Blue blooded rooms with layered and alluring comforts. Interiors are infused with a subtle glamour – rich jewel hues, sumptuous textures and keenly observed detailing combine with handsome cabinetry and an artists’ eye curate of the artwork and antiquity throughout this …

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Janine Stone In The LuxPad

February 2018

We are proud to be featured this month in LuxPad by Amara. In this article we share some of the background information and details of a significant design renovation project we undertook in Cheshire. Thank you to LuxPad for selecting our work from the array of submissions they recieve every day. Read the full article …

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Out Of The Ordinary: How To Commission Bespoke Furniture

If you’ve ever wondered how to commission out of the ordinary bespoke furniture then here is our guide to working with world class designers, artisan craftsmen and women, who can help you achieve your dreams.

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Janine Stone Publications

Exceptional Without Exception

Our Latest Publication

“Exceptional Without Exception” is the latest publication from Janine Stone & Co., An exploration of our business and the exotic world that is luxury architecture and interior design. Served beautifully with imagery and illustrations of our work.

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Cadogan Square

Who’s Buying London’s Prime Property?

New Figures Released by Hamptons International

At Janine Stone, we have broken down and reviewed who’s buying London’s prime property based on figures released by Hamptons International.

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One side of Eaton Square, one of Britain's most exclusive addresses.

London’s Iconic Streets

Eaton Square, Belgravia, London

Eaton Square in London’s Belgravia district is one of three neighboring garden squares regarded as some of the most desirable prime residential real estate in Britain. For the last two centuries residents have included; Prime Ministers, oligarchs, actors and royalty.

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The Property Sector Reacts To Yesterdays’ Brexit Vote

In the news this week, the property sector reacts to the parliamentary vote on the UKs’ Brexit deal. Reactions from across property media.

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