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An Apartment Transformed

Before & After

A common design challenge of many of London’s period properties are the thick walls, which consume valuable space internally and usually reduce the amount of natural light that reaches the depths of the main living spaces. Strict building and fire regulations, often limit the designer’s options forcing them to apply all their creativity in finding …

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Future Interior Design Trends

How Challenging Times Spur Creativity

Challenging times in history are often coincide with periods when society enjoys great spurs in creativity, whether you point to the rise of Romanticism during the French Revolution or the bohemian style during the Vietnam War. We look at how interior design is responding to today’s challenges.

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Make The Most Of Your Home’s Interior

Working With Janine Stone & Co.

The lockdown has caused many of us to reconsider how we use the spaces in our homes, which now have to include children’s studies, personal workout, and multiple video-conferencing areas. Here’s how hiring an interior designer can help make the most of your home.

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How Interior Design Will Adapt To The Pandemic

Interior Design Trends

In a post-COVID world, those designing or upgrading their residences will have to factor in some fundamental differences in the way we’ll need to live. Here are our thoughts a few trends that may emerge…

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Interior Design Trends: Outdoor Kitchens

Whilst many of us will be accustomed to dining alfresco have you ever considered creating an outdoor kitchen and dining space …

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The Top 100 Interior Designers To Know In 2020

Janine Stone & Co. In The LuxDeco100

Janine Stone & Co. are delighted this month to be listed in the 2020 edition of the Lux Deco 100.

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Q&A With Saffron Hare

Behind The Scenes At Janine Stone & Co.

In response to a creative brief set by the editors of House & Garden magazine last month, Janine Stone & Co.’s interior design team worked with Saffron Hare, whose family have been creating elegant fabrics since 1865.

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Q&A With Rachel Dein

Behind The Scenes At Janine Stone & Co.

In response to a creative brief set by the editors of House & Garden magazine this month, Janine Stone & Co.’s interior design team worked with platser artist Rachel Dein. Rachel kindly shares an insight into her personal style and tastes with Janine Stone.

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Challenge No. 4 – A Contemporary Classic Poolhouse

House & Garden Magazine – May 2020

In the fourth episode of House & Garden Magazine’s Creative Responses series with Janine Stone & Co., our design team have been challenged to help a young family extend their country home in Surrey to feature a hotel-style pool house.

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Q&A With Bruno Moinard

Behind The Scenes At Janine Stone & Co.

In response to a creative brief set by the editors of House & Garden magazine this month, Janine Stone & Co.’s interior design team chose a creation from Bruno Moinard Editions to place in our Boudoir scheme. In a brief Q&A session with Janine Stone, Bruno kindly gave us an insight into his sense of style.

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Challenge No. 3 – A Penthouse Master Suite

House & Garden Magazine – April 2020

In the third of a new series the editors of House & Garden Magazine have challenged our interior design team to create a Penthouse boudoir for an art-deco loving fashion designer.

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Q&A With Maison Diurne Founder, Thomas Zelmanovitch

Behind The Scenes At Janine Stone & Co.

In response to a creative brief set by the editors of House & Garden magazine this month, Janine Stone & Co.’s interior design team curated a 4 meter long, ivory tone rug from Galerie Diurne’s Grand Fleuve collection. In a brief Q&A session with Janine Stone the company’s founder Marcel kindly gave us an insight into the person behind the name.

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Challenge No. 2 – A Sitting Room & Library

House & Garden Magazine – March 2020

In the second of a series exploring the creative process of the interior designers at Janine Stone, House & Garden has briefed our team to create another room – this time a sitting room and library.

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Q&A With Furniture Designer John Pomp

Behind The Scenes At Janine Stone & Co.

In response to a creative brief set by the editors of House & Garden magazine this month, Janine Stone & Co.’s interior design team curated a hand-poured clear crystal glass side table from the famed craftsmen John Pomp, who had sculpted the glass to mimic a ripple created by water droplets. The visual effect as light shines through the piece is dazzling.

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House & Garden Challenges Janine Stone & Co.

A New Editorial Series For 2020

Creative Response is a new series whereby the editors of House & Garden Magazine, set Janine Stone a challenging design brief.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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