Monday, 11 May 2015

Dress to Room Pairings by Holly Phillips of The English Room

North Carolina based interior designer and fellow colour lover Holly Phillips put together a fabulous post recently; matching interiors with some of the celebrity looks that appeared on the 2015 Met Gala red carpet last week!
The theme for this years' gala was 'China: Through the Looking Glass', and Holly has done a great job in pairing fashion and rooms that look like they could have easily inspired each other! Proof that inspiration for a room really can strike anywhere, across all facets of the design world, yes even Justin Beiber!











For more great design, check out Holly's blog The English Room or follow her on Instagram!

Friday, 8 May 2015

1950's Group Architect House, Auckland

We followed a link on Facebook today to this fabulous mid-century home in Meadowbank, Auckland. It's going to auction on May 27th so get your cheque books out people!

Designed in the early 1950's by Group Architect Bill Wilson, this home has been tastefully updated over time in a sympathetic way, still embracing many of its iconic, original feautures and is presented with a lovely overall mid-century feel.

It would be worth just popping along to the open homes to have a closer look!










Thursday, 7 May 2015

SHOWcase Wellington, 2015

Just over a month ago, esdesign were invited to participate in an exciting new positioning event on the 2nd of May. The event was called SHOWcase, and was used to introduce a new brand concept to the movers and shakers of Wellington, and create a palpable buzz in the city about the design and creative sector.

A group of Wellington creatives got together and developed a template, a potential incentive to get Wellingtonians excited again about the local and New Zealand design scene. They wanted to include creative input from a range of designers; fashion, furniture, interiors, illustrators, hair stylists, producers, photographers, models, landscapers and more. Their vision came together to create Wellington’s premier design show  —

SHOW believes: Design is something you feel and fashion is the way we live.
SHOW presents: a series of conceptual exhibits with a focus on designer collaboration and creative community.
SHOW celebrates: the professionals who are bringing the standard for art, design and fashion in the capital.
SHOW combines: all the elements that make up a Wellington lifestyle to create an immersive and unique event.
SHOW offers: a window into how this world is created revealing the layers of thought behind the product.
SHOW is all about: what moves designers to create, make and influence.


To help bring our portion of the show to life, we were teamed up with renowned fashion designer Trelise Cooper, and set about creating a sumptuous, luxe, layered, rich stage for her eight chosen models to be presented in. We filled a two-toned palette of teal and copper with further copper accents, lush velvets, striking light fittings and layers of wallpaper. Go bold or go home we say!

We must send a huge thank you to the wonderful suppliers who generously offered us the use of their product to help bring our space to life. These included; Wire pendant lights and Lumen bulb pendants from Mr. Ralph, paint and anaglypta wallpaper by Resene, copper accessories and side table from Maytime, and a host of wallpapers and fabrics from Unique Fabrics, Textilia, Seneca, Diva International, Charles Parsons, Warwick Fabrics and Westbury Textiles, and all products used are available for purchase through esdesign.

The response we received from the 150 guests that came through our space on the night was tremendous - there's nothing like a tight deadline to keep the adrenaline pumping for a few weeks but it was so worth the challenge when we stood back to see just what we'd managed to achieve.
Don't get us wrong, we love all our dear 'everyday' clients! But this opportunity gave us the chance to really strut our stuff in the Wellington design scene, pushing the limits a little and having a whole lot of fun along the way!

In the years to come, SHOW aims to continue revitalizing and reinvigorating Wellington's design scene with a series of conceptual events that steer away from fashion’s traditional catwalk presentation and move towards design collaboration and lifestyles. Fashion design, interior design, landscaping, architecture, visual art, hair style, make up, furniture, lighting, paint, colour, fabric, space and setting will all come together once again to inspire and delight.

We are looking forward to being  a part of SHOW in the future, and in the meantime, enjoy some of the piccies that were taken of our space on the night!








All images by Michael Farr, Peanut Butter Vibes & Bex McGill
Original source www.facebook.com/show.capital


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Wallpaper Wednesday: 'Whimsical Collection' by Cole & Son

This week we were treated to the fabulous new collection from Cole and Son called 'Whimsical'; '...A nostalgic and enchanting selection of magical wallpapers, inspired by the classic childhood stories and fairy tales of our youth....'The collection introduces new designs, as well as remastered versions of some of our best selling classics such as the 'Woods' design - this time including a gorgeous wee star graphic among the trees, so sweet for a child's room!









Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Wallpaper Wednesday: Witch and Watchman





Take a look at the enchanting wallpaper designs by London based artist and designer Helen Z B Wilson for her company Witch and Watchman.

'...Every element in each design has been originally painted by hand in oil on canvas then digitally printed onto wallpaper and fabric using top quality manufacturers in the UK...'

The designs are also available on silk, velvet and cotton, but I think the greatest effect is when you see it laid flat on a wall surface. Just divine!

Sample - Amazonia Light Wallpaper

Sample - Amazonia Dark Wallpaper

Sample - Folia Birds Light Wallpaper

Friday, 20 February 2015

Feature Fabric Friday: 'Saphira' Collection by Romo



Take a peek at the latest fabric collection from Romo called 'Saphira':

'...a beautiful contemporary print collection that comprises graceful, colourful blooms on an indulgent cotton-satin and a versatile cotton-linen. The delicate touch of watercolour creates a montage of hazy florals and striking magnolias in a fusion of colours. Cascading stripes intertwine an array of shades and a luxurious viscose velvet featuring a medley of rich brushstrokes creates a textural sensation...'









Thursday, 19 February 2015

Textiles by James Malone

Earlier this week we were introduced to some great new fabric ranges by talented British born, Spain based textile designer James Malone.

He creates textiles with great depth of colour, quality weaves and bold patterns - classic designs that will last through fad and fashion.

Here's just a sample of his latest upholstery work - speak to us today for more info!












Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Cushions Fit for a Nursery

How sweet are these cushions that have just been finished off for a client's nursery?!

The face fabrics are 'Honeycomb' kelp by Villa Nova, and 'Fleur' mimosa by Charles Parsons, backed in a lovely soft, blue velvet also from Charles Parsons, called Zegna.


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Photography by Ashley Woodson Bailey



Last week I stumbled on the divine photographic works of American based artist Ashley Woodson Bailey. Her botanical photographs are simple, dramatic, moody and absolutely stunning. I could imagine these on a massive scale, making a brilliant statement on a focal wall... a magical piece of photographic artwork could be just the ticket!

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