Designing a room for a little boy or little girl is one of the hardest tasks that a designer can face... the reason being that not only must you impress the discerning owner of the room but you must impress the parents as well. As one of the 'messiest' (we like to think 'most liberal') rooms in the house, a children's room must incorporate plenty of storage, organisational devices but also very importantly, room to play. Here are some tiny tots' rooms that we think tick all the right boxes.








I guess a lot of you might already heard about this little miracle, but for those who have not I would like to introduce you a Water Closet with in-built cistern. How amazing and space saving is this? :) 
Roca, one of the leading bathroom and sanitary ware brand created In-Tank Water Closet "WC", which was set to refashion the bathroom space. As part of Roca's idea to innovate, In-Tank Maridian toilet has been impressively devised using silent flushing and low-water consumption. 

To download a "Roca In-Tank WC" Pdf Brochure click here.




Green has always been one of my favourite colours because it is fresh but warm, clean but inviting and because it invites the outdoors in. However, I also find it notoriously difficult to use well in interior design. Using too much green can make a design too loud (just like too much red) - where you use it and how you use it should be carefully thought about and decided.








Usually structural beams are hidden behind the ceiling, but sometimes they could be exposed to create industrial or traditional look. With exposed beams interior style will need to correspond the condition, style and finish of the beams.







Feature walls are not as cliche as their reputation has become, they are just... misunderstood. A well-planned feature wall can look really stunning and bring a lot of character to a design. It's important to consider the textures and colours that you will use in your feature wall. Just because it is a 'feature', doesn't mean you need to go nuts with the choice of colours or materials for the sake of drawing attention. A good feature wall should reference the rest of the design, either in terms of colour, finish or style.







After my "Building of Roca Gallery" tour I got very interested in GRC - Glass Reinforced Concrete, the material Zaha Hadid team specified for interior and exterior curved panels of the gallery. Here is some information about the material.

From GRCUK website:

Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) or Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) is used on many of the world's largest and most prestigious construction and infrastructure projects. The ability of the material to be formed into virtually any size, shape or finish and it's unique combination of high strength, low weight and environmental benefits ensure it's growing popularity with many internationally renowned architects and engineers.

History of GRC

Experiments to reinforce concrete with glass fibre were first carried out in the late 1940s at the same time as research to reinforce resins and plastics with the same material.These were unsuccessful due to the alkaline nature of the cement attacking and breaking down the fibres.
The problem was solved in the mid 1960s with the development of alkaline resistant glass fibres containing a high level of zirconium dioxide. As with most modern composites the process of blending the fibres throughout the matrix provided substantially increased tensile, flexural and impact strength. This allowed manufacturers to produce very thin (10-15mm) sections with resultant savings in component weight.
GRC was primarily used as a cladding material however its development coincided with the decline in the UK of this type of construction and a return to more traditional architecture. As a consequence the primary application of the material in the UK was in civil engineering and rail applications.  Throughout the rest of the world GRC became more widely accepted as an expression of architectural design.

GRC Today
Today GRC is used by many of the world's leading building designers with internationally renowned architects such as Fosters & Partners and Zaha Hadid regularly specifying the material.
The advantages of GRC are obvious. Products can be made in virtually any size, shape, colour and texture. Both rectilinear and complex curvilinear profiles can be created which would, simply either not be possible, or prohibitively expensive in more traditional forms of pre-cast concrete. The relatively lightweight of GRC components mean they can be easily installed and reduce considerably the imposed dead weight on a building structure.
Sustainability is also an area where GRC can provide significant benefits. World production of cement accounts for approximately 5% of the world's Co² emissions. Although GRC is cement rich in composition the lightweight nature of the composite reduces actual cement content considerably. As a result most building constructed with GRC claddings rather than traditional pre-cast concrete deliver significantly lower BREAM or LEED ratings.
With such obvious advantages it is little wonder many of today's largest construction projects feature the use of GRC. In the UK the Olympic Village has featured extensive use of GRC and the material will feature on all the new stations being constructed as part of the massive Crossrail development.





I'm so excited that blue is one of this year's major trend colours. Not only is it one of my favourite colours but it's also reminiscent of scandinavian simplicity and therefore works just fantastically with our style of design. This year, using blue is not just about minimal and white but also about pairing wood and blue colours together, which works really well to create a warmer touch to an interior.









When thinking of girls rooms, pink d├ęcor comes in mind. Nowadays, there are so many different options and styles, which can help to avoid standard frilly beds and pink all over. Combination of positive colours and interesting sweet details can make the deal.







It's nearing the end of the month (again, how time flies!) and therefore, it must be time to collate all of my favourite 'random likes' from the past month. Here are some lovely images I've been dying to share with you for weeks. Enjoy :)








Dica is a Spanish company, which provides a great range of kitchen and bathroom cabinets, as well as joinery. Quite soon you might see Dica kitchens in some of our projects :)

From their Website:

Dica is a company that is present in the market from 1984. During this time our business culture has evolved until nowadays influenced by product design, innovation, responsibility and service.
With a consolidated product, we are present in more than 170 showrooms in Spain. We are also expanding our international presence exporting to Europe and Central America. We developed a constant diffusion in mass media and international fairs such as Cevisama and Eurocucina.

Our products bring together and combine virtues as functionality, well-being and aesthetics.We design and produce furniture for kitchens, bath and wardrobes, thought to create spaces to your taste. A home where the minimalism and the functionality go of the hand. With an elegant chromatic range and with agreeable materials, which integrate with the rest of the furniture of the house.
We study the project to offer our customers a wide range of personalised solutions for their living spaces.