Helen Ford Design

Completed Project: Hertfordshire

12th July, 2015 / Leave your thoughts

Here is a project completed October 2014 and photographed earlier this year.

The client was very particular with the brief; clean, modern and very white with accents of grey. Something fun and funky! Scale was played with in the Entrance hall and Dining Room by adding large ‘paper’ items such as the chandelier and floor standing lamp. The floor throughout the ground floor is white resin with a few rugs thrown in for warmth.

The Garden Room leads off of the Dining Room and out to the Swimming Pool Room across the Patio so it was logical to bring the outside in with a little green in this room. The Mirror in antique and links back to the windows.

The only room with any real colour is the home cinema which I wanted to make comfortable and cosy. The textures of the navy blue suede wallpaper and heavy wool curtains help with the cinema sound insulation as well as give a nice vibe. The room is all blue, including the ceiling, to unify the space.

{Cinema Room}

Organic Living

13th February, 2015 / Leave your thoughts

Today I’ve been thinking about organic interiors; those that bring the outside in, are full of texture and natural finishes. Think wood, washed linen, (fake) furs, wool, coir, plants, wicker……..

Inspiration & moodboard….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organic Moodboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left to right: Image // Console // Lamps // Art // Mirror // Side stool // Slouchy chair // Rug // Sofa // Soft ottomans

 {Images from top: Axel Vervoordt // Melanie Molesworth // Moodboard: Helen Ford Design}

Thinking Spring….

1st February, 2015 / Leave your thoughts

During a recent trip to the South coast I happened upon these beach huts painted in a spectrum of colours…….

Beach Huts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They felt very Spring 2015 according to Pantone….

 Spring 2015

 {Photo: Helen Ford/Pantone image: Pinterest}

 

 

 

Christmas Carousel

22nd December, 2014 / Leave your thoughts

I just love living in London and recently I happened to be walking past the Natural History Museum just as they’d set up their Christmas Ice Rink. I couldn’t resist taking a photo; I just loved the magic of the Carousel against the colourfully lit back drop of the Museum.

Now where is Mary Poppins?

naturalhistory{Photo: Helen Ford}

 

Designer crush: Jean Louis Deniot

16th November, 2014 / Leave your thoughts

Whats not to ….?

 

 

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*Photos: Architectural Digest/Elle Decor

Something Fishy……

16th November, 2014 / Leave your thoughts

So, my current Interior Design brief: Fish  

Fine I thought to myself quietly “We’ll ‘fish up’ the Guest WC. Make it a real statement; fish chandelier, silver fish handpainted painted wallpaper and a super glossy dark blue ceiling to represent water”…….

The client had other ideas; feature walls in the Family & Dining interlinking Rooms with a fish chandelier over the dining table……

This got me thinking; how often do we see fish in interiors that aren’t of the ‘themed’ variety? Having fish decor in a beach house is one thing, pulling it off in a Georgian Home in London, quite another………

Hall wallpaper

{Entrance Hall wallpaper}

Fish_Dining Room

{Dining Room wallpaper}

Fish light_Dining Room

{Dining Room Chandelier}

Interior photography of Kim Warburton's New England style West Point

{Stairwell Chandelier}

Do you know, I think it might just be manageable…….

*All photos, Pinterest

Paola Navone….

24th September, 2014 / Leave your thoughts

Having recently been introduced to Paola Navone through my discovery of her furniture collection with Gervasoni, I was delighted to hear that she had gone into collaboration with Rubelli to produce a collection of fabrics under the Dominique Kieffer umbrella. Paola’s passion for relaxed imperfection is evident within this wonderfully tactile collection; beautifully woven tweeds in aqua blues with a hint of orange, textured linens and an amazing over scaled quilted velvet. To top that off the styling is impeccable…….all in a very imperfect way, naturally.

See for yourself……

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{Photos: Rubelli}

 

Hello…..

17th September, 2014 / Leave your thoughts

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Thank you for visiting my website. If you’ve read my ‘About’ page you’ll know by now that I am a London based Interior Designer & Stylist. This page is an excuse for me to document things of inspiration along the way. Click ‘HELLO‘ to find me over on Pinterest for now. I’ll be back shortly….

“Ideas come from everything”

{Alfred Hitchcock}