In this period of retrospective design, trends seem to be more fast and frequent than ever before. The world of design feels saturated with multiple styles and eras being revived and combined. It can feel a bit overwhelming. In order to navigate this, I have found myself returning to my knowledge of design philosophy; the core principles of design that have endured time and transcended ‘trend’…Read More
When I first read about Hygge I connected with it immediately as I have a very similar philosophy when it comes to design. Our homes are sanctuaries, our safe places where we can be our most relaxed and comfortable selves. They are necessary retreats from the outside world and this is never more true than in the winter when our natural instincts encourage us to hibernate…Read More
This year Saal Design reached a major milestone - 30 years in business! The time has indeed flown by. Looking back over the years it’s amazing to see how far we have come…Read More
A lot goes into throwing the perfect party at home, whether it be a dinner or something more lively. The most important factor is creating a home that you are proud of and that you feel comfortable in. That energy immediately transfers onto your guests and it’ll instantly feel warm and inviting…Read More
The run up to Christmas is always a busy time here at Saal Design. Everyone is working to get their homes looking perfect and beautiful for the festive season and we try to do everything we can to ensure they do - in the early years I spent many Christmas Eve’s up ladders hanging curtains just in time for the big day!Read More
The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. Recent studies have shown that people are starting to spend more time in their bedrooms than in their living rooms. It is a room that can have a big impact on our physical and mental well-being and it is important that this is taken into account during the design process...
This Friday, I will be opening the Knowledge Zone at Britain’s biggest festival of boating - TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show!
The Knowledge Zone is a place where industry experts will be giving daily talks and demonstrations on TheYachtMarket’s stand (no. E040) on everything from ocean safety to buying, selling and maintaining boats. I will be discussing Yacht Interiors.
Alongside my passion for art and design, I am a keen sailor. Time spent on boats as a toddler developed into a lifelong passion that has seen me sail aboard tall ships such as the Sir Winston Churchill, the Sir Malcolm Miller, and most recently, the beautiful Bessie Ellen, a 1904 West Country trading ketch.
I will be giving advice on how to design practical and creative nautical interiors. Boat interiors are not limited to the classic navy and white. Whether you are upgrading to sell or simply for your own enjoyment, I'll be presenting ideas and schemes to give your boat the edge.
Come along to discover the latest materials and products leading the way in the world of interiors at sea!
(images supplied by Ocean Air)
I will be on TheYachtMarket stand no.E040 on Friday 15th September at 12.30pm and on Saturday 16th September at 2pm. The talks will also be streamed on TheYachtMarket's youtube channel for those who can't make it!
Check out our Yacht Interiors pinterest board below for some nautical inspiration!
Last week my daughter and I watched a documentary called ‘Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things’. The documentary focused primarily on Minimalism from a philosophical and lifestyle point of view - but it got me thinking about Minimalism specifically in the interior design world...Read More
After stumbling across a TED talk, ‘The Art Of The Imperfect’ by artist Phil Hansen (watch here), we at Saal Design started thinking about the limitations that many people face when trying to decorate and design their homes...Read More
During the summer I love to be outdoors as much as possible whether that be lounging around with a book or cooking up a meal al fresco. I don’t believe that garden furniture should differ hugely from what we have inside, why have something that is awkwardly wooden and uncomfortable when you can have something plush, well-designed and durable? This year there are some beautiful outdoor fabrics and furniture ranges that can help do just that...Read More
As a designer, I like to work from the skeleton of a building and incorporate the client’s lifestyle and preferred aesthetic. I feel that recently we have started to lose our architectural identities. Formulaic buildings are popping up all over the world stripping their surroundings of cultural roots. This is not to say that there aren’t any fantastic architects or fresh projects out there (large commercial architecture has produced a variety of groundbreaking structures) but I believe it is very important that the small or old isn’t forgotten among the big or new...Read More