Nicola Holden Designs – Contemporary Interior Designer, London.

If you haven’t heard of it, the Surface Design Show, held at the Business Design Centre in Islington each February, is a fantastic little show to visit. And, as the title suggests, it is all about surfaces – tiles, wallpaper, floor coverings, kitchen worktops, acoustic panels, you name it. It’s a great show to source surfaces that are at the very forefront of design.

There is always a vast array of companies exhibiting wooden floors, but it was some of the more unusual floor patterns at Beyond Wood that caught my eye.

Beyond Wood

Or how about these beautiful parquet floors with contemporary inlays in metal, stone, resin and acrylic from Cheville? Aren’t they just beautiful?

Cherville

Sterling Studios is a specialist decorative arts company offering an extensive collection of exquisite bespoke finishes all hand crafted in their workshop right here in London. Materials used include leather, metal, glass, lacquer, crackle gesso and painting and gilding.

Sterling Studios

From halfway around the world comes Pintark, an Indian company that draws upon materials and finishes from across the world, to create unusual ornamented surfaces.

Pintark

I am on the hunt for tiles for my own pad at the moment, and so made a beeline for Grestec Tiles, whose tiles I have used my guest en-suite. Their new range of Shapes tiles is different and interesting.

Grestec

These tiles from Bedrock Tiles also caught my eye. They’re not right for my pad, but they are lovely, and patterned tiles are still very much on trend.

Bedrock Tiles

Plexwood produces panels, planks and tiles using innovative end grain and with the grain veneers. I can see these products being used more in commercial interiors than residential interiors, but food for inspiration nonetheless.

Plexwood

The next image itself is not the most exciting, but the possibilities for this material are! Abel Magnets have produced a flexible iron-rich sheet, made from re-cycled materials, that is receptive to magnets. This sheet can be used as a “magnetic” lining paper prior to decorating a wall with either wall paper or paint.

Abel Magnets

And, when you think surfaces, don’t forget the outside of your home or building. How about these beautifully textured wood shingles from German company Rapold Gmbh.

Rapold Gmbh

There were also some outstanding displays put on by the University of Huddersfield and Bolton University – watch this space for these up and coming surface designers!

Universities

So there you have it – just a snapshot of some of the products on offer at Surface Design Show this year.

Image credits from respective companies except for final two images which are from Emma Linney and Barbara Chandler respectively.

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Spring is nearly here and people everywhere are starting to plan a spring refurbishment of their house and home.

And this gives you an chance to earn up to £200 as part of Nicola Holden Designs’ Spring “Refer a Friend” promotion.

spring promo

If you introduce or refer anyone in need of interior design help to Nicola Holden Designs and the referral results in a signed contract AND a minimum of number of hours of paid interior design consultancy, you will earn a referral fee of between £50 and £200. For more details, please see the terms and conditions below.

Nicola Holden Designs is able to provide a full portfolio of interior design services ranging from being a house doctor, to sourcing of fixtures and fittings, to full scale design project including project co-ordination. Nicola Holden Designs is pleased to work on both residential and commercial projects and you can see a selection of our previous projects here:

So if you know of a family member or friend in need of some interior design inspiration or assistance this spring, please refer them to Nicola Holden Designs and get the chance to earn up to £200 by doing so.

Terms and Conditions:
Nicola Holden Designs’ Spring “Refer a Friend” promotion starts on Friday 19th February 2016 and continues until 31st May 2016.
You can register for a referral reward by recommending the services of Nicola Holden Designs to any friend or family member in need of interior design services and ensure that they give your name as the referrer when they contact Nicola Holden Designs and enquire about interior designs services.
Any enquiry needs to have been received by Nicola Holden Designs by no later than 23.59 on 31st May 2016.
You will be eligible to receive a reward if your referral results in:
1) a legally binding consultancy contract being signed between Nicola Holden Designs and the person you referred, and
2) the person you referred paying for at least 5 hours of interior design consultancy from Nicola Holden Designs.
There is no limit to the number of referrals you can make.
The size of any referral reward depends on the number of hours of paid interior design consultancy with Nicola Holden Designs that result from your referral:
i) A referral that results in a signed contract with Nicola Holden Designs AND more than 5 hours (and less than 10 hours) of paid interior design consultancy, will earn you a referral fee of £50.
ii) A referral that results in a signed contract with Nicola Holden Designs AND more than 10 hours (and less than 20 hours) of paid interior design consultancy, will earn you a referral fee of £100.
iii) A referral that results in a signed contract with Nicola Holden Designs AND 20 hours or more of paid interior design consultancy, will earn you a referral fee of £200.
Any referral fee that you become eligible for, will be paid to you within 30 days of the person you referred paying their invoice for the qualifying number of hours of paid interior design consultancy.

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