Boutique Teak

We have been doing a little research lately to find out where our baths and basins end up and are rather pleased to discover a number of our products are finding there way into luxury spas and boutique hotels. We know our baths are long lasting and work in both traditional and modern settings but did not realise just how popular they are within commercial settings. The Buddha-bar Spa @ Hilton Evian-les-Bains features 2 teak Geo baths side by side, one filled with hot and the other with cold water for traditional style ‘alternating bathing’. London’s boutique hotel Malmaison features …

Incorporating Wood Baths into Your Bathroom

Wood baths are, in many cases, a departure in style and may therefore need other major changes in a bathroom’s style or other features. There are a number of options, but the two main choices are to either emphasise the wood bath, or make it blend into the rest of the room. The world does not usual work in such absolute terms and while the most obvious way of emphasising a feature may often involve making it very different to the rest of a room, often other items sharing its style can help emphasise an item. Indeed, making an item …

Why choose a wood basin?

A wood basin is a departure from the norm and this can be enough reason for many, but many may have doubts about wood’s suitability for the task. Wood is regularly used in furniture as well as a flooring material, but for some items, particularly those involving water, it is often looked on as a poor choice. Some woods are indeed not a good fit, but there are many that are great in such uses, requiring only minimal treatment. Woods such as teak are tough and resistant to chemical attack. There are limits as some cleaning agents, particularly those containing …

Interior yacht design, yacht or home?

Whether your yacht is a small, large, or even a super yacht, at some point you may wish to remodel its interior, just as you would a house or a flat. This can be a difficult task even on land. On the sea, the vast majority of the issues found on land can also be found on a yacht. Some of these can be exaggerated by the special circumstances found on a yacht and additionally, there are the special circumstances involved with a yacht. For these reasons, among others, interior yacht design is often more of a challenge. On a …

How to choose the best yacht furniture

When decorating your yacht, furniture is the foremost thought in most people’s minds. Of course the furniture you choose must be practical; sturdy, durable and able to withstand movement and changes in temperature, as well as moisture. But appearances are a prime consideration as well. A yacht is somewhere people come to relax, get away from it all and feel absolutely comfortable. So the style of the yacht furniture must suit your personal tastes as much as possible. Buying the first pieces you see is not advisable; take some time to think about what will both feel and look good …

A wood basin is a thing of beauty

Wood basins are often chosen when redecorating, for both aesthetic and sustainability reasons. They have a wonderful natural look, which adds a certain warmth to a room and if sourced from sustainable forestry, wood basins are a great way to create an eco friendly room. Using wood in a room can create many different types of looks. If you love rich, deep colouring which will make a bathroom or kitchen look more luxurious, then a wood basin made from dark teak or oak can make all the difference. Combined with tiles or a wall painted a deep red colour, you …

Smaller spaces can be enlivened with bespoke furniture

Attempting to decorate and furnish a small room in both a tasteful and practical manner can be a frustrating task, to say the least. You want the room to maintain its functionality, but of course the aesthetics of the space are just as important. A studio is the perfect example of a small space that can be difficult to work with but has great potential if furnished correctly. Making the room match may seem like the obvious first choice; however, dividing the space with a vintage screen will allow you to create the illusion of a larger space. In the …

The ins and outs of contemporary furniture

The appearance of contemporary furniture changes from decade to decade; unlike traditional pieces, contemporary furniture tends to have a short shelf life in terms of style. However, by choosing a piece that can be repainted or reupholstered, you can ensure that the chair, table or other piece that you’ve purchased stays on trend as styles and decorative fashions evolve. Most contemporary furniture pieces tend to have some typical characteristics; these include crisp, clean lines and an understated design. In terms of materials, designers today use everything from wood, to metal and glass in their creations. The beauty of modern furniture …

Decorating a bedroom with contemporary furniture

What does your bedroom look like? Is it a place where you enjoy spending time? A bedroom should be designed to suit your lifestyle, your tastes and your budget. This is a room where most people spend a lot of time and so it makes sense to invest in the design of it. If the look of your bedroom isn’t meeting your expectations, then it may be time to rethink and redecorate. It can sometimes be easy to neglect the bedroom when redecorating, particularly when sharing a house with other people; the rooms that are shared by everyone tend to …

Colour choices for bespoke kitchens

One of the most challenging, yet enjoyable aspects of creating bespoke kitchens is choosing the right colour scheme. The colours need to be in keeping with the overall style of the space as well as bright and cheerful. Choosing the paint colours for the walls and the materials essentially boils down to a process of elimination. Once the unsuitable colours have been filtered out, you will be left with a simple and easy to choose from palette. One of the primary considerations when choosing a colour scheme for bespoke kitchens is the size of the space. For instance, small kitchens …