Category Archives: Interiors & Interior Design

New Paints to Reduce Heating Costs

With unique insulating paints for both interior and exterior use, Thermilate Technologies is introducing new ways to save on heating costs, reduce wasted energy and provide greater comfort and efficiency in any residential or commercial property.

Hettich CPD – Creative use of design space in furniture

Hettich UK‘s new CPD – Creative use of design space in furniture – is based on its expertise as a manufacturer of innovative furniture fittings which maximise use of internal space.

Sleep Exhibition: the Frontier of Innovation

The Sleep Event is less than a month away and is promising an impressive array of product innovations from new and established exhibitors alike.

This year’s Sleep exhibition includes a raft of stand-out features introduced for the first time, and is sure to be packed with ideas and inspiration aplenty for architects and designers, specifiers, hotel operators, owners and developers attending from across the globe.

Victoria Mill transformed for University Technical College

From inspirational science laboratories – complete with teacher walls, ICT workstations, and demonstration areas – to a prep room with vast storage spaces, Innova Design Solutions has equipped the science spaces at the new technical college, Burnley UTC, for a future of learning. The Grade II listed cotton mill has been completely transformed into a 21st century learning space, fit for the North West’s first University Technical College.

Audience Systems advise on specifying retractable seating with new CPD

Retractable seating (also known as “telescopic seating”) is a smart way of maximising space usage, and as such is included in the government’s blueprint design for secondary schools. Also used widely in arenas, sports centres and theatres, it’s a specialist product whose design should be considered at the earliest stages of a project.

All aboard the Trend Subway for style

The term ‘Subway tile’ has been around since 1904, when classic, white ceramic tiles were used to adorn New York subway stations. Just like many design originals, this style is now resurfacing with a twist, Italian tilemaker Trend’s new Subway collection offering a variety of fashionable colours and unique pattern choices, bringing Metro chic to the living room, hallway, dining area, bathroom and kitchen.

Salice Slider 10 has attractive advantages

SALICE’s new Slider S10 two-door coplanar sliding system has taken the UK market by storm, with its combined reliability, streamlined look and ergonomic advantages, having wide appeal with todays modern designers.

Specifying historic shades with flame retardant protection

When choosing paint for historic buildings, specifiers can choose products that offer a double duty, with high technology flame retardant paints available in historic colour palettes. Debbie Orr, Crown Trade brand manager gives an insight.

Designs on Film for Refurbishment Solutions

In this age of sustainability requirements and cost effective refurbishment solutions, designers can now offer their clients the opportunity to transform their existing furniture and fittings by way of a dramatic makeover thanks to Interior Film from David Clouting Ltd

Yeoman Shield provides Academy with long term solution to damage

Yeoman Shield, the UK market leader in wall and door protection has been supplied and installed at The Sutton Academy, Merseyside.

Encasement chosen for new Hove Town Hall Customer Service Centre

Bespoke ‘Forma’ aluminium column casings from Encasement have been used to conceal interior structural columns at the new customer services centre in Hove Town Hall, which provides local residents with access to a range of services from Brighton & Hove Council.

Colwall Steel Fabrication Solutions turns architectural metalwork designs into reality

Employing skilled craftsmen and using modern day manufacturing techniques including laser cutting, Colwall Steel Fabrication Solutions produce high quality bespoke decorative structures in sheet metal and fabrications in stainless steel, aluminium and mild steel, turning architectural metalwork designs into reality.

SPEEDROBE – When Speed is of the Essence

SPEEDROBE from Premdor is a unique, recently launched sliding wardrobe system that will become an instant success with the builder or trade installer who will benefit from the speed and ease of installing additional wardrobes using the SPEEDROBE system.

Mobilane launches ‘picture’ worth a thousand breaths

Leading green screen company Mobilane is breathing fresh air indoors and out with the launch of its latest innovation, LivePicture – a framed arrangement of plants that can be hung on either interior or exterior walls. The living ‘picture’ creates a striking, space-saving focal point, as well as offering a natural way to improve air quality.

Mini Line F30/F30 Plus (tested from the underside and from above)/F60

The Mini Line is a concertina stairway with 330 mm wide (x 80 mm) treads complete with a fire resistant hatchbox manufactured from 16 mm chipboard to give either a 30 or 60 minute fire resistance. The F30 and F60 are tested from below whilst the F30 Plus is 30 minute fire resistant from above as well as below.

Walk-in to a celebrity lifestyle with Draks

Type ‘celebrity walk-in wardrobes’ into Google and around 23,600,000 results are revealed. In one, The Wall Street Journal reports on the $100,000 closet and how “what was once a humble storage space is becoming a trophy accessory, growing in size to rival living rooms”; some, it explains, are even equipped with breakfast areas, sound systems and chandeliers.

British street furniture manufacturer Woodscape is helping to ‘Build a Better Tesco’

Leading supermarket Tesco continues to work closely with leading manufacturing business Woodscape as part of their ‘Build a Better Tesco’ initiative.

Harlequin Ballet Barres

As the industry leader in advanced technology flooring for dance, the performing arts and display, Harlequin also offers a range of accessories including portable, freestanding or wall-mounted ballet barres to suit every client’s budget and demands.

Laminate helps transform stunning interior

The Vault is a stunning new Data Centre in Bootle near Liverpool offering data colocation and workplace solutions. transition into one of the most modern data facilities in the north-west, the doors, cubicles and conference room desks have all been clad with ‘Stars’ laminate from Abet Laminati.

Stylish column casings from Encasement for Salford’s Media City

Stylish column casings from Encasement’s Circa range are being used to conceal structural columns and provide an integrated contemporary finish within the Pie Factory building at the innovative Media City development in Salford.

Jericho – An exciting and stylish statement from Draks

Draks, the wardrobe and room divider specialist, has added to its impressive range of sliding wardrobe doors with the launch of its new Jericho collection. The Italian-inspired frameless doors are available in a wide palette of gloss, matt or wood grain finishes which suits any interior scheme.

Foster + Partners at Furniture Fair

Three new products have been launched by Foster + partners at Milan Furniture Fair.

New Sunny Colours from Blinds 2 Go for Easter

This Easter, Blinds 2 Go brings you a range of bright, colourful venetian blinds, to make your window decorations stand out from the crowd that not only have the wow factor but also offer great value and added joie de vivre that will bring a smile to your face.

Tropical digital designs ‘On The Beach’ with Komfort

Komfort’s unique design solutions have transformed the new offices of one of the UK’s leading Internet based holiday agencies ‘On The Beach’, in Cheadle, just outside Manchester. Tropical themed glass manifestations havebeen combined with a series of digital wall coverings to provide a strong brand presence and reflect the company’s ethos to staff and visitors.

Heidi Lichterman

Heidi’s work is found across the world in offices, homes, public spaces and even a crematorium.  Using copper, stainless steel wire and silk yarns, she works with architects, interior designers and clients to enliven and enhance the spaces she touches.  Her work is fresh and exciting, creating pools of colour and interest with an impact suited to the particular space.”


With less than one week to go until Decorex International 2012 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, AV specialist Kensington Home Technology (KHT) has announced that it will be showcasing a host of new products from innovative providers including Crestron, amBX, Spectral, Cineak, NEOD, Clipso and Loewe on stand F192.  This integrated display will allow interior designers to visualise all aspects of AV in one space, with experts on hand to discuss exactly what is possible with each technology – and how.

Joss Graham ethnographic textiles and works of art

Joss Graham opened his shop in central London in 1980.   It has since become a well known destination for collectors, travellers, interior designers   and all those who have a passion for handmade fabrics from around the world.

Habibi Interiors Decorex Stand G235

Habibi Interiors is the UK’s leading specialist for hand-crafted Moroccan tiles and products

Habibi Interiors is an international leading specialist in hand-crafted Moroccan tiles, products and interiors. Having just refurbished our London showrooms and increased our product range, we now have a brand new selection of hand-painted tiles, metallic tiles, and customised panels, as well as an increased colour palette boasting 42 colours.

Charlotte James Edinburgh Decorex Stand F206

Founded in 2004, Charlotte James is one of Scotland’s leading specialist upholstery manufacturers and has an established and skilled workforce creating a range of both classic and contemporary pieces.

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Welcome to Total Lighting Solutions Ltd

Total Lighting Solutions are an independent lighting design and supply company.

Utilising the latest design software, we prepare lighting schemes, technical specifications, and problem solving options. Our track record in this specialist field allows us to provide creative solutions that are fully integrated with the architectural design of a given building environment. Our independence ensures that we recommend the most appropriate luminaires from high quality, to ex-stock availability for instant delivery, to competitively priced fittings for those tight budget projects.