Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Lamps at Louise Bradley

Sometimes, all a room needs is a unique item to complete the design of the space.  In many cases this can often be a statement lamp to soften a room and add interest. The Louise Bradley Rock Crystal and Tassel Lamps do indeed fulfil this purpose, arguably works of art in their own right.

These lamps and many others can be seen in our Brompton Cross Showroom, Kimbolton Court, 117B Fulham Road, London, SW3 6RL, or alternatively contact our Showroom Team on +44207 589 1442 ext 217.

 The Rock Crystal Lamp

 Tassel Lamp with Trident Tassel

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Empress Mirror from Louise Bradley...

Mirrors are one of the biggest sellers at Louise Bradley, as they have the potential to completely transform a room. 

The Empress Mirror suits both contemporary and more traditional spaces.. The antique mirror set against an Italian hand carved wooden frame  makes this an exceptional and versatile piece. The Empress Mirror can be seen in both our Walton Street and Brompton Cross Showrooms.

For more information please contact our Showroom Team on +44207 589 1442 ext 217.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christian Dior Couture – New Book

After looking forward to the release of the new Christian Dior Couture book by Patrick Demarchelier, it is now available! The book was released at the end of last month and includes pieces from the first ever collection designed by Dior himself in 1947. The photographs are shot in iconic locations all over the globe and Demarchelier has enlisted some of the world's most beautiful women to present the fashion house's collection. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

In the News

Louise Bradley is in the press this month....

Financial Times, How To Spend It. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Louise Bradley has just been accepted as a Full Member of BIID following her recent application to join this prestigious organisation.  The BIID was established 45 years ago (formerly known as the BIDA) and encourages best practice, high standards and open communication within the industry. Louise is looking forward to being a part of the BIID and benefiting from their experience and business development opportunities.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Louise Bradley – Candles

There is nothing better than a beautifully scented room, particularly at this time of year, and with that in mind Louise Bradley has launched a range of fragrant candles with scents including Cedar, Tuberose and Lawn. The candles are hand made in the UK using the finest natural and mineral-based ingredients, and are presented in the classic LB purple glass.  Priced at £24 each, and beautifully packaged, they make perfect Christmas presents.

For more information please contact the Showroom Team on: +44207 589 1442 ext 217.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Candy & Candy Book Launch

Candy & Candy have recently launched a new book titled ‘The Art of Design’. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the book launch due to prior commitments, but I will indeed be purchasing a copy. This is Candy & Candy’s first book that offers a sneak preview into the brother’s projects, design secrets and their exquisite attention to detail.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Table Accessories - Books

Accessorisation is essential in making a house feel like a home, and one way of achieving this look is to have your favourite books on display in a living space, such as on a side or coffee table. One of my greatest pleasures is to sit in front of the fire with a beautiful book about design, interiors or fashion.

I have just been to The TASCHEN Book Shop on Sloane Square to browse and buy - I love the Pucci book!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Princess Square - Best Residential Redevelopment 2011

PRINCESS SQUARE, another prestigious development by Royalton won the award for The Best Residential Redevelopment at the UK Property Awards. The 21 apartments and 6 town houses blend together the finest architectural elements, with the very best of contemporary and luxurious living. The entire development features the quality and attention to detail of a Royalton bespoke property.

Louise Bradley was commissioned by Royalton for the Interior architecture, specification of finishes and all elements of Interior design.

Having worked closely with Royalton over recent years, Louise was delighted that this prestigious development won the award.

To view videos of both the show apartment in Milbourne House and  the Town House at Charlotte terrace please view the portfolio section on our website. 

Kings Road Closure

After ten exciting years in our showroom on the King's Road, we have taken the decision to close the store as it doesn't fit with our international expansion plans.  Our furniture and accesssory ranges have grown so much and can be viewed at Kimbolton Court.  We are also developing and expanding our Walton Street showroom in the New Year and will keep you updated with news on that. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Louise Bradley is a UK finalist in the Best Residential Interior Design category at the International Property Awards 2011. The project nominated is an apartment within Princess Square, a high-end development of 21 private apartments and 6 town houses in Esher, Surrey. Princess Square is another unique development by Royalton, a leading name in this field. Louise Bradley was the sole interior designer for the entire project, retained to create and oversee the internal layouts, interior architecture and design of all the properties.

We have just launched our new brochure, which showcases the extensive range of Louise Bradley furniture and accessories for the first time.  The brochure is also available online - just go to our website. 

I have been travelling extensively over the last few weeks, both in Europe and further afield, and have many wonderful design ideas and new products which will be added to our furniture and accessory ranges in the near future.

 If you have any queries regarding any of our products please contact us on +44207 589 1442.

V&A –Postmodernism Exhibition

I urge you all to visit the V&A museum for the postmodernism exhibition, which gives the first in-depth survey of art, design and architecture of the 1970s and 1980s. It’s a great way to see how a movement influences all areas of design, and will make for a thought-provoking day out.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Furniture Collection And Brochure Launch

"Wow" is all we can say about this week. It has been a real whirl wind, what with Decorex and the launch of our new brochure, if that wasn’t enough we showcased our new furniture collection as well. I’m so pleased with how the brochure has all come together so nicely. The furniture collection was incorporated into our new look showroom and really has added another twist.

What better way to celebrate all this than with a party, and party we did for both clients and press. A truly beautiful day was had by all. We love to see everyone here in the showroom, mixing with each other.

The new brochure is in the showrooms now, hot off the press and is full of inspiration.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


We have been on a whistle stop tour the last couple of weeks from Paris to Shanghai. It was wonderful to meet with some of the people we work with at the Maison & Objet Paris show and spend time developing new product with them. Soaking up the whole creative buzz that is at the show is always so inspiring, It’s amazing how ideas can snowball from the things around you.

We hopped on a plane from Paris to Shanghai and spent the flight sketching up ideas and brainstorming items we are developing. Arriving in Shanghai is always such a blast with the hustle and bustle of such a wonderful colourful culture. We popped into the furniture expo to see what was on offer and see if we could forge new relationships with other creative’s. I love cities that fuse together historical architecture with futuristic design, I think it stems from our style of mixing classic and contemporary.

Our next stop was Taipei for a meeting to look at an incredible new project that will be outstanding in its field. We love nothing more than getting our teeth into something on this scale as we can truly deliver something remarkable. To work with clients like this is such a privilege our creative team loves nothing more than a challenge and bringing the Louise Bradley style to distant shores.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thinking outside the box...

Earlier this week we finally got the chance to change around the showrooms, as things have been really busy and it has been tough fitting everything in. When you get all the furniture items and mirrors etc into the room you step back and start the tweaking, adding the all important accessories. It’s this that adds the layers to a scheme. Injecting personality, whilst having fun mixing and matching styles. I love playing with texture, form and colour for dramatic effect. Matching and mismatching objects gives the room character and creates a unique environment.

We are really lucky that we have wonderful collections at hand to play with and create a vision.

The pieces we love at the moment are “BOXES” - we have a variety in different materials, sizes and colours. A grouping set on a console, or a collection placed on a chaise at the base of a bed, adds interest to the room. The textures of shagreen and the rawness of stone boxes with intricate quilted designs carved into them. The bonus is they are practical too and make the perfect home for treasures, be it jewellery, watches or keep sakes. I have been so inspired I took a collection to the country this weekend and added beautiful shagreen ones in the drawing room and penshell ones in the study.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Is it a desk or a dressing table?

We are selling an increasing number of desks and dressing tables from our showrooms. It’s funny how things have changed and as we work more and more from home the desk has become an essential piece of home kit for everyone. In fact, is it a desk or a dressing table? Something so beautiful is being used as both a desk and a dressing table. With all of us favouring iPads and Air Books we don’t require a whole lot of kit for a work space we now require something elegant , comfortable and yet practical. Blending both sleek design and stunning new materials we have added two new items to the collection, the Paris dressing table and the Openshaw desk.

The Paris dressing table

High gloss on walnut, with a great silhouette .The concealed draw is ideal for Powder or Paper!

The Openshaw desk

Chrome detail with embossed "croc" leather.  Mixes the luxury of the embossed leather with the sleekness of Chrome. The Openshaw desk comes in a variety of colours from slate grey to a deep aubergine.

The Paris Dressing table can be seen in the Walton Street showroom and the Openshaw desk is in our Kimbolton Court showroom.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Showroom change at Kimbolton

Louise has installed some new pieces in the showroom at Kimbolton Court. The overall look includes some great new items, with a colour theme of greys and blues running throughout. Beautiful shagreen boxes in grey hues and luxurious hand-made cushions in silvers and blues set the whole scheme off.  It looks so serene and elegant.

We would love to see you all in the showroom so you can get a real feel of just how special this collection is.

A backdrop of trees in silhouette - a selection of  amazing artwork for summer.  The whole showroom has a calm feeling with a focus on cool summer living. Clients have been inspired by what they have seen and love the way everything flows so wonderfully well together.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Why not visit a showroom today...

Brompton Cross, Knightsbridge or Chelsea? Why not take a look around one of the Louise Bradley showrooms today to view an extensive selection of furniture and accessory collections...