Monthly Archives: September 2012

Autumn Inspiration


It is officially Autumn and I feel that it’s time to make small decorative changes to our homes to enjoy the colder weather.

Some Autumnal images, inspiration to us all, to create comfortable and luxurious homes for the dark cozy nights.

Using rich earthy tones of colours, warm lighting and the essential scented candle light, a roaring fire, and soft fabrics to sink into.

The following images represent this colour palette and gives ideas to put different textures and colours together to create a warmer feeling.


Garrow Kedigian in the Hamptons

Stephen Shubel’s interiors in the Loire Valley


Paris in September



 Furniture and fabric available at Ian Thompson Interior Design.


Nature’s colour palette for Autumn



The essential roaring fires


 A subtle splash of the colour burnt orange can make any room pop.

Perfect!  In more ways than one.  Mix of fur, leather, wool, in a neutral pallete with a splash of denim,

perfect mood board for a cozy living space.


A little bit of leopard print works in both contemporary and traditional fabrics.

It punctuates the design and gives an edge to the overall look.

Ralph Lauren Catwalk Autumn/Winter 12/13.

Ralph Lauren silk velvet leopard print fabric available at Ian Thompson Interior Design


And then we can all dream…  Hermes Birkin in Tan with luxurious fur…


Client’s Brief


Just had an appointment with a new client, to design his study, his brief was refreshingly specific and for inspiration we have this beautiful image.

Can not wait…


Winner of Interior Designer of the Year


We have won the Interior Designer of the Year Award for 2012/13.

Great night was had by all, in our beautiful Belfast City Hall, where Ian won the Award from People of the Year Awards.



Winter Scents

We have a wonderful new range of room scents in our House of Fraser store.  Beautiful packaging, fragrances are sublime and all at really good prices, ready for those organised people who buy Christmas gifts early.  The Room Sprays, Candles, and Diffusers –  scents are, Fig and Ginger, Clementine, and Nutmeg and Cinnamon.

Green with Envy

We have a wonderful client and we are currently putting a design together for his new abode.  His favourite colour is green, malachite jade to be exact, and I thought you would love to see some inspirational photographs with this exotic and sophisticated colour.


This beautiful Malachite wallpaper is available at our studio, in four colours.


Miles Reed use of green as an accessory colour, it gives a richness to the overall scheme.


The use of malachite linen to show off the majolica pottery.


Kate Spade’s Bathroom in a fresh grass green.


This wallpaper is available at our studio, used with retro pieces, gives an eclectic look.


Tory Burch at home.  The walls are hand painted with Kelly green to look as if it’s suede.


Viceroy Hotel in Miami, the grass green just pops.


Miles Reed in Veranda.  Colour blocking pushes the boundaries.


Elle Decor – Malachite Roman Blinds


Kelly Wearstler’s Library.  Using jade objets to accentuate the jade in the Persian rug.


We can dream……