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House and Garden

by korla

Oh boy were we thrilled when we opened October’s issue of House and Garden and saw this fabulous Sofa.com feature with the stylish Avalon sofa covered in Korla’s Grand Kyoto Koi in Warm Red with a funky modern British selection of Korla … Continue reading

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London Living

by korla

I went to visit this house near Portobello last week. The property was a shell when they bought it, with only the outer walls and the inner winding staircase remaining. A huge project. The only camera I had with me … Continue reading

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Summer Summer

by korla

It’s thrilling not to be wearing socks!  Lying in the garden all weekend I was thinking about how we should dress our homes like we dress ourselves. When the sun comes out and we store away the woolly jumpers and … Continue reading

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Emeralds For Ever….

by korla

One of the most powerful things I saw last year was the “A Bigger Picture” Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy.  Maybe it was his lush colourful depictions of the Yorkshire landscape that led Pantone to name Emerald the colour of the … Continue reading

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Kyoto Koi Tropicana

by korla

Look how lovely Kyoto Koi in mushroom looks made up into a central ottoman/pouffe. It works well with the marble floor, raffia chairs and hessian rug.

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Art @ Home….styling

by korla

We saw some great things at the Affordable art fair….my favourite? A stunning yellow painting by Jeremy Sharma (Scintilla (Summerwell) #1). It’s gorgeous, wouldn’t this make you feel happy whatever the weather? And, as this is an interiors blog…. how … Continue reading

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White Brick Walls

by korla

There is something about white brick walls that is pleasing. Contemporary yet retro, calming but colourful, chic but not precious. Liveable. All are top priorities for Korla designs.  How delighted we were, therefore, to find ourselves mentioned in a blog, … Continue reading

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My new swivel tubs…

by jane

It’s been a wait, but they are here. We will shoot them soon, all made up and beautiful, but here is a sneak peak of the pair being road tested by the monsters. The design is a kind of Milo … Continue reading

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Kids Haven

by jane

Time to showcase the Blue House International’s children’s atelier. This is the most incredible playspace for kids that Korla has decorated, and now, (drum roll) it is open. YEY. We tried it out with the youngest two Korla Monsters this … Continue reading

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Kyoto Kool

by jane

A stylish boy’s room, done in Farrow and Ball’s cook’s blue  with our Cornflower blue Grand Kyoto Koi edging to add pzazz to the existing off white curtains. And a little day bed in Bhutan Lattice blue with red piping (email … Continue reading

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