Sharing the love - Design Highlights of 2016 ...with a big thank you and a sneak peek at what's to come from 2LG in 2017!
Are you list makers like us? We have a bit of a tradition just ahead of New Years. A taking stock of sorts. We make a list of our highlights of the year that's past and our dreams for the year ahead. It's an amazing way of showing gratitude, focussing in on the things that made you happy and proud and then setting your sights for the coming months. This year we wanted to share this with you as you have been such an incredible part of our journey as designers and you are one of our highlights from 2016.
10 Design Highlights
Because sometimes you've just got to count your blessings and be grateful. Hopefully our top ten will help to inspire you for the year ahead with some tips on what we've learned along the way.
1/ Refill your creative pool!
We began our year, un-characteristically, on a beach in Sri Lanka (or Serendipity as it was once known). We found antiques and visited the architectural legacy of Tropical modernist, Geoffrey Bawa. Thank you for the inspiration - sometimes you've just got the get away to get back on it!
2/ #MakingLinenLovely with Secret Linen Store
The best inspiration starts at home! We started 2016 with a bang giving you some bedroom inspiration. Our first ever product collaboration, available to buy online, born out of our design house. What a thrill!
3/ Work/Home life - Stella and Dot x West Elm
Taking a leap of faith out of your comfort zone. We blurred the lines between workspace and living space using our residential design skills in a work environment to give the work/life balance a facelift!
4/ Slow interiors - the best things come to those who wait.
Our Brockley project, or MoKlau as we fondly refer to those particular clients (short for Mohammed and Klaus), was one of our longest and proudest projects. Year in the making it was great to share this challenging project with you and certainly taught us a huge amount. We will be forever grateful for this one. Sometimes slow is best.
5/ Magic of Milan
We brought you the best of what the design world had to offer with our trip to Milan Design Festival. Always inspiring, it keeps your design mind moving and helps you to dream big.
6/ The show must go on
We faced adversity and dug deep to make our installation for London Design Festival a reality. It was a rocky road with Brexit in the middle but we stuck to our guns and delivered Ligne Roset Re-imagined with our long-term pals and collaborators, Custhom.
7/ If you can't find it, Make it! - Floor Story at Design Junction.
We launched a collection of rugs with the amazing Floor Story, born out of the fact that we had always struggled as designers to find rugs that worked in our interiors and so we designed our own. We hope you love them too!
8/ Live local - Cuckooz x Habitat
Living and designing around your locality has always been important to us and this project of 9 luxury-serviced apartments in Aldgate East was a showcase for that side to our design work. Working with young designers and artists but also with a high street brand was so fulfilling.
9/ Be Grateful - Amara Blog Award
For us, winning this award was a validation of all the hard work we put in over the past few years and it was a chance to stop and take a moment to be grateful for what we had and to you for supporting us. Thank you!!
10/ Finding a Purpose - Our Design House
Working closely with Graham and Brown we created a wallpaper collection and showcased it in our home, the inspiration for the designs. To see it featured in the Sunday Times was an incredible end to the year and we can't wait to show you the next evolution of the Design House.
And because we love you so much for all your support (we couldn't have done this without you), we wanted to share with you and exclusive peek at what we have in store for your in 2017.
We will be continuing works on our design house with super exciting Bathroom reveals and possibly even a full kitchen redesign for you. It's going to be something very special. There are also several more product collaborations in the pipeline. But you will have to wait and see those next year. In the meantime, here are some pics from 3 of our residential projects that we will be launching.
A celebrity home renovation
A family farm conversion
A modern art family townhouse
Big love to you! And here's to a fantastic 2017 to us all x