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The Journal (October 2012) Visiting Lloyd Loom of Spalding

Here is a scan of ‘The Journal’ October 2012 when Dreamwallstyle visited Lloyd Loom of Spalding. Dreamwallstyle writes a monthly column in the North Lincolnshire Journal.



August Issue of my Design Column in the Lincolnshire Journal

The August issue of the Lincolnshire Journal features my design column, this months feature is all about Botancials. The September issue will be on sale early August and is all about stripes and beach-huts my favourite subject. October’s issue is going to be very special and it will co inside with the London Design Festival week. (So watch this space for more scans of my monthly design column) or if you live in Lincolnshire go and find yourself a copy its a great glossy life-style magazine full of Homes, Travel, fashion, motoring, wine and dine, shopping and much much more!

The August issue of Dreamwallstyle Design Column

Lincolnshire Journal

PT 3: Blog Tour NYC Diary – Decoration & Design Building

Massive thank you to Modenus and the Blog Tour Sponsors for making  ‘Blog Tour NYC’ MieleSamuel HeathDu Verre HardwareRotsen Furniture,MMPI (organisers of AD show 2012), Scholtes,Blanco Poggenpohl KitchensSpirit of SportsVictoria and Albert BathsJenn AirBig Ass FansModern AireVitraAxorWallunica,Ethan Allen   Mix Magazine.

Wednesday 21st March Afternoon:  After our lovely Brunch with ‘Blog Tour NYC’ Sponsors Poggenpohl Kitchens and Blanco it was time to take a quick walk across the road to the D & D Building for a scheduled bloggers tour.
D & D Building  Decoration and Design Building (DDB) is the world’s preeminent destination for high design and luxury decor. DDB is home to 130 premier showrooms, featuring a cross section of the best in the design industry. DDB is an invaluable resource to over 20,ooo design and architectural professionals that pass through the building each month. As an institution, the DDB offers a unique experience for an array of international visitors, providing cutting edge programming, events, exhibitions and exclusive design and concierge services as well as the famed chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer’s ASTRA CAFE.

DDB Ashlee Harrison who looked after Blog Tour while in the Decoration & Design Building


Lorin Marsh Showroom on 7 

First up on the DDB Tour was a visit to the Lorin Marsh Showroom. Lorin Marsh was created in 1975 as a furniture and accessories showroom to satisfy the changing needs of interior designers by pioneering the idea of the design showroom as boutique. It was a great pleasure to explore Lorin Marsh’s showroom which was full of bold, elegant visions, an eclectic array of high-end products  from Contemporary, Traditional, and Transitional.

Lorin Marsh - Arch Bed

Plaid Bowl - Lorin Marsh

 While at Lorin Marsh we had chance to eat nibbles relax our tired feet and listen to talks from Julia Noran and Jennan Al-Hamdouni From The Editor at Large/Go Design, Quintessentially and Strohl & Co 
Next on the List was a tour around Donghia Showroom 7
Wow what a showroom! We were introduced to Lindsay Morris the Marketing Manager for DONGHIA  and given a tour of all the different themed rooms cleverly put together.

One of my favourite Sets at Dongia Picture credit: Donghia

Donghia Picture Credit: Donghia

Donghia’s collections of furniture, textiles, wallcovering, lighting and accessories are sold exclusively to interior designers and architects through Donghia’s twelve showrooms across the United States and in over fifty representative showrooms throughout the world.

A favourite of mine from Donghia - Elitis Wallpaper it is simply divine

As we took the Lift to the next DDB showroom Fortuny on 16 it became quite apparent to all the bloggers that our favourite catch phrase used was  ‘Have you got WIFI?’ or just simply WIFI – My picture below demonstrates the excitement of me having WIFI and live tweeting! at the DDB building (NOTE: The iphone charger – this was a god send and was passed around from pillar to post)

Oooo the excitement of WIFI - LIVE Tweeting and recharging the iphone! well it is a BLOG TOUR! thats what we do, present LIVE content as its happening

Fortuny showroom at D & D Building is simply a heavenly experience. We had chance to relax and absorb the rich ambiance, enjoying being tactile with the rich luxurious fabrics, in awe of the deep Italian history of Fortuny

A personal Favorite picture taken by Modenus in the Fortuny Showroom shows the original solid table and lights from the original factory in Venice, the rows of bright rich fabrics adorn the shelves set behind - simply stunning!

While we enjoyed ourselves in the Fortuny showroom, something remarkable happened for ‘Blog Tour NYC’ as we were all frantically LIVE tweeting out our Fortuny experiences to twitter, it seemed our hashtag #blogtourNYC had started to trend WORLDWIDE! How incredible is that! And I think the picture below thank you to Stacey Sheppard demonstrates just that! Live Tweeting in  Fortuny

Here are Blog Tour Bloggers Frantically Tweeting about Fortuny making the #blogtournyc hashtag trend on twitter! AMAZING! Picture credit Stacey Sheppard

Next on the Blogger Tour List is Creation Baumann on 15  High-quality innovative products and systems for interior decoration with fabrics. Thousands of satisfied private customers, business clients and designers. Some 250 dedicated employees all over the world. Market success in creation, production and distribution for over 125 years. A brand with a bright future: Création Baumann.

Creation Baumann Picture Credit: The Editor at Large

Next up was a stunning tour of Maya Romanoff  on 9 Extraordinary Surfacing Materials, as most will know I own a wall-covering business called Dreamwall so visiting Maya Romanoff  was right up my wall (excuse the pun)

romanoff marquetry wood veneer: Picture Credit Trendir

Maya Romanoff meditations - Picture Credit Design for my Friends

While at Maya Romanoff  I had a little fun with Will Taylor of Bright Bazzar, we both love a spot of colour so thought that the shade ‘Kelly Green’ was  just perfect for my bright green eye shadow! (See Picture Below)

'Kelly Green' shade from Maya RomanOff - picture credit: Will Taylor http://brightbazaar.blogspot.co.uk/

A quick walk across to showroom Anichini 9  

Think sublime style, unstinting details, old-world craftsmanship. The charm of classic lines and modern style. Sensuous textures and robust colors that dress your home, your life. This is the essence of ANICHINI.

I adore this ANICHINI rug in the DDB showroom NY

 Last but not Least it was to De Le Cuina on 9  de Le Cuona is a lifestyle brand specialising in luxury textiles and accessories for interiors that are both global in nature and universal in appeal.
We were treated to Cupcakes, cheese, grapes, and Lemon Tea at De Le Cuona. We also had the great pleasure of meeting actually meeting Bernie de Le Cuona whom founded what is now the world’s largest own brand linen collection in her kitchen in 1992,and to date has extended the name to include both paisley and eclectic lines as well an accessories and furniture collection. 

Here I am charging my iphone, gazing out the window of Le Cuona Showroom across to Bloomingdales NYC - Picture Credit Marilyn Russell (Thank you)

And here is the actual view from the DDB building from De Le Cuona showroom window - Bloomingdales

Once we had finished our tour of the D & D Building and said our good byes, it was then time to make our way over town to the One57 building on Central Park for a tour to be hosted by Miele – The journey over to One57 was great fun that it ended up being a photoshoot outside Bloomingdales with Emily Peck – ACHICA Living and poor Andrew Dunning – APD Interiors trying to hail us down a Yellow Cab, while Emily and I pretended we were on Sex and the City. (Thank you Andrew for putting up with the photoshoots) 

A classic Example of an Emily Peck Photoshoot and poor Andrew Dunning having to Hail cabs while we misbehaved - Andrew thank you so much for putting up with us 😉

Coming up PT 4 Blog Tour NYC Diary – The  One57 tour by Miele – the death of my iphone – and Madonna does Miele all here on the Dreamwallstyle blog do not miss out! 

The Blog tour NYC bloggers are: 

Stacey Sheppard – Stacey Sheppards Blog – Arianna Trapani – Arianna Interiors – Cecy Brooks – CECY j – Will Taylor – Bright Bazaar – David John – You Have Been Here Sometime – Emily Peck – ACHICA Living – Kelly Morisseau – Kelly’s Kitchen Sync – Marilyn Russell-Grant – Design Magnifique – Andrew Dunning – APD Interiors – Katie Treggiden – Confessions of a Design Geek – Kate Baxter – The Fabric Of My Life – Pippa Jameson – Pippa Jameson Interiors – Toma Clark Haines – The Antiques Diva  – Carole King – Dear designers 

‘Hopper and Space’ Vintage Furniture With a Passion

Hopper and Space

Dreamwallstyle are delighted to introduce ‘Hopper and Space’

“Vintage furniture is our number one passion. It is our mission to share with you our love of stylish well made mid century designs”

Hopper and Space

Hopper and Space is run by Joe and Ben. Both have a passion for mid century design dating back to  their childhoods , Joe and Ben spent time with their parents collecting items from jumble sales, charity shops and auctions. Both  love designs from the 1950’s right through to the 1980’s and after they first met they  decided to start selling some of their  collections to make space for their ever growing mountain of objects! This soon grew into a business and soon realised that there was a huge demand for vintage furniture based on love of design, nostalgia and a backlash against low quality mass produced items aimed at today’s “throw away society”.

Ben and Joe met at a car boot sale when they  both made a grab for the same 1950’s Italian pottery vase!!  They  set up hopperandspace.com earlier this year after a lengthy period of time spent collecting, researching and restoring vintage furniture which is the thing they both love the most!

Hopper and Space

Hopper and Space





                                                                                                              Ben loves the homestyle designs of the 1950’s and the post-modernism of the 1980’s and Joe loves the modernism and earthiness of the 1960’s and 1970’s interior styles.

Hopper and Space

Hopper and Space

Joe and Ben’s home is filled with objects from the 1950’s  era and even their fridge is from the 1950’s -they both refused to buy a fridge until they had found the right one and a lot of food went off in the process!! They believe that it is worth waiting for the right pieces for your home and that your home should tell a story about you, and the things you love. Through the  Hopper And Space website they sell re-upholstered and restored pieces from the 1950’s 1960’s and 1970’s. They tend to go for iconic pieces and items with the WOW factor which stand out as timeless and make a unique talking point for peoples homes.

Hopper and Space

With it being the 60th anniversary of the 1951 ‘Festival Of Britain’ the current collection from ‘Hopper and Space’ includes pieces by noted British designers such as Howard Keith and E Gomme (G Plan). Ben and Joe  adore the elegant lines, bright colours and homely feel of pieces from this era as well as the clean modernism of later pieces such as the 1960’s Danish teak armchairs they currently have for sale.


Hopper and Space

Ben and Joe are very much into the idea of reviving quality, well constructed furniture and offering people the chance to own a piece of design history that will hold its ground long after any current interior fashion has passed and offering people something to cherish and pass down to future generations of their family. All Hopper and Space pieces are original vintage items from across the globe reupholstered and restored here in the UK.

To find out more about Hopper and Space click on links below to the website and twitter



‘Hopper and Space” website click here http://www.hopperandspace.com/


‘Hopper and Space” Twitter Click here http://twitter.com/HopperAndSpace

Be Inspired: It really is “More than Words”

More than Words

More Than Words was launched in 2010 by creative designer Lisa Long. Her lifetime love of interiors and typography, combined with a search to find a piece meaningful and high quality artwork for her own home, led Lisa to design what is now the ‘original Memories canvas’.  She was soon inundated with requests from friends and family to design a piece for them…and from there More Than Words was born.  What started as a job to fit in around two boys under three is now a full-time award winning global business.

Lisa Long with her family

Just over one year later, Lisa’s typographic artwork has been commissioned by customers all over the world. Some of her high profile clients include Dannii Minogue, heads of the BBC and screenwriter and film director Richard Curtis. Lisa artwork has featured on UK TV shows such as Ch5’s Cowboy Builders and ITV1’s 60 Minute Makeover, and she also works closely with interior designers and More Than Words artwork decorates the walls of several well-known corporate businesses, including the headquarters of one of the UK’s leading bridal magazines.

more than words

Lisa was a finalist in the 2010 Mumpreneur UK awards for ‘Most Unique Product’ and is currently shortlisted from thousands of nominated UK businesses in the UK.COM awards as ‘Best Creative Business Idea’, judged by Sarah Beeny and an elite panel of entrepreneurs – due to be announced later this month.

More than words

Artwork for every occasion

More Than Words produces bespoke typographic designs in a range of themes using your words and precise colours.  Lisa also offers a collection of limited and unlimited designs.

more than words

Each unique piece is hand-finished in the UK to fine art standards onto your choice of acrylic, canvas, a beautiful framed print or the signature More Than Words ‘vintage framed canvas’.

more than words

More than Words creations are so varied – from designs to decorate new homes, celebrating the birth of a baby, personalised poetry…birthday presents for that person who has just about everything.  Lisa most recently created a huge Memories canvas as a leaving present for one of the most powerful men in British business!

More than words

DreamwallStyle finds out what inspires Lisa? and her visions for the future.

Q1. What inspires you?

A1. In terms of inspiration for new designs, I love to keep up to date with my favourite interiors blogs such as Bright Bazaar and Design Sponge, and interiors mags such as Elle Decoration, for ideas.
Personally, I am inspired by the many business women/mums out there who are determined to ‘have it all’…it’s a challenge but I’m very proud of how successful the business has become in just over a year.  Many customers think that More Than Words is a much bigger operation that it actually is…but it’s really just me, juggling two young children and More Than Words, with help from my very supportive husband and an amazing artwork production team.
Q2. What are your visions for the future?
 A2. On a daily basis I am approached by new customers who have come across my artwork in a friend’s home.  The fact that More Than Words is growing so organically is amazing and exciting.  I do spend time on PR and marketing but there is nothing quite as powerful as customer recommendations.
For the immediate future I am desperate to grow a little team to cope with demand for the remainder of the year.  Christmas was crazy last year!  The business has grown so much in the last year that I am in the process of hiring our another part time employee, alongside a current freelance designer that I had to bring on board to cope with demand.  There are some very exciting developments in the pipeline which I can’t mention at the moment…watch this space.

More than words

More than words

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‘More than Words’ website http://www.morethanwords.uk.com/ 

‘More than Words’ on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/morethanwordart 

More than words

More than words

“Beloved Bungalow”

David and Scott's 1960's Bungalow now up for sale

Bungalow Industries is a Creative Consultancy based in Berkshire. The company is fronted by David and Scott, who for the past four years have lived in this simply ultra cool mid-century ‘Fahrenheit 451’ bungalow in award winning Edgcumbe Park Crowthorne Berkshire – “The Estate of the future that time never forgot”.

Bungalow Industries now have plans afoot and are ready to make a move!     David and Scott will be incredibly sad to leave their beloved bungalow. In typical Bungalow Style, they want to give the marketing of their property the “Bungalow” treatment and have complied a detailed brochure telling the story of the development and the property itself past and present, accompanied by photographs documenting the interior and gardens


View the Bungalow Particulars and take a photo-tour of this lovely example of Renway’s type 60A Bungalow – design inspired by the modernist ranch style homes of the 1950’s California CLICK HERE – http://www.bungalowindustries.com/Brochure

Bungalow - Living Space

The Property is an oasis of calm, tranquillity, natural light and inspiration — a welcome home to Bungalow Industries’ muse for the past 4 years. Replete with parquet floor, a log-burning fire, numerous skylights, American walnut-panelled bathroom & cloakroom

Living space Bungalow

The Den - Bungalow


Living space - Bungalow

Studio - Bungalow

Kitchen - Bungalow

Surrounded by four garden zones, David and Scott lavished as much care and attention to detail on the property’s remodelling, landscaping and presentation as they do their work.

Side Garden - Bungalow


Bungalow Floor plan

Some Bungalow Before and After shots


If you’d like to be the next owner of this Unique home and would like to come and see it for your self then get in touch with David and Scott email info@bungalowindustries.co.uk or via twitter http://twitter.com/#!/the_bungalow            

Please take a look at the Bungalow Industries FAB website – http://www.bungalowindustries.com/



A Nautical Summer with Mini Moderns Whitby Porcelain Set

This summer is all about nautical, and Mini Moderns have got it just right with a new range of Mix and Match Whitby Porcelain.

Mini Moderns Whitby Porcelain

This stunning range was created exclusively for mini moderns friends Magpie, the range includes espresso cups and saucers, teacups and saucers, mugs, sideplates and a rather magnificent cake stand.

All the items come in a gift boxes and the full set including 4 mugs, a set of 2 teacups and saucers, 4 side plates and 4 espresso cups and saucers totals a cool £83.00

For more details on how to purchase your sets please click here http://www.minimoderns.com/shoppe/

Mini moderns Lido Whitby mug a snip at £8.00


Minimoderns Whitby Lido bone china Mugs £8.00 each

Whitby Mug by Mini Moderns is made from Fine Bone China and coordinates with Whitby Lido Cushion and Wallpaper that Dreamwallstyle has already featured. https://dreamwall1.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/mini-moderns-launch-whitby-wallpaper/

Whitby cushion Lido by Mini Moderns £35.00

Whitby Cushion – Lido, is a screen printed cotton drill cushion with ‘Lido’ Turquise back pillowcase closing with no zips or buttons sold with curled feather pad patterned front/plain back size 410mm x 410mm Made in the UK by nice people 😉  Also available is the Whitby Cushion – Indigo

Mini moderns Whitby Cushion Indigo £35.00

For more details about Mini Moderns and there product ranges please click here http://www.minimoderns.com/

Follow Mini Moderns on Twitter here http://twitter.com/minimoderns