It is joyous celebration in the South African design industry at present as Lynne Blumberg Interior Design was recently named a winner at the prestigious international Design et al Awards in the category of Luxury Residence Under £5 Million.
We spoke to award-winning local interior designer Lynne Blumberg about her favourite interior trends and her latest achievements in the industry.
1. What’s your go-to colour choice?
Personal Clothing: Black always wins, mixed with fabulous unusual prints.
Furniture Décor: Right now I’m loving the Rust, Burnt orange, warm tones for winter.
2. Is there a hotel, interior or building that’s most inspires your work?
I Love the Mandarin Oriental in Dubai
3. A place you love to visit?
Love Jerusalem, Israel, Capri Italy, Paris, Seychelles-Island Holiday
4. Where do you go to spot new styles and what can we expect to see with designs going forward?
Places to spot New Styles: Milan fair – Milan, Maison et objet Paris
For Designs going forward: I think there will be a huge return to fabulous timeless pieces, be they Oriental, African, or interesting find in an Antique shop i.e. an eclectic mix of styles which will create Interesting & personal Interiors!
5. Do you have a favourite restaurant?
Just in love with Melia Villa Anacapri in Capri – Had a fabulous meal there overlooking an exquisite mosaic pool.
6. Who or what is your biggest design influence?
My parents were both very talented in Design and were a huge influence in my life and career; also Phillippe Starck – Love the brilliance of his design.
7. Any interesting projects you are working on?
We have a few on the go right now. Watch this space!
The International Hotel & Property Awards, are hosted by design et al, a leading UK interior design magazine. At design et al, the aim is to commend design, recognise talent, create opportunities and quite simply to offer inspiration.
The International Hotel & Property Awards offer a number of different categories covering hospitality design, interior design and property design and to meet the demand of clients, more categories have, again, been added to the schedule.
Lynne Blumberg Interior Design were appointed for the complete interior revamp of a client’s metropolitan house. The Villa was old and outdated, the young client longed for a vibrant upbeat space that could grow alongside him and his young family. The house was dark and over furnished Lynne Blumberg Interior Design took the house right back to its original bones, making use of the existing huge windows and open plan spaces the finished look was achieved with no construction.
The client was very relaxed in his brief, he favoured easy living, with a sophistication that was chic but not orchestrated nor overwhelming, beautiful, elegant but comfortable furniture that could withstand a young family and lots of casual entertaining. The client left most of the choices of design, fabrics & furniture to the interior design team.
Lynne Blumberg Interior Design made use of the open plan spaces creating different areas for which the client could use for entertaining. Making use of the large windows the designers managed to create an effortless indoor-outdoor feel with many of the main living areas opening out on to the mature gardens and pool area.
The designers furthered this feeling by using the bold colour palette from the outdoors throughout the design using bespoke cabinetry, soft furnishings, opening up the spaces and curating the entire space.
Lynne Blumberg Interior Design turned this previously dated and dreary house into a bold and creative space perfect for summers of entertaining and gave the house a new lease of life.
Lynne Blumberg Interior Design offers a full turnkey service as well as the designing of specific areas. The company offers a full consultation option. LBI works with architectural firms, garden design companies and all areas relating to interior design.
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