Archive for May 2019

An Inside Look at the Bespoke Joinery Which Transformed Maida Terrace

Blakes London are a bespoke joinery company headed by creative Director Jamie Blake and Managing Director Jeremy Bott. They’re a rare example of a truly client-tailored service, led by custom detail and design over off-the-shelf parts. They became our preferred joinery company after their astounding contributions to Maida Terrace, and we asked Jamie and Jeremy…

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Why Bespoke Kitchen Companies Rarely Deliver What They Promise

You might expect that Jamie Blake’s background in interior design would be seen as a virtue in kitchen design companies, but instead his detail and design sensibilities clashed with their commercial priorities. Jamie believed a client-focused, design-led joinery service was possible by leaving behind the overheads of high street shops and showrooms. He founded Blakes…

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Jemima’s Favourite Gardens from the Chelsea Flower Show

John and I recently visited the Chelsea Flower Show, our favourite summer event. Gardens are so intrinsic to all our work, both refurbishment and new build, and we were lucky to be there on the first day when the medals were awarded. This year, the Chelsea Flower Show’s themes were sustainability and the impacts of…

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Maida Terrace Photo Tour: a Bright and Elegant Period Restoration

Few conservation areas are more fiercely protected than Maida Vale, and with good reason; its terraces of well-maintained Victorian townhouses make it one of London’s most beautiful and distinctive suburbs. Our Maida Vale renovation and extension project was a fantastic opportunity to bring one of the area’s iconic townhouses up to modern standards without disturbing…

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Planning Permission for New Six Bedroom Home with Indoor Pool in Cobham

Dyer Grimes Architecture are delighted to announce that we have received planning permission from Elmbridge Borough Council for a brand new 6,400 sqft six bedroom family home in Cobham, Surrey. The proposed design bears a strong Neo-Georgian aesthetic which complements the traditional architectural style of the surrounding leafy suburbs, while the rear ground floor boasts…

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Restoration and Extension of Wimbledon Building of Townscape Merit

  DGA have won a new commission to refurbish and extend a Building of Townscape Merit in Wimbledon Village to create a stunning 8,000sqft new home for our client.   The house was built in 1899 has been altered over the years, providing opportunities to appease conservation officers by restoring original features while making sympathetic…

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DGA’s Interior Design Team Wins at Corporate USA Today Annual Awards

Our interior design team have given life to many spectacular spaces – such as the grand open plan ground floor of Fulham House, above – and their talents have once again been recognised by Corporate USA Today, who have awarded DGA with Best Interior Design Boutique 2019 for their UK category. Want to see more…

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