The Best Festive Events in Bath

Image: Nick Smith Photography for Clair Strong Interior Design Christmas in Bath is a very magical time indeed. This city of ours really knows how to celebrate the festive season. Here are some of the best events this year. Bath Christmas Market (Nov 26th – Dec 13th) Widely touted as one of the best Christmas…

London Design Festival Highlights

Last month I headed to the big smoke for London Design Festival. London Design Festival is one of the most important events in the international design calendar. For me, it’s an annual pilgrimage of sorts, a chance to scope out upcoming trends, find the last product innovations and check out the latest talent. Today, I…

Spirit Hawk Eye, an Exhibition by Heidi Laughton

Image copyright Heidi Laughton, published here with the artists kind permission. Living in Bath, I consider myself very lucky to be surrounded by so much creativity. From the striking Georgian architecture, to the brilliant museums, art galleries, independent shops and vibrant community of artists, there’s certainly no shortage of inspiration. So I thought I’d dedicate…

Project in Progress: The YAA Centre, London

I’m really excited about a project I’m currently working on for the YAA Centre in London. It’s London’s biggest hub for Carnival Arts and it has showcased the best of African Caribbean arts and culture for 4 decades! There are events and activities throughout the year, but the centre really comes to life during carnival…

Designjunction 2015 Announced

Image copyright Clair Strong Interior Design As the year draws to a close, I’m looking ahead to next year’s big events. One of the biggest, designjunction, has just announced their dates for 2015. Designjunction is a really creative, immersive show. It showcases the best in furniture, lighting and product design against a stunning industrial backdrop.…

An Interior Designer’s Dream Project

As an interior designer I always find it thrilling when I walk into a commercial or residential property that is in dire need of a face-lift. Sometimes the property is just in bad condition, or very dated and sometimes it is the case that my client, despite wishing to, simply does not have the time to…