One of the most rewarding aspects of our work at Open Plan Living is helping clients turn their design dreams into reality. This is made possible through our Bespoke Furniture Services. Often we are asked if a product can be tweaked to incorporate a particular wood, finish or fabric. Most of the times the size needs to be modified so that it fits perfectly within a client’s intricate design scheme....

Britain might have opted to exit the EU this summer but there was still a fabulous global feel to the London Design Festival this year. From Decorex to Design Junction via the various creative quarters and design districts we had the opportunity to check out the latest and hottest interior design and home décor trends! Here are our highlights of this fantastic week:   A new home for Design Junction One of the most exciting developments was the relocation of Design Junction, moving to the thriving Granary Square in King’s Cross. The area outside Central Saint Martins was filled with installations, the main focus of this year’s event being a two-floor lighting/furniture pavilion in Lewis Cubitt Square. The whimsical, clam pendants from Decode  were one of the most stunning lighting installations we saw all week, as well as the ornate light fittings from 7 Gods Lighting which also reflect the brass and black trend that we have seen...

There’s something about pink that no other colour has. Delicate, elegant and very feminine, pink is  a colour that does not go unnoticed – and like it or not, there is always a part of us that can’t resist it. In home decor we love that charming pink feeling, especially when combined with sophisticated details and colours such as gold or materials like velvet. For a touch of sophistication pink velvet is a must, no matter the time of year. That soft plush velvet touch is always a winner when it comes to combining comfort and elegance, and pink is always a great choice to brighten up any space.   Mr. Jones Sofa :: Classical influence with sleek design and details   Mr. Jones Sofa fits perfectly in classic and modern home decor. With a base made of limed oak, pixelated shape metal feet and padding with a webbed seat, this piece will bring the ultimate...

Recently a candidate for World Heritage status, Portuguese tiles have become increasingly popular in home decor. Full of history and style, these tiles are used to create original and vintage looks, adding that statement touch to any room. What’s more, they have even inspired some designers to come up with new and innovative products. Here are some ideas on how to use Portuguese tiles in your interior design project and get inspired!     Portuguese tiles to inspire upholstery  Portuguese tiles not only inspire those who wish to decorate their walls, but also those who want to spice their interior upholstery. Renowned interior designer Lazaro Rosa Violan has proven exactly that with his project Chez Coco in Barcelona. The beauty of  blue and white Portuguese tiles was brought by the designer to his chairs' fabric, creating a very interesting environment that matches with the tiled floor and hand painted floral wall art. A great inspiration for a sophisticated home...

Wall art plays a very important role in home decor as it adds personality to any space, giving it a really unique touch.  As design lovers, we are passionate about turning your walls into a statement and helping you to carefully choose some really unique wall art.  That’s why we want to introduce you to two talented artists that we truly admire. Find out more about Pedro Guimarães and Manuel Correia, the two talents behind Open Plan Living’s art portfolio. [gallery link="file" size="large" ids="369,368,367,366,365,364,363,362,361,360" orderby="rand"]   Pedro Guimarães, Plastic Artist Pedro Guimarães is a Contemporary Plastic Artist who uses a wide range of resources and materials to achieve creative and stunning wall art pieces. The possibilities of his work are endless and each piece is truly unique, often spanning different genres from the figurative to abstract. One of the wall art highlights of Pedro Guimarães portfolio is his range of 3VD paintings.  He uses a technique...

The holiday season is almost upon us, bringing once again the beautiful Christmas home decor that transforms our homes into cozy winter retreats. As well as beautiful Christmas ornaments, we can use elegant furniture pieces to create the right winter mood according to our own tastes. That’s why today we bring you five different styles for your Christmas decor so that you can start preparing your home for the holiday season!   Sophisticated Christmas If sophistication is your cup of tea, start transforming your home according to your style. Furniture with classic designs, bright colours and a touch of gold will bring something special to your Christmas home decor this year. After all gold will always be a timeless Christmas colour. Our suggested furniture piece: The beautiful Lune Table will make your Christmas living room shine this year. Made with gold limed oak, light bronze and leather, this unique table will bring sophistication and elegance to your golden...