We are delighted that Alidad has been featured in this year’s House and Garden Top 100 Interior Designers and are very happy with this lovely image and article published in the June 2015 issue!
This week Alidad Adores a new bespoke version of our very own Augustus Console from our Velvet Furniture Collection!
Re-imagined in leather this console table looks smart, contemporary and stylish with beautiful bronze nailing detail and a veneered wood top. We think this design we produced for Hollandesign is incredibly exciting and an interesting take on our traditional Velvet Furniture collection.
This week Alidad Adores these textured and colourful fabrics from Pippa Caley. We love the elaborate organic forms, the delicate embroidery and the bright bursts of colour in these varied and interesting textiles. A really fun and unusual addition to any room!
This week we absolutely love this sophisticated English Brass & Steel Drinks Trolley with Swivelling Shelves from Guinevere.
The curved geometry make it an enchanting piece to add to any drawing room and the swivel action shelves will definitely liven up cocktail hour! The rich colours of the brass and steel really compliment each other well and make a simple design into an elegant whole. We love it!
Here at Alidad we are excited to announce we will be posting a weekly blog about what we love!
Be on the look out for interesting insights into what grabs our attention and excites us each week!
This English Mythological Tapestry from Julia Boston Antiques. We love the composition of this 18th century tapestry and the exquisite scrollwork on the border – amazing something this old is in such excellent condition!
The tapestry depicts Apollo at Vulcan’s forge, the moment when the god Apollo visits Vulcan and tells him his wife Venus is having an affair with Mars the god of war. Apollo is shown wearing a red toga turning towards Vulcan who is not seen but his anvil and tools are depicted in the bottom right hand side of the tapestry. Venus and Mars are seen to the left in an embrace. Apollo’s chariot is shown in the clouds above his head.
Woven in wools and silks from the series Venus and Vulcan, reduced in size. This tapestry has been cleaned and had minimal conservation it has been fully backed with linen.
One of us here at Alidad was lucky enough to visit the ‘Rubens and His Legacy’ exhibition at the Royal Academy this weekend.
We love the sumptuous colours and rich textures of Rubens’ work. His ability to suffuse a canvas with dazzling jewel-like colours and dramatic movement is awe-inspiring and secures his place as one of Europe’s most famous and influential artists.
The exhibition featured not only impressive large scale works of Rubens but wonderful paintings by Sir Thomas Lawrence and Eugene Delacroix – none of which would look out of place in an Alidad home!
Sir Thomas Lawrence, Portrait of Mrs Arthur Annesley, oil on canvas (Image: Bonhams.com)
Lion Hunt, 1858, Eugène Delacroix, oil on canvas (Image: Mfa.org)
Evening Landscape with Timber Wagon, Peter Paul Rubens, oil on canvas (Image: commons.wikimedia.org)
Caught in the act an Alidad designer working hard on schemes for an exciting new project.
Who says creativity needs to be tidy!
Topshop is championing the top ten new ways to dress for the good times!Under number 10 ‘Do sequins the cool way’ the model of the moment, Cara Delevingne is sitting on a chair covered in Alhambra fabric that Alidad designed for Pierre Frey.
To see more information on the fabric, take a look here: http://www.pierrefrey.com/uk/produit/tissus/814-F2491001-alhambra.htm
Alidad is back at Buscot Park today attending a photoshoot for a new book London Creative.
Here are some highlights from behind the scenes.
Watts & Co. are celebrating 140 years of their company’s colourful and beautiful designs. The “Pattern Watts’ Architects Wallpaper, 1870 – Today” exhibition offers a rare peak inside this fifth generation family-run firm.
In the exhibition’s pamphlet a photograph of Alidad’s interior was used to demonstrate the truly beautiful velvets produced by Watts of Westminster.