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It's a case of 'International Rescue' for Phil and Kirstie this week as they come to the aid of cosmopolitan couple Max and Pia Patte.
Part of the filming for this episode was done in the Casa shop in Bellenden Road, Peckham. What a lovely girl Kirstie is. Pia and Max had used Casa during the renovation of their home. Items supplied included cast-iron radiators and fireplaces.
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Thanks to Helen and Guy from Underhill Road In East Dulwich SE22. Their beautiful home has been featured in the latest issue and, having supplied radiators and bathroom items, Casa gets a mention. The 8 page article, entitled 'Recycler at work', is well worth a look at as their family home has been styled superbly.
Evocative photographs explore the warmth, charm, and beauty of faded and gently decayed interiors-the peeling paint, vintage fabrics, worn floors, and other testaments to a place's history. Many of the items featured in this book, have come from us at Casa. The Well-Worn Interior is the essential guide to helping you make decoration decisions that are sensitive to your existing home. A reference section illustrates how long-neglected techniques such as lime wash, graining, and gilding can be applied to today's interiors, and a directory points you toward the right materials. The Author, Tim Whittaker, is in charge of the Spitalfields Historic Buildings Trust in London, he has served as a historic buildings advisor for the National Trust, England's foremost preservation organization.
The Well Worn Interior, Published by Thames and Hudson
The Elements of Style is the most comprehensive visual survey, period by period, feature by feature, of the styles that have had the greatest impact on interiors of American and British domestic architecture. Unsurpassed in its range of illustrations, this magnificent volume covers more than 500 years of architectural styles from Tudor to Post-Modern and includes a wealth of American and British vernacular styles. Everyone from owners of period houses, restorers, and architects to interior designers, do it-yourself homeowners, and all those interested in our building heritage will find this reference indispensable.
Compiled by a team of experts headed by Stephen Calloway and Elizabeth Cromley, The Elements of Style is the first book on architectural styles that is comprehensive, incredibly thorough, and accessible in its presentation of individual details.
The Elements Of Style, Published by Simon & Schuster
Georgian architecture is characterised by its proportion and balance; "regular" was a term of approval, implying symmetry and adherence to classical rules. Regularity of house fronts along a street was a desirable feature of Georgian town planning.
The Regency period took the classical elements of the Georgian period to higher decorative levels. With the Dandy Prince Regent at the helm, it was a transitional period in British architecture as the trends for the previous century gave way to a society self-concious of it's own modernity.
Fashionable Victorian's were fed up and bored with the monotonous classical Georgian terraces, they wanted colour and animation. With the industrial revolution, the nouveau riche had a bob or two to spend. Combining romantic fantasy and the impression of ancient lineage, the chivalric writings of Sir Walter Scott and the influence of that local lad John Ruskin, styles grew from revivals of the past with the Gothic Victorian style coming to the fore.
It may have been the end of the Victorian era and a new Century but, there were only subtle changes to Victorian values and traditions. Mansion blocks began to appear with mechanical advancements such as lifts, heating and hot water. On the house front, an emphasis was placed on luxury and comfort rather than a particular style.